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Emmet Van Driesche

October 20, Dudley Square
Emmet Van Driesche is an editor, teacher, blogger, and owner of a Christmas tree farm in western Massachusetts. Through classes and his videos, he teaches the basics and techniques of wooden spoon carving, which he also documents on a blog about the overlaps of entrepreneurship and craftsmanship. Van Driesche also co-founded Spoonesaurus, a project that brings together the spoon carving community through gatherings and a magazine. Van Driesche operates Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm with his wife. He is the author of Carving Out a Living on the Land, of which the Boston Globe says “the lessons here, cleanly told, serve the aspiring farmer, small business owner, and demonstrate not just how to run a farm, but how to build a sustainable and deeply satisfying life.”