Exactly Rob. If you didn't see it, here is their thought process to their work.
International Rural Development
Tillers' mission is to preserve, study, and exchange low-capital technologies that increase the productivity of rural communities. We provide international trainings and consultations on the introduction or maximization of animal power, blacksmithing, woodworking, intensive pasturing and fodder, low-capital technologies, and more. Tillers conducts ground based hands-on trainings in international rural villages, larger population centers, at our Cook's Mill Learning Center in Michigan, and at our new learning center in Chimoio, Mozambique.
The Elements of Tillers' Approach
Our principal product is inspiring rural innovation.
Low-capital rural technology is the medium through which we build attitudes of experimentation.
Grassroots people-to-people exchange is at the core of Tillers' approach.
Listening before acting is critical.
The knowledge and skill base for our work has become scarce.
Partner organizations support our innovators overseas.
Quality tools and facilities inspire world-class innovations and re-invention.
Teaching me woodworking with tools I could never afford or have use to after leaving the class makes my education useless. That is one of the things I love about what I teach in the high school. Welding and woodturning have an inherent cost to purchasing the main piece of equipment, but less than $500.00 can get them up and running with critical pieces of equipment and safety equipment. Their work ethics and desires can then improve their equipment. (nothing wrong with starting with nothing!)
Thank you for the WWOOF link. Don't remember seeing it before.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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