A fun day of learning skills in partnership with Ravenna Eckstein and Meadowbrook Community Centers.
A new wave is sweeping the country. People are recognizing the joy, satisfaction and security of being able to provide for our own needs, shifting from dependence on giant corporations to a healthy interdependence with our local community. Let's re-learn the skills our grandparents knew!
In partnership with Ravenna Eckstein and Meadowbrook Community Centers, Sustainable NE Seattle is organizing its third annual community skills fair called "Hands On." Over twenty folks from our neighborhoods have stepped up to share skills such as food preservation, grafting, tool repair, and making clothes.
The skills workshops are being held in two community centers simultaneously. Vanpools will be available.
The admission for the day is $15 for those who pre-pay through the Parks Department website (see instructions below), or $20 for at-the-door.
Here's a short video from the first year's Skills Fair.
10 am - 5 pm, Ravenna and Meadowbrook Community Centers Fun, family-friendly skills workshops with hands-on demos. Learn a variety of practical skills related to food growing and preparation, crafting soap and medicinal herbs, household repairs, and non-electronic entertainment.
5:30 - 9:00 pm, Meadowbrook Community Center
Community potluck and square dance with The Ravenna Ramblers. Bring something to share. If possible, bring your own plates and utensils.
Most workshops are first-come first-served. The following classes are "reservation only" due to space restrictions or small additional fees: Building a Solar Cookers – barcode 101358; Pickling– barcode 101359; Sewing/Knitting–barcode 101360; VegEd: The Basics on Plant Based Protein – 101361; Mushroom Cultivation – 101362; Soap Making – 101363; Toothpaste and Tortillas – 101364; Feta Cheese Making – 101365; Making Nut Milks – 101366; Make it Yourself Herbal Products – 101367; Jam Making – 101368; Gluten Free Pasta Making – 101369
Enjoy the Skills Fair!