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BIG Reskilling/Barter Faire Planning Event- Transition!

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BIG Reskilling/Barter Faire Planning Event- Transition!

Time: March 15, 2012 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Food Co-op Connections Building
Street: 1220 North Forest
City/Town: Bellingham
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Phone: 360-671-6075
Event Type: planning, event
Organized By: Kate Clark and Tom Anderson
Latest Activity: May 1, 2012

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Event Description

All Reskilling (and Barter Faire) fanatics- arise! We need to get the ball rolling on a big, old fantastical, all-around resilience-building and hugely fun people’s faire to beat all faires. This will be the First Annual Whatcom Transition and Barter Festival, (or whatever we end up calling it) be a part of birthing this amazing community event! Just show up at the Bellingham Community Food Co-op Connections Building at 1220 North Forest, from 6-7:30 pm on March 15. Bring your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your willingness to be one of many volunteers to make this happen!

PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET AND NOT IN THE CO-OP PARKING LOT!  This is their busy time and we don't want to tie up a lot of parking spaces.

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Comment by Colin Sternagel on March 15, 2012 at 2:17pm

I can't make it to the meeting but I want to still offer a yurt as a classroom. If someone reads this before meeting could someone mention SunTime Yurts will try and set up a 16 or 20ft yurt. Please contact me with date details at

Comment by Harper Stone on March 12, 2012 at 3:46pm

We ought to collaborate with the Whatcom Folk School in this endeavor. If there's anyone encouraging reskilling locally, it's them.

Comment by Kate Clark on March 5, 2012 at 1:48pm

Here are some of my ideas for skills we could include in the festival...

Candle making



Spinning wool


Dying with Natural Dyes

Paper making



Sock Darning

Winterizing Bikes

Wood Carving


Goat Milking

Soap Making



Fence Building


Water Barrel Building

Shoe and Boot Repair

Making Herbal Tinctures

Re-Imagining Old Clothes to New Fashions

Making Body Care Products


Building with Natural Materials


Smoking Fish and Meats

Making Musical Instruments

Building a Bike Generator

Chicken Coop Building

Basket Weaving

Clay Making

Identifying Mushrooms

Making Sourdoughs

Build a Composting Toilet

Ham Radios

Personal Windmill or Solar Power


Rocket Stove

Herbal Medicines

Mushroom Growing

Cider Pressing

Tool Sharpening

Making Natural Cleaning Products (#45)

Comment by Kate Clark on March 5, 2012 at 1:32pm

A yurt there would be great...anybody know if there are any teepee people around as well? 


Comment by Colin Sternagel on March 5, 2012 at 1:17pm

If I can't make it, I would like someone to contact me about setting up a Mongolian yurt. I import Mongolian Yurts and would love to set one up for a vendor or classroom.

Comment by Brooke Kaemingk on February 29, 2012 at 10:03pm

This sounds amazing, I am very interested- will try my hardest to get out of work early and come!

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