Kent Skillshare

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Kent Reeds and Roots Skillshare

Saturday, August 20th, 2022
9:30am – 10:30pm (full schedule below)
Fred Fuller Park
497 Middlebury Road
Kent, OH 44240

Reeds and Roots Skillshare is coming to Kent!

At a Reeds and Roots Skillshare event, presenters offer workshops sharing skills that promote earth-friendly living, aka “Earthskills”. 

Join us in Kent for a full day of FREE Earthskills workshops!!!
(cash donations appreciated at the event)
More info to come as we book workshops, programs for kids, and community sponsors! 

Volunteers Needed!
We need you to help make Reeds and Roots welcoming, inclusive, and safe!

Our growing group of organizers and supporters is excited to bring this unique event to Kent!

Workshops Booked So Far...

Plant Medicine I and II, Fun With Fragrances, Fun With Math (the world’s first game, from Africa), Composting Revolution, Stop treating your soil like dirt: Earth-friendly methods of improving soil fertility, Permaculture: Saving the World One Backyard at a Time, Who Decides? An introduction to Sociocracy,  Wild Mushroom Identification, Plumbing: Learn to Fix Your Own Sink, Faucet & Drain, Hedgehogs 101: What to do if you find a hedgehog outside or one in need, Drum Circle 101, Introduction to Earthen Building with Uncle Mud, Winter Sowing: Veggies, Herbs, & Flowers, Nonviolent Communication Skills, How to Tan a Rabbit Hide, Making Kombucha,, Planting Mini-Forests in Northeast Ohio, Solar Applications for Home, Farm, or Business, Boundaries and Consent, Handspinning to Weaving: Then and Now, Fermented Compost and Your Gut, Afro Corn Flour Fermentation for Various Foods, and more!

All workshops have limited capacity, so register early to reserve your spot!
(registration starts at 9am)

Event Schedule

9:00 am Registration open
9:30 am Opening Circle
10-11:30am Workshop 1
11:30am-1pm Lunch 
1-2:30pm Workshop 2
3-4:30pm Workshop 3 
4:30-6pm Dinner
6-7:30pm Workshop 4
8-10:30 pm  Closing and Campfire Circle

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

Workshop 1   (10 – 11:30am):

  •       Wild Mushroom ID (Small Stage)
  •       Boundaries and Consent (Shelter 3 – Blue Shelter)
  •       Culinary Wildcrafting of Black Walnut (Shelter 1 – Purple Shelter)
  •       Making Kombucha (Shelter 4 – Green Shelter)
  •       Backyard Meat Rabbits (Shelter 5 – Yellow Shelter)

 

Workshop 2   (1 – 2:30pm)

  •       Fermented Compost and Your Gut (Shelter 5 – Yellow Shelter)
  •       Planting Mini-forests in Northeast Ohio (Shelter 1 – Purple Shelter)
  •       Fun with Fragrances (Shelter 4 – Green Shelter)
  •       Plumbing: Learn to Fix Your Own Sink, Faucet, & Drain (Shelter 2 – Red Shelter)
  •       How to Egg Tan a Rabbit Hide (Shelter 3 – Blue Shelter)
  •       Foraging for Nutrition and Survival (Small Stage)

Workshop 3   (3 – 4:30pm) 

  •       Introduction to Earthen Building with Uncle Mud (Main Stage)
  •       Hydroponic Growing (Shelter 2 – Red Shelter)
  •       Homesteading 101 (Shelter 1 – Purple Shelter)
  •       Fun with Math (Shelter 4 – Green Shelter)
  •       Permaculture: Saving the World One Backyard at a Time (Shelter 3 – Blue Shelter)

 

Workshop 4:  (6 – 7:30pm) 

  •       Winter Sowing : Veggies, Herbs, and Flowers (Shelter 2 – Red Shelter)
  •       Stop Treating your Soil Like Dirt (Shelter 1 – Purple Shelter)
  •       Solar Panel Applications for Home, Farm, or Business (Shelter 3 – Blue Shelter)
  •       Fire Making (Small Stage)
  •       Drum Circle 101 (See Map)
  •       Afro Corn Flour Fermentation for Various Foods  (Shelter 5 – Yellow Shelter)

 

 

Ongoing tables/demonstrations:

  •       Hedgehogs 101 (1 – 2:30pm, Shelter 4 – Green Shelter)
  •       Don’t throw those jeans away and sew a button on it! (10 – 11:30am, Shelter 4 – Green Shelter)
  •       Handspinning to Weaving: Then and Now
  •       Knife sharpening station (3:30pm – 6), Next to the Registration/Info Booth)
  •       How to Raise Backyard Chickens (10 – 11:30am, Shelter 2 -Red Shelter)
  •       Supporting Native Insects in Your Backyard (10am – 3pm, Vendor Lane)
  •       Mushroom Identification and Information Booth (6 – 7:30pm, Vendor Lane)

What to Bring:

Please bring your own folding chair, sun protection, water bottle, 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 (link) to plan accordingly.

Food options. You can pack your own food, and we will have a potluck area for those of us who love to share!  

Downtown Kent is just a 10 minute walk away, where there are many restaurant options.

Fred Fuller Park has potable city water and flush toilets. There are a few handicapped parking spaces available, but pathways are either grass or gravel, and there are some hills.

We are not able to offer camping at this event. West Branch State Park is 20 minutes from the park.

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. 

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

Bring instruments for community jam sessions in the evening!

Please bring a positive attitude READ OUR FULL COMMUNITY CARE AGREEMENT HERE

What NOT to Bring:

Firearms

Fireworks

Alcohol

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-judgment, safe space. READ OUR FULL COMMUNITY CARE AGREEMENT HERE.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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)

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.