Thursday, February 2, 2012

Update on New Weekend Workshop Series

Shelter Institute has organized a new series of weekend workshops at the Shelter Institute Campus, starting this weekend.

This Saturday!
February 4, from 9:00-1:00:
Blueberry Beeton is offering a four-hour workshop in Basic Tool Selection for Women. Patsy Hennin, co-founder of Shelter Institute, often said, “A woman may not have the strength to bash a beam into place, but she’ll find a way to get it there. Having the right tools and a creative mentality are the keys to making that happen.” Blueberry will discuss what hand tools and power tools to look for and how to evaluate them based on use, budget, and fit for a woman’s frame. She’ll list the tools everyone should have on-hand regardless of where one falls in the spectrum of house building, renovating, maintaining, or woodworking.
Tuition is $45 per person. Register online today to reserve your spot.

Next weekend!
Saturday February 11-12 from 8:30-4:00: Christy Hemenway will offer a two-day intensive beekeeping workshop on Top Bar Beekeeping. This class is designed specifically for those who want to get started keeping bees in top bar hives in the 2012 beekeeping season. Students will learn important how-to information, beekeeping history, hive management techniques, and natural disease and pest control methods.
Tuition is $200 per person and includes breakfast and lunch both days. This course also qualifies for VA tuition reimbursement. Register online.

New Price!
Saturday February 18, from 9:00 am to 1:00:
Ben Tipton will offer a workshop titled, “Living More Simply.” This six-hour workshop will present ways to slow down and connect with others while still engaging in our modern world. The discussion will focus on making life less hectic, simpler, and more enjoyable. Tipton and his family have built a nearly net-zero energy home in Woolwich. He will share some of the revelations he has had, including techniques for managing stress.
Tuition is $45 per person. Tipton will provide an organic lunch and each student will receive a Murphy Carving knife and a carving blank as part of the workshop. Register online.

Participants can register online at, call Shelter at 207-442-7938, or visit the Shelter Institute Campus at 873 US Route One in Woolwich.

Shelter Institute has been teaching and evolving durable, adaptable, energy-conscious building techniques and lifestyle choices since 1974. Shelter Institute offers a wide variety of courses ranging in length and hands-on opportunity. Our focus is to enable people to think, build, and live well.

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