2014 Raincoast Re-Skilling Festival
November 30, 2014 (10am-5pm)
Tofino Botanical Gardens
The Raincoast Re-skilling Festival is designed to provide local residents with the skills to begin the transition away from a globalized, fossil-fuel dependent community towards a more localized, self-reliant community. This year's re-skilling lineup included seven very different presentations that were well-attended.
10am Wilderness Safety & Survival (Francis Bruhwiler)
11am Sausage-Making (Tina Windsor)
12pm Strategic Fishing (Conor Mackenzie)
1pm Knitting (Ariane Batic)
2pm Building Tiny Homes (Phil Reimers)
3pm Food Gardening: Grow Something, Eat Something (Sarah Platenius)
4pm Building Water Catchment Systems & Raising Small Livestock (George Patterson)
About The Raincoast Re-Skilling Festivals
The Raincoast Re-Skilling Festivals are designed to provide local residents with the skills to begin the transition away from a globalized, fossil-fuel dependent community towards a more localized, self-reliant community. The Re-Skilling Festivals provide the space to share knowledge about specific skill-sets and to highlight individuals, organizations, and businesses in our communities that have teachable and important skills.
Hundreds of communities throughout the world are actively engaged in re-designing their futures by re-structuring their energy systems around local resources and by re-skilling local residents to develop diversified, local and resilient communities. As remote, west coast communities, we are especially vulnerable to the risks associated with overdependence on foreign markets; therefore, it is essential that we begin providing opportunities for the re-skilling of local residents immediately.
The Festivals showcase the knowledge that our communities already have as well as identify potential knowledge gaps. Re-skilling is not a quick fix, but rather a commitment to the long-term process of re-creating resilient communities. Learning these skills takes time and now is a good time to start.
Please see the video below from the 2012 Re-Skilling Festival in Tofino.
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