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Upcoming Workshops

Most of our workshops have a half price work-trade option on a first come, first served basis. If that is full and you are suffering from financial hardship, please email us. 

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Herbal Medicine Intensive with Herbalista
Sep
16
Nov 13

Herbal Medicine Intensive with Herbalista

  • 368 Ponce

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.  

Make Your Own Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) Series
Sep
17
Oct 8

Make Your Own Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) Series

  • Freedom Labs

Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) construction has emerged as a stable, strong and long lasting natural building technique. Join Freedom Builders for a comprehensive series on building from this amazing, durable, inexpensive resource and how to create code-compliant buildings made with abundant, accessible materials. This type of education is unique in the United States, as Freedom Builders had to travel to The Earth Institute of Auroville, India for their certification in this building technique.

Visit us at RayDay!
Sep
25
3:00 pm15:00

Visit us at RayDay!

  • Inn at Serenbe

The Homestead Atlanta is honored to be included in this year's 4th Annual RayDay celebration at Serenbe. The event seeks to bring people together, encourage conversations and connections, and continue to spread the word about sustainability.

Trekker Tastes: Eating Well in the Wild with Patagonia
Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Trekker Tastes: Eating Well in the Wild with Patagonia

  • Patagonia Atlanta

Join the wonderful folks from Patagonia Atlanta for a conversation and demonstration about eating well in the wild. Consider things to think about as you pack your pantry, and recipes to take home starring real, organic ingredients to fuel your next adventure, be it urban or outdoors. Plus, take home a great zero-waste utensil set to jumpstart your delicious adventures!

Introduction to Eco-Print Dyeing
Sep
30
9:30 am09:30

Introduction to Eco-Print Dyeing

  • SEFAA

Learn to print on fabric using leaves, flowers, and other botanical materials. This one-day SEFAA workshop will cover how to bundle and wrap your fabric and plant materials so that your prints come out clearly and with maximum color, how color shifting occurs in the dye bath, how to use mordants to set your colors, and how different fabrics and techniques affect the resulting color.

Visit us at Maker Faire!
Oct
1
Oct 2

Visit us at Maker Faire!

  • Downtown Decatur

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do - so of course The Homestead Atlanta will me there! From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Handing Down Heritage: Braided Wool Rugs
Oct
1
Nov 5

Handing Down Heritage: Braided Wool Rugs

  • 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). 

Beekeeping 102: Caring for Your Hive
Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

Beekeeping 102: Caring for Your Hive

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden

Now that you’ve decided to keep bees, one of your biggest and most rewarding challenges is to keep your colony healthy and thriving through the winter. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the health of the hive and its stores.

Herbal First Aid @ Patagonia
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Herbal First Aid @ Patagonia

  • Patagonia Atlanta

Herbal First Aid is an important life skill that empowers us to take care some of our most basic needs and those of our loved ones. Join Hannah from the Herbalista Health Network to learn remedies to treat common injuries and also how to customize your kit to meet your own personal needs or those of your family.

Bread & Jam: Baguette + Ginger Pear Butter
Oct
8
11:00 am11:00

Bread & Jam: Baguette + Ginger Pear Butter

  • Bosch Experience Center @ Serenbe

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!

Blacksmithing Intensive: Camp Axe
Oct
8
Oct 29

Blacksmithing Intensive: Camp Axe

  • Warhorse @ The Goat Farm

Join our friends from Goat n Hammer in an intensive 4-workshop series to create a gorgeous and functional camp axe you can pass down through your family.

Glassblowing 101: Fall Pumpkins
Oct
9
1:30 pm13:30

Glassblowing 101: Fall Pumpkins

  • Decatur Glassblowing

 

Create a fall pumpkin you can enjoy year-round at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. From safety and technique to the science of glass, you’ll get a quick understanding before jumping in and getting hands-on.

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.

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.

Designing & Planning Your Perfect Homestead
Oct
16
1:00 pm13:00

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.

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?

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble
Nov
6
11:00 am11:00

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Garden

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 fall's bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making
Nov
6
2:00 pm14:00

Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden

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. 

Permaculture Design Certification with Shades of Green
Nov
12
Apr 9

Permaculture Design Certification with Shades of Green

  • TBD

Permaculture is a design system that integrates humans into the landscape in a way that is healing for both. This introductory course expands upon the standard 72-hour, internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certification, and provides participants with hands-on experience working with common-sense solutions, while nourishing earth-based traditions and empowering our human potential. This 6-month practicum highlights innovative design systems and practical solutions that create bioregional sovereignty.

Healing Landscapes: Making a Mindful Garden
Nov
12
9:00 am09:00

Healing Landscapes: Making a Mindful Garden

In this unique workshop, you'll learn how to develop a therapeutic relationship with your landscape and how to implement a design that makes your space a personal oasis. Observe therapeutic elements in action (plants, hardscape, etc.) at an existing urban landscape in downtown. Plus, explore restorative practices for interacting with your space - even if you only have a balcony or small container garden!

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. 

Kombucha & Cocktails
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

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.

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.

Zero Waste Cleaning
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Zero Waste Cleaning

  • Joseph & Co.

Discover how to keep your space so fresh and so clean without chemicals or waste! In this great, hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to create a DIY fabric refresher, DIY "draino," chemical-free air freshener, and take home your very own Orange Zest Cleaner. 

Beekeeping Basics
Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

Beekeeping Basics

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community 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.

Forged Objects: Fire Poker
Dec
3
4:00 pm16:00

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.

