Directory of Hands-On Learning
Collection of local and small-town workshops
Location: 26425 NE Allen St, Ste 203 Duvall, WA 98019
Description: Wilderness Awareness School, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1983, is an internationally-recognized leader in outdoor education. Our mission is to help children and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community and self. We are based in the foothills of the Cascade mountains about 45-minutes outside of Seattle, WA.
Contact: https://wildernessawareness.org/, 425-788-1301
Category: Survival, Plant ID, Foraging, Hunting, Land Surveying, Fishing,
Search Results for: sustainable agriculture
Location: 411 Sheldon Road Barre, MA 01005
Description: Our Mission: Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet. Our Vision: NOFA/Mass envisions a commonwealth of people working together to create healthy landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment.
Category: cooking, gardening, farming, sustainable agriculture
Location: PO Box 72 16 Sterling Drive Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
Description: Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on the human relationship with the natural world through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling is a baccalaureate degree-granting, non-sectarian, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only eight federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.
Contact: https://sterlingcollege.edu/, 800-648-3591
Category: camping, backpacking, survival, sustainable agriculture,
Location: 488 Moore Hill Road, Athol, MA, 01331
Description: A highly immersive and exclusive class to learn agricultural techniques for aspiring farmers, educators and community leaders
Category: forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, homesteading, cooking, organic, sustainable agriculture
Description: An online reference for all types of farming
Category: Homesteading, Urban Farming, animal husbandry, sustainable Agriculture
Location: 15A Plant Science, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY 14853
Description: Online courses for aspiring, new and experienced farmers looking to start a farming business.
Category: Animal husbandry, Beekeeping,gardening, farming, sustainable agriculture
Location: Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5220
Description: Online certificate program in organic agricultural practices and food industry management.
Contact: https://online.wsu.edu/cert/organicAgriculture.aspx, email@example.com , 509-335-3557
Category: Organic ,Gardening , sustainable agriculture
Location: 1376 Storrs Rd, Unit 4036, Storrs, CT, 06269
Description: A free training program for beginning farmers.
Category: Sustainable agriculture, Pest Control, Soil Management, Land Surverying
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: 51 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT , 05753
Description: Our mission is to provide educational experiences that prepare secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in careers that are high skilled, high demand, and that pay a livable wage and to continue their education. Including adult education courses.
Category: welding, cooking, animal husbandry, plant ID, poultry, gardening, organic, composting, sustainable agriculture, cooking,
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: 1673 South State Route 605 Sunbury, Ohio 43074
Description: Join us in the Cannery kitchen to learn modern homesteading practices, including home preserving, soap making, cooking with herbs, artisan bread making and more! Bring your friends for a private cooking class or team building event. Wander through our restored barns full of Ohio-made art and antiques. Walk around the gardens while learning about sustainable agriculture practices or relax by the glass bottle mosaic wall and enjoy the pond and permaculture. Conveniently located twenty minutes north of Columbus.
Category: homesteading, food preservation, bread/pizza, cooking, sustainable agriculture, permaculture,soap making
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: 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
Location: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060
Description: Earthwise Farm and Forest is a certified organic, draft-animal powered family farm located in Bethel, Vermont, and operated by Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory. We produce and sell certified organic Raw Milk, poultry (Chicken and Heritage Turkey),Beef, Garlic, vegetables, Flowers, and non-organic (though non-GMO) eggs & Pastured Pork, Pottery, and lumber. The emphasis of our farming enterprise is to function as a self-sufficient 'whole farm organism', applying ecological principles of Holistic Management, Biodynamics, Dowsing, motive (animal) power, and renewable energy to create healthy vibrant food and forest products for our family and our local community.
Category: horse, forestry/milling, dairy animals, cheese making, animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture, off the grid, soil management,
Location: 1919 NE 78th St Vancouver, WA 98665
Description: A series of college programs geared towards individuals who wish to expand their knowledge on many farming practices
Category: Food Preservation, Soil Management, Pest Control, Sustainable Agriculture, Gardening, Animal Husbandry, Forestry/Milling, Fishing, Land Surveying
Location: 46 Soule Street Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346
Description: The mission of the Soule Homestead Education Center is to support and maintain a community-based nonprofit education center for the benefit of area schools and the general public while preserving and enhancing the historic Soule Homestead. Hands on learning opportunities include environmental programs, organic farming activities, traditional crafts, and cultural events.
Category: ecology, organic farming, gardening skills, fiber arts, spinning, weaving, quilting, food preservation, carpentry, basketry, sustainable agriculture
Location: 34 Linwood St Boston, Massachusetts
Description: The Urban Farming Institute of Boston’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a Commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents; and to engage urban communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system.
Contact: https://urbanfarminginstitute.org/, (617) 989-9920
Category: urban farming, plant ID, foraging, beekeeping, sustainable agriculture
Location: 218 Streeter Woods Road PO Box 98 Dorchester, New Hampshire 03266
Description: D Acres of New Hampshire is a not-for-profit Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead located in Dorchester, NH. The Mission of the organization is to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community.
Category: essential oils, permaculture, sustainable agriculture, foraging, food preservation, farming
Location: 224 Anderson St Portland, Maine 04101
Description: The Resilience Hub is a collaborative organization based in Portland Maine. Our mission is to build resilience at the personal, household and community levels while creating thriving examples of abundance based on ecological wisdom. We do this by offering a range of events, education and training as well as resilience-building services and projects.
Category: permaculture, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, plant ID, gardening, farming
Location: PO Box 170 Unity, Maine 04988
Description: The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.
Category: bee keeping, organic farming, gardening, sustainable agriculture, forestry/milling, poultry, butchering,
Location: 1 Dancing Rabbit Lane Rutledge, MO 63563
Description: At Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (DR), we understand how difficult it can be to live sustainably and responsibly within modern US culture. We believe that we can work to build a healthy alternative: a social structure that is both non-exploitative and vibrant. As our village grows, we see this ideal take shape more clearly every day: a diverse range of people living ecologically sound lives in a community that truly serves as an example of positive human action within the natural world.
Category: timber framing, home building, permaculture, sustainable agriculture,
Location: 184 Burnett Road Freeport, Maine 04032
Description: Situated on over 600 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine, Wolfe’s Neck Center uses its setting to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it comes from.
Category: Dairy Animals, Farming, Gardening, Pest Control, Animal Husbandry, Poultry Care, Sustainable Agriculture,
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