Homesteading Crafts and Skills Workshops
Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year at our crafts village and at Heritage Farm, our working homestead.
Hundreds come each year to participate in seminars and workshops where they not only learn craft and homesteading skills of the highest quality but also see these skills practiced in the context of a whole life in which the almost lost art of Christian mutual service becomes integral to meeting practical daily needs.
The CFEE is set in a traditional village that includes restored historical buildings. Here, we nurture the best of the American past–not as a history museum but as a living community where contemporary solutions to the problems of social disintegration can be seen in the day-to-day life of a people.
We now offer more than fifty workshops to the public. Our School of Woodworking teaches a full range of hand-tool woodworking classes year-round from beginning seminars through advanced furniture projects. Our School of Homesteading offers basic instruction in gardening, agricultural skills, kitchen and homemaking skills, as well as traditional workshop crafts. We also offer a variety of beginning craft instruction kits and patterns for children in the crafts of woodworking, pottery, hand sewing, simple weaving and cross-stitch.