Transition Mankato

2017 Re-Skilling Festival

Come join us for the the 2017 Re-Skilling Festival!

Re-skilling is a word describing a process of (re)learning skills we never learned, forgot to learn, or don’t remember we learned from parents, grandparents or others in our communities. These are practical skills for sustainable living, and include how to maintain, preserve, uphold, sustain and create resilience in our lives on practical levels. Re-skilling provides a sense of empowerment through practical problem solving and creates a sense of belonging through community by working alongside others. Re-skilling taps the wealth of shared local knowledge of how to do, make and tend things oneself.

This year we have 32 classes in 4 time slots

Breakfast (coffee and pastries) by The Coffee Hag and Lunch (soup and bread) by Friesen’s available for purchase.

Sliding scale admission fee of $5-$50 (more if you can, less if you can’t)


8:30 am – Check In

9 am – noon (Drop-In Classes)

  • Pottery Demo
  • Art with 410 Project

9 – 10 am

  • Natural Cleaning Products
  • Indoor Seed Starting
  • Lotsa Knots
  • Eat Local in Season
  • Woodworking
  • Rain Gardens
  • Chinese Remedies

10 – 11 am

  • Salad Dressings & Vinaigrettes
  • Elderberries 101
  • Yard & Garden Tool Time
  • Artisan Bread
  • Yoga
  • Repair or Re-purpose Jewelry
  • Worm Composting
  • Bike Prep

11 am – 1 pm

  • Lunch
  • Table Conversations

12 – 1 pm

  • Self Watering Planter
  • Bee-Keeping
  • Old Time Music with Spoons
  • Organics Recycling
  • Crocheting
  • Alternative Knitting

1 – 2 pm

  • Growing Herbs
  • Fire Cider
  • Wild Edibles
  • Kombucha Brewing
  • Manage Stress in 10 min. or Less
  • Bike as Transportation
  • Winter Seed Sowing
  • Alternative Knitting
  • Fix it Clinic

For the class schedule in PDF form, click here.

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Brought to you by: Transition Mankato, Mankato Community Education & Recreation, and Minnesota Makers and Artists Guild

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