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Tour a local seed farm!

2 – 4pm, Sunday, September 18th  2016

2707 Tessmer, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

PLEASE DRIVE PAST THE HOUSE & PARK NEAR THE WHITE BARN

Curious about seed saving?

Interested in a tour of a local vegetable farm?

Excited to discuss techniques for growing food organically while building soil?

Join Eric Kampe, co-owner of Ann Arbor Seed Company, on a tour of a local seed farm. seedfarmWalk the farm and talk with Eric about farming for saving seeds! See seed saving in action with a live demonstration of seed saving techniques and equipment based on what activities are appropriate on the day of the tour. Dress for the outside and uneven footing.

Space is limited for this skillshare, please RSVP by September 16 at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-a-local-seed-farm-tickets-26960418337

Free, but donations greatly appreciated to help us cover our costs!

 

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April 16th : Intentional Community for Sustainability

Saturday, April 16th, 6 – 8:30 pm

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

Free, but donations greatly appreciated to help us cover our costs!

6:00 POTLUCK ~ Bring a dish to pass & washable plate/cup/fork

7:00 SKILLSHARE

Michigan Ecovillage: An Intentional Community for Sustainability

tree on hillMichigan Ecovillage is planned as a rural, multi-generational educational intentional community, economically anchored by an interconnected network of Worker, Consumer and Housing Cooperatives serving a Senior Continuing Care Community (including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Care); and vertically-integrated ‘farm to table’ organic food production and processing. The Caregivers’ and the food production service workers’ young families with children will co-locate in housing intermingled with Seniors, and share community facilities. A Co-Housing Community for young professional families, as well as, small group homes for autistic or developmentally disabled adults will also be co-located. All community members will share the community facilities of commercial kitchen/cafeteria, child care, exercise facilities, and community gathering center.

EcoKarlCome learn how intentional communities can demonstrate long-term sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaption, and economic viability of urban and rural villages of 150 to 300 people. Presented by Karl Kaufman, Executive Director of Michigan Ecovillage (501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation application in process). For more information on MI Ecovillage, visit www.MIEcovillage.org or contact Karl at karl@miecovillage.org or 810-241-5240.

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Wonderful December event

We had about 33 people. The teachers were fantastic. It was a great evening.

The first two pictures are of Amanda Klain’s Milkweed and Monarch’s class, and the rest of the pictures are of Bobby Hay’s Shoe Repair and Leatherworking class.

 

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December event – Intro to Leather Working, and Milkweeds & Monarch.

Friday, December 11th 6 – 8:30 pm

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

Free, but donations greatly appreciated to help us cover our costs!

6:00 POTLUCK ~ Bring a dish to pass & washable plate/cup/fork

7:00 SKILLSHARES ~ Choose between:

Milkweeds and Monarchsmilkweedpod

Amanda Klain, of the Native Plant Nursery, will teach how to grow milkweed and help the monarch butterflies that depend on them. She’ll introduce the native milkweeds that occur in SE Michigan, and demonstrate how to collect, clean and treat the different species’ seeds to facilitate their growth. There should be enough milkweed for everyone to take home. Feel free to bring your own if you have gathered any pods. Also covered will be how to raise monarch larvae indoors. (Pre-registering at http://milkweedskillshare.eventbrite.com is not required but allows us to bring enough supplies, and to reach you in case of instructor illness.)   *MILKWEED SEEDS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

Or:

shoeIntroduction to Leather Working and Shoe Repair

Robert Hay will share knowledge gained in his work in shoe manufacture and repair. By deconstructing a pair of welted men’s shoes, he will show the assembly of the various parts. He will also teach the basics of working with leather. Participants will try their hand at carving and stamping their own leather bracelets to take home. There is a materials fee of $5. Class size is limited to 8 participants. Pre-register at http://shoerepair.eventbrite.com.

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Photos from November skillshare

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November 21, 2015 · 2:41 pm

The biochar demonstration was great!

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November 2, 2015 · 12:14 am

July 15 – Bike Tour of Urban Agriculture in Detroit

A group of Reskillers will be going on a Bike Tour of Urban Agriculture in Detroit. To sign up for the tour which costs $25 (or $35 includes a bike), go to http://www.wheelhousedetroit.com/tours/

 

 

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