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Learn how to make your own broom in this four-hour workshop with professional broom maker, Betania. In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a turkey wing broom to take home and use in our daily cleansing rituals.


Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world, handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine-made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction.


To register and reserve your space, please make payments through:

venmo @bearchild 
paypal to oakandmadrone@gmail.com

For questions and inquiries please email Betania directly at oakandmadrone@gmail.com

We’ll send you details and directions a few days before the event.

  – Because Betania is traveling from Washington to teach this class, we need to have a strict cancellation policy. All fees are non-refundable but are exchangeable to another person that you can find to take your place.

– Regardless if you are vaxed or not, if you are feeling any COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID in the last 3 days before the class, we ask that you find someone to take your place.

Betania (they/them) is a teacher and student of place based skills. As a young person running from the various institutions they found themselves in, one of the best places they found to hide was in “wild spaces”. In these so-called “wild” areas they found a sense of family with the Non-human world around them, here is where they felt held and safe. Betania believes strongly in the healing power of reconnecting and rebuilding relationships with our more-than-human relatives. They have found on their own path that working with their hands, in relationship with elements of nature brings some of the deepest healing. Betania has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing animal skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and is a professional Broom Maker.

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