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Halifax, Nova Scotia

DROP-IN TEACHER ORIENTATION

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax

Not quite sure what Trade School is all about? Interested in teaching a class but can`t nail down a topic? On September 3rd we`ll be at the Commons (weather permitting) ready to answer any of these burning questions! Stop by, sit down with us, and we`ll be more than happy to run through what it takes to get your workshop up and going! We`ll discuss how and where to choose a venue, workshop structure, tips for teachers, our barter system and always keep it open for sharing class ideas! If things go well, we might even have your workshop listed on our site by the end of the night! We believe EVERYONE has something to offer! With your knowledge and expertise you can help to create a city-wide skill exchange network! Meeting location: Under the trees in the middle of the Commons Rain location: TBA

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Trade School Halifax

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Los Angeles

Roundtable: project feedback

1:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
Home in Highland Park
street address will be emailed to registered students a few days before class
Los Angeles

The class will be an open roundtable for anyone looking to present a project/idea/screen play pitch/work presentation and receive feedback. Each person should be prepared to present their project with enough materials for 8 people. Presentations will need to be made in 10 minutes or less in order to accommodate everyone and allow time for feedback. This class will be highly dependent on what people bring in. The idea is to focus on one project for each participant, where we will both give and receive constructive feedback. Each participant will want to think about what kind of feedback they want, be able to say what the project if for, what the intended audience is, and where you are in the process (so we know how to best give feedback). This class is for anyone who is ready to hear from his/her peers and bounce ideas around. **Supplies: what do students need to bring? Personal snacks and water Presentation materials (optional, please inform the teacher ahead of time if you have audio visual needs and we will try to accommodate) Notebook and pen/pencil **Accessibility: This location has stairs at the entry.

Bring one of the following:
A large container of distilled water
A package of white 8.5 x 11 printer paper/copy paper
A potted plant (can be a snip from your own garden in a temporary holder)
An art piece around the theme of “Love Humanity” (poem, painted rock, song…).
An interesting book (I prefer non-fiction and books about storytelling, dramatic theory’s or theatre directing, as well as books of poetry, books that have fascinating covers, and books in foreign languages).
Surprise Me

About the teacher, Karen Stegall

Karen is a multi-disciplinary artist that cycles between theatre directing, writing, photography, and filmmaking.

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DIY Felted Soap

12:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Loughton

Learn Photoshop

8:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Ongar Library
High Street
Chipping Ongar Essex CM15 9AB

Free entry-level classes led by our friendly volunteer! Learn the basics of this powerful image-editing program. You'll learn skills such as: Loading images and photographs - Navigating the interface - Working with layers - Colour Correcting - Adding words and text. Pop-down and learn a valuable new skill - for free! You will need a laptop or MacBook loaded with Photoshop ( not Elements). You can download a free 30 day trial.

Bring one of the following:
A keenness to learn
A willingness to share any knowledge learned
Ability to spread news about the class
Creative ideas to share
WIne gums to aid concentration!

About the teacher, Adam Hart

Hi, I'm Adam, a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and self-motivated Motion Graphics Designer with over 10-years industry experience. Currently freelancing around London. Having a passion for moving image, music and audio production, coupled with a background in digital design has enabled my career to transition organically into motion graphics.

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Norwich

Bead Earring and Necklace Making

10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Discover the techniques you need to create your own piece of jewellery using beads and steel wire. You'll have the chance to design and make your own earrings or necklace using a selection of glass, wood, plastic and mother of pearl beads.

Bring one of the following:
A local cheese
Assorted fabric
Craft/poetry/art books
Cushion covers
Ribbon
Terracotta plant pots

About the teacher, Peter Myerson

I'm a quirky individual and been making bead work necklaces, earrings and brooches for around a year.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.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.

Bring one of the following:
10 Points into my NORLETS Account
Coat Hangers
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Cakes or Biscuits
Old Postcards
Packets of Vegetable Seeds

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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Simple Clothing Alterations

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

This class will cover some of the simplest alterations you might want to make to clothes to make them fit to use and not waste. We will look at taking things in & up, and letting them down & out. Bring along a problem garment and we will think about how to make it work for you or when to decide it's probably best passed on to someone else!

