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Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti ReSkilling December Newsletter

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Eco-Challenge Potluck & 
How to Make Yogurt & Kombucha
Arrive at 5:30-6pm for the potluck. Bring a dish to pass and the recipe for our community recipe book.

We will invite you to get food at 6pm. Until then, we’ll talk amongst ourselves about the Community        Eco-Challenge. What conscious decisions do you make in your life to contribute to building community? Did you try anything new since the last potluck? We will introduce the next Eco-challenge topic before we transition to the workshop at 6:30pm.

Friday, January 5th 5:30-8:30pm 
1979 Mckinley, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
**This is a family-friendly event - kid’s activity available during workshop.**
Join us at our next event and go into 2018 with new skills to support your health!
How To Make Yogurt
Learn how to make homemade yogurt in 5 simple steps. You will also learn how to make thick, Greek-style yogurt. Participants will get starter yogurt to take home. 


Presenter: Laura Pasek is the daughter of a Wisconsin cheesemaker and grew up making cheese and yogurt. She currently teaches elementary school in Ann Arbor.

How To Make Kombucha
Learn what Kombucha is and how to make it! This session will go over what a SCOBY is, how to brew and ferment Kombucha, and show some variations to achieve the perfect Kombucha for you. 


PresenterAndrew Sereno has been brewing Kombucha since he got a SCOBY at a ReSkilling festival 6 years ago. When he's not at GoWork, he loves spending time with his family and gardening. (Thanks to Mary Goode for the supply of SCOBYs!)

If you want to start your own Kombucha at the session, BRING
1 half-gallon, wide-mouth sealable container (glass), 1 breathable cloth square (about 8” x 8”), 2 rubberbands. All those who bring a wide-mouth glass jar (at least 16 oz), can bring home a SCOBY.
The December event really revealed to us the growing momentum of our Reskilling community. We are excited for the future of Reskilling and hope you will be a part of it! 

Thank you all for sharing what you’ve been working on to make more sustainable food and life choices. It was great to see so many similarities in people’s responses, such as supporting local farmers markets and reducing waste through recycling and composting.

As we shift focus to the Community Eco-Challenge, we hope to build our community’s ability to support one another in our efforts to live more sustainable lifestyles.

The Co-Counseling and Work That Reconnects Workshop gave us the tools to experience our emotions both about personal and global issues in a safe and contained way. Using the aware caring attention of a co-counselor we are supported in discovering our own solutions to things taking up our emotional energy and in staying conscious during and after the process. Co-Counseling and Work That Reconnects builds interpersonal and community relationships, as we all felt in the December workshop.
Thank you to all who came to the Eco-Challenge Potluck &
The Work That Reconnects Workshop plus Co-counseling!
Have a skill you're willing to teach?

Click here to   access our Google form and let us know!
Eco-Challenge Focus Area: COMMUNITY
What is the Eco-Challenge?
The Eco-Challenge, created by the Northwest Earth Institute, is a two-week challenge that encourages individuals to make sustainable lifestyle choices across nine different areas of their life (see categories above). You pick your Challenge(s) and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you, your community, and the planet. You can also “Create Your Own” challenge if you have a specific action in mind you’d like to work on!

How is Ann Arbor-Ypsi Reskilling using the Eco-Challenge?
The Eco-Challenge is being used as a springboard for discussion at monthly potlucks. A different life area will be presented at each potluck for us all to work on until we meet at the next potluck where we can share our experiences and learn from one another.
Interested in Volunteering? 

Click here to check out our website's volunteer page!
Click here to view the list of actions you can take to get involved in and support your community!
We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next event on January 5th!
Check out Ann Arbor Co-counseling's Facebook page!