It’s an exciting time – our new skillsharing workshop will be kicking off in mid-September, with a moss graffiti workshop, followed by a glass decoration workshop over two sessions, on Tuesdays from 5.30 – 7.30pm. (see further details below)
For those of you not too familiar with skillsharing (also known as freeskilling), the idea is quite simple. Closely related to freecycling, we start with the idea that resources should be sustainable, accessible and freely available, not just objects and items, but knowledge and practical skills.
Sustainable communities come together through the sharing of our knowledge. You don’t need to be academically qualified to teach a workshop – you can simply teach what you know in a comfortable setting and mutually benefit by learning from others.
Workshop ideas include; simple DIY, upholstery, garden skills such as pruning, composting and maintenance, cookery, upcycling, preventing food waste, sewing, clothes repairs. Know how to spin wool? Know how to make raw vegan lasagna? Know how to make a bird box? Teach us! possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us on facebook: Cook Grow Sew
For further inspiration and the whole lowdown, why not read the Freeskilling chapter of Mark Boyle’s The Moneyless Manifesto? The entire book is available for free online: Freeskilling – The Moneyless Manifesto
Tuesday 8th September, 1-3pm : Garden Workshop
Thursday 10th September, 6.30-8.30pm : Challenging Sectarianism Garden Workshop
Tuesday 15th September, 1-3pm : Garden Workshop, 5.30-7.30pm : Skillsharing (moss graffiti)
Thursday 17th September, 6.30-8.30pm : Final Challenging Sectarianism Garden Workshop
Tuesday 22nd September, 1-3pm : Garden Workshop, 5.30-7.30pm : Skillsharing (Glass decoration)
Tuesday 28th September, 1-3pm : Garden Workshop, 5.30-7.30pm : Skillsharing (Glass decoration)