The Old School, an academy of frugal, traditional and sustainable living arts
, is forming and it needs teachers!
Please look through the list below and let me know if you or someone you know might be interested in teaching a class or series of classes in a subject or subjects. Teachers will receive compensation AND a share of proceeds.
I'm looking for experts (or near experts) who can present their topics with a spirit of engaging optimism and practicality. This is a great opportunity for people who make a living or already teach in these fields to reach potential clients, but any teacher will need to respect the goal of teaching over salesmanship.
Interested in taking a few classes? Great. They will be affordable and fun! A schedule will be prepared once teachers are secured. And I hope to launch with a website and workshop sampling day sometime in late April.
Please throw all suggestions (class topic I missed?) and questions my way. And please pass this e-mail freely.
Here is the subject list, though some teachers have already claimed classes:
bread with sprouted grain sprouting
cooking with/sprouting grains knitting/crochet
culturing milk (yogurt, kefir, etc.) cast iron cooking/care
fermenting (sauerkraut, preserving) wood stove basics
gardening/container gardening composting
rainwater harvesting solar cooking
bee keeping toys from yore
chicken keeping darning socks
keeping a family milk source (cow/goat) sewing
home brewing beer/wine quilting
canning homemade cleaning products
homemade beauty products (shampoo,etc) soap making
homemade feminine care products kumbucha
basket making seed saving