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Whatcom SkillShare Faire

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Whatcom SkillShare Faire

Time: September 22, 2012 from 10am to 10pm
Location: Deming Logging Grounds - Nugents Corner,WA
Website or Map: http://whatcomskillsharefaire…
Event Type: homegrown, community, skillshare
Organized By: whatcom & skagit neighbors!
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2012

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Event Description

Whatcom Skillshare Faire! Sept 22nd.

"Share your skills – Trade your wares”

* Deming Logging Grounds *.

 - Sat Sept 22, 2012 -

10 am- 6pm: Skillshare & Barter/Music/Arts.

  6 pm-10pm:  Storytelling-Singing & more Barter!

Help Co-Create our 1st skillshare & barter event. 

* Offer a skill you can share!

* No Entry Fee for SkillShare Sponsors, Volunteers, or Presentors we have scheduled.

* Bring your homemade & home-grown items to barter!  Bring seeds to exchange & for seed-balls.

(Weekend Camping only for Skill Presentors/Vendors/Volunteers-Fri night set up to Sun clean-up and costs extra $15 for weekend space) 

Entrance Fee for General Public:

* $10 Car & Driver.

* $2 -Hiker/Bikers/Bus Rider/Passenger.

* $1 -Senior Passenger over 65

Extra Fees:

Straight skillshare demonstration exhibit- No Fee

Vendor booth- $25 –No power or water .

Vendor booth - $50 with power & water.

 . Weekend camping space-$15 (presenter/volunteer

     ( noon Fri Set-Up to Sun am Cleanup).


Details at Whatcom Skillshare Faire website!

Volunteer Sign-up Online:



*Event is presented by Transition Whatcom  along with numerous co-sponsors.

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Comment by Heather K on September 20, 2012 at 11:34pm

Skillshare & Barter!

 Do Not expect an accurate schedule or board that is set in stone or ink..   Expect to be delighted & surprised! 

Workshops offered 10:00am-6:00pm  (including great music till 6pm, followed by evening storyteller & quiet song circles till 10pm!).

Comment by Heather K on September 18, 2012 at 1:56pm

Presenters may come & go, but their skills live on- See who is expected-

Our knowledge of who is attending the skillshare/barter faire is growing each day!  Don't expect an accurate schedule or board that is set in stone or ink...Expect to be delighted & surprised! 

Schedule's are always in motion-view our drafts-

Comment by Heather K on September 6, 2012 at 9:57pm

We are thankful for the many skill sharers, musicians and performers, barter folks, volunteers, vendors & nonprofits that are coming together to make this a joyous, entertaining, and informative event! This will be a fun festival about teaching and learning all kinds of useful, handy, and practical skills. Years ago, lots of people knew how to repair and sharpen tools, make a braided rug, raise chickens, make soap, build a fence, make simple toys, and much more. The goal of SkillShare is to help revive some of those skills, showcase some new ones, and provide a place where all of us can come learn from people more experienced in these crafts and trades.  BE A SPONSOR AND HELP BUILD LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE! Your support will ensure a successful SkillShare this year, which means an even better faire next year. Be a part of the start of something great- sponsor SkillShare! Your donation will be tax-deductible, too.  To find out how, email

HELPING HANDS- WE WELCOME YOU! It takes a small army to pull of an event like this, and while we have some people already signed up we could use more! You can go to this site and sign up ( ) - you can help out at the gate, with security, set up, clean up, performer support, staffing the main tent, and more. If you have any questions you can email Jean at” - Kate Clark Team.

Comment by Heather K on September 5, 2012 at 1:41am

Skills Wanted & More Volunteers Welcomed!

  Blacksmithing, Smoking Fish & Meats,  Boot & Shoe Repair, Making Musical Instruments,  Spinning Wool,  Making Herbal Tinctures,  Candle Making,  Tool Sharpening, Paper Making, Horse Shoeing,  Fence Building,  Stone Masonry,  Goat Milking, Water Barrel Building, Wood Carving, Mushroom growing, Rope Splicing

If you've got an idea, be the one to make the contact and help them fill out our online form located at-

Comment by Heather K on September 3, 2012 at 5:08pm

Current Skillshare Offerings List: Beekeeping-Carpentry Basics-Basket Making From-Invasives-Felt Making-Lichens:Medicinal and Dyes-Pop Can Solar Heater-Garden Basics for Beginners-Slaughter/Butcher Turkey-Grain Threshing-Stocking Foods for Winter-Service Dogs-Build a Rocket Stove-Bow Making-Friction Fire Making-Milling Wood- Portable Saw Mill-Reduce Your Waste-Braided Rugs-How to make a camping burner from cans-Worm Bins/Compost Tea-All About Compost-Learn How to Barter!-Build a Solar Dehydrator-Express Yourself- Publicly!-Low Power Radio-How to Darn Your Socks-How to build a wormbin-How to make non-toxic cleaners-Non invasive plants for the garden-Drip Irrigation for homeowners-Clay Seed Pellots (seed balls)-Sything-Seed Cleaning, Seed Saving & Seed Exchange-Mini Anaerobic Digester Demonstration-day of event surprises!


Confirmed performers so far: Hot Damn Scandal-

-Pretty Little Feet-Lindsay Street (with Irish Dancers)-Mike Marker-Daddy Treetops- Elise Brianne- Bellingham Storytellers Guild - Doug Banner, Kelvin Saxton, & Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor

There are several other great acts interested, just waiting on confirmations.


Each One–Teach One!  Skillshare Presentors Form:-

Comment by Heather K on August 30, 2012 at 11:02pm

It's only work when there aren't enough people to make it fun.”.

SkillShare Volunteer Signup website:


No Entry Fee for SkillShare Volunteers, Presentors, Sponsors!


Entrance Fee for General Public:

*. $10 Car & Driver

*.   $2 - Hiker/Bikers/Bus Rider/Passenger.

*.   $1 - Senior passenger over 65

Extra Fees:

*. Weekend camping space-$15

*. Vendor booth space- $25 –No power or water .

*. Vendor booth space - $50 with power & water as available.

* . Straight demonstration exhibit & non-profit- No Fee

Sponsor Levels from $25 to over $500!

See levels-


Event Schedule Board will be On Site at Logging Grounds with list of Music Art Performances. 

(We will post updates here or on the main website.)


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