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Indianapolis

Eastern Indian Cooking

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This eastern Indian cooking class will teach you about different recipes and flavors of traditional Indian dish. You will see a demonstration of one of the following dish : curried fried rice or curried potatoes or curried garbanzo beans (East Indian name - Chana masala ) students will be able to taste Chana masala dish, after my cooking is complete.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Cauliflowers or tomatoes or onions
Garlics or onions or peppers
Simple chocolate chip cookies or brownies
Tea or coffee drink mix
Vegetable oil or olive oil

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Before visiting Japan and Peru, Joanna set out to learn the basics of Japanese and Spanish. She considered free online games, she considered investing in Rosetta Stone, and throughout her research she discovered a Groupon for "Ear Worms". This company is described as "the most fun way to pick up a language, just by listening to music". The Groupon has since expired, but it offered 2 CDs for $10, so Joanna chose Japanese and Spanish, which will be demoed in class. The music is upbeat and fun, and she now knows over 20 phrases just from a couple of simple songs. https://www.earwormslearning.com/2015learn/japanese/ Come hear about Ear Worms. There will be fun music to listen to, fun quizzes to take, and prizes handed out too! Joanna does not work for Ear Worms and does not receive anything in exchange for holding this class. She is just passionate about music and education!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A donation (in any amount) to http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/membership/
Dark Chocolate
Loose leaf tea
New tea towel or dishtowel
Unsweetened iced tea

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

Joanna has a habit of getting into too many crafts and hobbies at once. She picked up Mail Art from a Trade School class 3 years ago, and has swapped over 200 pieces since.

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Basic Car Maintenance 101

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn the basics of car maintenance in this 101 introductory class, including: - How to change a spare tire / rotate your car's tires - How to check and fill your car's fluids - How to check and change your car's air filter

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
2 -3 of your favorite recipes
fat quarter of fabric
fresh flowers
local beer
local or homemade good

About the teacher, Melissa Zaczek Larcom

Melissa learned basic car maintenance from her dad when she bought her first car, and has gained experience and practice ever since (over the past 17 years). She believes everyone should know the basics about their car, and feel comfortable and confident walking into an auto parts store or repair shop.

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Yin Yoga for Any Body

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Take 90 mins to stretch, relax, and strengthen yourself. You will be led in meditation & warm up before we start stretching gently, but deeply, your whole body. Movement in class is always slow, steady, and relaxing. Yin yoga is not without work (you will feel the stretches the next day) but you will never be encouraged to push so hard you hurt. This class is for people of any size and shape, without judgement. Modifications are strongly encouraged. Yin yoga is about YOU, not the perfect pose. Please bring a a yoga mat or towel, and a blanket and/or blocks for modifications.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
cat toys or treats
dangly earrings
dog chew toys or treats
handmade soap
homemade jams/jellies (sweet, savory, or spicy!)
pickled goods (sweet, savory, or spicy!)
single serve coffee pods
tea (bags or loose, any kind will do!)
washcloth/kitchen towel (handmade or purchased)
your best family recipe (on paper, not the food itself)

About the teacher, Athena Bingham

Athena has practiced Yin yoga for two years, and is currently pursuing her yoga teaching certification. She also enjoys hatha yoga, mediation, tea, and coffee. Lots of coffee.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you been interested in making a difference in the realm of public policy advocacy but have no idea how to get started? You’d be surprised how the tools of story and relationship can help you step forward in advocacy, influence the public square, and help make the world an even better place.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
boxes of kleenex
disposable napkins
non-styrofoam disposable coffee cups
rolls of paper towels
rolls of toilet tissue

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa is an eastside resident seasoned in public policy advocacy due to her 8 years of work with an international anti-poverty grassroots advocacy organization. She's also an amateur vocalist, avid traveler, and huge fan of U2.

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Fabric Postcards

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Using fabric scraps and a few tools you will learn how to create unique fabric postcards that can be sent through regular mail. If you have any scissor you prefer to use, or any fabric you want to incorporate - feel free to bring it to class!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
homemade soap
local honey
locally roasted coffee
your favorite book and a note why
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Succulents are everywhere. There are easy ways to grow and care for these beautiful plants. In this class we will go through the stages of plant growth and easy home care. Everyone will go home with a starter piece to practice what we learn and grow your own plant.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a surprise
empty egg cartons
helpful tips on website maintance and building
pretty rocks for table top gardens
tiny garden figurines

About the teacher, Stacey Davis

Stacey believes that food, physical fitness and joy are everything in life.

