Local Hands On skills workshops

I mentioned Sustainable NE Seattle’s day of Hands On Skills Workshops in my last post.  Matt and I attended on Saturday and so did a couple of our friends.  I was inspired with some new ideas about reusing/repurposing clothing and reviewed the basics of electricity and small appliances (my philosophy is you cannot review electricity too much if you’re working with it).  Lauren and I also learned (or in her case, reviewed) how to make cheese, got some great tips for container gardening, and learned some basic Tai Chi movements.  Matt learned how to install a water cistern and peeked into cheese class.  Lauren also made a delicious loaf of bread that we dug into before the day was done.  Her husband Barrett made a huge block of rosemary soap and then joined us for Tai Chi.  Matt wasn’t feeling well and went home early, but we all still had fun and learned some valuable skills. 

What a great event!  It was well organized and well attended.  Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered their time to organize the event and to share their skills and knowledge with their neighbors!  Does this exist in other cities?  Do you have something like Transition Seattle?