Almost all our workshops up till now have been mostly permaculture related. Planting trees, earthworks, building greenhouses, etc. This fall (either Oct. or Nov.) we are doing one workshop. Two was too much for us last year.
This time we are doing basically a Fun and Skills workshop. Our goal is a lot of variety and almost no real phyical work for our students. Some of our typical instructors will be teaching along with some new ones. Right now some examples we have planned are…
- Making Soap – Mindy and Josh of Honey Locust Home
- Setting Up Joint Property Ownership for a Gun Club, Hunting Club or other Uses – John Pugliano
- Aquaponics with On Site Demo – David Seigler
- Making Mead Like a Viking – Jereme Zimmerman (not fully confirmed)
Other instructors that are offered an open invitation include Michael Jordan, Nick Ferguson, Patrick Roehrman and some others you know and love. I will be doing something with outdoor cooking, what yet I don’t know, perhaps we may even have a huge community grill and do some grill your own stuff.
Today though I am throwing out a call for any and all that want to come and teach a one hour class or perhaps two one hour classes. My plan is 6 one hour classes a day, over three days is 18 classes. The class can be demo, hands on or power point, or a show and tell but you must be able to pull it off in one hour to keep to schedule.
Doing six hours a day also gives plenty of time for socializing, catching a nap, what have you.
You can get creative and use your own time to get a project fully set up or partially done. Then present on it for an hour so you still make the time cut off. So think outside the system. Understand this though I can’t pay this type of instructor or even let you come for free. As any who have been here know we stack the traffic and can only take so many.
Teaching a workshop will result in a discount on the cost which is always 500 dollars. I am thinking 20%. You will still have to either camp on site (which most do) or get a hotel room. I can’t provide indoor lodging as that space is already claimed.
So what type of classes am I looking for? Anything homestead related, I don’t even want to give examples because I am interested in the ideas you guys have. If you want to suggest a subject do that below, but if you want to apply, send me a BRIEF email with the basic idea to firstname.lastname@example.org with TSPC Event Instructor in the subject line, and I will consider you.
The most likely days right now will be Oct. 20-22 with set up for campers on the 19th. The second most likely would be Nov. 3-5 with set up on the 2nd for campers. There is a 99% chance it will be one of those two times, and I would say 90% it will be Oct 20-22.
This is going to be an amazing workshop and with only one it will sell out likely in 48hours or less when I open sales. As an instructor you will know you have a spot locked down.
As always we will have amazing food, live music, barter blanket, beer and mead tastings and more. Before anyone asks, no you can’t reserve a seat now, no you can’t pay me early and we won’t likely open reservations and lock down final dates until about August 31st.