Let’s face it: as a society, we’ve lost a lot of the basic skills our grandparents took for granted – how to grow, preserve and cook local and seasonal foods; how to repair clothing and household goods; how to make and mend, rather than throw away; and how to use local resources to create items of function and of beauty.
We believe that Charlottesville’s transition towards a low-energy, relocalized, resilient future requires that we take the time to relearn these forgotten skills, as individuals and as a community. Luckily, learning new skills, and sharing skills with others, is not just useful – it’s also downright fun! On the second Monday of every month, Transition Charlottesville Albemarle and the Charlottesville Trade School host hands-on community skill sharing sessions, partnering with individuals and organizations in our community to teach everything from composting and cheese-making to natural building and home repair.
Got an idea for a skill share you want to see take place – or one you want to teach? Email info (at) transitioncville (dot) org.
Got mad skills? Join the Skill Share Work Group and help plan upcoming workshops. Contact Peter Richardson at richardsonguitar (at) gmail (dot) com.
Upcoming skill share: Monday, May 13: Build Your Own Solar Oven