The Morning Star Fishermen mission is to “Help others, help themselves” and to this end, we are looking for instructors who are passionate about teaching traditional, heritage, agrarian, and re-skilling crafts in a student centered environment that inspires our students hands, hearts, and minds.
Morning Star Fishermen seeks to find the highest quality instructors available. Our instructors are not only masters of their crafts; but they strive to be thoughtful, experienced, supportive teachers and members of our community.
Please note the following:
New instructors should complete the application form provided in the Instructor Guidelines Document. Applications can either be emailed to or hardcopies can be mailed to Morning Star Fishermen, 33336 Old Saint Joe Rd, Dade City FL 33525. This application is only required once. Please keep in mind when filling out the application, that instructor bios will be public on our website. Instructor applications may be submitted at any time.
Propose a Class
Instructors may propose a class by completing the attached Course Form. This form should only be submitted along with the instructor application or by approved instructors. Please submit your class proposals 4-6 months in advance of the date of the proposed class. We need that time to schedule, create advertising, print, distribute class information and still leave time for students to plan their attendance.
The “Courses” are general subject topics that we are interested in offering classes in. Specific classes within these categories may be proposed by instructors; but feel free to be creative! We want to teach what people want to learn and it all starts with finding the right instructor.
Wood Arts (wood turning, furniture, tool craft & care, wood carving, toy making)
Fiber Arts (waving, spinning, knitting, felting, eco-dying, sewing, moccasins)
Native Art and Craft (wood carving, weaving, foraging, food preparation, beading, pottery)
Blacksmithing/Welding (basic skills, took making & repair)
Outdoor Skills/Ecology (foraging, native plant identification, hunting/fishing/gathering, outdoor skills/safety, beginners ethnobotany)
Animal Husbandry (chickens, pigs, rabbits, goats, geese, ducks)
Agriculture (gardening, food preservation/storage, cooking, fermentation, micro-farming, seed saving, beekeeping, wine/beer, cheese/butter, vermiculture, Permiculture, Biodynamics)
Health ( herbal medicine, natural body care)
Book Binding/Paper Making
Other (homesteading/sustainable living, home/community energy, building a business around your craft, building community)
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