Minga Skill Building Hub Ami Dehne & Heather Couture
Do you wish you could make pies like your grandmother, knit something you’ll actually wear, or forage for edible plants and fungi? What about butcher a hog or brew your own craft beer? These skills, perfected by past generations, are being lost to many of us today.
Minga Skill Building Hub runs hands-on workshops where you learn how to create more of the products you consume. Each workshop is designed so that you bring home a finished product and/or will be able to complete a finished product on your own. Materials are organic and sourced from local suppliers whenever possible.
Workshops are led by people who have a passion for their craft and who are eager to share their expertise, excitement and story. Workshop length and small group size (typically a maximum of 8 participants) allow for plenty of one-on-one coaching and encouragement.
‘Minga’ (or ‘minca’) is a South American term. It refers to a gathering that takes place to accomplish a task where the whole community benefits. The more people who are skilled in the crafts of daily living, the more robust our community. It’s like how in permaculture, the needs of one element are met by the surplus of another. Our community’s essential needs can be met by the skills held within it.