The 2015 Sustainable Skills Summer School Programme

Hi, we are currently putting the finishing touches to our 2015 Summer School programme . Below are all the courses we have so far, but there will be a few more added over the few days so do check back to see what is new. 

You can  open and download the early version of the brochure as a pdf by clicking here, or read online bybelow (may take a minute to load).The final edition of the brochure will be out and online here in mid-december
Enrol in courses by contacting the tutor.
Their details are on the individual course pages.

Welcome


You have reached the site of the Natural Heritage Society, Oamaru Inc, the umbrella organisation for Transition Oamaru & Waitaki District. As such we are part of the world-wide Transition Towns movement.

While we have engaged in a number of activities in the past (see About Us), since 2011 our focus is on the Sustainable Skills Schools. The schools aim to provide the community with a strong base of traditional and modern skills that promote resilience in the local economy and to prepare communities for the effects of Peak Oil and Climate Change.
 

The Transition Town movement is all about anticipating change, community, resilience, and actively creating solutions.
Click here to find out more.

​Our postal address is: Natural Heritage Societyc/o Community House,100 Thames St Oamaru 9400
Email: transition.oamaru.waitaki@gmail.com

Calender

SATURDAY 24TH OF JANUARY 2015
8.00am to 5.00pm  How They Do It All- A day on a Self-sufficient Farm.
9.00am to 11.00am Introduction to Singing
10.00am-11.00am Chi Ball
10.00am - 4.00pm​ The Beginners Guide to Guitar
10.00am to 3.00pm: Ecosourcing native plants
10.30am to 11.30am TimeBank 
11.00am to 12.00pm  Introduction To Bass Guitar
9.00am to 4.30pm Jin Shin Jyutsu, Self-help Workshop
9.00am to 3.30pm Inspirational Textiles
10.00am to 4.00pm The Beginners’ Guide to Guitar
1.30pm to 3.30 pm Taking Responsibility for Yourself or Your Spouse 
When Confronting a Serious or a Potentially Terminal Disease: The BriLinCentre, Timaru.
3.15pm- 4.45pm  Arranging A Funeral, What You Can Do Yourself.

SUNDAY 25TH 
​9.00am to 3.30pm Inspirational Textiles
10.30am to 12.00pm:  Clever Culinary Herbs
1.00pm to 5.00pm Soil: Getting to Grips with the Basics
2.00pm to 4.00pm  Cost Effective Organic Eating (Adults session)
4.00pm to 5.00pm  Cost Effective Organic Eating,  Lunchboxes for Life ( For Children and Adults)

 
MONDAY 26TH 
10.00am to 12.00pm Making Cents of Money.
1.00pm to 5.00pm Traditional Paper Marbling
​7.00pm to 9.00pm Photoshop for Beginners
TUESDAY 27TH
9.00am to 11.00am Introduction to Singing
9.00am to 5.00pm Traditional Paper Marbling
10am to 12 noon  Zentangle Inspired Drawing
​10.00am to 12.00pm Making Cents of Money.
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to Bass Guitar
1.00pm to  3.00pm Home Worm Farming
7.00pm to 9.00pm Learn to Knit
​7.00pm to 9.00pm Camera To Social Media
​7.00pm to 9.00pm The Limits of a Digital Camera- and How to Exceed Them.
WEDNESDAY 28TH
10.00am to 12.00pm Making Cents of Money.
10.30am to 11.45 am Easy To Make Toys
1.00pm to 3.00pm  Bike Maintenance for Beginners
2.00pm to 3.00pm Home-made Country Wines
​7.00pm to 9.00pm Photoshop for Beginners

THURSDAY 29TH
9.00am to 5.00pm Open Spine Binding-One Day Workshop
10.00am to 12.00pm Making Cents of Money.
10.30am to 11.30am Quick Kites to Make and Decorate
10am-3.30pm  Sourdough Bread Making for Beginners 
​7.00pm to 9.00pm Learn to Knit

FRIDAY 30TH
​10.00am to 12.00pm Making Cents of Money.
​5.30pm to 7.30pm How to Build No-Dig Raised Garden
SATURDAY 31ST
8.00am to 3.00pm Keeping A House Cow
9.00am to 5.00pm ​Traditional Bookbinding for Beginners
​9.00am to 4.00pm Getting the Most from your Digital Camera
9.00am to 4.00pm Make 3 Types of Cheese.
​9.30am to 12.30pm Toe-up Two-at-a-time Magic-loop Socks 
9.30am to 3.30pm  Textile Resist Dyeing and Embellishments
10.00am to 11.00am Chi Ball
10.00am to 12.00pm  Zentangle Inspired Drawing
10.00am to 3.00pm So You’ve No Time to Bake?
10.00am to 3.00pmThe Art of Fermentation- Rediscovering an  Ancient Food Tradition
​1.00pm to 3.00pm ​Landscape and Architectural Photography




