Maine, 20 minutes from Farmington. For directions, information, or to
register for classes contact Chris or Ashirah Knapp at (207) 778-0318.
Portland Press Herald, July 14 2010
July 31-Aug. 1st Packbasket Weekend 9am Sat.-4pm Sunday, $245:A
brown ash packbasket will carry your load for many years. During this
weekend you will weave a full-sized basket as well as learn how to
pound ash to prepare your own basket materials in the future.
Participants leave with their own packbasket.
Aug 7th: Hand Sewing 9:30am-3:30pm, $45: Knowledge of just a few
sewing techniques will open the door to a world of possibilities, and
it’s so simple! Through sewing a small pouch, you will learn about
needle, fabric, and thread choice, knots for beginning and ending,
hemming, patching, and how to add or replace buttons, zippers and
drawstrings. You will go home with your pouch and a starter sewing kit.
SPECIAL Wild Child Day: An Introduction to Earth Living with Koviashuvik Local
Living School: August 9th 10:00am-2:00pm
Come dig your hands into the earth and discover the many gifts she has
to offer us. We will: make amazing warm, dry shelters from sticks and
leaves, twist rope out of tree bark, make a fire by rubbing sticks
together, brew up some wild plants into a tasty tea, and bake bread on
a stick over the open fire. At the end of the day we will have
learned some about each of the “sacred four”- shelter, water, fire,
Registration and Details:
- Ages: This class is designed for 6-12 year-olds.
• Registration: To register for the Wild Child Day, please answer the
registration questions below and mail to
first-come-first-serve basis, and is considered complete upon receipt
of payment. Registration is prepaid and non-refundable, due 2 weeks in
• Payment: $15 per child and $10 per parent. One parent or other adult
is expected to attend per family or group of friends. Make checks
payable to “Koviashuvik.”
• Time: Monday August 9th, 10:00am to 2:00pm
• Location: Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, ME
• Clothing: Come dressed to get dirty! Class will be held rain or
shine, so be prepared with rain gear and boots if needed, and extra
• Food: Please bring your own lunch, snacks, drink, and a
non-disposable cup for tea tasting.
Aug. 14th: Koviashuvik Day, 10am-2pm, tours at 11am and 1pm, Free of
Charge: Founded in Temple in 2008, Koviashuvik is a small school that
teaches practical and inexpensive ways for people to live with and use
their local land. Join us for a tour of the school and the chance to
take part in useful folk skills. Tours start at 11:00 and 1:00 and
include a stone root cellar, earth-bermed greenhouse, rainwater
collection systems, log cabin, solar and woodstove hot water systems,
alternative cooking technologies, vegetable gardens, and fruit and nut
plantings. Throughout the day there will be ongoing food preservation
Aug 15th: Fermentation Day- Pickles, Dilly Beans and Sauerkraut,
9:30am-3pm, $40: (or come for just sauerkraut in the morning/ pickles
in the afternoon; lunch included regardless, $25): The old-world food
storage method of lacto-fermentation is extremely simple, does not
involve vinegar, canning or refrigeration, and provides a local food
that is delicious and alive with all its nutrients. The morning will
be spent on sauerkraut and after lunch we’ll make some pickles and
dilly beans. You’ll get to taste- test finished ferments and make your
own to take home.
Aug 28th: Moccasin Making, 9am-5pm, $75: There is great satisfaction
in making a good pair of moccasins for yourself. Come take part in
this timeless human activity and return home with a new pair of
home-made moccasins from hand tanned leather.
To Learn More: www.koviashuvik.com or call 778-0318
Koviashuvik Local Living School
PO Box 383
Temple, Maine 04984