Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Relocalizing II - Skill Swap (a how-to, do-it-yourself, new hobbies workshop day)

Call for teachers poster. Text version follows.

Teachers, contact us at brad [at] ART meets EARTH [dot org]
Student Registration available here on September 1

Printable .pdf poster here

Text of above poster:

Relocalizing II - Skill Swap
(a how-to, do-it-yourself, new hobbies workshop day)


ISLAND, NMEAC, Bay Bucks and Great Lakes Bioneers are partnering to bring the first annual Community Skill Swap to Traverse City! We need folks with a knack, hobby, interest, skill, talent, job or sideline gig to share their experience and introduce their craft to the community. Even if you’ve never taught before, we’d like to work with you to bring your skill to others who want to learn it.

Got a skill to teach? Ask yourself these 5 questions:
Is it hands-on? students should be able to do something concrete!
seed starting (yes) learning plant names (no)
Is it focused on a single or few tasks? each class is just 90 minutes long!
bike tune-ups (yes) run your own bike shop (no)
Is it related to individual or community self-sufficiency?
build a worm bin (yes) build an HO railroad set (no)
Will this attract a relatively broad audience? expect 10-20 people per class.
waltzing (yes) funeral dances of ancient Sumeria (not really)
Can you teach it off-site? you can use a kitchen, tent or classroom, no animals please.
making cheese (yes) milking goats (nope - maybe next year...)

Some other examples: grafting fruit trees, knitting socks, baking bread, candle or soap making, natural dyes, fermenting food, drumming, growing mushrooms, contra dancing, etc. What have you got?

Please email us at brad@ARTmeetsEARTH with the following information:

1. Your name, address, email address and phone number
2. A short description (50 words or less) of your workshop
3. What materials are needed (for you, and per person), and what costs are included? We can fund material fees if they are reasonable.

This Great Lakes Bioneers Preconference will be held on Thursday, October 18th from 1 pm to 5:00 pm. Visit www.ARTmeetsEARTH.org for more information.

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