Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Nashville Folk + Free Skool workshop on vermicompost and bins. Please be in touch as your bins progress and your worms (hopefully) multiply.

Thanks also to the Nashville Folk + Free Skool for their work in town. They are a great resource for the city and I look forward to seeing the project blossom. If you haven't taken one of their courses, I recommend signing up. Useful skills + fine people = a good time. The Folk + Free Skool is also a good resources for those wanting to bone up on their teaching skills. Check out their offerings and think about classes you could teach.

If you live in a mid-sized to large(ish) city chances are there's a Folk + Free Skool equivalent around. And if there's not, think about starting one. I recently stumbled upon the Trade School model and think it's one I'd like to try. Other inspiring DIY skill-based event models include Wendy Treymane's Swap-O-Rama-Rama and Peter Mui's Fixit Clinics (video below). Nashville's also lucky to have the member-based Fort Houston, which provides "creative, innovative, and technological resources for those who wish to teach & those who seek to learn." Hooray for doing-it-yourself, learning new skills, and the creative community. Amen.