Basic Broom Making: Hearth Brooms with John Holzwart


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Date:  June 13, 2020

10 am – 3 pm

Skill Level: Beginning

Class Registration Fee:  $80.00


Discover the art of making handmade brooms! Wisconsin broom maker Little John will teach you how to make a real broom for decorative or functional use. Students will learn to make one round or one flat hearth broom (your choice). Handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included.

Materials fee: (Paid directly to instructor during class):  included

Students need to bring the following supplies:  Participants should refrain from wearing open toed shoes and plan to bring a sharp knife and scissors.

John Holzwart is a naturalist, permaculturalist, wild forager, and traditional broom maker.  He has much passion for the natural world and strives to inspire others to cultivate their passions as well.  John teaches and demonstrates the many traditional skills he practices at events across North America.  His authenticity and commitment to personal growth shine through as he interacts with the public.  You can often find John in the woods, looking for broom handles, mushrooms, and other wild edibles.  Learn more at


Registration includes your lunch, and one free admission to Saturday night’s virtual Healthy Hoedown.