Vermicomposting
Dec
4
10:00 am10:00

Vermicomposting

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden

The practice of vermiculture can help you take the benefits of these little decomposers to the next level by harnessing their almost magical abilities to turn your kitchen scraps into slow-release superfood for your garden. Plus, each participant will go home with a worm tower for the garden!

Glassblowing: Holiday Ornament
Dec
4
1:30 pm13:30

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.

Glassblowing: Holiday Ornament
Dec
11
1:30 pm13:30

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.

#WeLoveATL | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Dec
21
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. 


Zero Waste 101
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Zero Waste 101

  • Digital Additive

Get ready to make a Zero Waste Commitment by the end of this workshop! Discover simple changes you can make in your life to reduce your impact on the environment. We’ll cover the essentials to keep on you to reduce your waste, steps to take in your day to day routine like refusing plastic bags, buying in bulk, sourcing the things you need, etc. Plus, get hands on by making your very own healthy zero-waste toothpaste!

The Abundant Garden & Homestead
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

The Abundant Garden & Homestead

Edible gardens, bees, chickens – see it all functioning in action with this interactive tour and workshop. Learn to make use every inch of your yard for beauty, food and relaxation during a personal tour of the abundant garden of Anne-Marie Anderson, The Celtic Gardener.

Fruit Up Your Life! | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

Fruit Up Your Life! | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

Did you know there’s fruit literally all over the city? Discover the wonders of urban foraging and starting your own food forest with Atlanta’s very own Johnny Appleseed, Robby Astrove. With a resume including Trees Atlanta, Concrete Jungle and being the Park Ranger at Arabia Mountain, Robby’s got lots of information and inspiration to make everybody dig in and plant. Come geek out with us  on fruits and plants, find out what’s in season, where to snag it, and how to add to our city’s bounty by planting fruit trees at your home, work, or where you play!

Carpentry Basics [SOLD OUT]
Sep
18
1:00 pm13:00

Carpentry Basics [SOLD OUT]

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Learning Garden

Been wanting to try your hand at building basic projects out of wood, but not sure where to start? This is the perfect place. We’ll discuss the essentials of carpentry safety and practices before getting hands on to create a cute and clever soda/beer caddy – perfect for picnics, days by the pool, or just to show off in your kitchen!

ShedShare
Sep
11
12:00 pm12:00

ShedShare

  • Ponce City Market - Beltline Shed

ShedShare is your chance to share and learn all kinds of skills from your community - for free! Come check out a random assortment of stations where people will be showing off everything from how to grow sprouts to how to Moonwalk. Or, jump in and add your skill to the mix!

Fall Gardening for Beginners
Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Fall Gardening for Beginners

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden

Through hands-on experience, learn the ins and outs of proper planting techniques, amending your soil, selecting veggies that will thrive in the cool fall weather, and subsequent maintenance that will set you up for success no matter what you choose to grow. 

[RESCHEDULE] Fermentation Focus: Cultured Food & Drinks with Lupa's Kitchen
Sep
10
11:00 am11:00

[RESCHEDULE] Fermentation Focus: Cultured Food & Drinks with Lupa's Kitchen

  • Wylde Center's Edgewood Learning Garden

Come discover the history and benefits of cultured food with a pioneer in the fermented food movement, Lupa Irie. You’ll see how simple it is to preserve vegetables and unlock their nutrients using only a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time! Transform your health one delicious cultured creation at a time.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble
Aug
28
10:00 am10:00

Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble

  • Kirkwood Urban Forest

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 fall's bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.

Introduction to Basic Canning
Aug
27
11:00 am11:00

Introduction to Basic Canning

  • Piedmont Park Conservancy

Nothing is more satisfying than a pantry full of glistening jars, packed full of delicious, healthy, seasonal flavors - right at your fingertips. Now you can learn how to can your favorite foods to enjoy year around.

Serenbe Summer Preserving Series: Giardiniera & Bumbleberry Jam
Aug
6
11:00 am11:00

Serenbe Summer Preserving Series: Giardiniera & Bumbleberry Jam

  • The Bosch Experience Center @ Serenbe

Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to create Giardiniera - a versatile, Italian pickled vegetable relish as well as an unbeatable mixed berry jam you’ll enjoy for months to come.

CHEEEEEEEEESE! | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Jul
20
6:30 pm18:30

CHEEEEEEEEESE! | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

Cheese is like a little creamy taste of heaven on earth, and now you can learn what it takes to turn grass into something you’ll happily scarf off a cutting board at your friends’ parties. Internationally-recognized cheesemaker Rebecca Williams of Many Fold Farm will give you a peek into the science and craft of making some of the best cheese you’ll ever put in your face. You’re welcome

Making Wood Sound Good: Banjo Building & Beer | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
Jun
15
6:30 pm18:30

Making Wood Sound Good: Banjo Building & Beer | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing

  • Eventide Brewing

Get to know luthier, farmer, philosopher and all around Renaissance Man Josh Davis as he guides you through his experiences learning to build banjos. He can bust a tune out on one pretty well, too, so give your palate a present with some Eventide brews and treat your brain and ears to some banjo know-how & tunes.

[SOLD OUT] Mycopigments: Dyeing with Foraged Fungi (Visiting Instructor)
Jun
12
10:00 am10:00

[SOLD OUT] Mycopigments: Dyeing with Foraged Fungi (Visiting Instructor)

  • Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Come explore the bountiful colors of the fifth kingdom in this rare opportunity to explore the full spectrum of pigments found in mushrooms and lichens. You will learn about mushroom safety, ethical harvest and optimizing color potential and take home the tools and experience to continue your exploration mushroom and lichen dyeing on your own - as well as a mushroom-dyed scarf of your design!