Mini Festival: Sunday March 10 3-8pm Seedswap, Eco-challenge Potluck, Hour Share Member Event, Conscious Cafe, and Open Mic.

In Cooperation with:

Hour Exchange Ypsilanti & Conscious Cafe

Eco-Challenge Potluck and Seedswap +

Hour Exchange Member Event, Conscious Cafe and Open Mic

When: Sunday March 10th 3:00-8:00pm

Where:  Ypsilanti Senior Center 1015 N Congress St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Join us for unifying visions of community, as we promote intercooperation among organizations. Together we will share ideas and what we are up to, swap some seeds, and have a presentation on seed saving. Bring a dish to pass for our Eco-challenge potluck as we look at ways that we can be a little more ecologically responsible in simple ways.

3-4pm Arrival, visiting organization tables, networking.

4pm-5 Eco Challenge Potluck- Organization and individual introductions.

5-6- Seed swap

6-8- Open Mic- bring a poem, a song, a comedy skit. 

(timing may change, check back for updates)

 

**This is a family-friendly event – kid’s activity available**

**Volunteers needed for the event** Learn how on our volunteer page!

Website: A2reskilling.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnArborYpsiReskilling/

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Ann Arbor Reskilling

The Ann Arbor-Ypsi ReSkilling Festival and monthly events aim to help people learn skills for resilient, low-energy living. The concept of reskilling is about preparing for our low-energy future by acquiring new skills related to what we eat, wear, use and live in. Reskilling means providing for ourselves and our communities by growing, preserving, creating, building, and teaching. A2reskilling.com

Hour Exchange Ypsilanti

The Hour Exchange empowers individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges and group projects You can help your neighbors while earning time credits that you can then use to receive the services you’d like in turn, from any member of the bank.. Join hOur Exchange Ypsilanti

Conscious Cafe Ann Arbor

A very friendly place to co-create and organize solutions to society’s unsustainable institutions. Forming integrated groups that offer regenerative ‘choices’ as old models become too painful and obsolete. Happens Wednesdays at Sunward Cohousing in Ann Arbor.  Find Conscious Cafe on Facebook.

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June 24, 2018 · 9:29 pm

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March 7, 2018 · 10:29 am

Eco-Challenge Potluck, Sculpting with Cob, and Transition 2.0

March 16th 2018 5:30-8:30 1979 McKinley Ave Ypsilanti MI

Arrive at 5:30-5:45PM for the potluck. Bring your own dish to pass and the recipe for our community recipe book. We will invite you to get food at 5:45PM and will introduce the Eco-challenge topic before we transition to the workshop at 6:30pm.

**This is a family-friendly event – kid’s activity available during workshop.**

6:30 Sculpting With Cob and “Transition 2.0” movie night

Practice sculpting with cob

Curious about cob, but haven’t gotten to a full natural building class? Build a model house, or animal, or anything. Mostly self guided with some basic instruction.

“Transition 2.0”
A 1 hour film about the Transition Movement. A story of resilience and hope in turbulent times. This film looks at things that people from all over the world are doing to help preserve our planet.

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December 2017 Newsletter

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December 20, 2017 · 10:39 am

Eco-Challenge Potluck & The Work That Reconnects Workshop plus Co-counseling

December 8th 5:308:30pm
1979 Mckinley, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(Parking along the street and in the driveway)

Arrive at 5:30-6pm for the potluck. Bring your own dish to pass and the recipe for our community recipe book.

We will invite you to get food at 6pm. Until then, we’ll talk amongst ourselves about the Food Eco-Challenge. What conscious decisions do you make in your life to make low-impact, sustainable food choices? Did you try anything new since the last potluck?

We will reveal the next Eco-challenge topic before we transition to the workshop at 6:30pm.

**This is a family-friendly event – kid’s activity available during workshop.**

Workshop Description:

The Work That Reconnects – An intro to co-counseling and the practices of Joanna Macy.

How can we find the resilience and courage to face the challenges of these times? In this session, we will practice ways of releasing fear and anger and reconnecting to what sustains us. The first hour will be an introduction to co-counseling–a peer process for two or more people to heal past and present hurts, celebrate growth, and make intentional change.  The second hour starts with a brief introduction to eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and her “work that reconnects.” In simple paired conversations, we will share what is in our hearts about the state of our world.

Facilitator Bios:

  • Jeanne Mackey, MSW, is a lifelong musician, community-builder, and change-maker. She was on the organizing team of the first ReSkilling Festival in 2009.
  • Edi Estey is an Herbalist, educator, avid Co-counselor, nature enthusiast, and on the Ann Arbor Reskilling organizing team.

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