Inspire • Inform • Instruct
The Ploughshare is a school that teaches traditional craft, homesteading and culinary skills.
We offer more than 120 different Classes, Workshops & Seminars
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Over the past 20+ years, more than 16,000 students have signed up for our courses.
Choose from our extensive range of hands-on workshops, classes and seminars. In these courses, you’ll begin gaining the skills needed to make fine heirloom items.
Kitchen & Homemaking
Though bread baking, cheese making and other kitchen skills were once common knowledge in most households across this country, sadly, many people today have grown up without learning these skills. Our experienced artisans will help you learn these skills through practical, hands-on experience and instruction.
Homestead & Garden
Learn to grow nutritious foods for you and your family. Through our classes, you can quickly gain the knowledge and skills to plan your family homestead, raise a family cow or milk goat, start a flock of dual-purpose, egg-laying and meat producing chickens, work with draft animals and more.
Heritage School of Woodworking
Students come from all over the world to take our woodworking classes. In them, you can learn everything from the basics of sharpening hand tools and joining wood to make durable functional items to advanced furniture making, wood turning, inlay, wood carving, guitar making, and more.
Our experienced instructors can teach you to how to produce heirloom furniture and other projects that will last for generations.
Your classes have given me skills I never had. Life has been enriched.
— J.P., a woodworking student