The Old School Wish List

We’re always looking for more teachers in new subjects we haven’t yet covered, and new ideas for classes we haven’t yet thought up.
 
Here’s a list of classes we’d love to host, if we could just find willing teachers. Got one of the skills below? Know someone who does? Suggest a teacher!
 

Home / Garden / Farm

  • Homemade cleaning products
  • Keeping goats
  • DIY geothermal heat pumps
  • Three-sisters gardening
  • Traditional adobe construction
  • Straw-bale construction
  • Xeriscape
  • Hydroponic gardening and/or aquaponics

Food & Drink

  • Growing culinary mushrooms
  • Root beer and ginger ale
  • Apple cider and/or hard cider
  • Mead
  • Homemade pasta, ravioli
  • Pumpkin butter or apple butter
  • Peanut butter & other nut butters
  • Intro to CSAs and co-ops
  • Intro to cowpools & meatshares

Crafts

  • Rug-braiding
  • Basket weaving
  • Bookbinding
  • Upholstery
  • Tatting
  • Macrame
  • Spinning
  • Felting

Recycle / Reuse

  • Biodiesel fuel
  • Reclaiming wood
  • Plarn (recycled plastic bag yarn)
  • Homemade recycled paper
  • Dumpster diving

Repair / Maintenance

  • Bike repair
  • Auto basics: changing oil, tires
  • Basic plumbing: unclogging a drain, fixing a leaky sink
  • Home handyman

Survival / Emergency Prep

  • First aid
  • DIY campstove
  • Basic home prepping