May potluck and skillshare: Permaculture & Yoga

Friday, May 15th 6 – 8:30 pm at Northside Community Center – 809 Taylor St, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Free, but $5 donation appreciated to cover costs.

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

~ 6:45 & 7:45pm Skillshares ~

6:45pm Permaculture: Huglekulture and Water Featuresperma

Representing Holzer AgroForestry, Justin Pawloske will be demonstrating theories and methods for advanced permaculture design.  Topics to be covered include Huglekulture, naturally functioning water retention spaces, intelligent design, and the benefits of small scale rotational grazing.

*Please preregister at http://a2reskilling-permaculture.eventbrite.com

 7:45pm Hatha Yoga for Springyoga

Seeking inspiration, warmth, and clarity? Join Andrea Ridgard of Grounded Here Ayurveda & Yoga for a free Hatha Yoga session. Bring a Yoga mat (or blanket or towel), wear comfortable clothes and come ready to move in the way that your mind, body and spirit are calling!

*Please preregister at http://a2reskilling-yoga.eventbrite.com

 

*Although walk-ins are welcomed, pre-registration allows us to contact you if necessary (e.g., in the event of instructor illness).

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April 17th Potluck & Skillshare

Friday, April 17th 6 – 8:30 pm at Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley  Just a few doors down from Fleetwood Diner!

$4 donation appreciated to cover facility rental

~ 6:00 pm: Potluck!  ~

Bring a dish to pass & washable plate/cup/fork.

~ 7:15 pmSkillshares ~    Choose between:

 Get Your Garden Going!The-Family-Garden-Full

Erica Bloom, Program Manager of Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, will discuss seed starting and basic garden planning. She will also let us know how Growing Hope can support gardeners, and how gardeners can help Growing Hope (through starting seeds for their farm, plant sales and members).

 

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Mary Goode will show how easy, quick and cheap it is to make kombucha and sprouts at home.  Participants will be able to take home a free kombucha scoby. Jars and the ingredients for kombucha and sprouts will be available at a cost of $3.50 for kombucha, $1.50 per sprout jar.

 

 

 

Yay Spring!

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March 13th Potluck & Skillshare – Egg Dyeing and Green Burial

Friday, March 13th 6 – 8:30 pm at Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley  Just a few doors down from Fleetwood Diner!

$4 donation appreciated to cover facility rental

~ 6:00 pm: Potluck!  ~

Bring a dish to pass & washable plate/cup/fork.

~ 7:15 pm: Skillshares ~    Choose between:

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Merilynne Rush of the A2 Green Burial Network will discuss end-of-life options that “tread softly” on the earth. What options are available in our area, and what is being done to try to improve their availability?

 

 

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Ukrainian Egg Dyeing

Barbara Lucas, amateur Pysanky enthusiast, will show you how to make intricate and colorful designs on eggs using a wax resist (batik) method.

 

 

 

Come celebrate the upcoming change to Spring!

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Feb 13th potluck & skillshare – Raw Sweets and Massage

Friday, February 13th, 6-8:30 p.m. @ Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley Just a few doors down from Fleetwood Diner!

$4 donation appreciated to cover facility rental

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

7:15 pm: The evening’s skillshares:

Raw Sweets for your Sweet

Chef Miko Fossum of Bloom Raw Foods will show us how to use dried nuts, dried fruits, raw cacao powder, and local honey–avoiding common allergens such as wheat, dairy, and processed sugar–to create treats you can feel good about.  If you would like to sample, bring $2 for ingredients and RSVP at rawsweets.eventbrite.com.

Massage Class

Leslie Taylor-Oring, owner of Balance Wellness and Fitness Center, will teach seated massage techniques to you and your friend in this hands-on class.  Bring a pillow.  Limit of 12 participants (or 6 pairs) – please preregister at a2massage.eventbrite.com.

See you there!

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Twitter: @A2Reskilling

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January 16th skillshare – Vegi 101 Cooking & Saving Energy

Friday, January 16th, 6-8:30 p.m. @ Hathaway’s Hideaway – 310 S. Ashley Just a few doors down from Fleetwood Diner!

Free!  (donations appreciated to cover our facility costs)

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

7:15 pm: The evening’s skillshares:

 

vegiVeg 101 Cooking Class
Jeri Schneider of VegMichigan and Dr. Vanessa Marr, PhD, of Umoja Kitchen Project will demonstrate preparation of simple meat-free dishes using all plant-based ingredients. They will provide tips on easy substitutions, time-savers, and shopping to help you eat more sustainable, humane, and nourishing foods. If you would like to taste samples, please bring $3 for materials and RSVP by clicking “JOIN” on our Facebook event.

 

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Energy Hour: Saving Energy for Renters

Struggling to find ways to make your household energy efficient? Energy Hour is an interactive, resident-led approach developed by the City of Ann Arbor to equip local renters to make personal changes and talk to their landlords about how to increase efficiency and decrease energy costs in rental housing. Local renters, Rob Luzynski and Julia Goodhart, will share the many ways that you have the power to create change.

 

See you there!

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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:

 

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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

See you there!

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