Directory of Hands-On Learning
Collection of local and small-town workshops
Location: 194 South Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05405
Description: UVM’s Farmer Training Program is a six-month, hands-on program for aspiring farmers and food-systems advocates that provides experiential, skills-based education in sustainable farming. Students will get a unique and comprehensive education by running all aspects of the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom, and alongside successful, inspiring farmers in the Burlington area. PLANT YOURSELF IN A NEW FIELD!
Category: farming, sustainable agriculture, soil management, pest control, organic, permaculture
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Location: P.O. Box 1991 Asheville, NC 28802
Description: Wild Abundance is here to empower people with skills for self-sufficiency and interdependence. We develop deeply meaningful and effective classes, programs, and demonstration sites to bring people closer to the each other and to the web of life. We believe that these skills are humanity's legacy; we strive to make them accessible to all people with a hunger to learn through sliding scales and scholarships.
Category: Permaculture, Gardening, Foraging, Carpentry, Homebuilding, Butchering,Tanning, Food preservation, Cooking
Location: 65 Corn Hill Road, P.O. Box 249 Brownfield, Maine 04010
Description: Fox Maple was founded in 1975, at a time when the timber framing revival was just beginning to take root. Our motivation to begin building new timber frames grew from our desire to fully understand the nature of this ancient building system. In 1983 Fox Maple expanded its reach beyond the building of timber frames strictly for discerning clients, to include education through Fox Maple School, and the dissemination of information through Fox Maple Press. To this day these three distinct aspects of Fox Maple remain linked through their dedication to the high goals set back in 1975. This may best be conveyed in what has become known to our many students over the years as our mantra, "perfection & grace puts a smile on your face", and to our guiding belief that quality far surpasses quantity.—Vive Jean Claude!
Contact: http://www.foxmaple.com, 207-935-3720
Category: Timber framing, homebuilding
Location: 873 U.S. Route One Woolwich, Maine 04579
Description: Shelter is committed to working with our clients to create effective homes. We offer fine woodworking tools, Design Build services, real estate, and accredited classes in homebuilding. At Shelter, we have been evolving durable, adaptable, energy-conscious building techniques since 1974.
Category: Timber framing, home building,
Location: Johnson Hill Road Washington, MA 01223
Description: We established Heartwood in 1978 to teach the skills and knowledge it takes to build an energy-efficient house. Since that time, we have expanded our programs to include all aspects of the homebuilding crafts, particularly timber framing.
Category: homebuilding, carpentry, timber frame,
Location: 298 Allen Point Road, Harpswell, ME 04079
Description: An international school offering courses of study integrating traditional and contemporary practices and knowledge in the agrarian arts and sciences, crafts and fine arts.
Category: Animal Husbandry, Homebuilding, Fiber arts, Gardening, Farming, Forestry, sustainable agriculture
Location: 71 lake Drive, Temple, Maine
Description: Founded in 2008, Koviashuvik is a working homestead and school of simple living. We offer the Family Sustainability Stay, programs for schools, The Simple Life Internship, and weekend craft classes. Through these venues we teach skills that inspire a lifeway of connection, resilience, and gratitude. Woodwork, wild gathering, tool sharpening, homestead agriculture, food preservation, basketry, fire from friction, leatherwork, acorn processing, rocket stove construction, cooking over fire, humanure composting…. These skills, from all different traditions and times, empower us to choose a positive relationship with mother earth.
Category: Carpentry,foraging, homesteading, sustainable agriculture, gardening, food preservation, basketry, basket making, camping, leather,homebuilding, cooking , composting
Location: Various Locations: VT
Description: Peter King is an experienced Vermont carpenter, an inspiring teacher, and a tiny house enthusiast. He has been building Tiny Houses in Vermont for years. He conducts weekend workshops in Northern Vermont. Join the new socioeconomic housing movement that reduces the world's carbon footprint by building small and living large.
Category: homebuilding, gardening, carpentry, forestry, farming, permaculture, milling,electric, plumbing,plant ID
Location: 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Description: In hands-on classes that explore and engage, we teach the arts of design and building as an integrated process, and provide instruction in fundamental skills. We offer nearly 100 classes in sustainable building and design, construction, natural building, architectural craft, woodworking, working landscapes and ecosystems, energy efficiency, and building science.
Category: homebuilding, carpentry, timber framing, permaculture, off the grid, leather, cabinetry, electric, plumbing, basket making,forestry, milling, sustainable agriculture, metal work,composting,
Location: 366 Murtagh Hill Road West Chazy,NY 12992
Description: Earthwood Building School teaches cordwood masonry construction as well as earth-sheltered housing techniques. It is run by Rob and Jaki Roy. Rob, active in the alternative building field for 35 years, is the author of fifteen owner-building books and has conducted hundreds of workshops at Earthwood and throughout the world. Together, Rob and Jaki have built Log End Cottage, Log End Cave, Earthwood, Mushwood and numerous other cordwood buildings. Jaki instructs at the hands-on sessions and keeps the school running smoothly from behind the scenes.
Category: homebuilding, masonry,
Location: 529 Route 9, Unit #10 Waretown, NJ 08758
Description: The Tracker School was founded in 1978 by Tom Brown Jr, Americas most renowned Tracker, and Wilderness Survival expert. Based on the teachings of Stalking Wolf, the Apache elder from whom Tom learned his skills when he was just seven years old, he began teaching. The school has expanded to include over 75 classes, divided into eight course tracks.
Category: Survival, Homebuilding, Hunting, Trapping, Camping, Off the Grid, Fishing, Foraging, Basket Making,
Description: A bi-monthly magazine and online site offering resources to promote self-sufficiency and back to the land living
Contact: https://www.ruralheritage.com/new_rh_website/index_green.shtml, 319-362-3027
Category: Forestry, Milling, Horse, Animal Husbandry, Trades - Other, Homebuilding
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