Learn Skills for Resilience September 17 at Blakeslee Log Cabin | Local News


PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP – Herbal medicine, blacksmithing and finding wild edibles – these are just some of the many green skills that will be shared at Reeds and Roots Skillshare on September 17 at the Blakeslee Log Cabin.

Many people aspire to regain self-sufficiency by growing and preserving their own food, repairing their homes, and mending their clothes. Reeds and Roots skill sharing will provide this opportunity.

The growing list of workshops includes Wild Mushroom ID, Living the Sweet Life: Beekeeping, Beginning Hand Spinning Wool, Fly Tier (how to tie the fishing fly), Foraging for the Heart of Cravings, Intro to Earthen Building, Fix Your Own Brakes , Intro to Herbs, Introduction to Meditation, Night Sky, Easy Recycling of Household Items, Library Story Time for Kids, Permaculture: Saving the World One Garden at a Time, Tai Chi and Qigong, Stop Treating your soil as soil, oil infusions for natural body care products, freeform weaving on the vine, fun with food, Homesteading 101, and more.

Volunteers lead Reeds and Roots Skillshare to promote sustainable living in Northeast Ohio by teaching eco-friendly life skills together in a family atmosphere. Admission is free, but cash donations help cover the cost.

This is the second year of this one-day event at Blakeslee Log Cabin; the first was in September 2021. A similar three-day event was organized by the Camp Whitewood volunteer team in Windsor Township.

Reeds and Roots Skillshare is a project of Kelly’s Working Well Farm, a non-profit organization in Chagrin Falls. The Ashtabula County Historical Society, Red Beet Row Educational Farm and Harbor Gardens General Store and Educational Space are sponsoring this year’s event in Ashtabula.

Registration, workshop schedule, volunteer opportunities and applications for workshop instructors can be found at: www.reedsandroots.org.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. on September 17 and workshops start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Blakeslee Log Cabin, 441 Seven Hills Road, Ashtabula.


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