The mission of Sustainable NE Seattle is to support the transition of our community toward resilience and sustainability.
Connecting for a sustainable community
Connecting for a sustainable community

Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair

Eighth Annual Skills Fair – Feb 10, 2018

Sustainable NE Seattle is collaborating once again with Meadowbrook Community Center to offer our 8th annual HANDS ON! community skills–share fair. FREE all day

Workshop Schedule

What is a skills fair?

A day of sharing practical skills with our neighbors – we will have short workshops on a wide variety of skills, from crocheting to basic carpentry to soil building. The day will include a homemade soup luncheon with speaker Arthur Lee Jacobson presentation on "Seattle plant foraging". Meet him in the lobby after the luncheon for a walking tour about the property to look for plants to forage.


Saturday, Feb 10th, 2018
Skills from 10-5, Lunch at 12:30


Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125


  • Building resilience – If we can build a neighborhood where we know how to take care of our needs close to home – we are more likely to do well in difficult times
  • Growing Community – If we work together, share resources, eat and celebrate together, our community fabric grows stronger!
  • Reducing waste – if we can repurpose that old sweater, it stays out of the landfill.

Some of the 2018 class offerings

  • Building Productive Garden Soil
  • Garden Design
  • Growing MicroGreens
  • Fermentation Made Easy
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Home Brewing
  • Coffee Roasting
  • Basic Carpentry & HandsOn Wiring Basic
  • Best Fruit to Grow in the NW
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Train the Brain movement therapy
  • Tool Sharpening
  • Making Mosaics w repurposed materials
  • Crocheting
  • Bike Repair & Electric Bike Conversions
  • Seed Saving
  • Making an Anaerobic Worm Bin
  • Make it Yourself Herbal Remedies such as soothing massage oil, bath salts and liquid shower soap
  • Soap Making
  • IN ADDITION THIS YEAR: A clothing and book exchange. Bring gently used items and set them out in the clothing tent from 2-5. Anything not taken will be donated.