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Free Skills Series

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Rewild Portland’s Free Skills Series is a family-friendly class and networking event that happens monthly, usually (but not always) occurring on the last Saturday of the month. It is a place to meet new people and hang out with old friends while learning skills that connect us with humanity’s ancestral past and more local and sustainable future. We suggest a $10–$20 donation, with no one turned away. Each month centers around a different theme or skill. We teach certain skills every year (acorn processing, for example) and also introduce new skills. We announce the themes for the new year in December. Each season we include skills classes that fall into three overarching themes: Food, Craft, and Culture. We are proud to be sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation’s Environmental Education division.

Safe Space:
This is an inclusive space for people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn and share with each other. We are queer-friendly, straight-friendly, race-friendly, gender-friendly, age-friendly—just plain friendly! Please be aware of oppressive language, including 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 some skills and crafts in our focus on respect for the natural world. All of the skills we practice 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 (but not always) on the last Saturday.

What to Bring:
• Water bottle
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Chair or other seat
• Any materials needed for your project (harvesting is not allowed in Portland Parks)
• $10–$20 suggested donation (but no one turned away)

Cost:
This event is made possible through donations. We do not charge for the Free Skills Series, but if you are able to donate, we suggest $10–$20 or whatever amount feels good to you. If you would like to donate but forget to do so during the class, please consider donating online.

Note:
All themes, dates, times, and locations are subject to change. An RSVP on our Facebook event pages can help keep you up to date on any changes we need to make. Thank you.


2017 Themes


January: Friction Fire

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

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

Presented by Sharon Ross of Afrovivalist
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 3–5 pm
@ Peninsula Park in North Portland
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April: Wood Carving

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

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 3–5 pm
@ Gateway Green, I-205 Multi Use Path, Portland, OR 97220
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July: September: Archery & Hunting

CANCELLED

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 3–5 pm


August: Bees & Bee-keeping

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

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1–3 pm
@ Marquam Nature Park
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November: Cypher & Community

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2–4 pm
@ Gabriel Park
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