Bring one of the following:
Compost (home made or peat free) ideally dropped off NR3
Garden plants/seeds (especially food)
Garden/DIY help
Organic household products - cleaning/toiletries etc
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Sophie Cabot

I'm an archaeologist and teacher of adults, and I'm also interested in green issues and handmade, homemade, traditional and thrifty skills. I knit, sew, cook, try to grow things, and generally like to have a go at the way things were done on the past, and I hate to see usable things go to waste.

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How to Wire a Plug

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Most people don't know how to do simple electrical tasks, such as wiring a plug. With this lesson not only will I show you how, I will show you how to make an extension lead and cover any little electrical queries you may have. From safe isolation to a few do's and dont's. Some basic tools will be supplied for use, but if you have a screwdriver and pair of pliers or cutters feel free to bring them along. All materials will be supplied depending on the amount of participants.

Bring one of the following:
Anything Marvel or Star Wars
Homemade Wares (cakes, jams....)
Something Funny
Something Unusual
Unusual Plants or Seeds

About the teacher, Owen Bishop

I'm a local electrician with over 20 years experience, involved with the trade since before I left school.

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Freedom: A Philosophical Enquiry

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

This is not a lecture. It is a dialogue in which anyone who wishes can participate. It is about talking and it is about listening. But most importantly of all it is about thinking, considering and reconsidering not only about the thoughts and arguments of others but those of our own. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. But what is philosophy? Have you have ever wondered “does God exist?”, “I am the same person I was 10 years ago”, “why does anything exist?”, “is it right to eat meat?”, “is this real or am I dreaming?” or even “can inequality be justified?” then you have already been doing philosophy. Philosophy is not just a body of knowledge but an activity. It is the process of improving our knowledge through rational and logical argument. Roughly speaking, it can be distinguished from science, which works with empirical evidence, and religion, which relies on mystical revelation. We will take the topic of "freedom", we will apply our brains to it and see what comes out. My goal as facilitator is not to express or promote my own views but to lay the thread that will help us navigate through the maze of our discussion.

Bring one of the following:
A boring postcard
Elderflower cordial
Nothing that is large and heavy
Some homemade jam
Your thoughts and attention

About the teacher, Darren Poynton

I am a philosophy masters student and work with a charity called The Philosophy Foundation, running philosophy workshops in primary schools.

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Introduction to Felt-Making

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.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:
Cotton or linen fabric (any size, including remnants) preferably in white, cream or natural colour
Craft/textile books
Deep box picture frames
Embroidery hoops (any size)
Houseplant cutting
Organic herbal teas
Organic squash or cordial
Organic wholewheat pasta
Pure lavender essential oil
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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Spanish Conversation

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A chance to practice or learn some Spanish. Not too intense but I hope interesting. I have lived and worked in Spain over the last 25 years so happy to share my knowledge with you.

Bring one of the following:
A plant or cutting
A surprise
Biscuits for the class
Eager to become involved
Help in the garden

About the teacher, Heather Hand

I am now retired but lived and worked in Spain over many years and have a love of the language, culture, food and the people which I hope to share with you

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Pietermaritzburg

Basics of birding and bird ringing

6:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Darville Sewerage Works
Darville Sewerage Works, New England Road
Pietermaritzburg

South Africa has a variety of habitats which creates an amazing diversity of birds with more than 800 species. There are also about 150 species that are endemic, meaning they are found no where else in the world. Because of this birding is a popular hobby and many people become very serious about it. For a beginner birder it can be overwhelming. In this class we will start with the basics of birding. You will also be exposed to the world of bird ringing and be able to see birds up close. Class objectives: - Learn how to use a bird book effectively - Learn how to use binoculars - Be able to narrow down a bird for identification - Learn about bird ringing Please bring pencils and paper for notes. Binoculars and bird field guides (if possible, and if not we can provide some for the class). People need to be field prepared so things like appropriate field clothes and shoes (gumboots are ideal), a hat, water, a snack (to share if you like), etc. This class will be offered in English only. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS IS WEATHER-DEPENDENT! Should there be constant rain on the day, the class will be rescheduled for September.

