Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dulcimers, Permaculture & Martial Arts — Arielle Bywater

It's a given that by joining our community, new members can learn how to raise chickens and plant flowers alongside their friends: that's part of our mission! But the standard skills involved in living in an ecovillage are only the tip of the iceberg: members of Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage tap into a veritable treasure trove of skills, talents and knowledge. At a recent Equity meeting, some of our members rattled off just a few of the many things they are excited to give to the community. Here are some of the most fun, funny and useful skills we're eager to share:

Playing the dulcimer
Buddhist meditation

Horse hoof de-icing

Sailing

Violin lessons
Wool spinning
Canning

White water rafting

Choosing a college

Knitting

Computer basics

Copy editing

Conference/event planning

Rowing/skulling

Cooking 20-minute healthy meals

Rug hooking

Indoor sprout growing

Bread baking

Linocut printmaking

Weaving

Baking and cooking

Math tutoring

Construction/wiring

Making wedding dresses

Wood carving

Martial arts

Cleansing and fasting

Audio recording
Holography

Transforming uncomfortable feelings

Wooden boat building

Intergenerational group games

Contradancing

Jewish rituals

Songwriting

Nonviolent Communication
Chinese medicine

Rock climbing

Massage therapy

Quaker meeting

Embroidery

Practical money saving

Lactation consulting

Frisbee

Home funerals

Bike repair

Baby sign language

Birding

Cat Talents


See something here you've been hoping to learn more about? Why go to classes or pay for workshops? In cohousing, you just knock on your neighbor's door! Join us!

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