Knife Sharpening

20160618_130123Every household uses knives. Most households have dull kitchen knives. This workshop is designed for any person capable of using a knife to also learn how to sharpen a knife. You will learn some of the why and how of knife purchasing and why some knives simply will not maintain a keen edge while others could cut a penny in half and you could still shave with it. We will also show and discuss some of the many tools used to sharpen knives.

Each person should bring one to three household or field knives they are familiar with to sharpen.  After a thorough explanation and demonstration each participant will be partnered and stationed at a sharpening stone to go to work on. Each person should leave with a knife “sharp enough to split a frog hair four ways”.

**Participation is limited to 12 people**

Date: March 30th, 2 – 4 pm     Cost: $15     Location: Charm City Farms     Instructor: Mangy White Bushman

*Notice of cancellation must be given 48-hrs in advance of any of our workshops or events in order to request a refund. Cancellations are subject to a $5 restocking fee. *

About The Instructor: Mangy White Bushman

Mangy, is a lifelong, avid naturalist and outdoorsman. He began cultivating a small, 3 acre farm in 2008, and after recovering from a vehicle accident packed up several field guides and gear and attempted his first through hike of the Appalachian Trail with his dog Fritz. While on the trail Mangy chose his next directions in life. Upon his return to Baltimore, he became the founder of Charm City Farms, LLC, an initiative within Baltimore to turn unused urban spaces and vacant lots into productive, food-bearing gardens which both serve and engage the local communities while bridging food gaps. Mangy is also the founder of Foragers of Baltimore, and Baltimore Bushcraft and Primitive Skills, through which he regularly teaches a variety of local workshops and classes on topics such as wild food foraging, plant uses, holistic orchardry, SPIN farming, composting, worm farming, grafting, beekeeping, mycology, bushcraft & primitive skills, bow making, deer hide tanning, and permaculture.

Mangy is a certified Permaculture designer and Permaculture Design Course instructor, and offers permaculture consultation and design, as well as in-depth Permaculture certification courses in the Baltimore and DC areas. He is often assisted by his young son Everett James Kelly aka Bullfrog. Mangy has also worked with education and outreach with Maryland University’s Department for Sustainable Agriculture, Maryland University of Integrative Health, the Baltimore Orchard Project, Dulaney High School, KIPP Baltimore, and Cromwell Valley Park. He has taught and spoken at the Future Harvest Conference and the Chesapeake Herb Gathering on foraging, orchardry, food, and Permaculture, and is regularly involved with local farms and organizations.

About The Location

11202884_1171708842844092_5564428178100094995_nThe “Brick Barn” is a brick garage turned classroom space on Charm City Farms’ farm space, a triple vacant, city-owned lot in the Johnston Square area of Baltimore. The Brick Barn serves as a classroom space for Permaculture Design Certificate courses, workshops, and a community gathering space, with future plans to include produce processing and to serve as a local goods trading post.

The address to the barn is 1310 Hillman St, Baltimore, MD 21202, directly across from Green Mount Cemetery.

Please park on Hoffman Street, parallel to the cemetery wall and walk up the hill to the barn.