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Saturday, April 8

Members: $68. Nonmembers: $85

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978.356.5728 x 4115

Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

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Natural History, Gardens & Gardening, Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops

Homesteading Skills: Spoon Making with Spire WoodShop

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Please join us to kick off our new series of Homesteading Classes.  These classes are meant to reunite us with the land that support us through traditional craft education, skill building workshops, and field experiences.  Using Appleton Farms as our classroom, our partners will lead participants through in-depth and hands-on educational programs to teach new skills and inspire appreciation for New England's natural resources.

Our first class will be taught by Alyssa Pitman of Spire WoodShop in Gloucester, MA.  Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut wood. This course is designed for beginners and will cover wood anatomy, axing out a spoon blank from a tree or tree branch, knife holds and techniques, basic sharpening skills, drying and finishing. Each student will walk away with their very own spoon as well as receive sand paper and flaxseed/beeswax oil for finishing.  After class you will also have the option to purchase the knives to take home. 8 person limit. Pre-registration required by registering online or emailing Beth at bzschau@thetrustees.org


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