Bring one of the following:
Cardboard loo roll or paper towel centre (or even fabric roll centres)
empty egg boxes (any sizes)
Old blankets/underfelt
Old fishtank/aquarium equipment (e.g. filters, heaters, pumps, pipes, rocks)
Perches for aviaries
River stones and drift wood
Yoghurt/ice-cream containers

About the teacher, Preshnee Singh and Ebrahim Ally

We represent the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. We work with many different types of animals on various research projects. We teach and train our students with the necessary skills to do better research in biology. Some of these skills include animal handling, trapping, identification, research planning, data analysis, etc. We train our students working with birds on bird handling, identification and ringing. Ebrahim Ally is the Animal House technician on campus and his facility is where we house and do experiments on animals. Preshnee Singh is currently working as Prof Downs research assistant and is involved with various research projects. Karin Nelson helps us do bird ringing at Darvilleonce a month and is an experienced bird ringer. She also trains our students who are interested in getting their bird ringing licences and has been involved in a few of our research projects with birds.

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Centre for Visual Arts
Centre for Visual Arts, Ridge Road
Scottsville

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. It is not affected by the suspension of the academic programme on campus. The class will take you from how to design a drawing (using Computer Assisted Drawing programme Inventor 2017); to converting this into an STL file; to how a 3D printer works, to printing out the final item. This class will be run in English.

Bring one of the following:
Enthusiasm!
Slip of a succulent or aloe for the CVA garden
Something to eat to share with the class
Tell one other person about what you learned in the class

About the teacher, Jaap Jacobs

I am a fitter and turner by trade; CAD trained, with a national diploma in project management, product development, automotive design. I have managed a production studio. I am an art maker, and am currently a post grad student in visual art.

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Church Land Programme Flat
Church Land Programme Flat 4, 340 Burger Street
Pietermaritzburg

Come and learn simple and unique ways to upcycle and recycle materials into wearable jewellery pieces. The class will be very informal and relaxed and you will have the space to share your know hows and how to with everyone. Looking forward to meeting new people and sharing ideas. Things to bring to the class: Clean and empty plastic bottles, a pair of scissors. Yarn, beads and anything you want to embellish your jewellery with. Alternatively you could bring along anything that you would want to upcycle into jewellery.

Bring one of the following:
a cheerful attitude
a note book (any size, blank or lined pages)
a small packet of beads;
something small to share for tea
wool or yarn

About the teacher, Tessa Naiker

A busy mother and administrator who finds refuge in creativity.

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Bessie Head Library
Bessie Head Library, Church Street
Pietermaritzburg

You’d be amazed at everything that goes on in your local public library! This is a unique opportunity to be part of a guided tour of the Bessie Head library – the parts you’ve seen, and the parts you haven’t – and hear about what goes on there. Find out how the materials in the library are catalogued in the Cataloguing department; visit the archives/legal deposit section, where everything published in South Africa has to be deposited; find out more about the research section, children’s library, and computer facilities available to the public; learn about the meeting spaces available for you to use; hear about the poetry group, and the creative writing group, and all the other activities going on ‘behind the scenes’. This class will be conducted in English

Bring one of the following:
A promise to tell one other person all the wonderful things that happen in your library!
A5 notebooks for activities run by the library
Coloured paper for activities run by the library
Crayons for activities run by the library
Plain white A4 printing cardboard

About the teacher, Shanitha Bhim

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Learn Highland Dancing

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Centre for Visual Arts
Centre for Visual Arts, Ridge Road
Scottsville

