Historic Macon plans workshops to educate people on carpentry, home improvement

Carpenters are in low supply, so the Historic Macon Foundation is doing something about it.

MACON, Ga. — For decades, the Historic Macon Foundation has focused on restoring historic buildings, but these buildings can’t be restored without one thing — carpenters!

The foundation has hired a “carpenter-in-residence” who fixes up these buildings and homes, and they’ll soon teach others how to do it too. It’s part of a new trade initiative that they’ll be launching soon. 

Executive Director Ethiel Garlington says achieving their mission is only possible with the help of carpenters.

“About five years ago, when we were working