I’ve been inspired again! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 and a half weeks since I’ve blogged. I went on a work trip and got caught up in life and blogging fell by the wayside, but I’ve been re-engaged by my village! If you haven’t yet heard of Villagecraft.org (and you live in the East Bay) you need to check this out. I came across it on my neighborhood board from Nextdoor.com (and if you don’t know about that it’s pretty cool too, check THAT out). Anyway, on the listing of posts from my neighborhood I came across this awesome resource, Village Craft.
What Village Craft does is catalog all of the awesome and craftiness going on in the neighborhood. It is a place to co-ordinate hands on activities, classes and community gatherings. The idea is that people hosting classes for the creative, inspired or crafty can submit their posts to Village Craft. The class/event is reviewed by Village Craft to ensure it meets the needs of the community (safety and all) then it’s posted to the list of activities and goings on in the neighborhood. Some classes ask for a fee, most I’ve seen were free. It’s a great way to meet other inspired people in the neighborhood and learn a craft or two! There are classes/events held for adults and children.
The girls and a neighbor friend of ours joined in on a free cooking class given by a lovely instructor, Gina. The kids all about 4-6 years old learned to make granola. They poured measured, counted and learned about the healthy additions to their creation. All of the children had a wonderful time. I really cannot believe this was a free offering. We look forward to other cooking sessions with Gina in the future. It was a fantastic way to wind down the weekend with our sweet neighbors while the kids learned some skills.
Village Craft is a new venture, only about two months old with a kind fellow, Jared, as one of integral folks bringing it forward. I had the pleasure of meeting him and in our discussion I found we live only a couple blocks away. Way to keep it local! I know I’ll be cruising their board for more interesting and off the beaten path opportunities for learning and exploring our creative side. It’s stuff like this that makes me so happy to be a part of the bay area community. Our village is pretty awesome!
Have a great craft or show coming up you’d like to submit? Simply email Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have any awesomeness our village should know about? Please share in comments.
** I was in no way paid at all to write about this. These are all my own thoughts and I just wanted to share this great resource I found for the greater good, so check it out!