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Leather + Tyvek Earrings

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you heard of Tyvek? Its a fantastic material used for everything from shipping bags, to hazmat suits, to wrapping houses. Using this material along with reclaimed leather we will create unique earrings. I will provide enough materials to for each student to make two pairs. I will show you how to find Tyvek, what to do with it and why I think it is SO COOL. I promise to share all my resources!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A book you loved and a note why
Healthy snacks for a road trip
Locally roasted coffee
Produce from your garden :)
Your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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Cross Stitch 101

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn to cross stitch with hands on instruction in a small group setting. A small kit will be provided for you. I will show you how to start your project, as well as provide instruction on finishing. I will share some of my favorite resources and show you how to keep everything organized with your new hobby.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
handmade soap
health snacks
locally roasted coffee
your favorite book and a note why
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Maybe you've heard about the elusive "NaNoWriMo" club, or maybe you'd like to challenge your creative writing. Whether you're a seasoned writer or just dipping your toes in putting thoughts to paper, this class will be a sounding board for the creative type. Learn about National Novel Writing Month, take away some creative writing challenges, and surround yourself with like-minded writers.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A donation (in any amount) to http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/membership/
Dark Chocolate
Loose leaf tea
New tea towel or dishtowel
Unsweetened iced tea

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

Joanna has a habit of getting into too many crafts and hobbies at once. She picked up Mail Art from a Trade School class 3 years ago, and has swapped over 200 pieces since.

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Sprouting at Home

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you love fresh sprouts but you hate how expensive they are? Are you looking for a way to grow your own food, even in your house during the winter? In this class you will learn about some different types of sprouters, how to sprout and what to do with your finished sprouts. You will be amazed at how delicious and fun these are! During class, a few samples will be provided. I will also provide you with all the resources I use with my own sprouter at home.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a book you think I should read and a note why
a healthy snack for my desk
dark chocolate
handmade soap
scotch tape
whole bean coffee
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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Norwich

Introduction to Felt-Making

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Learn the technique of wet felt-making using colourful and natural wool fibres. Felting is a technique that has been used by humans for practical and decorative use for thousands of years. In this session, you can learn the basic technique of how to create a piece of felted wool, which can be the basis for your own artwork in the future or simply to try out this historic craft. Bring a plastic bag or tupperware box to take away your piece of felt as it will need drying at home. We will be using soap so if you have sensitive skin please bring your own plastic gloves.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Commitment to sign up and teach at Trade School on a subject of your choice
Herbal teas (not green tea)
Interesting papers to use for craft projects
Lavender essential oil
Natural household cleaning products
Textile bits & bobs, such as ribbons, needles, buttons, embroidery threads, zips (5", 6" or 7") etc

About the teacher, Genevieve Rudd

I'm an artist, maker and facilitator living on the Norfolk coast. I make artwork using mixed-media techniques inspired by the natural world, combining textiles, photography, drawing and printmaking. Since 2010, I've been involved in running participatory arts workshop with community groups.

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Introduction to Improv Comedy

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A gentle taster workshop looking at the basics of improv. During the session, you will learn some of the fundamentals of improv comedy. We will learn through group games and exercises. This is a great session to dip your toe into the improv waters. This course is suitable for people with no previous improv experience, or those who've not done any for a while and want to jump back in. Your coach will be Chris Read - a supportive and passionate improviser with many years experience both performing and coaching improv.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise!
Beer
Help promoting Improv
Homemade food
Singing Tuition

About the teacher, Chris Read

I've been performing and coaching improv for 6 years. I've found it to not only be a lot of fun, but also helpful for my wellbeing and mental health.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Alexander Technique is the best self-help technique you have (probably) never heard of! Its a really practical way of becoming more aware of how you move and react and how we all tend to put too much effort into everyday tasks. It has been shown to help with chronic back pain by breaking the pain-tension- more pain cycle. But it is about more than pain, posture and bad backs, its about mindful movement and responses to life.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend with back pain
Curiosity
Dance lesson
Introduction to something fun and unusual in Norwich
Web design/social media advice

