Instructors

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Tom Zimmer

Tom is a co-founder of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center. He loves working with his hands – whether it be shearing sheep, building farm outbuildings, designing greenhouses, irrigation systems or tinkering in Calypso’s blacksmith shop. He loves sharing his knowledge and skills with others. He began teaching at age 16 and has been teaching in one way or another ever since.…Read More

Tom is a co-founder of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center. He loves working with his hands – whether it be shearing sheep, building farm outbuildings, designing greenhouses, irrigation systems or tinkering in Calypso’s blacksmith shop. He loves sharing his knowledge and skills with others. He began teaching at age 16 and has been teaching in one way or another ever since. He is one of the primary instructors of Calypso’s workshops and Farmer Training Program.

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John Ziv

John is a custom woodworker from Anchorage, Alaska. He specializes in making tools for spinning, weaving, cord-making and other fiber arts. John has been doing fiber arts in various form for most of his life and since becoming a professional tool maker has been surrounded by fiber arts nearly non-stop for the last 8 years. He likes to help people find crafts that let them both relax and express themselves.Read More

John is a custom woodworker from Anchorage, Alaska. He specializes in making tools for spinning, weaving, cord-making and other fiber arts.

John has been doing fiber arts in various form for most of his life and since becoming a professional tool
maker has been surrounded by fiber arts nearly non-stop for the last 8 years. He likes to help people find crafts
that let them both relax and express themselves.