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All Upcoming Workshops

We're hard at work on our Winter/Spring 2017 Curriculum - check back soon for workshops!

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Sewing 101: Beginner Sewing [5 Sessions Available]
Jan
9
Feb 7

Sewing 101: Beginner Sewing [5 Sessions Available]

  • Fabricate Atlanta

Join Fabricate Atlanta for a 4-part class designed specifically for entry level/beginner level sewers. We jump right in, reviewing how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and use the stitch selector.  Then we make some useful projects: a napkin with mitered corners, reversible tote bag, a versatile roll-up bag and a zippered pillowcase!

Kids: Beginner Sewing Class [3 Session Options]
Jan
14
Feb 10

Kids: Beginner Sewing Class [3 Session Options]

  • Fabricate Atlanta

“Buttons” are Fabricate Atlanta's twice monthly small group kids sewing lessons designed specifically for beginners. The Buttons meet every other week to expand your child’s sewing skills; you’ll be amazed at the projects they create!

Pressure Canning Workshop
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Pressure Canning Workshop

  • Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market

Join our friends at Preserving Now to learn how to safely can vegetables, meats, stocks, soups, beans and more! Take the fear out of pressure canning while creating a bountiful and healthy pantry.

Knitting 101: Beginner [2 Sessions Available]
Jan
28
Mar 7

Knitting 101: Beginner [2 Sessions Available]

  • Fabricate Atlanta

Knitting is such a wonderful hobby. In just a few evenings you can create wearable projects that last a lifetime. In this short series with Fabricate Atlanta, we’ll work from start to finish, talking about yarns, weights and their different uses, which needles to use when and then stitch up a project together. 

Handing Down Heritage: Braided Wool Rugs [SOLD OUT]
Jan
28
Mar 25

Handing Down Heritage: Braided Wool Rugs [SOLD OUT]

  • Lavista Rd. residence; address emailed

Braided rugs are a simple way to recycle old clothes into floor coverings that are as beautiful as they are durable. Popular since colonial times, these reversible, last-a-lifetime rugs are a true American tradition. This 5-weekend series will teach you everything you need to know to transform thrift store treasures into gorgeous gifts. Plus, you’ll be provided with a kit with the finished material you need to create a 2’x3’ oval rug (you can add to it to create a larger rug, too). 

Fermentation Immersion
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Fermentation Immersion

  • Preserving Now Learning Kitchen

Join Cara-Lee Langston in Preserving Now's Learning Kitchen as we get up close and personal with the microscopic organisms that many believe to be both our ancestors and allies. Learn how easy and beneficial it can be to produce your own fermented foods and beverages safely at home.

Herbs for the Immune System
Jan
29
3:00 pm15:00

Herbs for the Immune System

  • Email for Address

This class is for you whether you just want to strengthen your overall immunity, keep from getting winter colds and flus, or struggle with specific immune issues such as chronic sinusitis, allergies, digestive issues, and fungal overgrowth. We will cover the basics on herbs and nutritional tonics that will help you to support your body and build a more resilient immune system.

Distilling Essential Oils and Flower Waters
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Distilling Essential Oils and Flower Waters

  • TBD

We’re bustin’ out our shiny copper still to distill plant material into flower waters (hydrosols) and a weeeeeee bit of essential oil. We’ll also cover some essential oil basics as well as sourcing for oils and equipment if you want to distill your own oils at home! 

Georgia Organics Conference
Feb
17
Feb 18

Georgia Organics Conference

  • Georgia International Convention Center

More than 1,000+ Conference attendees connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills, and discover more than 70 partners’ exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information that will build stronger farms, school gardens, and communities.

Forged Objects: Garden Tools I
Feb
18
4:00 pm16:00

Forged Objects: Garden Tools I

Your days of sub-par garden tools are over. Try your hand at various blacksmithing skills and techniques to create a small trowel & hand hoe combining utility and beauty that you'll enjoy for a lifetime.

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making - Advanced Techniques
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making - Advanced Techniques

  • TBD

We will be exploring more advanced medicine making techniques and invite those looking to deepen their skill set to join us as we make batches of some of our most needed herbal preparations. The medicines made during the workshop will be used to stock The Herb Bus – a mobile clinic providing healthcare to Atlanta’s underserved communities. 

Designing & Planning Your Perfect Homestead
Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

Designing & Planning Your Perfect Homestead

  • Digital Additive

As you start your journey on developing a productive and bountiful homestead, you can save yourself a lot of time and capital if you identify your goals for your homestead upfront and plan your efforts accordingly.  Get the info you need to design the homestead you’ve been dreaming of in this informative workshop.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble

Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park – or even your backyard – have medicinal properties or simply taste great! Learn to forage spring's bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.

