Fulcrum Skill Share

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Fall skill share SEPT 16-19, 2022

 This is a co-created, co operative event model that has been shaped and influenced by many people’s input, offerings, excitement, creativity & hard work over the years. 

Let’s see what we can create together this Fall!

The gathering emphasizes traditional living skills from many different perspectives. It does this without subscribing to any one belief system, way of living, or ideology. 

 

  • Grassroots approach to co creation, event organization.  
  • Focus on traditional & modern skills with discussion circles & demonstrations.
  • Deepening into our senses, through physicalized processes.
  • Clean and clear, intentionally sober family friendly. 
  • Sharing meals made with love & quality food.
  • Safe learning & play environment for children with Kids Camp.
  • Offering space, held for reflective dialogue, exploring communication.
  • Cultivating strong connections with friends new and old.
  • Supporting community growth through shared interests & skill sharing.
  • Acknowledgment of our ancestral connections, empowering our relationship to the earth through ritual action & presence. 
  • Giving respect and consideration to the first peoples of this land and honouring their cultural perspectives
  • Making space to explore facilitator/mentor/teaching roles 
  • Exploring & having fun!

Each Gathering is a bit different as we take turns in the various roles and welcome new instructors to share these traditional skills.  We are excited to celebrate and learn from these talented makers who have  put together comprehensive workshop offerings for those interested in exploring the craft. Each workshop will have its own designated area and be a full weekend immersion for a total of 12 hours.  Each portion of the workshop will be broken down into 4 three hour segments between meals.  This format aims to help us delve deeper into the craft while remaining focused and grounded. There will be a limited number of spaces in each workshop  so the first people to sign up in the preregistration will secure their spot. We will also have lots of time to share what we are learning with each other over mealtimes and in the evenings. Perhaps you will be inspired to explore another skill at the next gathering in the Fall.

  • Choose one workshop to be in for the weekend (12 hours total)
  • Preregister to reserve your space (limited 4-10 spaces/workshop)
  • Reach out to instructors to ask questions or negotiate trade offerings 
  • Our Base Camp fee of $125 has been added to workshop tickets at checkout

This is an experimental model and we look forward to engaging in dialogue around how it works and what we can do to make our gatherings accessible and supported.

BASE CAMP CONTRIBUTION:  Supports site preparations, sustainable land practices, food, materials & organizational costs. We look forward to creating a transparent financial model. This co-operative structure allows us to question the nature of energy exchange and sharing. All proceeds will be put towards maintaining and contributing to the landscape for future gatherings and generations to come…

WORKSHOPS FEES:  Workshop fees are way to support instructors in being able to share these skills. Each instructor sets their workshop fee according to their material costs, preparation times, & personal values of energy exchange.

KIDS: Children & Youth are an important facet of our social fabric, they are the ones who carry us forward and it is important to create a space where they can feel supported in participating. Our kids camp area will have several stations/activity centers open to engage with as well as our outdoor school program for those who sign up for camp. Young children must always have adult supervision.

VISITORS: We would like to offer the opportunity for people to come and check out what we are up to at the Skill Share. A Day pass allows people to come and explore the nature of our gathering and have an inspirational outdoor experience. Take a tour of the workshops and have a tea around the fire

REFUND POLICY: Out of consideration for organizers and workshop facilitators we hope that everyone carefully considers their ability to attend in advance of purchasing tickets. If you are unable to attend perhaps finding someone to take your place or getting in touch asap so that others are able to sign up. No refunds will be issued after May 9th.  If you are unable to attend please get in touch and we will see what we can do to accommodate you. There will be a surcharge of 20$ on refunded tickets plus processing fee.

 

 

Please bring everything you need to be comfortable in all weather conditions. Although there is lots of shelter we can never predict the weather conditions.
 
