Skill Exchange is teaming up with Makeshift Society in Hayes Valley, for an exciting lineup of workshops, tastings, cocktails and conversation this spring.
We’re kicking off this season of making with a party on Friday, May 17th from 7-9PM. The evening will be full of social skill-swapping activities, with spring-themed tips, tricks, recipes and more, shared by San Francisco’s finest makers.
With a cocktail in hand, join us for a series of seasonal lessons, all 10 minutes or less. These not-to-be-missed mini workshops will feature demonstrations from This Humble Abode, Project Juice, Embrace Health & Nutrition, Mission Community Market and others.
The ticket fee for this event includes cocktails, some tastings, as well as a goodie bag with a few treats from each of our workshop teachers!
Featuring mini workshops from:
Embrace Health & Nutrition will offer a cooking demo and tasting, to help you learn how how to dress up that onion dip! Learn to make small, healthy tweaks to this favorite comfort food using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients - sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party, instant onion dip mix not included.
Fermenters Club will teach you how to make a unique, fermented treat-- pickled green strawberries! The same technique can be applied to any seasonal vegetable, enabling you to make and enjoy fermented, probiotic foods all year round!
Mission Community Market will share 10 practical tips to help you get the most out of seasonal farmer’s market produce
Project Juice will demonstrate how to make almond mylk in the comfort of your own home. Containing local, organic ingredients, the end product is simple, delicious, and can be used in countless ways.
This Humble Abode will charm and entertain you with with a simple demonstration on tying neckties and bow ties. We will briefly discuss what goes into making a tie as well as demonstrate the difference between necktie knots and when to choose each one. Perhaps most importantly, Jenny will teach everyone how to take a self tying bow tie and make a perfect bow!
About our Workshop Contributors:
Embrace Health & Nutrition
As a nutrition consultant and health coach focusing on digestive distress, Amy provides her clients with customized health programs that fix the food first, teaching individuals how to prepare, cook and enjoy vibrant and delicious meals that heal. Amy believes that making small, incremental shifts in lifestyle habits and eating quality, whole foods supports overall health and wellness. Learn more at: embracehn.com
Founded in 2011, is a community of food enthusiasts who share a love for traditionally-preserved, natural probiotic foods. The mission of Fermenters Club is to improve the overall health of the human population by teaching and encouraging people to make and share their own living, probiotic foods, thereby fostering communities that are "connected through their guts." Fermenters can participate locally via workshops at various locations (mostly in southern California), and virtually by connecting through various internet media channels. fermentersclub.com
Project Juice is a San Francisco cold-pressed juice company serving 100% raw, organic cold-pressed juices and nut mylks. Crafted using locally sourced ingredients, Project Juice offers nearly 20 varieties, including seasonally rotating specials. Customers can order online via projectjuice.com and schedule delivery or visit a Project Juice retail location, coming soon to the Bay Area.
Mission Community Market
The Mission Community Market is so much more than just a farmers' market. We are an open-air marketplace made up of fresh produce from local farms, artisan food items, handmade wares, and street food. We support small local businesses, have after-school programs, and offer nutritional education. We promote family health and the creation of a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District. The Mission Community Market operates year-round, every Thursday evening 4pm - 8pm on Bartlett Street between 22nd and 21st Streets. Visit: missioncommunitymarket.org
This Humble Abode
Since its inception in 2006, Jenny Rinzler of this humble abode has been producing handmade goods. The aesthetic is simple; bold color choices and clean lines. Quality of product is always a motivation behind the design. Rinzler regularly collaborates with fabric designers and supports organic textile production whenever possible. This humble abode’s line of products which currently includes neckties, bow ties, modern baby quilts, and aprons are available wholesale and retail and can be custom designed. To learn more, please get in touch thishumbleabode.com
This workshop is open to 21 and over only.
Notes about the workshop:
This workshop will be held at 235 Gough Street. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in for the workshop. If arriving by car, please allow ample time to park, as parking can be very tricky in this neighborhood. Seating is available for our attendees. No need to any bring tools or materials, unless you’d like to take notes.
If you are unable to attend, please let us know by email (SkillExchangeSF@gmail.com) at minimum, 48 hours in advance. We will refund your full ticket fee within 48 hours.
If you are unable to attend this workshop, and there are less than 48 hours until the event, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. That person must check in at the door to indicate they are using your ticket, so we can check your name off the list.
Unfortunately, no-shows and late cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.
When & Where
Skill Exchange is a workshop series which aims to inspire the community to use their hands and learn traditional, hand making and self-reliance skills in a fun, social setting. Our workshops and events are for curious skill-seekers of all ages. We create opportunities to ask questions, think with our hands and deepen our understanding of how things are made.As handcrafting skills are too often undervalued and under practiced-- Skill Exchange seeks to encourage self-reliance through social skill exchange by bringing together enthusiastic makers and teachers to share their passion and craft with our communities.
To learn more, please visit: SkillExchangeSF.com
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