Self Bow Course

The self bow takes an archer to the most intimate level of archery possible. Hand crafting a shootable bow takes time, patience, endurance, woodworking skills, humility and determination.  In this course you will learn the basic principles of bow design and construction for an American Flat Bow made from Hickory. At the end of this course participants will leave with their self bow crafted by their own hands. Participants should be competent with basic hand tools and prepared for moderate to hard physical work. 

**Space is limited to 10 participants**

Schedule: 15 hour course October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th from 6 – 9 pm

Location: Charm City Farms

Instructors: Mangy White Bushman

Cost: $100

About the instructor: Mangy White BushmanMangy, 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.