About the teacher, Mireille Heald

I'm Mireille, and I've recently moved to Norwich. I'm a STAT registered Alexander Technique teacher, which involved 3 years full time training. I was a vet until back pain forced me to give up work. Alexander Technique was really helpful to me and having a scientific and practical way of thinking I aim to teach it in a really down to earth way. I love walking my dog (exploring my new home town), and I'm looking for places to dance salsa, or new dance styles to try! @backtoactive on facebook

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Introduction to Cold Smoking Food

5:30a.m. to 7:00a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

You will be introduced to the successful methods I employ to effectively, efficient and economically cold smoke foodstuffs such as Meats, Fish, cheeses, fresh and dried vegetables, and snack items such as seed mixes and nuts. You will be shown the equipment I use and some of the tips and tricks I learnt along the way. We will discuss the merits and flavours of different woods used in cold smoking and we will prepare some foodstuffs for cold smoking. If you like you may bring some dried sweet peppers or sun dried tomatoes or 50g whole Black Pepper grinders and exchange them with me for the same but previously cold smoked (there is nothing better tasting than cold smoked freshly ground pepper on your dinner!). Please do not bring meats fish or cheeses. This class is happening outside so please dress appropriately.

Bring one of the following:
2 different boxes of single or mixed flavour fruit teas
Dog treats: Bonos, Markies or Shapes only please
Freshly picked vegetables from your garden or allotment
Large bag of peanuts or mixed nuts: Dry roasted, ready salted, honey roast, etc.
Mixed dried fruit

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Basic Chicken-Keeping

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
6 Hanly Close
6 Hanly Close
Norwich NR7 9EA

An introduction to keeping chickens: What to feed them How to gently pick them up Housing options Parasites and how to treat them Chicken behaviours Dispelling egg myths And any general questions. Optionally hands on (this is encouraged) I'm not an expert- just a backyard chicken-keeper who has been (mostly successfully) keeping hens since 2011.

Bring one of the following:
Advice on planning permission for habitable dwelling
Advice on using social media for business
Apple cider vinegar
Ceanothus/ rose/ hydrangea cuttings
Homemade marmalade
Pallet wood or similar for wood-burner
Shredded paper (machine shred)

About the teacher, Rachael Filbey-Howe

I'm a lover of chickens and have a taste for the "good-life". I've recently started keeping bees. I am a Dru yoga teacher, personal trainer and speech and language therapist. I'm a dedicated veggie foodie, interested in health, wellbeing and glamping amongst other things.

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Introduction to Cold Smoking Food

5:30a.m. to 7:00a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

You will be introduced to the successful methods I employ to effectively, efficient and economically cold smoke foodstuffs such as Meats, Fish, cheeses, fresh and dried vegetables, and snack items such as seed mixes and nuts. You will be shown the equipment I use and some of the tips and tricks I learnt along the way. We will discuss the merits and flavours of different woods used in cold smoking and we will prepare some foodstuffs for cold smoking. If you like you may bring some dried sweet peppers or sun dried tomatoes or 50g whole Black Pepper grinders and exchange them with me for the same but previously cold smoked (there is nothing better tasting than cold smoked freshly ground pepper on your dinner!). Please do not bring meats fish or cheeses. This class is happening outside so please dress appropriately.

Bring one of the following:
2 different boxes of single or mixed flavour fruit teas
Dog treats: Bonos, Markies or Shapes only please
Freshly picked vegetables from your garden or allotment
Large bag of peanuts or mixed nuts: Dry roasted, ready salted, honey roast, etc.
Mixed dried fruit

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Basic Knot Tying

8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This is a basic knot tying course for individuals who struggle tying and using basic knots in strings, cords twines and ropes. You will be taught five basic knots and 1 basic whipping (rope end finish) when and how to use them. When learnt these 5 knots and 1 whipping will hold you in good stead around the house, garden and even some craft work. There will be a practice rope available for each attendee to use during this course, so please do not bring one of your own.

