Mobile Woodshop and
Urban Saw Mill and Forestry Education
Our goal is to teach a
new generation skill’s, specifically woodworking, finish carpentry
skills and urban forest stewardship. Additionally, we will raise
public awareness about the value of our urban forests to the city,
local economy, and the environment. An effective approach to urban
forest stewardship must target and engage students, who are the
future stewards of this valuable resource.
One of our target
audiences is students in the District’s public schools. The
objective of the mobile woodshop and urban forest stewardship
project is to create and help:
• Provide mobile
woodshop and carpentry training to the District’s high school and
community college students. In addition to justice served people and
seniors. By learning to use their hands, students will build
confidence, strength of character, and problem-solving capabilities,
as well as transferable skills that can be applied to well-paid
careers filled with a great sense of accomplishment and pride.
• Reclaim and
repurpose the city’s trees and trimmings and turn them into a
useable source of lumber for construction projects (i.e. home
improvement, community-based facilities, city parks, schools,
furniture, arts, and crafts).
• Create community
outreach and education on the diverse uses of urban recycled wood
and the importance of urban trees.
• Further enhance
the District of Columbia’s goals for sustainability and green
building and development. By bringing the tools out of the
classroom and into communities in need, students can practice their
skills, learn with experienced woodworkers and artists, improve
their communities, develop entrepreneurial skills, and foster a
sense of accomplishment and pride.
In addition, the mobile
woodshop can be used for art projects throughout the city and in the
parks. We will encourage other non-profits to utilize our mobile
woodworking facilities and offer them to city festivals, community
projects, and disaster relief. The uses for a mobile woodshop are
Washington is the Tree
Capital of the country, famous for its wide variety of trees, of
which many were given as gifts by grateful nations. These precious
trees are an extremely valuable resource we can’t afford to waste.
We are working with a
wide range of stakeholders on this project, from government to the
private sector and other non-profits and individuals.
We need your help.