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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
Website or Map: http://www.communityfood.coop/
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)...so 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 suntimeyurts@gmail.com

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

Felting

Shearing

Spinning wool

Knitting

Dying with Natural Dyes

Paper making

Beekeeping

Chicken-Raising

Sock Darning

Winterizing Bikes

Wood Carving

Canning

Goat Milking

Soap Making

Weaving

Blacksmithing

Fence Building

Composting

Water Barrel Building

Shoe and Boot Repair

Making Herbal Tinctures

Re-Imagining Old Clothes to New Fashions

Making Body Care Products

Pickling

Building with Natural Materials

Stonemasonry

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

Horseshoeing

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.

suntimeyurts@gmail.com

www.suntimeyurts.com

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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