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.
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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.
Food without Faces: Relearning where our Food Comes from in the Supermarket Age | Curiosity Club @ 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
SoulShine Homesteading Fall Break Camp | Sharing Our Land and History: Native Cultures & Experiences
Join Miss Ladybug and the SoulShine crew for an adventure into the past to explore what life was like for people who lived here long ago.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.