Forged Objects: Garden Tools II
Apr
22
4:00 pm16:00

Forged Objects: Garden Tools II

  • Warhorse@ The Goat Farm Arts Center

Your days of sub-par garden tools are over. Try your hand at various blacksmithing skills and techniques to create a large trowel and garden fork combining utility and beauty that you'll enjoy for a lifetime.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble

  • TBD

Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park – or even your backyard – have medicinal properties or simply taste great! Learn to forage spring's bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making

  • TBD

Learn the ins & outs of herbal medicine making and seasonal remedies while giving back to your community. The medicines made during the workshop will be used to stock The Herb Bus – a mobile clinic providing healthcare to Atlanta’s underserved communities. 

Tool Care & Maintenance
May
20
4:00 pm16:00

Tool Care & Maintenance

  • Warhorse @ The Goat Farm

Join the fine craftspeople of Goat n Hammer for an evening chat on how to care for, maintain, or restore your tools to keep them in tip top condition for years to come. Whether it's keeping your garden tools ready for planting or restoring your grandfather's woodworking tools, you can get the info you need for tools you're proud of.

Herbal Medicine Intensive with Herbalista
Sep
22
Nov 6

Herbal Medicine Intensive with Herbalista

  • TBD

Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek, for a five-week long exploration of Herbal Medicine. This 50-hour series will be a combination of lecture and experiential learning as we develop our understanding of how botanical medicine can play a transformative role when we incorporate them into our everyday life.  


Herbs for Street Medics
Jan
22
6:00 pm18:00

Herbs for Street Medics

  • 80 Mayson Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30307 United States

In this class we will discuss practical natural remedies for common street medic situations, such as injuries, respiratory irritation, detoxification from chemicals, mental health episodes, wounds, asthma, etc. We will also discuss how when it is appropriate to use herbs vs. conventional approaches, and how to safely walk that line. 

Woven Wall Hanging
Jan
18
7:00 pm19:00

Woven Wall Hanging

  • Fabricate Atlanta

In this beginning weaving class with Fabricate Atlanta, we learn how to create a woven wall hanging from start to finish.  Students wind a warp onto a tapestry loom, weave using both yarn and roving, and complete a finished wall hanging.  The loom is provided, and the course fee includes all materials.  These wall hangings are great to give as a gift, or keep for yourself!

Quilting 101
Jan
15
Jan 22

Quilting 101

  • Fabricate Atlanta

The modern quilting movement has hit Atlanta! Join us at Fabricate Atlanta to learn the basics and make a charming quilt.

Prerequisite: This class assumes that you’ve completed Fabricate's Sewing 102 course or have similar skills

Bread & Jam: Baguette + Ginger Pear Butter
Jan
15
1:00 pm13:00

Bread & Jam: Baguette + Ginger Pear Butter

  • Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market

Get ready for a little snacking and a little hands-on creation as you learn to become a from-scratch master. Discover how easy it is to bake your own French baguettes and top them with preserves you’ve put up yourself!

Soap Making Made Simple
Jan
14
Jan 15

Soap Making Made Simple

  • GGB @ The Goat Farm

Join Green Girl Basics to create a beautiful variety of handmade soaps with food grade oils & lye plus your choice of herbs, essential oils (or phthalate free fragrances), colorants, clays, butters, exfoliating nutrients, oats, honey...so many choices. You will learn a soap making method that is safe, efficient, & fun! 

Knitting Block of the Month [2 Session Options]
Jan
14
Jan 17

Knitting Block of the Month [2 Session Options]

  • Fabricate Atlanta

We’ve gone sampler crazy! Try one of each in Fabricate Atlanta's 2017 Block of the Month. This knitted blanket is made up of 12 large blocks that turn out a colorful afghan. You'll meet together once a month to discover new stitches and techniques: cables, slipped stitches, lace, and mosaic. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced knitters.

Hand Embroidery 101
Jan
12
Jan 19

Hand Embroidery 101

  • Fabricate Atlanta

These days, hand embroidery isn’t all puppies and kittens on dishtowels….there’s a whole modern movement that’s sprung up in the last few years! Join Fabricate Atlanta for an introduction to this popular handicraft that will have you begging for more. 

Salvaging the heart of small living with The Free Tea Bus
Dec
18
1:00 pm13:00

Salvaging the heart of small living with The Free Tea Bus

  • Warhorse Coffee Shop @ The Goat Farm

Come to learn more about small-scale, off-grid, DIY, low-environmental impact, high-social impact, salvaged, and mobile living. See systems on the Free Tea Bus that include running waste vegetable oil and biodiesel, harnessing solar power, using waste engine heat and waste solar power for heating hot water, using salvaged materials from wood to plumbing, and more.

#WeLoveATL | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Dec
14
6:30 pm18:30

#WeLoveATL | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

Wrap up this fantastic year of exploring Atlanta's makers, doers, and artisans with a local art initiative and magic hashtag that does just that; meet and get to know the charming Brandon Barr from #weloveatl. Hear about how this visual storytelling organization got started and about the amazing and entertaining moments along the way. 

Glassblowing: Holiday Ornament
Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

Glassblowing: Holiday Ornament

  • Decatur Glassblowing

Come shake off the December chill at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. Create your very own holiday ornament for yourself or a friend using a variety of color options.

