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Farm Tours at Rare Bird Farm

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

Every Friday at 3pm April - October we host farm tours for pre-paid registrants. Someone will show you around the farm, introduce you to the animals, give you a history and update on the farm, it’s buildings and structures, what we’re growing and what grows here naturally. We orient you with a map, have fresh […]

$25.00

Dairy Processing 101 with Mary Cutter

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

In this workshop we'll do a deep dive into the basics of processing raw(unpasteurized and non-homogenized) milk from the farm to the kitchen. This class will give you the foundational knowledge to process milk at home to make some of your favorite grocery store dairy products like butter, yogurt, and fresh cheeses like ricotta and mozzarella. […]

Pervasive Vine Ribbed Basket Weaving with Nancy Basket

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

Using more prolific naturals, such as Wisteria, Virginia Creeper, English Ivy, Grape Vine and split Kudzu vines to weave a small ribbed basket. Nancy Basket takes her name from the work she does and a Cherokee grandmother long ago, Margaret Basket. She’s made vessels from natural materials for more than 40 years. Expect serious humor, […]

Craft a Sweeper Broom Class

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

Join Emileigh of Rhythm & Ritual for a day of broomcraft and connection. More than a handcrafts class, Emileigh creates a ritual space for participants to settle in and create with intention. Everyone will make their own full length sweeper broom. Participants will have an opportunity to use a drawknife and shaving horse to create […]

Willow Basket Weaving

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

*YOU CAN CAMP AT RARE BIRD FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND AND GET A FREE INTIMATE CONCERT WITH ANYA HINKLE ON SATURDAY EVENING. Weaving willow baskets is a practice in revitalizing the quality and integrity of our cultural functions. This weaving tradition is one of the oldest and historically important materials to all of Europe. Willow […]

We welcome submission of Western North Carolina events focused on our heritage themes of mountain music, crafts, foodways, outdoors and Cherokee culture. Please submit two weeks in advance.

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