About Us

A project of Kelly’s Working Well Farm, Reeds & Roots Skillshare is an all-volunteer run labor of love! Our teachers are volunteers, our organizers are volunteers. We are committed to building community through earthskills gatherings in NE Ohio. We live all over the NE Ohio region and beyond. Among our group, we have farmers, herbalists, builders, and teachers of all sorts.
Kelly’s Working Well Farm is a democratic education farm teaching children (and adults!) practices and principles of sustainable agriculture, natural building, and social permaculture. We gave birth not only to Reeds & Roots Skillshare, but also Chagrin Valley School! 
Our gathering was inspired by the Whippoorwill Festival in Kentucky. Red Beet Row education farmers organize for that gathering, as well, and have passed on lessons to our collective of approximately ten volunteer organizers who make decisions by consensus and work closely with our larger body of volunteers.
Earthskills gatherings are educational events, geared for all ages. Teachers apply to put on workshops, sharing skills that promote earth friendly living, such as natural building, basket making, mushroom ID, cordage, hide tanning, activism, fermentation, wild medicine ID, organic gardening, building with pallets/trash, food preservation… skills that promote the betterment of the earth, sustainable living, and $-free-living, for both rural and urban settings!  Learn more about them at EarthskillsGathering.Org
We look forward to meeting you and building connections at this year’s Skillshare!