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    Skill Swap
    Skill Swap
    Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology GATHERING
    Sat, June 02, 2018
     
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Start your summer off learning some new skills, gathering with other curious folks and moonlight dancing in the beautiful Earthwork Farm scape.


    We, along with Earthwork Farm and Human Nature School , present a full day of hands-on workshops, followed by dinner and live music. Choose from 20 classes in the categories of Earth, Art, Tinkering, the Real Home Ec and Human Nature School. These condensed courses are taught by the community for the community.


    After a day of swapping skills, stick around for an on-farm dinner plus a full concert in the barn, featuring a waltz hour, music by Seth Bernard and the headliner, Vespre. 


    Early bird pricing is available until May 4th.

    Regular pricing is available from May 5th to May 26th.

    Registration will close on May 27th. Spaces are limited.


    We have special student/activist pricing. Please email jeannie@crosshatch.org for the discount code.


    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2018 Skill Swap!

    4Front Credit Union

    Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

    New Holland Brewing

    Oryana

    SNAP! Printing

    WNMC

    Edson Farms

    Farmhaus Cider

    Image 360

    Shorts Brewing Company


    Thank you to our partners for their support for XH arts programming.

    Michigan Council for Art & Cultural Affairs

    National Endowment of the Arts

    Registration: Closed
    All times are Eastern Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Date
    JUN
    02
    SATURDAY
    Registration Closes
    MAY 27, 2018 @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    Address
    Earthwork Farm
    4399 N 7 Mile Rd.
    Lake City, MI  USA
    SELECTION OPTIONS
    US Dollar
     
    adult registration
    Skill Swap + Dinner + Music + Camping
    Skill Swap + Dinner + Music + Camping
    $ 90.00  


     
    Skill Swap Only
    Skill Swap Only
    $ 65.00  


     
    Dinner + Music + Camping Only
    Dinner + Music + Camping Only
    $ 40.00  


     
     
    youth registration
    Youth Ticket: Skill Swap + Dinner + Music + Camping (12-17 years of age)
    Youth Ticket: Skill Swap + Dinner + Music + Camping (12-17 years of age)
    $ 35.00  


     
    Youth Ticket: Skill Swap Only (12-17 years of age)
    Youth Ticket: Skill Swap Only (12-17 years of age)
    $ 25.00  


     
    Youth Ticket: Dinner + Music + Camping (12-17 years of age)
    Youth Ticket: Dinner + Music + Camping (12-17 years of age)
    $ 15.00  


     
     
    choose session 1 (1 per person)
    ART: Harmony Singing
    ART: Harmony Singing
    1/22 LEFT  

    Come build your harmony muscle memory! This workshop is beginner friendly with some group sourced pro-tips & challenges thrown in for the engagement of all levels. Sam will teach diaphragmatic breathing exercises, interval-embodiment and pitch matching games and by the end will sing out with your evolving harmonic selves.

     
    EARTH: Bitters and Wildcraft Elixirs
    EARTH: Bitters and Wildcraft Elixirs
    1/20 LEFT  

    Angie Jackson will guide you through the magical botanical healing herbs used to create bitters and show you ways to utilize them in spirited elixir form. You will sample four elixirs, take home the recipes as well as a small botanical kit to begin crafting your own bitters.

     
    REAL HOME EC: Hand-Sewn T-shirts
    REAL HOME EC: Hand-Sewn T-shirts
     

    Tina Bury of Kinship Handwork will teach you the skills to sew your own clothes, by hand. Sewing clothes is incredibly empowering and slowing making them by hand adds meditative mindfulness. They fit your body and are uniquely yours. Attendees will go home with their own organic cotton T-shirt.

     
    TINKERING: Tool Sharpening
    TINKERING: Tool Sharpening
    1/20 LEFT  

    Sharp tools are safe tools. Nick Carlson will walk you through the ins and outs of keeping your tools in the best shape possible for longevity, precision and, yes, safety.

     
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Natural Fibers
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Natural Fibers
     

    Learn to explore, identify and harvest your own natural fibers from plants and trees. Make your own rope or necklace to take home using the centuries old and versatile reverse wrap cordage technique.

     
     
    choose session 2 (1 per person)
    ART: Screen printing
    ART: Screen printing
    0/20 LEFT  

    In one hour we'll blast through the basic concepts of how DIY screen printing works. We'll see the process from start to finish on a demo image and participants can have their hand at printing on fabric and paper. Dig in and learn further on how to use this medium to make your own artwork, album packaging, t-shirts, totes, zines, and more.

