Last (Two) Weeks at the Institute — 16–29 Dec. 2017

This post seems so last year, oh wait, it is. Happy New Year! Last week the institute was largely closed but we were still busy writing blog posts, preparing podcasts, finishing the roof, renovating the bathroom, and laying plans for 2018. As we were closed, this post sums up two weeks’ worth of activity. Upcoming … More Last (Two) Weeks at the Institute — 16–29 Dec. 2017

Last Week at the Institute — 9–15 Dec. 2017

Last week was a quiet one at the institute with lots of behind-the-scenes work, which is neither photogenic nor gripping reading. Nonprofit Management Winter is when we write grants and do office work. We’re doing outreach to increase our fundraising and underwriting. This also means that blog posts and podcasting should become more regular while … More Last Week at the Institute — 9–15 Dec. 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is spreading among elk, moose, and white-tail and mule deer in North America. The affliction is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. “Mad Cow” Disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is the best-known disease in this family, as is the human-borne Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease. It was first found in a deer-research facility in Colorado … More Chronic Wasting Disease

Workshop: Venison Butchery, Dec. 2 (tentatively), $15 (nonmembers)/$5 (members) SOLD OUT — WAITING LIST AVAILABLE OR VOLUNTEER TO HOST

UPDATE: This workshop is currently full but you can be added to the waiting list by emailing scott@lowtechinsitute.org or checking out with the “wait list” option on our store. If you’d like to host a butchering workshop, please get in contact with us. This fall we’ll be offering a limited workshop on venison butchery. The … More Workshop: Venison Butchery, Dec. 2 (tentatively), $15 (nonmembers)/$5 (members) SOLD OUT — WAITING LIST AVAILABLE OR VOLUNTEER TO HOST