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Preserving history and ensuring food security with homesteading skills.

Tillers International stands at the forefront as a premier center for learning essential homesteading skills. From the artistry of toolmaking and timber framing to the traditional crafts of woodworking, coopering, and blacksmithing, our mission extends beyond instruction. We are committed to nurturing leaders in food security from emerging regions and offering them direct, hands-on experience under the guidance of our seasoned experts. Our diverse community of learners includes professionals from living history museums, innovative farmers exploring sustainable energy solutions, and curious explorers from all corners of the nation. At Tillers, we are united by a shared conviction: the power of historic skills, faithfully taught in our courses both in the US and abroad, holds the key to transformative personal and community growth.

Collaborating with small-scale farmers to improve food security.

At Tillers International, our dedication goes beyond teaching: it’s about forging meaningful partnerships with small-scale farmers across the globe to enhance food security and community resilience. Our approach is rooted in the sharing of traditional homesteading skills and innovative tools, tailored to empower communities to thrive sustainably. Through dynamic collaboration with local partners in various developing regions, we engage in rigorous research and practical education to co-create farming systems that are not only sustainable but also adaptable to the challenges of climate change, using resources that are readily available within these communities.

 

We invite you to delve deeper into our global mission, explore the inspiring initiatives it has sparked, and discover the various ways you can contribute to this transformative journey. By clicking below, you’ll uncover stories of empowerment, innovation, and the collective effort to build a more food-secure world, one community at a time.

Sustainable farming through the preservation of heritage skills.

At Tillers International, our dedication goes beyond teaching: it’s about forging meaningful partnerships with small-scale farmers across the globe to enhance food security and community resilience. Our approach is rooted in the sharing of traditional homesteading skills and innovative tools, tailored to empower communities to thrive sustainably. Through dynamic collaboration with local partners in various developing regions, we engage in rigorous research and practical education to co-create farming systems that are not only sustainable but also adaptable to the challenges of climate change, using resources that are readily available within these communities.

 

We invite you to delve deeper into our global mission, explore the inspiring initiatives it has sparked, and discover the various ways you can contribute to this transformative journey. By clicking below, you’ll uncover stories of empowerment, innovation, and the collective effort to build a more food-secure world, one community at a time.

Blacksmithing, timber framing, and other homesteading classes.

Our classes take inspiration from a time in the United States where few people had access to electricity or motors. We look at methods common to people from 1860 to 1920, when most rural Americans were ‘off-grid.’ As a result, our classes attract individuals who are interested in history, the use of hand tools, nostalgia, and doing things ‘the old-school way.’ Among our catalog of homesteading classes, we offer:

•  Farming With Draft Animals

•  Metalworking

•  Toolmaking

•  Woodworking

•  Timber Framing

•  Stone Masonry

•  Coopering

•  Medicine Making