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. It is not affected by the suspension of the academic programme on campus. In this class I will o teach a basic fling o do an introduction to sword dancing o teach an easy group country dance. There will be something for everyone, working at all ability and fitness levels. I encourage all people of all ages from 4 upwards to attend, and would welcome those with disabilities, both visible and hidden. This is an opportunity to try out Highland dancing to see whether you would like to do more of it. PLEASE BRING WITH: • Clothes – please wear shorts (shorty or knee-length) and a tee-shirt (Close-fitting, not too baggy) or a leotard, with a track-suit over. • Feet – dancing will be bare-foot unless you have Highland, soft Irish, ballet, or country pumps. Dancing in sox only is not encouraged because of risk of injury. Cannot be done in sneakers/trainers/’tekkies’/school shoes. • Sticks – from your garden waste heap, or walking sticks, or crutches, or broom sticks or mops, or ‘tight’ umbrellas – 2 sticks about 100-120cm long to double-up as swords as I do not have enough. Ties also work! Or rope… • Water – in a plastic bottle • Facecloth or towel • A Sense of humour

Bring one of the following:
A donation of cleaned recycling material (wash the bottles, cans etc!) for the Ashburton employment project
Art/craft class
Fresh fruit
Fresh veggies
Pre-loved craft materials
Surprise me!
The use of a pick-up to remove the sticks not used as swords from my garden to donate to cub-scouts for campfires
Vegan food items
Wine (wrapped in a brown paper bag!)

About the teacher, Noleen Loubser

I have a PhD in Psychology and teach in Politics! It is Highland dancing that enables me to lay any claims to sanity... I started learning as an adult with the belief that it is never too late to have a happy childhood, and found it to be beneficial on multiple levels, setting the scene for one of my retirement plans of going into dance and movement therapy. I myself have struggled with a learning disability and have seen the remedial potential of Highland dancing. I am a qualified and registered Highland dance teacher in both Scotland and South Africa, and would love to revive an interest for three reasons: o It is a beautiful art form o It is excellent exercise o It has so many therapeutic benefits I no longer compete, but delight in seeing my dancers do well at competitions, and enjoy doing demonstrations for those who like to watch this beautiful dancing.

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Ronald MacMillan Lecture Theatre
Ronald MacMillan Lecture Theatre, Golf Road
Scottsville

A lot has transpired since the #fessmustfall movement officially began in 2015. Most importantly, students are still not satisfied with the outcomes, particularly relating to access to education. At the same time, other important issues, such as institutional culture and the quality of education in South African institutions of higher learning, (re)emerged from this movement. This panel discussion will be led by three students from the University of KwaZulu Natal, University of Cape Town and Rhodes University to share their stories and reflections. It will also invite attendees to actively engage in the conversation by exchanging their knowledge, stories and reflections regarding the topic. To enhance the overall quality of the conversation, students are invited to bring along the following: Pen and paper An item about #feesmustfall from media/social media Their knowledge, experiences and views about the issue

Bring one of the following:
any newspaper/journal article about South African higher education and/or policies
anything from the hearts of those attending
teach Josh your favourite struggle song, so that he can teach students in Brazil

About the teacher, Yanda Josh and Siya

Yanda: Born and raised in Mthatha. I have two Master of Arts degrees, one in Sociology from Rhodes University and the other one in Development and Governance from University Duisburg-Essen. I am socially and academically interested and invested in youth development and education, particularly in the lives of those from rural and township areas, where the struggle for economic and social emancipation is still rife. Siya: First I was involved in the fees must fall protest, and have been informed about its causes. I also do panel discussions and interested in the discussion of social issues. Josh: I work on how education is contested by social movements in times of social rupture, particularly in South Africa and Brazil. Having previously studied at the University of Cape Town, I'm now a PhD student in the Centre of Development Studies in Cambridge. I have been involved in some preliminary attempts at international solidarity work with various student movements, including #FeesMustFall, and I'm interested in learning more about how to help support those in educational struggles.

