HOMESTEADING WORKSHOPS

Homesteading is a term for a "lifestyle of self-sufficiency" which describes the life of the Mather family back in 1778 when Deacon Joseph and Sarah Mather built the Homestead. Their surrounding 100 acre farm provided everything an 11 person family needed to be self-sufficient.   They raised animals, grew vegetables and other crops, cooked, sewed and embroidered their clothing, canned fruits and vegetables, made candles ... and more.  Our workshops give participants knowledge and hands-on experience with activities that would have been undertaken by Homesteaders.  Join us!

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

  • Homesteading 101 Workshop:  Holiday Greenery
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 30
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center
    Nov 30, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Create your very own holiday wreath or centerpiece. We provide all the materials -- plus a holiday cocktail or two for inspiration. Bring clippers please! $95/85 members
  • Modern patchwork quilting with Denyse Schmidt
    Time is TBD
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center
    Time is TBD
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Learn the art of hand-sewn improvisational patchwork quilting. No experience required! By the end of the workshop, you'll create one or more unique patchwork blocks to use for a pillow, a small wall-hanging, or a small quilt.