     
    EARTH: Seed Saving
    EARTH: Seed Saving
     

    Looking to go deeper into your relationship with your garden? An essential element to gardening and farming, seed saving can be easy and will enrich your understanding of the plants around you. We'll cover the basics and demonstrate some techniques that will get you started as a seed saver.

     
    REAL HOME EC: Fermentation
    REAL HOME EC: Fermentation
     

    Fermentation is not only a seasoned preservation technique passed down for generations, it is also a way to amp up the nutrition in our stored jars of the harvest. Learn how to make a standard sauerkraut the old way with only salt, veggies, spices and time.

     
    TINKERING: Hugelkultur Construction
    TINKERING: Hugelkultur Construction
    0/22 LEFT  

    The good folks at Soul Springs will discuss Sepp Holzer and his approach to develop microclimates via hugelbeds and crater gardens, terraces and water forms. Get in on the building of a hugel bed right there at Earthwork Farm.

     
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Chap-sticks and Salves
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Chap-sticks and Salves
     

    Learn about the medicinal herbs that are often right under your feet and go through the process from harvesting and processing these herbs to making them into healing balms and chapstick. Each participant takes home their own fresh-made chapstick from class + easy to use handouts to guide your future creations.

     
     
    choose session 3 (1 per person)
    ART: Mini-Tapestry Weaving
    ART: Mini-Tapestry Weaving
     

    Weave a small tapestry or coaster on a loom! Students will learn how to warp, utilize tapestry weaving techniques, and how to finish their pieces. This session will also cover types of yarn and fiber and how to use them in weaving. Students will take home their finished projects.

     
    EARTH: Plant Walk
    EARTH: Plant Walk
    1/23 LEFT  

    Learn to identify and utilize edible and medicinal wild plants and trees common in Northern Michigan

     
    REAL HOME EC: Home Dairy
    REAL HOME EC: Home Dairy
     

    Discover the fun and flexibility of making soft cheeses, yogurt, kefir and other cultured milks and creams, and butters. Learn some basics for success with minimal equipment. We'll try them out (and taste them) in class so you can repeat the process at home then celebrate what we learned by hand-cranking our own ice cream.

     
    TINKERING: Tool Petting Zoo
    TINKERING: Tool Petting Zoo
    0/15 LEFT  

    What is the best tool to use for that? And now that I have the tool, how does this thing work? Woodworker, builder and carver, Tim Pierce of Hornbeam Craft can answer that. Tim will be showing off basic tools in an environment where safety is first, technique is second and badassed-ness is inevitable.

     
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Tree Bark Uses
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Tree Bark Uses
    2/20 LEFT  

    From food, to baskets to rope, dig into to this amazing an and abundant natural resource and get a glimpse of just a few of the many amazing gifts we get from bark.

     
     
    choose session 4 (1 per person)
    ART: Song Writing for Social Change
    ART: Song Writing for Social Change
     

    From going over the basics to tips from pros to actually writing a song as a group, this workshop will be an empowering experiential journey through the songwriting process.

     
    EARTH: Herbal First Aid
    EARTH: Herbal First Aid
    1/23 LEFT  

    Learn about how medicinal plants that are growing right outside our doors can be used in at-home first aid treatments for your friends and family with herbalist and creator of Bear Earth Herbals, Sierra Bigham.

     
    REAL HOME EC: Homebrew Kombucha
    REAL HOME EC: Homebrew Kombucha
     

    Learn to nourish yourself from the inside out with TC’s Courtney Lorenz of Cultured Ferments Co. This class teaches brewing kombucha at home in a delicious, safe, and efficient manner. Brewing at home brings cost savings as well as nutritious probiotics into your home.

     
    TINKERING: Body Tinkering: Reflexology
    TINKERING: Body Tinkering: Reflexology
    0/23 LEFT  

    Reflexology can bring stress relief, relaxation and improved circulation of oxygen, blood and energy. It can be combined with other healing and health modalities for synergistic benefits. Best of all, the only tools needed are your hands and your heart.

     
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Many Ways of Making Fire
    HUMAN NATURE SCHOOL: Many Ways of Making Fire
    3/20 LEFT  

    Learn to craft and tend your fire well with both ancient and modern techniques.  Get to know the plants and trees that aid us in fire-making. Hands on, all levels of experience welcome.

     
     
    dietary restrictions
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
     


     
    Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
     


     
    Grain free
    Grain free
     


     
    Nut Allergy
    Nut Allergy
     


     
    Vegan
    Vegan
     


     
    Vegetarian
    Vegetarian
     


     
    Other Allergies (event coordinator will contact you)
    Other Allergies (event coordinator will contact you)
     


     
     
    accessibility
    Yes, please have the coordinator contact me about disability access
    Yes, please have the coordinator contact me about disability access
     


     
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