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Bessie Head Library
Bessie Head Library, Church Street
Pietermaritzburg

You’d be amazed at everything that goes on in your local public library! This is a unique opportunity to be part of a guided tour of the Bessie Head library – the parts you’ve seen, and the parts you haven’t – and hear about what goes on there. Find out how the materials in the library are catalogued in the Cataloguing department; visit the archives/legal deposit section, where everything published in South Africa has to be deposited; find out more about the research section, children’s library, and computer facilities available to the public; learn about the meeting spaces available for you to use; hear about the poetry group, and the creative writing group, and all the other activities going on ‘behind the scenes’. This class will be conducted in English

Bring one of the following:
A promise to tell one other person all the wonderful things that happen in your library!
A5 notebooks for activities run by the library
Coloured paper for activities run by the library
Crayons for activities run by the library
Plain white A4 printing cardboard

About the teacher, Shanitha Bhim

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Bessie Head Library Auditorium
Bessie Head Library Auditorium, Old Market Street
Pietermaritzburg

The dreaded “Fracking word” has reached KwaZulu Natal. Companies and consultants are putting on their best spin for the public in trying to get them to believe that gas from KZN will solve the SA energy crisis and that it will not harm the people and workers of KZN. This is hard on the heels of similar ventures in the Karoo, where they have failed to start exploration after years of attempts to get fracking started. The story of the energy in SA will be shared together with the story of the resistance of fracking in the Karoo and myths about energy and fracking will be busted! Please bring with you to class: Pen and paper Water from where you come from – even if it is out of a tap – 500 mls A handful of soil from where you live This class will be run in English

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to engage with groundWork and local activist beyond.
A newspaper article on fracking
A willingness to hold small discussion groups on fracking where you come from especially in isiZulu with workers on farms and the unemployed
Agree to jointly host an anti-fracking gathering in PMB
Agree to write a letter to the local media about the fact that fracking is not the solution to our energy challenges

About the teacher, Bobby Peek & Ulrich Steenkamp

Bobby is a local organiser with groundWork, an environmental NGO working with community people around South Africa who are resisting dirty energy projects. Bobby started his work in environmental justice because he was forced to live next to the Engen oil refinery which made is asthma acute. Ulrich is a local organiser with the Karoo Environmental Justice Movement, a gathering of the unemployed, farm workers and small emerging farmers in the Karoo who have been part of the struggle to push back against fracking in the Karoo.

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Garden area outside the Education Building, UKZN PMB campus
Garden area next to Education Building, Golf Road, Scottsville
Pietermaritzburg

The class will give practical guides on how to grow your vegetables within unused space in your compound and even in plastic or metal containers for there are some things you don't need to always buy in the shopping malls. You will be taught how to make your nursery with seeds like cabbage, lettuce, spinach, potatoes (both Irish and sweet), green beans. These will be organic farming using compost and animal dungs. There will also be brief awareness about the importance of plants to our well-being as humans especially trees, locating some texts in the bible to support this enlightenment. Participants are encouraged to bring along with them small plastic containers (at least 2 each) and some seedlings of chili, green pepper, lettuce or cabbage for the class demonstration. Bring your garden boots and gloves. It will be fun because there will be no competition for us to get the best farmer of the year.

Bring one of the following:
Any small quantity of seedlings, e.g. onions and cabbage, green beans, two pieces of irish potatoes.
Enthusiasm!
Help setting up before the class, and helping clear up afterwards
Juice to share with the class
pears, grape, oranges, avocados or apples are also welcome to be shared after the class

About the teacher, Habila S. Kohon

I am a Pastor with Church of Christ in Nations(COCIN) with Headquarters in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. A student at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Theology and Development Department. I am passionate about environmental issues particularly tree planting and gardening. I love GREEEEEN!

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Church Land Programme Boardroom
Church Land Programme Boardroom, 340 Burger Street
Pietermaritzburg

Waste pickers are people who collect waste by roaming the streets of different towns in South Africa and the majority are based on dumping sites. They are making a living by recycling waste thus becoming their livelihoods. They are also referred to as environmentalists in countries such as India and have gained recognition in Brazil, India, Colombia and Egypt, due to the important role they play in reducing the amount of waste in our societies. Even in South Africa recognition has taken place even though it is still a contested subject/activity. During this session we will learn about recycling from those who know it best. Focus will be on recycling and how you go about it at home, with an introduction by and about the waste pickers and who they are. Questions such as: how many are they in the country? Why did they became waste pickers, e.g. due to the system that does not have opportunities for employment. Formal and informal economy will be slightly covered. Why did they organize themselves and what are their demands from government and from people of SA? What are the environmental benefits from recycling? Demonstration will be made by waste pickers at work.

