Free Skills Series

jan_knifesharpening
2_feb_nettles_small
3_mar_birdlanguage_text
4_apr_dandeliondonuts_text
5_may_mentoring_small_text
6_Jun_FlintKnapping_small_text
7_jul_archery_small_text
8_aug_baskets-and-berries_text
9_sep_animal-tracking_text
10_oct_acorns_text
11_nov_cordage_text
12_dec_ritual_small_text
NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail

Sponsored by:
url


The Rewilding Free Skills Series is a class & networking event that happens monthly, that usually occurs (but not always) on the last Saturday of the month. It is a place for social networking where people make new friends and hang out with old friends learning skills to connect us with humanity’s ancestral past and more local and sustainable future. We ask for a $5 – $10 suggested donation with no one turned away. Each month has a different theme. We often change the themes from year to year to introduce new skills for long time community members, but often keep some themes (like acorn processing) every year. We announce the themes for the new year in December. Each season we have three over-arching themes: Food, Craft, and Culture.

Safe Space:
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. 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 a set of ethical principles for environmental sustainability through reverence and regeneration.

Where: Parks and community centers around the Portland area.

When: Once a month, on a Saturday or Sunday.

General Things To Bring:
• $5 – $10 donation (no one turned away)
• Healthy, “paleo” snacks to share
• Water bottle
• 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.

Cost:
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.

Note:
All themes, dates, times, and locations are subject to change. It is unlikely, but an RSVP on our facebook can keep you up to date on any changes made. Thank you.


2014 Themes


bonetools2 Ax & Knife Sharpening
Sunday, January 26th 2014, 10am-2pm
Larsen/Spear House
6307 NE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
For full details see our FB event page.RSVP-on-Facebook

bonetools2 Stinging Nettles: Food & Medicine
Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 1pm – 3pm.
@ Kelley Point Park, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aCxqM
For full details see our FB event page.RSVP-on-Facebook

bonetools2 Bird Language
Saturday, March 29th 2014, 8am – 10am.
@ Kelley Point Park, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aCxqM
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


bonetools2 Dandelion Donuts & Coffee
Saturday, April 26th 2014, 3pm – 5pm
@ Kenton Park, Portland Oregon
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hH6Zh
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Nature-Based Mentoring
Saturday, May 24th 2014, 1pm – 3pm
@ Whitaker Ponds, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tsgcR
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Flintknapping
(With Oregon Archaeological Society)
Saturday, June 28th 2014, 2pm- 5pm.
@ Irving Park, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xejBG
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Archery & Atlatls
(With Friends of the WA Park Archery Range)
Saturday, July 26th 2014, 3pm- 5pm.
@ Washington Park Archery Range, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wLL0W
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


bonetools2 Baskets & Berry Picking
Saturday, August 30th 2014, 3pm- 6pm.
@ Washington Park Archery Range, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wLL0W
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Animal Track & Sign
(With Cascadia Wild)
Sunday, September 27th 2014, 9am – Noon.
Oxbow Regional Park, Flood Plain Parking Lot
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qLQnU
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Acorns Processing: from nut to flour
Saturday, October 25th 2014, 1pm- 4pm.
Irving Park, Portland OR
See Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xejBG
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


Natural Cordage & Knots
(With the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild)
Saturday, November 29th 2014, 3pm- 5pm.
Location TBA
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook


How to Make Your Own Ritual
(With Sister Spirit)
Saturday, December 27th 2014, 3pm- 5pm.
Location TBA
For full details see our FB event page.

RSVP-on-Facebook