Through TTM ReSkilling workshops, we teach each other to create household and community necessities. RSVP required – email Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information and details.
November ReSkilling Workshops: Please email Kathy (email@example.com) for location and event details. Both workshops require materials. As usual – you are welcome to bring a project of your choosing and be with us to create in the company of friends.
Beginning Beekeeping Workshop @ 11 East Jefferson St, Media, PA
The honeybees are telling us something. Colony collapse disorder, varroa mites, and massive bee deaths across the country are beckoning us to wake up. Want to bee part of a solution? As a small beekeeper you will be linked to a world wide web of beekeepers and gardeners working towards true sustainability. Come learn how to serve honeybees during the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.
This fun workshop will be dynamic, and interactive, with a live beehive. It will involve practical observation and hands on learning of the hive together with reflection and a call to consciousness. It is suitable for teenagers to adults. As a precautionary measure, if you have severe allergies to bee stings you will need to come with your own medication. Media native Patrick Sullivan, founder of Nectaree, a beekeeper, gardener, orchardist, educator, and world traveler, together with Melisa Oliva, expressive arts therapist, will present skills and stories pointing in a direction of health and justice for all beings, including the honeybee!
Home-scale Gardening. Growing vegetables, fruit, berries, and more in small spaces @ 11 East Jefferson st, Media PA
Come learn about one of the most revolutionary acts, growing a garden. In this interactive workshop you will be introduced to what you need to make a garden. You will learn ways to harvest food all year. If you like spending time outdoors, eating fresh food, and creating art – or if you are interested in Permaculture, reskilling & self reliance, then this workshop is for you.
Taught by Media native Patrick Sullivan, Gardener, Beekeeper, Orchardist, Educator, founder of Nectaree, and Melisa Oliva, expressive art therapist and facilitator of eco-consciousness events. Be ready to get your hands dirty and go home ready to start planning your own garden.
Topics include: What we need to start a garden; How we prepare soil; Making and using Compost; What to grow; How to grow it; How to harvest. We will look at a sample of a small food system, such as a grandmother’s berry patch. We will discuss our learning and create a new network of like-minded gardening friends.