Tool Sharpening Workshop at Maine Local Living School

Maine Local Living School 71 Lake Drive, Temple, ME, United States

Learn to put a shaving edge on any tool! BYOT (bring your own tool)! We recommend starting with a simple knife, especially a carving knife with wide bevel. Feel free to bring other tools as well such as a kitchen knife, chisel, drawknife, block plane, etc. The ability to sharpen unlocks our ability to reuse the old and rely on ourselves. Absolute beginners welcome! The workshop will be followed by an optional community potluck meal. Please RSVP on our website to let us know you're coming to either or both (workshop and potluck).

Free – $50

Get a Handle on It! Tool Handle Making & Repair Workshop

Maine Local Living School 71 Lake Drive, Temple, ME, United States

Bring an old tool that needs a new handle and spend time carving and hafting. Suggested repairs: hammer, axe, chisel, splitting maul....Absolute beginners welcome! The workshop will be followed by an optional community potluck meal. Please RSVP on our website to let us know you'll be coming to either or both (workshop and potluck).

Free – $80

Collaborative Living Workshop & Potluck

Maine Local Living School 71 Lake Drive, Temple, ME, United States

Collaborative Living Maine is bringing their Stone Soup Series to Maine Local Living School! This is an opportunity to mingle and learn about examples of and opportunities for living in community. It will include a workshop with Norway Equitable Housing Cooperative Project Coordinator, Thea Hart, about the Steps to Starting a Community followed by small group discussion. All ages and levels of community curiosity are welcome. If you are able, please bring a dish and/or snack to share for the potluck lunch.

Free

Miso Making Workshop

Maine Local Living School 71 Lake Drive, Temple, ME, United States

Join go-en fermented foods for a miso making workshop and discussion about miso and its uses, as well as the history and cultural significance of this traditional fermented food of Japan. Having been produced for more than a millennium, miso utilizes techniques and relationships that have been passed down from generation to generation with little alteration. Learn why that is and get to know the microbial partners within and around us that have agreed to carry on these relationships. This will be a hands-on workshop. The goal is to send participants home with the confidence to tackle miso on their

Free

Wild Mushroom Foraging

Maine Local Living School 71 Lake Drive, Temple, ME, United States

Join Maine Local Living School and the Butternut Learning Collective for a day of foraging for, cooking with and preserving wild edible and medicinal mushrooms. We'll start with a walk in the oak-rich woods of Day Mountain in Temple to collect and identify mushrooms, then head to MLLS to practice cooking with mushrooms and enjoy a potluck lunch. We'll also cover a few methods of preserving mushrooms and the basics of mushroom biology and life cycle. Experienced foragers Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff and Jula Moll-Rocek will lead this workshop. Absolute beginners are welcome. Registration is required and the address of the

Free – $75

Contra dance in Farmington

St. Joseph Parish Hall 130 Quebec St, Farmington, ME, United States

What: Farmington Contra Dance and Kroka Expeditions Student Presentation When: Saturday April 6:  Student Presentation at 7 p.m., Dance 7:30 - 10 p.m. Where: St. Joseph Parish Hall, 130 Quebec St, Farmington, ME Live music by The Racket Factory and John McIntire Calling! What is Kroka Expeditions? Kroka Expeditions is a non-profit wilderness expedition school based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow, NH.  The Kroka Full Circle Winter Semester Students are completing a 500 mile round trip expedition by ski, foot, paddle, and bike.  Over the past two months the group of teens have traveled 200 miles through the