Woodworking for Homesteaders
“A Handmade Life”
These workshops will be taught by Matt Joppich and hosted at the Eco Learning Center by Jayne Leatherman Walker. The Eco Learning Center is located in beautiful Leelanau County and is dedicated to teaching the skills necessary for sustainable living.
July 24th and 25th Simple Tools and Techniques for Homesteaders
“From forest to home – From spoons to fences” This class will start by teaching uses of different tools and maintenance of those tools. From there you will learn to fell a tree, split and cut lumber, carve a spoon, build a fence and make a stool. This knowledge will allow you to return home with the confidence to tackle woodworking projects with reckless abandon.
August 14th and 15th Women’s Woodworking for Homesteaders
This class is for women only and will teach everything covered in the above workshop. A true woodworking retreat for women!
September 4th and 5th More Tools, Techniques and Projects
A continuation of the first workshop. Here you will learn to advance your skills and build tables, chairs, chicken coops and small out buildings. (prerequisite - workshop 1, 2, or instructor approval)