Bring one of the following:
Debate on the subject waste pickers and recycling
Discuss issue of littering and a dirty city
Share information about waste pickers and recycling, e.g. through social media, in your personal networks etc.
Share initiatives people have been involved with e.g. Separation at source
Support the struggles of waste pickers related to justice, e.g. through joining protests, marches etc. organized by waste pickers.

About the teacher, Musa Chamane

I am a waste campaigner at groundWork who hails from Pietermaritzburg. I am passionate about environmental issues and have worked for a number NGOs on various issues locally, nationally and internationally. What made me interested in the environment culminates from environmental racism in terms of having dumping sites, and toxic polluting industries located next to the people of colour.

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Church Land Programme Boardroom
Church Land Programme Boardroom, 340 Burger Street
Pietermaritzburg

The dreaded “Fracking word” has reached KwaZulu Natal. Companies and consultants are putting on their best spin for the public in trying to get them to believe that gas from KZN will solve the SA energy crisis and that it will not harm the people and workers of KZN. This is hard on the heels of similar ventures in the Karoo, where they have failed to start exploration after years of attempts to get fracking started. The story of the energy in SA will be shared together with the story of the resistance of fracking in the Karoo and myths about energy and fracking will be busted! Please bring with you to class: Pen and paper Water from where you come from – even if it is out of a tap – 500 mls A handful of soil from where you live This class will be run in English

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to engage with groundWork and local activist beyond.
A newspaper article on fracking
A willingness to hold small discussion groups on fracking where you come from especially in isiZulu with workers on farms and the unemployed
Agree to jointly host an anti-fracking gathering in PMB
Agree to write a letter to the local media about the fact that fracking is not the solution to our energy challenges

About the teacher, Bobby Peek & Ulrich Steenkamp

Bobby is a local organiser with groundWork, an environmental NGO working with community people around South Africa who are resisting dirty energy projects. Bobby started his work in environmental justice because he was forced to live next to the Engen oil refinery which made is asthma acute. Ulrich is a local organiser with the Karoo Environmental Justice Movement, a gathering of the unemployed, farm workers and small emerging farmers in the Karoo who have been part of the struggle to push back against fracking in the Karoo.

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How to make a decent cup of coffee

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Steampunk Cafe
Steampunk Cafe, Thokan's Garage, R103
Lion's River

The class will take you through a variety of different ways to make coffee (from plunger to aeropress and beyond), and how to use them best; look at factors that affect flavour; give a brief run through of the roasting process; and finally focus on espressos. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as part of your class! The class will be run in English.

Bring one of the following:
Any old South African money
Any venison meat
Bravecto – for a 10KG Dog
Home made lasagna
Murano Ashtray
Some saffron!

About the teacher, Michael Goddard

I’m originally from DBN and spent some time in JHB and abroad working on passenger ships (QE2 and Seabourne Odyssey) as a Sommelier and have been fortunate enough to fuel my “Lifes Fire” with many pieces of different wood from all over the World. I’ve been fortunate enough to work in a top marketing company (The Win Win Group) and introduce noteable products too (Vitamin Water and Marley Coffee). My upbringing was relatively typical of a spoilt little shit and only after really forcing myself to take responsibility for who I was and how I did things, I realised that a change had to happen as I was going nowhere. Since getting into coffee, I’ve found it to be a sort of cocoon for me, encouraging and allowing a new direction of growth and change that was very much needed. It’s the ultimate teacher for someone like me. Details count and things can always be done better. That’s myself and Coffee in a nutshell.

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Quito

Plaza Benalcázar
Benalcázar y Olmedo. Centro Histórico de Quito
Quito

En esta actividad me gustaría compartir un poco de la historia y el arte del Centro Histórico de Quito, mientras paseamos por sus lindas calles y plazas. Hablaremos un poquito del Quito precolombino, así como también de la época colonial, republicana y actual. Compartiremos mitos y leyendas.

