2017-05-18 / Happenings

Skill swap, music coming to Earthwork Farm

Crosshatch and Earthwork Music will offer a full day of hands-on mini-classes followed by live music and camping at Missaukee County’s Earthwork Farm June 3.

For the second year in a row, a collaboration between Crosshatch and Earthwork Music is offering an opportunity for attendees to come together and learn new skills, such as bike repair, bread baking, songwriting, simple tailoring and much more, with 16 workshops in all.

After a day of swapping skills, attendees will enjoy an on-farm dinner and waltz hour followed by live music in the barn featuring Seth Bernard (founding director of Earthwork Music, unveiling new material), Gifts of Creatures (husband and wife duo, antique indie folk rock from Lansing), and Heavy Color (richly textured celestial dance music, Toledo based).

“This is proactive problem solving on a local level. Community enrichment in action. We’re celebrating our heritage and fostering inclusive hands-on community resilience,” Bernard said. “Any one of these workshops is worth the price of admission. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with the Crosshatch team to bring this skill swap to Earthwork Farm, my birthplace. Please join us, you won’t regret it or forget it.”

There are three ticket options for skill-swappers. The whole shebang is $60, which includes the all-day skill swap beginning at noon, entry to the concert and overnight camping. For $35, participants can attend just the skill swap from noon to 6, or just the concert and camping beginning at 7 p.m.

The Skill Swap and concert is June 3 from noon until late. Tickets run from $35-$60.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.crosshatch.org/events. The skill swap is made possible with support from Oryana Community Coop, The Redheads, New Holland Brewing and Walk the Beat. For sponsorship information, email Crosshatch at info@crosshatch.org.

Earthwork Farm is located at 4399 North 7 Mile Rd., Lake City.

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