3 Part Series: Woodworking Toward Self Reliance

This organization is amazing! A powerful, exciting, enlightening, fun, knowledgeable day! Proud to have been in their intro to tools class. Give them all your support.

Tina Marie
Woodworking and Power tools Participant

The Run Down:

Woodworking Toward Self Reliance: Women, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming Folks Only
 
Hosted at POLLINATE farm & garden in Oakland California.
Workshop #1: July 7th 11am – 5pm
>> Build a 3 Stage Compost Bin<<
 
Workshop #2: July 14th 11 – 5pm
>> Build Potting Benches<<
 
Workshop #3: July 21st 11 – 5pm
>> Leopold Benches and Furniture Design<<
* ACCEPTING APPLICATION NOW until June 28th.
Confirmations will be sent June 29th

*This series is specifically for any one who identifies as a woman, trans, or gender non conforming.

Each workshop builds on the previous one.  You must attend them in order

Tools and materials will be provided. The speed and direction of the workshop will be participant led.

This workshop is offered for free in order to be accessible to low-income and marginalized communities.

We are committed to prioritizing people from marginalized communities who have the least access to these spaces and skills, specifically Black, Brown, and Indigenous people as well as folks who are differently-abled and those who have been excluded due to other forms of state-sanctioned violence.

Apply for the workshop below. The application allows us to fill the workshop in a way that is true to our mission. We’ll let you know on Friday April 13th if space is available.

Please donate if you are able so we can continue offering empowerment workshops around the country.

Suggested Donation is $100 but any amount is deeply appreciated.

Apply for the workshop now! Spots are limited

This workshop will cover how to operate a number of basic power tools and apply those skills to both group and individual carpentry projects. The final workshop you will have the option to make a piece you get to take home with you.

Each workshop in the series builds on the skills and concepts learned in the previous workshop.

The workshops include discussions on the transformative quality of radical self-reliance, how patriarchy impacts us, and societal myths that surround tools and building that often keep many from comfortably participating in these spaces.

The objective of the series is to have three empowering afternoons learning new skills, confronting social myths,  gaining strength from each other, and moving toward self reliance.

Please donate if you are able so we can continue offering empowerment workshops around the country.

Suggested Donation is $100 but any amount is deeply appreciated.

Any and all donations will first go to cover the cost of this workshop and any remaining donations will go toward future Frailty Myths events.

OR become a monthly sustaining member of the Frailty Myths Family, and your support instantly contributes to our sustainability, because only together we will smash the myth of frailty!

DATES, TIMES, & LOCATION

Woodworking Toward Self Reliance: Women, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming Folks Only
 
Hosted at POLLINATE farm & garden in Oakland California.
Workshop #1: July 7th 11am – 5pm
>> Build a 3 Stage Compost Bin<<
 
Workshop #2: July 14th 11 – 5pm
>> Build Potting Benches<<
 
Workshop #3: July 21st 11 – 5pm

>> Leopold Benches and Furniture Design<<

HOW TO APPLY

* ACCEPTING APPLICATION NOW until June 28th.
Confirmations will be sent June 29th

*This series is specifically for any one who identifies as a woman, trans, or gender non conforming.

Each workshop builds on the previous one.  You must attend them in order

Tools and materials will be provided. The speed and direction of the workshop will be participant led.

This workshop is offered for free in order to be accessible to low-income and marginalized communities.

We are committed to prioritizing people from marginalized communities who have the least access to these spaces and skills, specifically Black, Brown, and Indigenous people as well as folks who are differently-abled and those who have been excluded due to other forms of state-sanctioned violence.

Apply for the workshop below. The application allows us to fill the workshop in a way that is true to our mission. We’ll let you know on Friday April 13th if space is available.

Please donate if you are able so we can continue offering empowerment workshops around the country.

Suggested Donation is $100 but any amount is deeply appreciated.

Apply for the workshop now! Spots are limited

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This workshop will cover how to operate a number of basic power tools and apply those skills to both group and individual carpentry projects. The final workshop you will have the option to make a piece you get to take home with you.

Each workshop in the series builds on the skills and concepts learned in the previous workshop.

The workshops include discussions on the transformative quality of radical self-reliance, how patriarchy impacts us, and societal myths that surround tools and building that often keep many from comfortably participating in these spaces.

The objective of the series is to have three empowering afternoons learning new skills, confronting social myths,  gaining strength from each other, and moving toward self reliance.

Please donate if you are able so we can continue offering empowerment workshops around the country.

Suggested Donation is $100 but any amount is deeply appreciated.

Any and all donations will first go to cover the cost of this workshop and any remaining donations will go toward future Frailty Myths events.

OR become a monthly sustaining member of the Frailty Myths Family, and your support instantly contributes to our sustainability, because only together we will smash the myth of frailty!

Workshop Details:

Work with the group to build a three stage compost bin.


No Prerequisite

 

 

Date and Time: July 7th 2018 11am – 5pm

 

Skills Learned:

* Learn how to use power tools and hand tools

* Hands on building and use of all the tools

* Build group project and learn how to share tasks

* Work with mixed materials: wood and wire mesh

* Understand the difference between treated and untreated lumber and types of wood

* Introduction to how and why to compost

* Discussion of societal myths and working to create intentionally non toxic spaces to learn.

–>Snack and beverages provided

 

PART #2: POTTING BENCHES

 

Build Potting Benches: Women, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming only

Date and Time: July 14th 2018 11am – 5pm

 

*** Prerequisite: Frailty Myths Basic Wooding Workshop OR Triple Compost Bin

 

Skills Learned:

* Introduction to new power tools and hardware

* Practice Group Project

* Learn how to build a cut list and read plans

* Understand how to build and use gussets (can be used for any kind of shelf)

* Learn finishing skills: sanding, staining, etc.

* Introduction to planting and propagation

PART #3: LEOPOLD BENCHES

Build Leopold Benches: Women, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming only

Date and Time: July 21st 2018 11am – 5pm

*** Prerequisite: Part #2 Potting Benches

Skills Learned:

* Build a group project or build your own bench to take home

* Work with different tools and hardware

* Write your own cut list with guidance

* Manage your own project and read plans of 1 of 3 options

* Learn how to measure and cut angles

* Understand finishing options