Bring one of the following:
1 packet 8 hour burn tea lights
12” Wooden Embroidery Rings
2 X 6” Wooden Embroidery Rings
3 X 40mm Beechwood balls (without holes)
500g-1000g Fresh Ginger Root
A3 Artist’s Pad
Packet Large Muslin Cloth Squares
Reels of Black Waxed Cotton

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Beginner's Rag Rugging

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
00 PIzza/Pasta Flour (can be bought from the Deli opposite St. Andrews Hall)
Empty jam jars with lids
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Mixed Nuts
Produce from your Garden/Allotment
Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbook

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Adventures in Cribbage

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Come and learn to play what is perhaps the finest two player card game in the world (4 player game also covered). This is the game that coined the phrases "level pegging", "streets ahead", "left in the lurch" and "one for his nob"! Cribbage, or "Crib", is around 400 years old and can trace part its roots to our fine city as the grandfather of the supposed inventor of the game was Mayor here in the 1500s. Indeed, Suckling House (which now houses Cinema City) was inhabited by, and named after, Sir John Suckling's grandfather. This session should appeal more to those who enjoy games in general and card games specifically. Maths skills help, but as long as you can add up to 31 you'll be fine :) Come and learn a skill for life, in an hour!

Bring one of the following:
A Backgammon Set
A Board Game
A Cribbage Board
A USB stick full of reggae/dub/funk
Interesting Playing Cards

About the teacher, Siv Sears

I'm a teacher who recently returned to the UK after many years abroad. I have a passion for cribbage and received a gold medal in the cribbage pairs event at the 2016 Mind Sports Olympiad in London. I've taught many people to play, including most recently a cohort of 11 and 12 year-olds at the school I currently work at.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Quito

Vamos pa`rriba - Ilaló

9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Entrada a las piscinas El Tingo (Valle de los Chillos)
Vía Ilaló
Quito / Pichincha

Imagina un Quito sin apuros y contaminación visual, un lugar donde el otro piensa en uno y uno piensa en otros. La montaña es sin duda una escuela para entender y restaurar esa relación de reciprocidad entre las personas y el entorno que habitamos, esa relación solidaria que se ha ido perdiendo en el caos citadino. Esta actividad está al alcance de todos, siempre terminas con una sensación de "misión cumplida", sin gran presupuesto o equipo técnico, solo necesitas ganas. Así que ¡Vamos pa' arriba! El objetivo es llegar a la cumbre del Ilaló. NECESITAS: ropa y zapatos cómodos, gorra, protector solar, agua, algo de comida para compartir en la cumbre (pamba mesa)

Bring one of the following:
1 clase de Alemán
1 comida rica hecha por ti
1 libro que me recomiendes
1 par de baquetas para bateria
1 parlante para celular pequeño en buen estado
1 planta ornamental
1/2 kilo de frutos secos

About the teacher, Fidel Zaldumbide

Empecé a realizar montañas hace 11 años. Espero compartir con ustedes esta escuela de vida llamada Montaña.

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LunaCuentos / Cuenta Cuentos

4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Parque de Cumbaya
Parque de Cumbaya
Pichincha/Quito/ Cumbaya

¿Te has puesto a pensar en cuanta energía y recursos se invierten diariamente para que Quito sea la ciudad que es? Reflexionemos sobre nuestro rol como consumidores, propulsores y sostenedores de propuestas para explorar formas de ser y co-crear una Ciudad más Despierta, más consciente! En este taller vengan a aprender, si sienten que es necesario, y/o a disfrutar de los placeres de los que nos tomamos responsablemente los espacios públicos para el arte, el esparcimiento, la alegría; ¿y por qué no?, la pedagogía!. No hay cuentos inocentes, todos transmiten lo que queremos decir, sentir y pensar como ciudadanos comprometidos con un presente y un futuro consciente, ordenado, creativo, limpio, seguro, y ambientalmente responsable.

Bring one of the following:
1 Bolsita de semillas
1 Cuento Infantil
1 Maceta con plantita o flores
1 Sorpresa
2 horas para ayudar en jardinería

About the teacher, Laura Montilla

Soy CuentaCuentos y este es un grupo nuevo que acaba de nacer a raíz de un taller que realizamos en el Fondo de Cultura económica donde además siempre hacemos veladas literarias! Estamos empezando estan todos invitados Tomar la ciudad artísticamente siempre será una buena opción para cambiar el mundo !!!!

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