Rewild Skillshare is our Saturday afternoon social networking picnic where people make new friends and hang out with old friends while sharing skills, ideas and strategies for connecting with humanity’s ancestral past. It occurs the last Saturday of every month from 1pm to 3pm at a park in Portland, OR. We ask for a $5 – $10 suggested donation with no one turned away.
Each month we have a different theme for Rewild Skillshare. However, we encourage people to break the theme and work on whatever they want. We prefer diversity of activities, but we have found that themes help new people find their passions and increase attendance. People are invited to bring a project they are working on as well as some snacks to share with others. This person may go the extra mile and provide materials for others to work on the craft with them, or simply work on their own project as a demonstration.
Stuff To Bring:
• $5 – $10 donation (no one turned away)
• Dress to impress, this is a social event!
• Healthy, “paleo” food to share (we’ve got a barbecue if you bring meat or veggies to grill)
• Raw materials for your project
• Water bottle
• A carving knife
• A bandanna
• Dress for variations in the weather (cold and rainy!)
• A chair or something to sit on
• The park does not allow harvesting of any material and we want to make nice with the park people if they are there. Please bring any materials you need for your project.
This is an all-inclusive space for people of all types of abilities and backgrounds to learn and share with each other. We are queer friendly, straight friendly, race friendly, gender friendly, age friendly… just plain old friendly! Please be aware of oppressive language (this includes body language) and make nice with people. Fundamentalists probably won’t have a fun time and will be asked to leave. If anyone makes you feel uncomfortable please see one of our volunteer staff members.
Respect for Nature:
Rewilding differs from other skills and crafts in that we respect the natural world. All of the skills practiced here come with them a set of ethical principles for environmental sustainability and reverence. To be honest, sometimes we can get a little woo-woo even. If that makes you uncomfortable… well there are plenty of other groups out there teaching these skills from a pure utilitarian perspective.
Rewild Skillshare occurs on public and private property and lots of pictures are taken there. We generally have a rule to please ask someone if they mind being photographed before taking a picture of them. We also ask that the photos are shared on this site. If you don’t like having your picture taken, you may just want to avoid coming at all.
Rewild Skillshare is often held at various parks around Portland. We announce which park we will be at on our mailing list the Friday before. To know which park it will be happening at, you must subscribe to our mailing list by clicking the link to the upper right and following the directions.
Rewild Skillshare occurs every last Saturday of the month. The time varies depending on our location. Join our mailing list or check our blog frequently to see updates for the latest skillshare time, theme and location.
We do not charge a fee for Rewild Skillshare, but it is made possible through suggested donation from $5 up to whatever you feel like giving. We also accept online donations which allow us to keep teaching for “free”. Please give us a donation.
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