WGXC: Interviewing and Oral Histories, with Suzanne
Everyone’s got a great story to tell. Interviewing and putting together an oral history project is a great way to discover them, and get them out into the world and onto the airwaves. Suzanne will cover how to conceive of an oral history project, how to interview well, and what to do with these stories once you’ve compiled them. Participants will get a chance to break off into groups of three for a short exercise.
Building a Media Buzz: Getting the Press to Spread the Word, with Melissa Weidman
Let's share stories, challenges and tips on how to get local news venues to cover your story, position, cause or event. We'll talk strategy and technique, and practice some in our session.
Mushrooms in the Permaculture Landscape, with Rafter
Even if you're an avid gardener - if you are only gardening plants, you're missing out! There is a whole other kingdom to explore - and eat. We can incorporate delicious, nutritious fungi in our veggie gardens, backyards, lawns, landscaping, balconies, windowboxes - even back rooms and closets. In this workshop, we'll explore the basics - and not-so-basics - of mushroom cultivation, and learn to look at mushroom crops through a holistic, permaculture lens, so we can find the niche in the landscape where they can peform useful ecological functions, even as they produce food and medicine for us.
Metal Tricks for the Jack of All Trades, with Lu Heintz
We will cover mechanical connections that can be executed with little or no heat, such as riveting and slotting. Tips on drilling, cutting, bending and unbending will be given. Tools will be discussed with consideration for those interested in building/developing a small shop. Bring your questions and your own tricks.
Utopia or Bust, with Henry
Imagining the world we want to live in and how to get there from here. Games, costume changes. You know, utopia.