On Sunday 18th November, we held a very successful Skills Sharing Day at The Stanhope Hall in Horncastle. We were visited by Radio Lincolnshire for the Pirate Gold programme and visitors flowed in all day. Despite it being a free event, we managed to cover our costs and make £100 towards Transition Horncastle Funds. All our many visitors were able to pick up tips and learn more about a wide range of skills:Bag Making, Basket Making, Bee Keeping, Bird & Bug Houses, Bike Maintenance (bring your bikes), Bread Making Workshops, Keeping Chickens , Composting, Computer Maintenance, Eco Nappies, Edible Gardening, Felt Making/Clothes Recycle, Green Cleaning, Green Smoothies, Herbal remedies, Knitting, Preserve Making, Seed Sprouting , Sewing & Mending, Time Bank, Wildlife in the Garden. We also had Live Music, Massage for weary shoulders, Story telling for Kids, Refreshments, including home made soup and breads. We had compliments on the event from lots of our visitors and stall holders.
Transition Horncastle held this day of workshops and skill sharing in order to empower the community to be more self sufficient, learn new skills and find ways of saving money by doing things ourselves!
Skill share enables you to learn the skills you haven’t had the time or money to learn in life yet. With the economic crisis in full swing, climate change occurring more rapidly than most expected and peak oil looming, we believe that being part of a closely knit community with a diverse group of skills could well be the security of tomorrow. Skill share provides brilliantly for such a scenario.