  • Any tools or recommended items for the workshop you choose
  • Tent and sleeping gear.
  • Warm clothing and rain gear, footwear (Rain boots)
  • Bathing suit, towel
  • Eating dishes, cutlery, cup/thermos, water bottle
  • A multipurpose knife
  • 1 Food donation ( greens, bread, or fruit) and your own personal snacks
  • Headlamp
  • Instruments
  • items to sell or trade in the Makers Market

We will come together for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as a large group, and have the option of listening to a talk or watching a demonstration while we eat at the lunch hours. Everyone is asked to come prepared and bring their own camp dishes and cutlery, there will be a dishwashing station to clean up as well as snack station and food donation. Everyone is also invited to bring a salad green, bread or fruit contribution to support our Counter Culture Kitchen. We are very fortunate to have an amazing Kitchen staff this year who will be creatively preparing vegetarian cuisine. If you have special needs or dietary restrictions we do ask that you come prepared to supplement your meals accordingly. If you eat meat please feel free to bring some and cook it over the fire.

  • Bring your own camp dishes, utensils, and snacks
  • Kitchen contribution of one green, fruit or bread.
  • Dish washing area wash your own…. and maybe someone else’s~

 

This is a campout styled gathering, which means you need to come prepared for all weather conditions. We are very fortunate to have many amazing buildings and shelters to work with and explore on the property. Our toilet situation is a workshop that everyone gets to participate in. We are working with a humanure composting system that is a fertile way to transform our droppings into compost so that in the future we can use the to feed the fruit trees. This action allows us the opportunity to reflect on how we view our “waste” and see how this ‘no so alternative method’  can help us connect to the land & cycles of life. Thermophilic bacteria are super cool, we mean hot!~ 

  • Upon Arrival everyone will be asked to sign a personal liability waiver
  • Cars can be driven up to the checkin point drop off & then go to parking area
  • Clean fresh drinking water onsite
  • Garbage, recycling containers onsite
  • Camping & property map for those who would like one
  • First aid kits & SHARP protocol in effect
  • Dogs must be pre approved to be at the gathering due other animals
  • Everyone is encouraged to help onsite, moving firewood, water, dishes, etc…
  • Carpooling is a great way to get to know each other and support one another and the environment, the facebook event page will be a place where this can happen

We are looking forward to inviting 6 artists onto the land one week before the gathering as an artist residency. Residents will be invited to explore their relationship to the environment through this spring’s theme of “natural order”. Who knows what will happen, poetry, music, sculpture, performance, drawings, site specific installations… Residents will then have the opportunity to share what they have created with everyone attending the skill share. Please check out the artist residency page on this website to find more info.

There are many ways to engage with the gathering. perhaps you want to observe and bounce around helping out where you can. There are many special tasks that need doing, and there is a sense of purpose and humbleness that comes with being in service to others.  Please get in touch if this is something you are interested in we are also looking for people to come out to the farm early and help set up. Become part of a team in supporting the event function. This type of experience can help build meaningful relationships and skills in surprising areas. It might even take you on an adventure up the mountain.

The Makers Market is a space where everyone is invited to share they’re wears. Please feel free to bring what it is that you create and participate.

Pick a Workshop

The idea is that everyone picks a workshop to attend for the whole weekend. Some workshops are open to a sliding scale so get in touch with individual instructors  reguarding this. Base Camp fee applies to everyone coming to the gathering to cover all logistical costs. If you wish to not participate in a workshop your are welcome to purchase just a base camp ticket, and take it easy and enjoy the unfolding of all the facets.

Workshops to be announced soon!~

Community

Coming together .

Skill building

Sharing experience.

earth wisdom

Listening & learning.

celebration

Engaging in play.

TIMEFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAY

7:30-8:00

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Early Morning Activity

Early Morning Activity

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8:00- 9:30

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BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

9:30- 10:00

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Opening Circle

Opening Circle

Closing Circle

10:00-1:00

12 onward arrival set up.

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

Finish up/clean up

1:30-2:30

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LUNCH

LUNCH

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2:30- 5:30

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WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

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6:00-7:00

LIGHT DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

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7:00-11:00

Fireside Frequencies

Open Mic Music Night

Fireside Frequencies

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Contact us

Phone: 613 332 1390
Coyote Tales Farm Studios
481 Mallard Lake Rd
Carlow/Mayo , Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

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