We hosted our first Upod (Unity Pod) and Skillshare meetup on Thursday! Ten of us gathered together in Joshua’s backyard around a cozy evening fire with snacks and some of Laura’s home-brewed Jun Tea (It’s like Kombucha but with green tea and honey). The casual setting provided a comfortable atmosphere for a Mutual Aid Group, to learn more about each other.
We also found skills to compliment each other, such as while one person is skilled at sewing, another knows how to weave. We discovered skills in all spectrums, from the arts and expression to survival and foraging.
We discussed Time Vs. Money and how with skill development we can find was to put these skills to use in creating business for us to supplement income so we wouldn’t have to work so much in jobs we wish we didn’t need. By volunteering our time and offering it to other members we can quickly make high quality, low cost products that could be sold at a lower price.
Without know who was going to show up, this first meetup was a huge success in laying the groundwork necessary for future skillshare events. Upcoming skillshares will involve Non-Violent Communication, gardening, food storage, First-Aid, Community Supporting Technology and more! We are discovering and learning new skills every day, and now it’s time to share them!