Wool Spinning and Sustainably-Raised Livestock

Friday, December 12th, 6-8:30 p.m. @ Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley Just a few doors down from Fleetwood Diner!

Suggested donation $5 for venue

Families welcome – Children’s activity provided!

6:00 pm Potluck:  Bring a dish to pass & plate/cup/fork.

7:15 pm: Choose from the evening’s skillshares:

 

chickenHumanely & Sustainably -Raised:

An introduction to raising and caring for chickens, hogs, sheep and goats on a homestead,

with Ben Fidler, MSU Student Organic Farm Livestock Manager.

 

 

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Wool Spinning:

Learn to spin yarn with a drop spindle or spinning wheel!  Kate Daum-Bost and Leslie and Kathy Moskal will show how wool goes from fluff, to some pretty useful stuff.     Simple machines mean business, learn how!

 

Join us for all or part of the event

Questions?
Contact us: a2reskilling@gmail.com
You can also RSVP on Facebook

See you there!

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Winter Bicycling & Advocacy Letters – Nov 14th Reskilling

Friday, November 14th, 6-8:30 p.m. @ Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley

Free admission (suggested donation $5 for venue)

6:00 pm Potluck:  Bring a dish to pass & plate/cup/fork.

7:15 pm: Choose from the evening’s skillshare activities:

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-01 at 7.58.38 AMWinter Bicycling: with Christopher Ridgard
Learn how to make it through the winter without having to give up your bike!

 

 

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Writing Effective Advocacy Letter:  with Ginny Rogers
Learn how to write effectively to legislators or “letters to the editor.” Let your voice be heard on issues you care about!

 

Join us for all or part of the event

Questions?
Contact us: a2reskilling@gmail.com
You can also RSVP on Facebook

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Happy Halloween!

MakingSauerkraut-Kathleen_Carroll-4We had a great Hallows Eve-ning last week!  Learning how to make sauerkraut and to contra dance, plus pumpkin carving!

Sad you missed out? Don’t worry, our next event is on November 14! (more details to follow)PumpkinCarving-1ContraDance-Reuven_AnafShalom-9

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Hallows Evening Skill-share – Oct 24

“Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
~ William Shakespeare, -Macbeth

6-9 pm Friday, October 24th

Come as you aren’t!  (i.e., wear a costume if you like!)

Ann Arbor Reskilling offers an evening of fun—join us for some or all:

6:00 Potluck!  Bring a dish to pass and plate/cup/fork.

7:00 Choose y’r Skillshare:

  1. Get your goulish groove on:  Learn to Swing/Contra/Folk dance with Reuven!

  2. Fermented Brew Sauerkraut:  Kathleen Carroll will show how to turn cabbage into probiotic heaven without vinegar.

  3. Fancy pants pumpkin carving:  Bring your own carving tools and scooped out pumpkin and get ready to make lantern magic.

  4. Calling all henna tattooers and face painters:  Bring your tools of the trade, now’s the time to show your stuff!

 Northside Community Center – 809 Taylor St, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

*** Volunteers needed: for pumpkin carving, pre- event set up and post event take down. Also someone is needed to register people at the door, to help with children, and pumpkin carving- face painting!  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for this or future events.  a2reskilling@gmail.com or fill out the form on our website***

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A2 Reskilling Mini Harvest Festival – Sept 25th

Seedsaving, Foraging for Food and Medicine, Learn to Embroider and a veggie swap!

Thursday, September 25th, 6-9 p.m. –  Potluck, Skill-Share & Veggie Swap at the Yellow Barn

Yellow Barn Closing Fundraiser!   Suggested donation $5-$10.

6:00 pm Potluck:  Bring a dish to pass and your own plate and utensils.

6:30 pm Seedsaving Presentation:  While we are eating, permacuturist, Justin Pawloske will do a brief intro on seedsaving. Learn the simple steps to a successful harvest of your seeds for next years use.  Using simple tools from your home, learn how to harvest, separate, avoid molding, and correctly save your seeds.

7:15 pm: Break into the evening’s skillshare groups—here are the options:

  1. Preparing for Winter with Foraging for Food and Medicine: In this class we will talk about what opportunities there are for fall foraging, what to harvest, and how to preserve your finds for winter use. Learn the basics of what part of the plant to use, how to decide which method to use, and how different methods affect nutrition, medicinal value, and health. Handouts provided, and there will be samples of plants and preservation methods. Taught by Linda Diane Feldt, who is a Holistic Health Practitioner, author, teacher and herbalist.

  2. Beginning Needlepoint:  For both men and women who may want to embroider anything, from practical things like name badges and initials in clothes, to decorative pillow cases and framed art. Taught by Ponda Sallee who has been embroidering for 35 years.

This month the A2 Reskilling will include a vegetable swap—bring your extra tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, etc. and swap for other veggies!

From 9-10pm,  we may have a bit of music, with details to come!

*** Volunteers needed for pre- event set up and post event take down. Also someone is needed to register people at the door and help with the veggie swap!  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for this or future events.  a2reskilling@gmail.com

RSVP  to A2 Reskilling Harvest Fest on Facebook by clicking here.

The Yellow Barn is located at 416 W. Huron (map). There is parking on-site, but in case it fills up, there is plenty of parking on Miller Ave just one block north of the Yellow Barn.

See you there!

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Aug 14th Reskilling: weaving cattail mats & a mending Bee

6-9 p.m. –  Potluck, Skill-Share, & Clothing Swap at the Yellow Barn

6:00 Potluck:  Bring a dish to pass and your own plate and utensils.

6:30 pm:  While we are eating, Ryan Gourley of A2share.org will let us know about the great “sharing economy” opportunities in our area, and Laura Ruth Pasek will introduce the exciting new Ann Arbor Time Bank.

7 pm: Break into skillshare groups—here are the options:

  1. Join Rowena Conahan of the Nature Learning Community for a demonstration of how to sew a cattail mat for roofing a hand-built shelter.  These beautiful mats are easy to make from abundant, local materials, and are also easy to transport.  Great Lakes peoples covered homes with mats like these for many generations, and sewing them is a sensory delight.  Participants will get hands-on experience sewing mats.
  2. Or, join Barbara Lucas and friends for a “Mending Bee”—bring any clothes, socks, etc. that have holes or need buttons and we will work on them together!  (If you don’t have anything that needs fixing, come anyway—we’ll have extras on which to learn basic darning and mending skills.)

This month the A2Reskilling meet-up will include a clothing swap—bring your extras so they can  find a new home!

The Yellow Barn is located at 416 W. Huron (map). There is parking on-site, but in case it fills up, there is plenty of parking on Miller Ave just one block north of the Yellow Barn.

See you there!

from Rowena Conahan

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July 10th ReSkilling : Bikes & Circuits

Join us on July 10th for a potluck and reskilling presentations at The Yellow Barn!

Arrive at 5:30-6pm for the potluck.  Bring your own plates, bowls, cups and utensils, as well as a dish to pass if you can.

Right about 7pm our two workshops will start:

Learn to Solder

All Hands Active Makerspace will conduct a Learn to Solder demonstration.  Equipment and safety glasses will be provided for anyone who wants to try this basic electronic skill.  AHA accepts donations.

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance

Volunteers from Common Cycle will teach some basics of bicycle repair and maintenance.  If desired, people can bring their bike to work on as time permits.

Join us for these great sessions, potluck and great conversations on July 10th, from 5:30-8:30 !

The Yellow Barn is located at 416 W. Huron (map). There is parking on-site, but in case it fills up, there is plenty of parking on Miller Ave just one block north of the Yellow Barn.

See you there!

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