Rural Roots Seasonal Skill Sharing – List of Presenters

We are still tweaking the schedule a bit, but it is coming together, and we just can’t wait to share all the exciting presenters with you. Here is the tentative schedule. If you’re hoping to catch a specific presentation, make sure you check back in case of a last-minute change.

Here is the in-progress list of presenters:

Bike Maintenance with Alex Tremblay and Malcolm Morrow

Felting with Jen Organ

Learn about the welt felting technique. Jen will demonstrate how to make felted soap bars and how sushi mats can come in handy when making other small felted projects. Participants will have an opportunity to walk through the steps with Jen and make their own felted soap bars or other felt experiment. There will be some soap samples for participants to use, but feel free to bring your favourite soap bar if you’d like to felt your own!

Hand Spinning Fibres into Yarn with Leslie Hauck of The Spinner’s Loft

Seed Bombs with Gail Martin of Treelings

Tiny Farming on the Shore: What You Can Do with Not Very Much with Jude Major of Katie’s Farm

Rockin’ Rocket Stoves with Michael Batty

Mead Making  with John Cummings of Green Man Botanicals

Scottish Country Dancing with Geoff Moore

All About Grains and Gluten with Paul Nicholl of Dobbit Bakehouse

Learn about wheat, spelt, rye, and other grains. We will discuss the milling process and various compenent of kernels that make flour. Do organic ingredients really make a difference? And just what exactly is gluten anyways?? Come find out about this and other natural ingredients used in making bread.

Paul Nicholl owns and operates Dobbit Bakehouse in Musquodoboit Harbour. Making bread since he was 16, he is a graduate of NSCC’s Boulanger program and now offers Bread Baking classes.

Permaculture Through the Ages & Contemporary Applications with Sarah Wechsler

Learn How to Build a Solar Panel with Emma Norton, Kiki Wood and Luca Martin from If You Build It

Fermentation with Nicole Marcoux

Forest Walk and Tree Identification with Jim Turner

Medicinal Herbs on the Deanery with Michele Graveline

Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter with Leslie Savoy

How to make a lasagne garden for the Spring in the Fall!

Natural Building Tour with Kim Thompson

Learn how to make an insulating, sturdy wall with natural materials.

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