TLC Monthly Workshop Series

Animal Husbandry Workshop, VBC May 2008

Welcome to our schedule of monthly workshops. We endeavor to be well-rounded in our exploration of what it takes to create a sustainable world, and hope that you will find both what you're looking for and what you never expected to find.

September 9-11
Plant Medicine & Disaster Herbalism
Come join us on the land for a weekend of learning about plant medicine, community building, and emergency preparedness. Friday will present several workshops with local herbalists, ranging from hands-on medicine making to plant meditation to facilitated conversations about herbalism, dynamics of privilege, and efforts for healing both people and place. Saturday & Sunday will be a two-day intensive, called Community and Herbal Approaches to Disaster Situations, with Leah Wolfe.

September 18, 10am-4 pm
Food Preservation
Just in time for harvest! Learn about and practice various methods of food preservation, including canning, freezing, drying and long-term produce storage. Using TLC Farm's garden, orchard and outdoor kitchen as a classroom,  this class will involve both discussion (your ideas, thoughts and wisdom invited!) and hands-on engagement with food preservation.  Sliding scale fee of $15-50, with worktrade options available. Kids welcome!
Please register for the class (and contact me early if you are interested in work trade) at

October 8-9
Natural Building
Get your hands dirty working with light/straw clay and earthen plaster to insulate & plaster our beautiful old barn. Class will be taught by expert earthen plasterer, Joshua Klyber (visit to view Joshua's work). Contact to register.

November 12-13
Human Resources for the Revolution!
Apply Permaculture Principles to social relationships, from individual, to group to the ecosystem of movement of movements. Learn practical skills and share reflective, interactive experiences for exploring our social ecology.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops have a sliding scale fee of $20-60/day, with worktrade options available.
Many of our workshops are family-friendly, with children's activities included. Start and end times vary - please check this website for details about each workshop closer to its date.


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