The mission of Sustainable NE Seattle is to support the transition of our community toward resilience and sustainability.
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Connecting for a sustainable community
Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair

Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair

Ninth Annual Skills Fair – March 30, 2019

Sustainable NE Seattle and the NE Seattle Tool Library are collaborating once again with Meadowbrook Community Center to offer our 9th 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 sewing in the Sashiko style of Boro to basic electrical to emergency techniques aka "Stop the Bleed". The day will include a taco bar luncheon with speaker TBA.


Saturday, Mar 30th, 2019
Skills from 10-5, Lunch w/ speaker Tony Dickey, BeaconFood Forest volunteer & urban farmer


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 2019 class offerings

  • Building Productive Garden Soil
  • Building a Seattle Tilth Wormbin
  • Growing MicroGreens
  • Making Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider
  • Emergency Toilet Building and other emergency how-to's
  • Houseplant Propagation
  • Edible Weed Walk
  • Basic Electrical
  • Emergency "Stop the Bleed" techniques
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Tool Sharpening
  • (Boro) DIY Sashiko Denim Repair (bring clothes to work on)
  • Basketweaving
  • Simple Bike Repair
  • Seed Saving
  • Making an Composting System
  • Binding a Book
  • Mason Bee Basics
  • Succulents Propagation
  • Pipe Soldering
  • Drywall Basics and Repair
  • IN ADDITION: 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. And a Fermentation Station for exchanging sourdough starters or SCOBYs.