2021 One-Day Skillshare

Reeds & Roots One-Day Skillshare

Saturday, September 4, 2021
9am – Dark

Blakeslee Log Cabin
441 Seven Hills Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Join us in Ashtabula County for a full day of FREE earthskills workshops!!
(Cash donations appreciated at the event)
Earthskills teach how to live sustainably and closer to the land – nature skills, healing arts, activism, and living in harmony with other humans and the earth are major themes
Read more about us here

* Masks will be required during the event any time you are less than 6 feet away from someone not in your party


  • 9am Saturday, Sept 4, 2021 is our start time.  Feel free to arrive a early, or late! 🙂
  • 6-7:45pm Saturday is our last workshop block with music and night sky viewing going on later into the evening hours.
  • Musicians are welcome to play at lunchtime (12-1pm), dinnertime (5-6pm), and on into the evening!
  • Campers are welcome to arrive Friday, Sept 3rd anytime after 1pm.  We suggest aiming for after dinnertime hours.
  • Set-up helpers needed Friday 1-6pm. Take-down helpers needed Sunday 9a-12p


Click on Schedule for most recent details.  Here’s a list of booked titles:

Wild Mushroom ID – Beginning Hand Spinning – Intro to Fly Tying: Tying Your First Fly – How to Make Salves, Ointments, and Balms – Uncle Mud Presents: Building with Local Natural Materials – Cooperation during crisis – Mythical Mushrooms: The Legends and Lore from the Forest Floor – Healing Tent – Night Skies – Using Herbs and Plants from Your Yard – Present Minded Conveyer of Emotion Through Movement – Urban Permaculture: Fitting the Most in Small Spaces –  Making Cordage With Plant Fibers – SKY Breathing Break! – Useful Trees, Shrubs, and Vines – The Power of Poo…and Showers, Too! – Closing Sound Journey – Natural Beekeeping: Introducing the Warre Hive – Lacto-Fermentation – Mead Making

50/50 Raffle

We are having a 50/50 Raffle, so bring some extra cash to help us with our fundraising!

    Blakeslee Log Cabin

    Thanks to the Ashtabula County Historical Society for their sponsorship and use of Blakeslee Log Cabin! We’re excited to try out this new venue, featuring an historical log cabin, barn, small spring house, outdoor kitchen pavilion, and more! We encourage all attendees and teachers to make a donation or join the historical society today! Learn more about the 1810 log cabin here!

    441 Seven Hills Rd, Ashtabula, OH. Conveniently located just off Rt 11, very near I-90. Click here for the map point.

    What to Bring -Food – Camping – Water – First Aid

    * Masks will be required during the event any time you are less than 6 feet away from someone not in your party

    Please bring your own face mask, chair, sun protection, note-taking tools, and everything you need to be comfortable outside.

    Prepare to be outside the whole time you are with us. Please check the weather to plan accordingly.

    Please bring all your own food. We do not have food vendors at this event. We also do not have use of a kitchen or fridge.  Attendees and volunteers are planning to bring cooking equipment and food to share. 

    The closest town is Ashtabula, only a 5 minute drive away. Ashtabula has restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, etc.

    Please bring your own drinking water. This site does not have any running water.

    We will have regular porta-potties and handwashing water available for use. There are no bathing or swimming facilities.

    We are welcome to camp on the grounds of Blakeslee Log Cabin both Friday and Saturday nights (Sept 3 and 4). There are no sleeping quarters or camping accommodations – all campers must bring all their own gear.

    There IS electric in several of the buildings – if you need it, bring an extension cord and contact us with any questions.

    There IS cell reception.

    At past events, we’ve had wonderful medic volunteers for First Aid needs – this event does NOT have such accommodations. Please bring all your own first aid supplies. (note: “First Aid” labeled on workshop map is location of a donated First Aid supply kit – its in outdoor kitchen)

    Several of our awesome teachers will be vending – bring cash for the vending booths.

    Most importantly – bring instruments for community jam sessions in the evenings!


    Do you need a ride or can you provide one? 

    What NOT to Bring



    Pets – are highly discouraged but not prohibited

    Illegal substances

    Sickness! If you aren’t feeling well or have been around someone with COVID recently, please stay home.

    A bad attitude – this is a no judgement safe space

    THANK YOU to our Sponsor!