hugelkultur, chop and drop, ruth stout style composting, saving seeds, producing large volumes of food, polyculture, starting perenials from seed, food forest ...
Building big things. Build experiences with several styles of natural building that work in a cold climate, with the grand finale being a wofati.
cob, plaster, straw bale, wofati, natural paint, adobe, natural roofing, water proofing, doors and gates, dry stack foundation, make cement, cob floor, wattle and daub,
Transition from using a forest to developing a symbiotic relationship with a woodland.
junkpole fence, firewood, coppicing, living fence, twig construction (arbors, tomato cages, trellises, wattle fence), trip trees manually and with power tools, peeling logs, making roofing shakes, plant tree seeds, plant woodland species, grow edible mushrooms, lumber, gin pole, skiddable sheds, rock jacks, berm shed ...
round wood woodworking
Zero glue. Rarely using metal. Everything built from logs, branches and sticks. Nothing starts with dimensional lumber. Power tools can be okay, but, in general, less power tools. Some projects specify no power tools. Quite a bit of working with green (freshly harvested) wood.
small and large joinery, mixing green wood with dried wood, three log benches, spoon carving, shaving horse, sawhorse, sawbuck, chairs and other roundwood furniture, shrink pot, box from a piece of firewood, pole lathe, bowl from a pole lathe, skiddable shed for green wood woodworking, proenneke hinge, door latch, wofati freezer ...
dimensional lumber woodworking
Includes construction, cabinetry and fine woodworking. No plywood, waferboard or particle board. Power tools, nails, screws are used, but hopefully less than in most construction. A little more emphasis on good joinery.
wood scorching, bird house, laying deck, shelves, wooden toolboox, stool, box, picnic table, wood bucket, skiddable lumber storage shed, porta cabin ...
small tool care (sharpening/handles/etc.)
large tool care (truck/tractor/etc.)
roads, trails, and lawns
experience with large equipment
Food Prep and Preservation
fishing and hunting
mend clothes, make clothes
curtains, upholstered furniture
rocket mass heater
rocket cook top
electricity (including solar)
simple solar (no battery, strict DC)
basic solar (battery, strict DC)
full solar (battery, AC/DC)
cooking meals for a group
leading workshops and presentations
commerce (be able to do business)
set up a residual income stream
bring income from the greater community
bring income from the global community
greywater and willow feeders
plumbing and hot water
known experiences that don't fit into the other aspects
unknown things that come up