 
SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY
​9.00am to 5.00pm   Traditional Bookbinding for Beginners
9.00am to 4.00pm Getting the Most from your Digital Camera
​9.30am to 12.30pm   Toe-up Two-at-a-time Magic-loop Socks
9.30am to 3.30pm  Textile Resist Dyeing and Embellishments
10.00am to 12.00pm  Zentangle Inspired Drawing
​10.00am to 12.00pm   Make 3 Types of Cheese.
1.30pm to 3.00pm Community Savings and Loan Pools- The Hows and Whys

MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
​9.00am to 4.00pm  Photographing Life- Street and Documentary Photography
10.30am to 11.30am Basic Conversational Te Reo Maori
TUESDAY 3RD
9.00am-11.00am Introduction to Guitar
​9.00am to 4.00pm  Photographing Life- Street and Documentary Photography
9.00am to 4.30pm Jin Shin Jyutsu, Self-help Workshop
9.30am to 12.00pm Illusion Knitting Revealed
1.00pm to 4.00pm   Creative Upcyling
5.30pm- 7.00pm ​Kneadlessly Simple Bread Making
7.00pm to 9.00pm Learn to Knit

WEDNESDAY 4TH
​9.00am to 4.00pm  Photographing Life- Street and Documentary Photography​
9.000am to 12.00pm Mosaic Making
9.00am to 5.00pm  Victorian Half Leather Binding
10.00am to 11.00am Chi Ball
11.00am to 1.00pm Electric Vehicle Playtime
​1.00pm to 3.00pm Guerilla Gardening - Making Seeds Bombs.
THURSDAY 5TH
​​9.00am to 4.00pm  Photographing Life- Street and Documentary Photography
9.000am to 12.00pm Mosaic making
9.00am to 5.00pm  Victorian Half Leather Binding
9.00am to 4.00pm Making Pallet Furniture
6.30 to 7.45pm Understanding Your Dreams
​7.00pm to 9.00pm Learn to Knit
 
FRIDAY 6TH
​​9.00am to 4.00pm  Photographing Life- Street and Documentary Photography
​​9.00am to 4.00pm  Making Pallet Furniture
​9.00am to 5.00pm  Victorian Half Leather Binding
SATURDAY 7TH
​9.00am to 5.00pm  Victorian Half Leather Binding
8.00am to 3.00pm Dairy Goats- The Poor Man's Cow
10am to 12 noon   Zentangle Inspired Drawing
10am to 3pm: Ecosourcing native plants
10.00am to 3.00pm Black and White Photography Mastery
10.30am to 11.30am Basic Conversational Te Reo Maori
​10.00am to 3.00pm The Art of Fermentation- Rediscovering an  Ancient Food Tradition
​1.00pm to  3.00pm Home-Made Organic Pasta Making
SUNDAY 8TH
​9.00am to 5.00pm  Victorian Half Leather Binding
10.00am to 11.45am Eco-Design a New Home or Renovation Project
12.00pm- 1.00pm Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and All About Solarcity
1.00pm to 2.30pm Living Off the Grid
2.45pm to 3.15pm Energy Options Forum
BY ARRANGEMENT:
Real Bread
Do Kraut With the Krauts
Brewing for the Brave
Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
Leathercrafting
Novel Assesment
Writing a Short Story
​Beginners guide to mending clothing and /or learning how to use A sewing machine.​
ALSO:
Saturday 14th February: ​9.00am to 4.30pm Jin Shin Jyutsu, Self-help Workshop



Timebanking

"TimeBank Waitaki" is proving to be very helpful to its members, but we would love many more to join us. Timebanking is a way of trading skills in a community. It originated in the US in the 1980's and has since spread all over the world, including New Zealand. For more information on this exciting project and how to become involved, click here.






We would like to thank the Waitaki District Council and the Aoraki Polytecnic for their support.

Pictures

Picture taken at the Larder Queens course.
For more pictures of the sustainable skill schools,
click here.