© Bending Oak 2022

Visit: 100 Cottage Grove Dr., Youngstown, OH 44505

Weaving a Grass Mat

Permaculture design at bending oak

Audience: Adults, Teens

Duration: 2 hours

Level: Beginner & beyond

Participants will harvest their own grass stalks from the wild stand of grass on the property. Then using a primitive loom, participants will create their own grass mat. By using the primitive loom participants will learn to make the loom, string the loom, and weave a mat which is theirs to take home. A grass mat can be used for a yoga mat, a sunshade, a beach mat, or a base layer mat for primitive camping.

 (Wild grassy areas are the home for mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, and chiggers during the warmer months so it is recommended to bring or wear clothing such as long sleeve shirts, pants, socks, cotton gloves while gathering materials.)  

Permaculture design at bending oak

Weaving a Grass Mat

July 20th at 10am

$25 per person
$45 for two people 

Click here to securely access our e-commerce/cart on our trusted subdomain

Peter M. Hoffman

From an early age Peter learned self-reliant skills from his parents and grandparents, which instilled in him a passion for living off the land. His thirst for knowledge lead him to the Pathfinder School where he continued to develop his primitive and self-reliance skills, ultimately becoming an instructor himself. 

Being a lifelong learner, Peter has continued to gain knowledge in herbalism, has created his own permaculture design which includes a blacksmith forge, built his own off grid cabin from recycled materials, an orchard with an integrated pond and watering system, extracted maple sap from multiple forests for maple syrup production, and learned to harvest and make full use of wild game. He has worked with National Geographic and The History Channel, has been published in The Backwoodsman Magazine and has developed his own YouTube channel, Intricate Nature. 

Bending Oak is proud to be a family owned and family-first workplace; In an effort to honor our staff and their families we will be closed on holidays.

© Bending Oak 2022