The best way to predict the future: create it

As we face the uncertainties of climate change, the end of cheap oil and economic instability, we see towns and cities all over the world joining the Transition Movement.

Asheville is the 88th official Transition Initiative in the United States, 373rd in the world. This movement is a grass roots way of building community and local resilience: growing much of our own food, creating local alternatives in energy, transportation, etc. To do this, we need to develop and share our skills.

Thus, Transition Asheville is joining with Asheville Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE) at UNCA, True Nature Country Fair and Freeskool to offer a Free Skill Sharing School Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at UNCA’s Highsmith Union. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for selecting classes you want to attend.

Class sizes are limited, so be there early for the best selection. The 26 classes will include growing and making medicines from herbs, building a beehive, up-cycling clothing and spinning yarn. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Go to for more information.

— Stanley Corwin

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