Forging Ahead

Last week I posted a video vignette about the soap and lip balm making micro-enterprise at Community First! Village. This week I’ve got another one for you, and it could use some of what the one last week was making... ha!

The blacksmith shop provides another way for residents to earn a dignified income by learning a new craft. In this traditional forging workshop, Evan teaches old world techniques for making a variety of items from steel.

Like the soap and lip balm, these handmade products are then available for sale in the Community Market. The sense of pride and accomplishment in creating these original pieces is evident if you get a chance to discuss it with the maker. Enjoy!

At the Shepherd pledge level ($150), we offer a hand-forged bottle opener as our gift to you. Help us today!