Ashtabula Skillshare

Ashtabula Reeds and Roots Skillshare

Saturday, September 17, 2022
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)

We are welcoming teachers of all levels to propose workshops geared toward sharing skills for earth-friendly living for all ages. Learn more about Earthskills. This will be a multi-cultural event; we offer workshops that share and celebrate different cultural experiences and wisdom for all ages.

More info to come as we book workshops, programs for kids, and community sponsors!  Fill out the application if you want to teach or lead a kids activityContact us to participate as a community sponsor.

Skillshare Schedule

9-9:30am:  Arrival, Registration
9:30-10am:  Welcome, Opening Circle
10-11:45am:  Morning Workshop Block
12-1pm:  LUNCH (bring your own – we’re working on more options)
1-2:45:  First Afternoon Workshop Block
3-4:45:  Second Afternoon Workshop Block
5-6pm:  DINNER (bring your own – we’re working on more options)
6-7:45pm:  Evening Workshop Block
8pm – Dark: Possible Night Workshops, Entertainment, Music around the campfire, Bring instruments!

Blakeslee Log Cabin

Thanks to the Ashtabula County Historical Society for their sponsorship and use of Blakeslee Log Cabin! This venue features 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

Please bring your own chair, sun protection, note-taking tools, possible face mask, 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.

MAYBE! Please bring your own food. We are currently working on providing food, or having food available for purchase. More to come on that!  You may need to provide all your own food.  If so, we will have a small fridge available, and organizers would bring cooking equipment and some 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.

CAMPING. We are camping nearby at Red Beet Row farm because it’s more pleasant than camping at Blakeslee – but you are welcome to camp there too, if you want.  Red Beet Row is located at 2889 E Maple Rd, Jefferson, OH 44047. Map point here. It is a 10 minute drive away.  We WILL have lights prepped for setting up tents in the dark.  We will NOT have someone there during the skillshare.  There is an option to pay $20 for a camp site already set-up with a tent.  Camping is welcome in either location both Friday and Saturday nights (Sept 16 and 17).  Most campers will bring all their own gear.  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.

Bring instruments for community jam sessions in the evenings!


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. READ OUR FULL COMMUNITY CARE AGREEMENT HERE.

Thanks to our Community Sponsors!