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Reskilling Fairs @ the Eatontown's Downtown Farmer's Market

posted Apr 12, 2013, 1:35 PM by Wanna Smith   [ updated Feb 7, 2015, 7:48 AM by Sarah Klepner ]

Greetings, Friends of Transition Monmouth,

We have some exciting news to share! The Eatontown’s Downtown Farmers Market has offered Transition Monmouth a prime spot at the market for the entire season at no cost! We would like to use this opportunity to promote re-skilling and other Transition themes such as localization and time banking. We hope to offer re-skilling presentations, demos, workshops and fun, educational activities that are tied into nature, sustainability or resiliency.  We’ll also have handouts and someone who can provide information and answer questions about Transition. 

We will need a lot of volunteers to help make this a success. Do you have a life skill that you can demo? Examples: seed starting, seed saving, organic gardening, plant propagation, composting, permaculture, cooking, sprouting, canning, preserves, fermenting, wine making, cheese making, basket making, weaving, homemade soaps, household cleaners, herbals, candle making, rain barrels, carpentry, tool sharpening, bicycle repair, pottery, art, music, livestock, bee keeping, etc.

Business owners who give re-skilling presentations are welcome to stay and market their services. Re-skilling is also an opportunity for seniors who learned basic skills growing up in pre-consumer, disposable society to share their knowledge. Read more about re-skilling as part of the transition to resilience here: 

We will also need volunteers and ideas for activities at the kids’ table (e.g., games, storytelling), leading nature walks, publicity, taking pictures, logistics, etc.  If needed, we can provide training for activities. If you would like to participate in any way, please contact Sarah Klepner at


So let’s start building our strong communities by networking with our fellow transitioners. Let’s share our skills, learn new ones and have some fun along the way. We hope to see YOU at the Transition Monmouth Re-skilling Fairs!


Sarah Klepner,

Re-skilling Fair Coordinator

Transition Monmouth