North Alabama Agriplex’s Heritage Skills Camp beginning at the end of June

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The North Alabama Agriplex (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex will be hosting a special Heritage Skills Camp next week from Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30 from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

The camp’s teachers are a lineup of who’s who amongst the Cullman area arts and crafts community.

Woodworking will be instructed by local craftsman Leldon Maxcy while Katie Westmoreland will share her expertise on birdhouse gourds. Additional classes will be taught by Geraldine Hendrix on beginning quilting and Markus Doering will be leading the class on campfire cooking.

As the years go by, more and more heritage skills are lost along the way leaving the younger generations hungry for the skillset of olden days. The Heritage Skills Camp hopes to fill in the gaps with those lost skills.

Agriplex Executive Director Rachel Dawsey shares, “The North Alabama Agriplex created this new day camp based on folk crafts and skills due to the public interest and demand for these heritage skills. We have excellent, skilled instructors to teach the youth an introduction to each subject. This is a similar format to the Alabama Folk School or Campbell Folk School in North Carolina but right here in North Alabama!”

The day camp is for ages 11 and up and scholarships are available. For more information, please visit  https://agriplex.org/WPtest/summer-programs/ or call 256-297-1044. Scholarships are available.

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