Sustainable Skills Series: Build Your Own Pantry (Fall 2015)

You’ve heard of the concept, now learn exactly how to create all your essential pantry staples by combining and storing bulk staples to make sure your pantry can get you through anything from a power outage to lean times. You’ll find out how to extend canned or bulk goods and how to properly stock for [...]

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Smithcraft: An Introduction to Forging Technique (Sept 2015)

This course serves as an introduction to basic primitive black-smithing techniques.  This is an intro level class with no prior experience necessary; however it is also an excellent way to refine technique, correct bad habits, get in needed ‘dirt time’ or the change the way you move with metal. Blacksmithing tools, knives and homestead equipment [...]

Smithcraft: An Introduction to Forging Technique (Sept 2015) - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:08+00:00

Welding 101 – Practical Welding for the Beginner (September 2015)

The Welding 101 welding class is designed for the person who would like to get started immediately with practical welding at home or on a homestead. The instruction will be primarily hands-on:  Setting up and using a flux core welder. This 3 - 4 hour class will cover: Overview of welding concepts & Safety IssuesTypes [...]

Welding 101 – Practical Welding for the Beginner (September 2015) - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:08+00:00

Sustainable Skills Series: Build Your Own Pantry

You’ve heard of the concept, now learn exactly how to create all your essential pantry staples by combining and storing bulk staples to make sure your pantry can get you through anything from a power outage to lean times. You’ll find out how to extend canned or bulk goods and how to properly stock for [...]

Sustainable Skills Series: Build Your Own Pantry - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:07+00:00

Botanical Dyes From Nature

Sustainable Skills Series: Botanical Dyes from Nature Natural dyes in seductive colors are available from the garden, from the trail and from the forests.  You can create stunning colors from kitchen produce scraps or from a foraging trip to the greenbelt.  This class will cover the basic principles of dyes and the process of dying [...]

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Preservation of Spring Wild Edibles

South Texas may be in a drought, but tasty wild edibles are in abundance as the weather begins to warm and the first tender shoots and fruits of spring come into season. Learn how to harvest responsibly and preserve the bounty so that you have local abundance year-round. This will be a hands-on class to [...]

Preservation of Spring Wild Edibles - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:06+00:00

Welding 101 – Practical Welding for the Beginner

The Welding 101 welding class is designed for the person who would like to get started immediately with practical welding at home or on a homestead. The instruction will be primarily hands-on:  Setting up and using a flux core welder. This 3-hour class will cover: Overview of welding concepts & Safety Issues Types of metal [...]

Welding 101 – Practical Welding for the Beginner - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:06+00:00

Urban Preparedness & Sustainability Immersion Program

Level 1 Urban Sustainability training includes the 5-day Urban Core Bais, the 2-day Wilderness First Aid Certification and the 5-day Urban Homestead intensive course.  The course runs April 27 - May 8th, 2015. Individual Course Dates: The 5-Day Urban Core Basic, 4/27 - 5/1 2-Day 16 Hr Wilderness First Aid Certification course, 5/2 - 5/3 [...]

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The Apothecarist: Toxin-Free Body Products

This fall we are launching an extensive branch of the herbal medicine program called The Apothecarist, in which students will learn the craft of making everything from food medicines to professional tinctures, salves, essential oils, tonics, teas and more. The Apothecarist: Toxin-Free Body Products is a great place to start learning about creating home formulas [...]

The Apothecarist: Toxin-Free Body Products - @ to 2020-05-25T05:37:49+00:00

Sustainable Skills Series: Heat Retention Wonderbox

Sustainable Skills Series: Heat Retention Cooking (Making a WonderBox) Heat retention cooking is as old as civilization, but most modern people have forgotten this efficient method of preparing food that conserves both energy and water. This class will cover a brief history; various types of heat–retention cookers in both emergency and long-term applications; as well [...]

Sustainable Skills Series: Heat Retention Wonderbox - @ to 2020-05-25T05:37:48+00:00