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Events

We have new events every month. To register or learn more about our upcoming events at any of our locations, visit our Eventbrite page.

 

Sourdough Workshop with Jessie
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Sourdough Workshop with Jessie

  • 75 Country Lane Enfield, NS Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jessie has been baking sourdough bread since her daughter was born and started baking much more when she realized how much her community (HRM) craved it.. She is self-taught, but loves sharing knowledge with others. She is especially eager to share some of her favourite recipes using the sourdough starter culture that doesn't get used to bake bread--like crackers!

Suitable for adults and ages 10 and up, younger children will need an assistant.

If this is your first time attending a barter-based skills-trade class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class. Our facilitator's preferred items are listed below to help identify fair trades:

  • NS honey

  • fresh produce

  • coconut oil

  • butter

  • farm fresh eggs

  • red wine

  • chocolate

  • handmade items

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to candirp83@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Nature Walk with Allison
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Walk with Allison

We are super excited to get out of the house and go for a Nature Walk with our favourite Nature enthusiast Allison Gilby.

We are going to meet just up the road from our normal Life.School.House - East Hants Location, and meet at the Nine Mile River Trails (3 minutes from Country Lane)

Allison, who runs a Nature based Play School, has a small homestead, and is a beloved Girl Guide Leader will show how to ID different plants/trees, and organisms in the woods, and share some resources to help us know what we are looking at in the woods while we go on a hike on the main loop, and if we have time, down to the river.

This is an all ages event, with limited tickets.

If this is your first time attending a barter-based skills-trade class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class. Our facilitator's preferred items are listed below to help identify fair trades:

- Allison has asked for items for the food bank as her barter item for this event.

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to candirp83@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Barter Based: Homesteading 101 Chicken Butchering
Sep
21
12:30 PM12:30

Barter Based: Homesteading 101 Chicken Butchering

  • 8089 Hwy 10 Nictuax South, Nova Scotia Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will join Lorriane Case who has been processing chickens for decades. She will take us through the process of butchering a chicken. We will cover all aspects of moving the chicken from the coop to the freezer.

If this is your first time attending a barter-based class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class.

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to lifeschoolhouseav@gmailcom or @lifeschoolhouseav on facebook.

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Barter Based: Creative Weaving Class
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Barter Based: Creative Weaving Class

  • 2421 John Street Halifax, Nova Scotia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you been seeing hand made wall hangings popping up in your Pinterest and Instagram feeds as #roomgoals and #aesthetic? This workshop can help unravel the basic principles of using a frame loom to create textile art.

Starting with over/under techniques and moving on to ways to create depth and texture, you will come away with building blocks that you can mix and match indefinitely as you make your own wall hangings.

Join us for an evening with Wyanne - a life long maker that learns by doing. She is internet-taught in many things and thankful for YouTube, where she can see people doing things they love and learn from their shared knowledge. Inspired by makers and crafters online, she was thinking of nailing together my own loom when she noticed that IKEA had an affordable loom option for less effort than she could make my own at the time. We will be following in her footsteps and learning together IKEA looms!

EACH PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO BRING THESE MATERIALS:

  1. A frame loom (IKEA carries a perfectly functional frame loom in their Kids Arts & Crafts section for $19.99+tax (https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/lustigt-7-piece-weaving-loom-set-00387054/). Note: we can also teach you to make a cardboard loom if you can't purchase one for the workshop.

  2. A diverse selection of yarn from your stash. Thick yarn/rope weaves faster and is easier to see progress, thin yarn will take longer but allow for more detailed texture.

  3. Tapestry or darning needle - big eye, blunt tip, some length

  4. Scissors

  5. Barter Items (see below)

If this is your first time attending a barter-based skills-trade class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class. If you are unable to purchase any of the required materials please contact us as we wouldn't want this to be a barrier to your participation - we have some supplies available for shared use but we need to know how much to bring :)

To help identify fair trades, our facilitator's preferred items are listed below:

  • a family doctor who is taking new patients

  • massage voucher

  • farm eggs

  • fancy mushrooms

  • movie tickets

  • butcher meat (identified and a recommended way to prepare it...there's a story that goes with needing it identified)

  • home depot or amazon gift card (we have oddly specific needs that go beyond "building materials" or "craft supplies")

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to jodene.dunleavy@gmail.com or on Facebook or Instagram @lifeschoolhouse.

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Barter Based: Basic Welding
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Barter Based: Basic Welding

  • 800 Ingilsville Road Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia B0S 1C0 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Peter as he starts us on a welding adventure! We will meet at 800 Ingilsville Road so that we can access to his equipment. Peter will go over Stick Welding, MIG and if there is time we will do some copper soldering for plumbing.

If this is your first time attending a barter-based class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class. Our facilitator's preferred items are listed below to help identify fair trades:

  • Produce

  • Farm fresh eggs

  • Wine

  • cheese

  • Any surprises at all

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to lifeschoolhouseav@gmailcom or @lifeschoolhouseav on facebook.

Please wear non-flammable clothing i.e. cotton.
This is very much a hands on experience 'How do you get to Carnegie Hall...?'
'Practice, practice, practice'

This will give you the basic understanding of welding with the ability to repair, rebuild or repurpose the ultimate metal recycling... the limit is imagination and skill (practice, practice, practice!)

If you happen to have any of the following please bring it: Personal Protective Equipment, glasses, gloves, welding masks. Peter does have a limited supply of these items so you do not have to have them to come!

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Barter Based: Bulk Ordering with Penny
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Barter Based: Bulk Ordering with Penny

  • 1963 Clarence Road Bridgetown, Nova Scotia Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Penny has graciously offered to spear head a bulk order evening from Rancho Vignola, we will gather and select the items that we are interested in purchasing then she will fill out all the forms and put in the order.

If this is your first time attending a barter-based class, note that attendees are encouraged to bring an item(s) to offer in exchange for the knowledge shared in addition to any supplies required for the class. Our facilitator's preferred items are listed below to help identify fair trades:

  • Produce

  • Farm fresh eggs

  • Wine

  • Hand made soap

  • Any surprises at all

There is no fee associated with this ticket but please do not just indicate "coming" on the event - we've found this is not an accurate capture of attendees. If you have any difficulty registering you can send us an email to lifeschoolhouseav@gmailcom or @lifeschoolhouseav on Facebook.

Would you enjoy having access to the very best dried fruits and freshest nuts you have ever tasted? Introducing Rancho Vignola’s top-quality, new crop products, with a great selection of raw and certified organic items. Rancho Vignola is a seasonal business specializing in fresh nuts, new crop dried fruit and fine confections. As such, we are only open for business during specific times of the year. The main part of our business coincides with the fall harvest during which the majority of the crops are harvested and our products are at their peak of quality and freshness.

Rancho Vignola has been bringing in the “Best of the New Crop” since 1980! Our products are purchased by individuals, families, buying groups, fundraising organizations and retail stores across Canada. Most of our products are sold on an annual “fresh from harvest” basis through our wholesale ordering season, which is effective each September.

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