We had a sunny but cool Share Faire in Mitchell Park, with several demonstrators, plenty of great goods, and lots of help from our volunteers.
Bart sat with each person and discussed computer repair in detail, with examples to see and touch. Hamsa had little hands cutting and sewing bright fabric banners from Fabmo sample books. Jennifer’s handy handout on kombucha-making was accompanied by a taste of her strawberry-flavored brew. Dave pulled hydroponic plants out of buckets like a magician, the intricate root structure below visible clearly. Diane gave out easy instructions and tasting of her always-delicious quick pickles (spicy and sweet!). Victoria patiently gathered an Elder Circle to discuss the climate and all we hold in our hearts. William fostered conversation on what weeds really are – and aren’t. Peter demonstrated the making of nocino – and a quiz on the varieties and qualities of various crops.
Fabric galore, and lots of gadgets and trinkets, books, toys, and household goods were sifted and taken home. We were glad to welcome old and new faces.