Come learn some new skills, or share what you know!!

The Sustainable Skills Society is a member-to-member skill-sharing collaboration.

We are committed to living a simpler, more sustainable way of life which is more connected to our community and invested in the resilience of its members. Through a focus on a healthy balance of self-sufficiency and local reliance we imagine a more sustainable existence, at peace with each other, and in harmony with our environment.

Let's inspire each other to learn and empower our communities to live a more meaningful, joyous, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and socially just life through the sharing of new skills and knowledge. Let's be lifelong learners dedicated to lessening our passively consumptive ways, and working together to reclaim our lives by taking pleasure in simplicity, and shifting to a lifestyle of active participation filled with connection, community, and meaning.

What we do: Organize and promote free or affordable workshops and skill shares on everything related to urban/suburban homesteading, simple lifestyles, self-sufficiency, local reliance, community service, stewardship, and leading healthy, socially and environmentally responsible lives.

Topics are only limited by our imaginations, and could include some of the following: Urban farming, composting, livestock, fiber arts, primitive skills, foraging/ wild edibles, food preservation, cooking, herbal arts, thrift/free stuff, DIY, natural home-made cleaning supplies and beauty products, bike repair, guerilla gardening, pot lucks, film screenings, book talks, outings and educational field trips, seed swaps, co-ops, intentional communities, clothing exchanges, treasure trades, etc!

Don't be shy!  Everyone is somewhere along the path to sustainability and some of us are just beginning... this is a non-judgemental and supportive place to learn and explore.  Sign up to come to a workshop, post one you know about, or organize one for the group!!!

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Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Making Herbal Medicines: Elixirs!

    6 Sustainers

    The word itself is evocative, rich: elixir. The medicine itself is even more so! Learn how to make your own delightful and medicinal herbal elixirs using honey, spirits,... Learn more
  • March 29 · 5:30 PM

    Urban Greens Food Co-op Annual Meeting

    8 Sustainers

    Urban Greens Food Co-op ANNUAL MEETING+ Pie ContestSunday March 29th5:30 PM - 8:00PM At The Bell Street Chapel5 Bell... Learn more
  • March 25 · 7:00 PM

    Homemade Herbal Mead

    5 Sustainers

    The oldest of humankind’s experiments with fermentation, and certainly one of the most delicious, mead is a special alchemy of honey and yeasts. Not just another alcohol... Learn more
  • February 17 · 6:30 PM

    Urban Greens Member Demo: Knife Skills

    9 Sustainers

    Urban Greens Members Chef Norbert and Chef Nicole of My Chef Lara and Chef Deb of Home Star Cuisine will guide participants in finding the correct grip, how to position... Learn more
  • February 11 · 7:00 PM

    Herb Infused Wines

    4 Sustainers

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day – come learn to make herbal infused wines! It’s not difficult, and it can make your special occasion EXTRA special! We’ll have delicious... Learn more
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  • Julie founded Sustainable Skills Society

    on March 15


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