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Alexia Allen (Hawthorn Farm in Woodinville) class

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  • I'm in Lacey, and I'd love to invite Alexia out to teach a hands on class based on one of the following topics. There will be a fee for the class, which will be determined based on which topic she will be teaching, where the class will be held, and how many people attend the class.
    Alexia Allen offers a variety of classes, including:
    Poultry processing (5 hours) *will also be offering an on farm class for processing meat birds August 4th & 11th*
    Birds & awareness (2 hours)
    Buckskin tanning (3 days)
    Harvest/felt/spin wool
    Wild edible plants
    Primitive skills, starting fire with friction (7 hours)

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  • Elona R.

    I also have six hens, if that makes a difference.

    August 4, 2013

  • Elona R.

    I have a 20 acre forest and wetland that has lots of wild edibles. Would be willing to host that. I live 7 miles east of McKenna off of Hwy 702.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    This is a fantastic idea! I would love the wild edible plants and/or primitive skills instruction.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Trina

    I would love a wild edible plants-- specifically mushrooms-- although I'm not sure if it's the best time of the year for it right now. The Buckskin tanning or Harvesting/processing wool would be great too.
    I live in Lacey as well. A great meetup spot would be Millersylvania State Park. It's "an 842-acre camping park with 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. The park, filled with trails, is abundant in old-growth cedar and fir trees."

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hear that there are also wild mushrooms in the nearby Capitol State Forest -­

      May 3, 2013

  • Tiffany C.

    I'm bowing out of coordinating the classes with Alexia - I'd love to participate, but I'm focusing a lot of time and energy on my new rabbitry: and I won't have time to coordinate these classes. I also suggested a class with Alexia on this Meetup group: Urban Homesteaders (considering the more people involved, the lower each person's cost).
    If anyone else would like to contact her, here is her contact info:[masked], [masked]

    December 20, 2012

    • Kelda L.

      Thanks Tiffany for carrying it this far! Hopefully someone from STP will step up (Sustainable Tacoma Pierce, aka Tacoma Permaculture group). I'll bring it to the next meeting.

      December 23, 2012

    • Tiffany C.

      Thanks, Kelda :)

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My vote is primitive skills and wild edibles!

    November 29, 2012

  • Tiffany C.

    I will ask her; her youtube videos were with chickens, but she may do ducks or geese also

    November 29, 2012

  • Amy C.

    My vote would be for the poultry processing. Does she do ducks and geese or just chickens?

    November 29, 2012

  • Misty C.

    I am interested in Poultry processing, and Harvest/felt/spin wool.

    November 1, 2012

  • polly b.

    that sounds great. Depending on the day this is offered, I am in.
    I would say bird awareness and harvest/felt/spin wool would be
    my first 2 picks, but also wild edibles.

    October 14, 2012

  • Tiffany C.

    I couldn't get enough people to commit to it for this season, but I think it would be great for a spring/summer class(es) next year :)

    October 11, 2012

  • Tiffany C.

    I'm trying to gather a list of interested people so that we can set up one or two meetings/classes across a few different meetup groups that are interested. Andy, I agree that it's too late this season for this, but I'm excited to set it up for next summer :)

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I am new to this group. I am really interested in topics of permaculture, but especially some of these suggested for this meetup (wild edible plants and primitive skills). I am in Des Moines, but can come to Pierce or Thurston counties. I just realized you started this topic in June, so it may be getting a little late in the season to explore wild edible plants, but perhaps next summer, if we plan this early enough.

    September 28, 2012

  • Kelda L.

    It sounds like 15 people paying $20 each would be fair for her but enough hands-on for us. Maybe this could be tagged on to the olympia village building convergence....if you wanted her to come down to Oly.

    July 4, 2012

  • Tiffany C.

    Here's what Alexia told me - She’s up for combining topics/”choose your own adventure” with options, like wild plant walk going on while others process chickens…could gather wild foods, butcher chickens, then eat them over a campfire we started without matches (and/or bird language too). Her daily average rate is $200, and due to travel time, she needs to have a minimum full day. The more people, the lower cost, but the fewer people, the more hands on. Let me know what you all think :)

    July 3, 2012

  • Tiffany C.

    I'm leaning toward primitive skills/wild edible plants/poultry processing, but I'm open to birds/awareness too :) What is everyone else's preference on location/date/time/topic?

    June 29, 2012

  • Kelda L.

    My vote is for the bird language one. I feel like that's something I can start using in my life immediately. My two cents

    June 28, 2012

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    I am married and have 2 children. We currently raise poultry and rabbits, and a dairy goat. We... more

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