Do you have a hobby or a passion you love to share?

Is there some practical or artistic skill you’ve always wanted to learn?

Then you are what we’re looking for. BeLocal’s next mission is to bring teachers and students together to pass down useful and fun traditional skills. Skills that were once part of the fabric of daily life. Skills that help us save money. Skills that make us more self reliant and enrich our lives.

We are looking for experts and craftsman in a wide range of disciplines to help new generations learn practical homesteading, self-reliance, and artistic skills often lost, overlooked, or outsourced in today’s world. Essential skills for increasing our individual and community resiliency.

Below is a partial, but not exhaustive list of the kinds of knowledge we need passionate people to teach. If you have the knowledge, skill, and interest in teaching any of these to local residents, please use our contact page to reach out to us.

Food

  • gardening
  • permaculture
  • aquaculture
  • canning
  • cooking
  • baking
  • milling flour
  • storage foods
  • fermenting
  • brewing
  • foraging
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • composting
  • vermiculture
  • syrup making
  • beekeeping
  • herbal medicines
  • Solar cooking

Livestock

  • breeding
  • raising small animals
    • ducks
    • chickens
    • quale
    • rabbits
    • sheep
    • goats
    • alpacas
  • butchering

Textiles

  • sheering
  • spinning
  • knitting
  • weaving
  • clothes making
  • sewing

Woodworking

  • felling trees
  • milling lumber
  • cabinetry
  • carpentry
  • furniture making
  • barrel making
  • wooden tool/instrument making
  • fine wood working / carving
  • basketry

Structures

  • log building
  • timber framing
  • cob / straw-bale
  • adobe
  • tamped earth

Earthworks

  • dams / ponds
  • swales
  • paths & roadways

Water works

  • plumbing
  • water treatment / purifying
  • gray-water systems

Crafts

  • pottery
  • glass blowing
  • soap making
  • candle making
  • pen and ink making
  • paper making
  • leather working
  • blacksmithing
  • building rocket stoves
  • bicycle repair

 

Have other skills not listed? Just let us know. We want to help spread the word, connect you to students, set up classes, and get that knowledge flowing!

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