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Human-Scale Beef and Lamb Butchery Workshop

June 16 - June 18


Learn food sovereignty by becoming a member of the harvest.


This exciting, intimate, hands-on, and 3-day immersive will include a full harvest of 1 full beef and 2 lambs. Tickets are limited to maintain both the intimacy and spirit of this course alongisde the hands-on component! Learn by utilizing your hands and antique cutlery.

This beef and lamb harvest course is intended to give all course members the opportunity to get directed, hands-on experience harvesting 1 full beef and 2 lambs. The entirerty of the butchery of this course will be in your hands, our skilled teachers will only be directing. Each ticket includes the admission into the course, along with two locally-sourced meals a day. Lodging is avialable for an additional fee, from glamping in our Wildwood Decks to indoor accomadation with wifi, a full kitchen, and shared bathroom spaces.

Beef Field Harvest Techniques: Learn how to field harvest cattle without any infrastructure, outside the harvest weaponry. We do not use headgates, chutes, coralls, etc., in order to maintain a truly honorable, richly spiritual, and stress-free environment for all.

Lamb Field Harvest Techniques: Learn how to field harvest a lamb without any infrastructure, outside of a knife. The ancient techniques that you will learn in this course are the most intimate, sure, and ethical we know. They are also the most accessible, requiring only a sharp blade.

Human-Scale Butchery: Learn how to break down beef and lamb with the most basic and simple technology: a hand saw, a few knives, and a simple meat grinder.

How to Cook Some Cuts: Do you know how to prepare the different cuts of meats, produced via whole-animal butchery? While this course is dedicated to the harvest and human-scale butchery componments, we will spend some time during this course going over cooking and preparation techniques.


Robinia Institute
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Daniel Firth Griffith
Instructor Bio
This human-scale beef and lamb butchery course is taught by Daniel Griffith, a storyteller, emergent conservationist, lover of the wildwoods, and bestselling author of books such as Wild Like Flowers and Boone. He is the President and Co-Founder of Robinia, Savory Institute Hub Leader/AP/Hub Verifier, best-selling author, and Certified Permaculture Designer.


Timshel Wildland
530 James River Road
Wingina, VA 24599 United States
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