Lynette Courtney, Greensboro Bend's native plant maven, is offering a woodlands walk on an easy Wheelock Mountain Farm trail. She's full of plant stories, common names, botanical names, and enthusiasm! Together we'll discover and teach each other about mosses, ferns, and all kinds of botanical treasures. Then, once we've identified our personal favorites, we'll create little terrariums to bring them home.
All ages welcome, plant novices and experts alike. (Kids, please bring an accompanying adult.) Materials provided. And, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, it's free! Space is limited, so please write to email@example.com to preregister. And, of course, same email for any questions.
We look forward to learning and creating with you!
Basket Making Workshop for Teens!
Basket Making Workshop for Teens at Wheelock Mountain Farm! Friday June 25th, 2021 from 9am-4pm. This workshop is free for participants with thanks to a generous grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. Join us for the day to enjoy making a basket with others outside in the fresh air. Please pack a lunch. Space is limited so please pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact us at this email with any questions. Find directions to WMF on our website here:http://wheelockmtnfarm.weebly.com/directions.html Thank you!
Bark Basket Workshop: Join experienced basket maker Justin Sutera as you learn to make beautiful and functional baskets from the bark of our local trees. We will start with a tree, learn about species and specimen selection for material, peeling, and crafting into a finished basket. Basket forms available include pack basket styles, kindling baskets, berry baskets, and tote baskets. These baskets are made entirely out of local materials sourced from our Vermont woods, including trees from this land. The transformation is incredible, and the process fairly simple, yet made a lot easier with the guidance of an experienced basket maker. To see examples of baskets made this way visit www.dirtfloorstudios.com.
About Justin: Justin has been practicing and teaching primitive living and survival skills for over 15 years, and basket making is at the top of the list of his passions. Justin lives in Elmore, VT with his wife Silene where they are building their own house and growing the art business (www.dirtfloorstudios.com) of wood fired pottery and natural basketry.
Hands-on Classes at Wheelock Mountain Farm
For the last twenty years, Wheelock Mountain Farm has been offering classes and workshops to share land-based cooperative living skills. We are currently accepting applications for both our three-month hands-on Homesteading Intensive and our Maple Syrup Production Intensive. Homesteading and Small Scale Diversified Farming The Homesteading Intensive will include close collaboration with skilled instructors on a variety of meaningful projects. Participants will improve their hard-skills--sustainable food production and preservation, animal husbandry, pasture management, construction, and equipment maintenance--while proactively building their interpersonal communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills. Projects will include mapping and site design, polycultural gardening, orchard and pasture improvement, beekeeping for pollination, honey, and wax production, solar shower construction, wiring a small house for electricity, haymaking, and milking and caring for our herds of cows and sheep. Maple Syrup Production There is a great deal more than tapping trees and boiling sap to running a successful maple syrup operation, and our Maple Syrup Production Intensive is designed to facilitate hands-on learning of everything you need to know to do it well. From site selection, preparation and maintenance, to firewood harvest, evaporator operation, sugar content analysis, bottling and marketing completion of this class will leave you poised to become a professional sugarmaker.
Because of the intensive nature of these programs class size is limited. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss the details and to inquire about grants and/or scholarships that may help cover most of the tuition if the cost is prohibitive.