Chainsaw Maintenance & Basic Forestry Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
We'll go over the basics of taking care of your chainsaw; mixing fuel, chain sharpening, carburetor adjustments and more. We'll also show you how to safely operate your saw and work with other forestry tools to fell trees, cut logs for firewood, and clear debris from your property. We will also identify common trees and invasive specias, all in a picturesque setting.
Seth is a friend of The Coop's through School of Living! He has been teaching children how to farm since he built his first school garden at his daughter’s elementary school in 2008. He has since built several school gardens in Baltimore and the surrounding areas, as well as farms for his own ventures and for others. Seth has developed proven novel technologies and methods to make farming and practical living more accessible while decreasing environmental impacts. His experience as a veteran has instilled a solid work ethic and discipline that has carried his ideas and skills around the country building high efficiency greenhouses for farms, universities and institutions like the National Arboretum, Univ. of DC, Great Kids Farm and many more community gardens and projects. Seth also has years of experience building and remodeling houses, designing and constructing renewable energy systems and consulting on production and workforce logistics.
- 12pm - 2pm Intro & Chainsaw maintenance and forestry tool basics
- 2pm - 3pm Plant identification and tree felling safety
- 3pm - 4pm Practical forestry instruction
- 4pm - 4:30pm Wrap up, review, and questions
What to bring:
- Your WORKING chainsaw and existing maintenance and sharpening kit. (If your chainsaw is not operable, please do not bring it. This workshop is intended to improve attendees' ability to operate and maintain a fully functioning chainsaw.)
- Pen and paper for taking notes
- Water or snacks if desired
If these are skills that you require or are interested in to live more sustainably with your land, please attend and pay what you are able. The suggested donation of $20-$50 will help support our expert's travel expenses and time.