Bring one of the following:
4 focos
Algo de comer preparado por ti, saludable y nutritivo
Si quieres, puedes proponerme algo
Un clase de costura (quiero acabar algunos pendientes y aprender a hacer un calendario)
Un libro inspirador
un machete
un martillo
un par de guantes para construcción
un serrucho
una caja de clavos de 1 1/2 pulgadas
Una clase de cerámica (me gustaría tener mi propio Neti, ollita, taza...)
Una clase de encuadernación
Una planta que sea fácil de cuidar (se me mueren todas, pero me encantan)
Una sesión de lluvia de ideas y consejos para crear mi propia marca y logo

About the teacher, ARANTXA MASACHS

Estudié historia del arte y gestión del patrimonio cultural. Me encanta el Centro Histórico, sus calles, sus gentes, sus museos y las historias que esconden.

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Aprendiendo a hacer yogurt

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Edificio Bela Plaza
Almería N50-66 y Los Alamos. Cerca del Parque Bicentenario
Quito

En este taller corto aprenderás a elaborar tú mismo tu propio yogurt con un cultivo (hierloom) que podrás usar indefinidamente. Al elaborar tu propio yogurt ahorras dinero, mejoras tu salud, y contribuyes a contaminar menos el planeta reduciendo los envases desechables. El taller se enfocará en la elaboración paso a paso del yogurt con el uso y explicación de los materiales necesarios para esta actividad y así mismo se darán a conocer materiales alternativos para lograr hacer yogurt sin necesidad de una máquina yogurtera. El taller tendrá la duración aproximada de 2 horas, y para ello necesitarás traer: - Algo donde apuntar, grabar, registrar los datos y explicaciones para que puedas reproducir tu yogurt en casa. - Un frasco pequeño de vidrio (limpio esterilizado) para llevar tu porción de cultivo para reproducir yogurt. Dado que el yogurt necesita, para cuajar, un lugar estable en temperatura y sin movilidad, la clase será demostrativa participativa ya que sería imposible que cada participante hiciese su propio yogurt durante el taller. El lugar de realización del taller será en mi departamento y tiene capacidad para máximo 11 participantes. La dirección exacta es la siguiente: Almería N50-66 y Los Alamos. Edificio Bela Plaza

Bring one of the following:
2 metros de tela de algodón (colores rojo, azul, cafe, morado)
3 atados de col kale
Frasco de tomates deshidratados en aceite de oliva
Un queso maduro (marcas ZULETA, FLORALP, SALINERITO)
Una bolsa (1 libra) de avellanas, nueces o almendras (naturales sin tostar)
Una bolsa de NIBS de cacao ARAWI
Una caja de avena ESCOCESA, marca Schullo
Una orquídea (planta EN MACETA)

About the teacher, Gabriela Auz

Actriz de teatro, profesora, cocinera, ciclista.

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Cruz del Papa - Parque La Carolina
Avenida Amazonas
Quito

Suena el despertador y empieza la carrera diaria, el día pasa muy rápido, tú corres todo el tiempo para alcanzar con todo y a pesar de tu esfuerzo hay tanto por concluir. Te das cuenta que tienes tanto que hacer, y que tú estás en todo, menos en tí... Tus ocupaciones te distancian de tu esencia, te alejan de tu yo profundo, de tu cuerpo. Todo lo que ocurre en tu vida queda registrado en tu cuerpo, la memoria corporal guarda todas esas emociones y recuerdos... El Taller de Consciencia Psico Corporal y Relajación busca, en este segundo encuentro, un acercamiento a tu yo profundo, a través del movimiento, la respiración, la observación y ejercicios de relajación que nos permitirán vivir más conscientes de nuestro cuerpo. En este taller trabajaremos con el cuerpo y su memoria, por lo que es importante llevar ropa cómoda, gorro de sol, agua, protector solar, cojines o mat de yoga.

