Learn how to butcher large animals at your own home or farmstead! Utilizing simple tools and techniques, instructor Grant Adkisson will guide participants in a hands-on experience butchering a whole hog raised on his farm. Home butchering is an empowering skill that ensures every ounce of an animal goes to good use, is a cost effective way to ensure access to high quality meat, and builds deeper relationships with what nourishes you.
In this workshop, participants will:
Please note: Because this class is focused on home butchering (rather than commercial), and in compliance with NC regulations regarding animal processing, all meat will remain at the instructor’s farm at the end of the day. Information will be shared in the class about acquiring high-quality meat from local resources.
This class will be held both outdoors and indoors on Saturday December 2, 2023 from 9am – 4:30pm in Mars Hill, NC.
This class is for good for all skill levels, but will be especially useful for anyone interested in harvesting their own animals and processing them. Minimum age is 12 with adult. Bring a bagged lunch and wear layers in case it’s chilly outside.
Grant Adkisson (he/him) has been working with Earthskills events and schools for almost 13 years as staff or instructor and has a broad background including Livestock Farming, Organic Gardening, Charcuterie, Cooking, Hunting, Fishing, Archery, Wild Crafting, Blacksmithing, Martial Arts, Wilderness Medicine, Body Work, Mead Making and a host of other skills and interests. Grant is inspired by helping others to gain new skills and capabilities and strives to be a better craftsman and teacher in the process. You really don’t know a subject until you can effectively answer tough questions from a student about it! Grant has been hunting and processing deer and small game for 16 years and raising his own sheep, goats, pigs and cows for the last 5-6 years. Grant has harvested and butchered many dozens of large animals for himself and other farmers/hunters and has become highly skilled in the process.
In order to make our workshops more accessible, we offer two price options for each class, with an additional Equity Discount for qualifying individuals. Please consider these options and select your price at checkout.
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Registration closes Friday December 1.
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Having grown up in a multicultural family, Kimberly’s love for languages and traditional cultures is infused into everything she creates. After many years overseas, she now calls the Appalachian mountains her home and continues to keep the adventure alive by staying close to the wild. Kimberly is a singer songwriter, dancer, women’s circle facilitator, personal finance astrologer, bookkeeper, yoga teacher, and chef.