PO Box 6582, Portland OR 97228 info@rewildportland.com 503.863.8462

Free Skills Series

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The Rewilding Free Skills Series is a family friendly 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 $10 – $20 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. We are proud to be sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation Environmental Education division.

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, usually on the last Saturday (except in December).

General Things To Bring:
• $10 – $20 donation (no one turned away)
• 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 donations from $10 up to whatever you feel like giving. We also accept online donations which allow us to keep teaching for “free”. Please consider giving 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.


2017 Themes


January: Friction Fire

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 3pm-5pm
@ Colonel Summers Park
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February: Stinging Nettles for Food & Craft

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Kelley Point Park (Picnic area F)
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March: Emergency Preparedness

Presented by Sharon Ross of Afrovivalist
Saturday, March 25th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Peninsula Park in N. Portland
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April: Wood Carving

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 3-5pm
@Mt. Tabor (Shelter)
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May: Decolonizing Herbalism

Saturday May 27th, 3-5pm
Cathedral Park
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June: Sandal Making

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 3-5pm
@

Gateway Green, I-205 Multi Use Path, Portland, OR 97220
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July: Archery & Hunting

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Washington Park Archery Range
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August: Bees & Bee-keeping

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Powell Butte Nature Park
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September: Acorn Processing

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Irving Park in NE Portland
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October: English Ivy Basketry

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 3-5pm
@ Washington Park, MAC Trail
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November: Songs & Singing

Saturday, November 25th 2017, 2-4pm
@ Whitaker Ponds, in the Gazebo
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December: Rites of Passage

Saturday, December 16th 2017, 2-4pm
@ Gabriel Park
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