Bring one of the following:
1 caja de té frutos rojos
1 frasco de miel de abeja pura (Schullo o La cabra tira al monte)
1 libra de fresas o frutillas
1 libra de uvas verdes
1 Queso maduro (El Salinerito o Zuleta)
1 torta casera
3 barras de chocolate negro Pacari
5 manzanas
7 Kiwis
abrazos, muchos abrazos
Algo de comer que quieras compartir con todos en una pamba mesa

About the teacher, Maytté Gavilanes Martínez

Quiteña, enamorada de sus paisajes, comunicadora, poeta, madre y apasionada por la vida . Creo profundamente que todos podemos cambiar el mundo siendo un poco más conscientes, viviendo presentes muy presentes

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Barrio de Guapulo
Camino de orellana 705, junto al café Guapulo.
Quito

Aprende experimentando. Taller basado en la elaboración artesanal de leches vegetales partir de semillas, cereales, frutos secos y frutas; se crean con ellas recetas de Bebidas, Postres, y un poco más.. Para llenar el día a día de diversidad, sabor, nutrientes de fácil absorción para ti y tu familia. #vegano #glutenfree #orgánico #local #foodforshare Traer. Botellas de vidrio pequeñas o frascos con tapa. Mandil. Cuaderno para notas.

Bring one of the following:
Botellas de vidrio 250-350 ml
Cualquier material para Manabi y Esmeraldas http://www.latrueca.tk
Fruta de temporada
Semillas, frutos secos, espirulina, maca
Un libro de cuentos ecuatorianos contemporáneos
Una clase de fotografía.
Una clase de telas aereas.
Una plantita medicinal para plantar en casa.

About the teacher, Karina Paucic

Mexicana con tradición culinaria, hija del maiz uno de sus platos favoritos son los, los tlacoyos con quelites y la colada morada. Flexible. Vegetariana, vegana, Foody, jucy, raw,  fan de los fermentos, las hierbas, del origen: entre  ellos mezclados y mutantes: El interés, es COMER BIEN, DELICIOSO, sano, variado, local. Compartir herramientas sencillas para integrar la alimentación del día a día como una experiencia de cambio en la consciencia compartida #foodforshare Su cocina es sencilla, para llevar, en el tupper, en un frasco, rápida, nutritiva, creativa, un laboratorio ambulante. #kichentravel Se inspira de amigos, la tierra, la experimentación, la belleza, los restaurantes, los proyectos con alma, los colectivos, mercados, Chefs, y el dia a dia que pone a prueba. #inspiredby Formo parte de colectivos vegetarianos en México los últimos 6 anos @sukabumi comida conciente, y @Papalo y papalotl comida vegana y sustentable, en donde profundizo estudios. Mientras radicaba en Madrid fue gerente del Restaurante Sabor a mi,  y formo parte de Grupo no somos socios en área de creatividad y marketing  en consultoría durante 7 anos. Ella sabe que @lapanzaesprimero. Esto a par de su trabajo en México en la industria de publicidad, marketing y  consultoría en áreas de estrategia y creatividad en medios. Trabaja en marketing y en sus tiempos libres, ☺ pues ahora viaja por Latinoamérica haciendo voluntariado en proyectos comunitarios y sustentables, aprendiendo de la tierra y haciendo #kitchentravel

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SWAP - Danza Aerea

1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - Cafetería Casa Warmi
Montevideo y Luis Dávida. Antiguo Hospital Militar
Quito

La danza aerea es una combinacion de movimientos realizados en una tela colgada desde el techo. Tiene movimientos de yoga, danza y acrobacia en altura. Para realizarla solo necesitas ropa comoda y deportiva. No necesitas tener experiencia no haber realizado algun deporte, lo maravilloso de la Danza Aerea es que la puede realizar cualquier persona. El lugar sera en el CAC

Bring one of the following:
1 azadón
1 barra
1 carretilla
1 extensión de 40 metros
1 pala
1 pico
1 sacabocados
1 sierra circular
1 taladro
10 cajetines
10 interruptores
10 metros de cable eléctrico
2 cajas de clavos de 2 1/2 pulgadas
2 galones de gasolina
2 machetes
2 pares de gafas de construcción
2 pares de guantes de construcción

About the teacher, Rebeca Gonzalez

Doy clases de Danza Aerea desde el 2008. La danza en tela me ayudo a romper mis limites y conocer mi cuerpo. Ademas me llevo a conocer otras disciplinas como la acrobacia, el pole dance y la danza.

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