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Youth hand tool care workshop in Wolfeboro


Friday, August 11, 2017
WolfeboroYouth hand tool care workshop

Global Awareness Local Action is excited to announce the next workshop in a new Youth Track of their popular Re-skill-ience Workshop Series. The new youth track will be geared toward engaging children and young adults in the same homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills that have defined G.A.L.A.’s ongoing workshops. The next workshop in the series is titled Caring for Edged Hand Tools: Sharpening, Oiling, and Storage, and will be led by Christopher Russel, lead instructor of JMB’s School of The Forest program. Children ages 9 to 16 are invited to come see the basics of caring for edged tools, from sharpening to oiling and storage, and learn to make a simple sharpening paddle. Participants are asked to bring a tool that may be in need of a little love. This class takes place on Aug. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 267 Camp School Road, in Wolfeboro. Lots of young people are drawn to hand tools. There’s something about learning to whittle, or cutting up vegetables for dinner that fascinates all of us, especially at a young age. The side of this that doesn’t often get seen is the work that goes into the care of those tools. Christopher Russell runs School of The Forest, a Wolfeboro-based youth outdoor education program that focuses on camp and outdoor skills, as well as taking a hands on approach to ecology with the hope that students leave the courses with a deeper understanding of where they fit into the ecosystem they’re a part of everyday. This workshop is being offered for free thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor advised fund of the N.H. Charitable Foundation. Space is limited to 15 participants. Register at galacommunity.org or by calling 539-6460.