[SOLD OUT] Kombucha & Cocktails
Dec
6
7:30 pm19:30

[SOLD OUT] Kombucha & Cocktails

  • Joseph & Co.

Come learn the ins and outs of kombucha’s history and how it’s made from Melanie – the artisan behind Atlanta’s first oak-aged kombucha company, Golda. Let your good bacteria have a little grown-up fun when we enjoy some cultured cocktails and share recipes for these tasty tipples.

[SOLD OUT] Forged Objects: Fire Poker
Dec
3
4:00 pm16:00

[SOLD OUT] Forged Objects: Fire Poker

  • Warhorse @ The Goat Farm

Join our friends from Goat n Hammer to try your hand behind the anvil and create a simple, elegant fire poker for winter. This multi-purpose hook can also be used out camping to hang lanterns and more.

[SOLD OUT] Beekeeping Basics
Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

[SOLD OUT] Beekeeping Basics

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden

Get buzzed in this fantastic bee workshop. We will cover the workings of a bee colony, the role of honey bees and native bees, and the basics of beekeeping equipment and paraphernalia.

Food without Faces: Relearning where our Food Comes from in the Supermarket Age | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

Food without Faces: Relearning where our Food Comes from in the Supermarket Age | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

If you like food or puns, you’re in luck: Chef Jarrett Stieber of the Eat Me Speak Me Pop-Up & Speakeasy will give you a whirlwind tour through the food we eat from farm to fork. Jarrett honed his charcuterie skills at some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, butchering and curing meat at Empire State South for 2.5 years and working as a cook at Abattoir, Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene before that. So he knows his stuff. Come find out how the big boys do it when it comes to sourcing, preparing and being a conscientious carnivore.

Fire!
Nov
13
3:00 pm15:00

Fire!

  • Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet

In this workshop, we’ll not only cover how to create good conditions for starting a fire, the types of wood in our area best for burning and why, how friction fire works and the basics of the bow drill – we’ll also will try to connect the dots as far as fire goes and all it's applications on the homestead and the uses of it's byproducts. 

[SOLD OUT] Cold Process Soap Made Simple
Nov
12
Nov 13

[SOLD OUT] Cold Process Soap Made Simple

  • Green Girl Basics

Create a beautiful variety of handmade soaps with food grade oils & lye plus your choice of herbs, essential oils (or phthalate free fragrances), colorants, clays, butters, exfoliating nutrients, oats, honey...so many choices. You will learn a soap making method that is safe, efficient, & fun! 

Herbal Health: Fire Cider
Nov
5
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Health: Fire Cider

  • Joseph & Co.

Fire Cider is an herbal remedy that has long been made and shared by herbalists and home cooks worldwide. This warming vinegar infusion has strong roots in the Appalachians as a tonic to help ward off cold and flu.

Indigo Dyeing with LUNASOUL
Oct
30
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dyeing with LUNASOUL

  • LUNASOUL Studio

Come get the blues in the best of ways with The Homestead Atlanta and LUNASOUL. We'll be joining sustainable fashion designer Paige in her studio for an afternoon of learning and hands-on creation. You'll leave with a gorgeous scarf/wrap of your own design to show off or give as a stunning gift.

Biomimicry
Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Biomimicry

  • Digital Additive

In this presentation, practical guidance on how to incorporate systems of Biomimicry into a growing plan will be highlighted. Utilizing the principles of Biomimicry, the intelligent design of nature allows the grower to incorporate annual and perennial crops and living organisms within a system that favors biodiversity, and will generate and maintain fertility without the need for outside inputs and purchased, concentrated products. 

Embroidery Basics with Quiet Hours
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Embroidery Basics with Quiet Hours

  • Joseph & Co.

While this two hour workshop will teach the basics of hand embroidery, it is also a pleasurable project for established stitchers. Sarah's will lead you through the technique of four basic hand embroidery stitches to create a beautiful Fall sampler of mums and wheat. 

Wooden Objects for Every Day Use | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

Wooden Objects for Every Day Use | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

If Seinfeld taught us one thing, it’s that “Wood is Good.” So whether you’ve got a love for Atlanta street art or beautiful, handcrafted wood furniture, don’t miss this chance to get to know Jay Wiggins aka Evereman. Jay has been designing and building furniture for 25 years but has also made a name for himself - or at least his alter ego - by sharing poetry and art freely across the city. What better way to learn about the fine craft of woodworking than with a local brew and a local legend?

Backyard Chickens 101
Oct
15
2:00 pm14:00

Backyard Chickens 101

Join us for this popular chicken crash course! This workshop will cover the basics of coop design, relevant ordinances, breed selection, care and feeding and outside resources. It’s the perfect place to start if you plan to keep chickens in your backyard.

Return to The Homestead
Oct
14
Oct 16

Return to The Homestead

  • Birdsnest Retreat Center

Spend a weekend away from the city learning from Homesteading Pioneers Shabari and Hugh Lovel. Hugh and Shabari started homesteading in Blairsville, Ga in the early seventies - and they've learned to do it all! Take advantage of their wealth of knowledge in this special weekend opportunity.