Brian Cox, Ringleader of the Virtual Fix-It Cafe, introduces the day of fixes and gets us started with Lamp Repair. Island Volunteer Fixers coached Joanne, Liz, and Bailey in making the repairs themselves. We learned how fun and illuminating it is to fix lamps!
Steve Bergman of Zero Waste Vashon kicked off our January Community Teach-In, with a presentation on how the Island is doing on lowering our waste output.
HINT: Not good. (3/4 of what we send to the landfill is actually recyclable.)
Steve talks about Island programs that can help us cut back on our biggest Island export.Read more
Check out this nourishing way to start your day! Terah presented some basic forms of self care as prescribed by Thai Medicine that you can easily do at home.Read more
Julie Shannon took us on a whirlwind tour through elements of creativity - fluency, flexibility and authenticity - and gave suggestions on how we can develop these through conscious and intuitive methods. Take a listen to learn what you need in order to push past perceived limits.Read more
Kara Jones works internationally to help people find creative approaches to grief and life experiences. Here, she gives an introductory overview of expanding the definitions of both Grief and Creativity, and she demonstrates a tool created at The Creative Grief Studio called "The Ripples Of Loss." Learn more about her work at GriefandCreativity.com.Read more
Michelle Lassaline of the Island Tool Library gave a fun orientation on how the tool library works, some of the tools you'll find there, and how you can get involved with this Island resource!
Take a virtual exploration of this Island treasure; then visit their website to join, reserve tools and more at VashonTools.org.Read more
Islander Steve Bergman is an incredible teacher and passionate about all things geologic. Watch this 30 minute overview of Extreme and Exceptional Geological events in Earth’s dynamic evolution that wreaked havoc on the Pacific Northwest environment.
His presentation includes events caused by deep internal processes (eruption of Large Igneous Provinces and formation of the huge Calderas), surface processes (Ice age megafloods), and extraterrestrial processes (Meteor Impacts).Read more
Geologist and Islander Steve Bergman leads us through a fascinating exploration of the geological history of our island, this region and the planet - starting with the rocks on the beaches of Vashon and Maury.Read more
Julie Shannon shares a lifetime of experience selling her crafts through this generous presentation on strategies for success. Get inspired to venture into your own cottage industry doing something you love. Her fabulous presentation and tricks of the trade will help you avoid pitfalls and chart a path to success.Read more
Herbalist Jane Valencia's presentation reconnects us to the place that we live and its capacity to heal body and soul. As an herbal educator, Jane brings makes her vast knowledge and deep relationship with plants and place easy to understand so that you can foster your own skills and well being.
Antoinette Guy is a talented photographer and an excellent presenter. She is also eleven years old, so watch out world! Enjoy Antoinette's tour through her love of photography and the pro-tips she has learned from her talented island mentor.Read more
Cathy deSmet is a deeply respected physical therapist living and practicing on Vashon. In this presentation Cathy leads us through a number of stretches designed specifically to help us through the long days of computer work and remote learning.Read more
Besides being an expert in Xena Warrior Princess, Victoria, aka "Tori" chose to share her tips and tricks on cultivating resilience in challenging times, self-care, setbacks and bouncing back. She concludes with a valuable collection of resources to support your wellbeing.Read more
On September 19, 2020 the Vashon Island Time Exchange celebrated its launch with a 6 hour community Teach-In. 9 pesenters shared their knowledge, skills and passion across a wide variety of topics. The day started with this fantastic Q&A session with historian Bruce Haulman.Read more
Kim Nelson's dry humor is matched by her mastery of furniture repair. Don't miss this fun and extremely useful tutorial on chair mending, furniture refinishing and repair including lots of PRO-tips and tricks. So GREAT! From the Governor's Mansion to Vashon Island, she's fixed or finished it. Check it out!Read more
This excerpt is from a recent virtual creative tactics training. We met with warehouse workers around the country to train them on a couple of Backbone Campaign's signature tactics. In this segment, Bill brings folks through the process for creating and deploying the giant deer fence banners, something that Backbone is famous for. More about that at http://BackboneCampaign.org/bannersRead more
Here's probably the quickest possible introduction to the concept of rhythm, pulse and syncopation that you'll ever get. Bill brings us into pulse through a body movement and uses vocalization to demonstrate subdivision of time. He then gives his perspective on the origins of syncopation via clavé and polyrhythm. He wraps up with a lightening fast pro-tip on the single and double strokes. Whew!Read more