The Boston Skillshare is an annual weekend event organized by the volunteer Boston Skillshare Organizing Collective. We seek to create a temporary space for sharing practical skills to live more happy, creative, and sustainable lives. We believe learning is plentiful, everywhere, and need not come with price tags or expert degrees. We are all teachers. We are all students. We want to live with enthusiasm, so let us learn with vigor!
There’s events like making instruments, DIY solar, DIY screenprinting, bike mechanics, improv comedy, yoga, knitting and more! Check out the full list. via Jarrod.
“A cooperative effort between students and Division of Student Life is bearing fruit in the form of a campus produce stand that will open for business beginning Tuesday, March 31.”
“The MIT Market will sell fruits and vegetables from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the East Campus Courtyard near Walker Memorial. The stand will be run by Russo’s, the Watertown-based retailer that won the “Best Produce” category in Boston magazine’s 2007 Best of Boston rankings.”
Sayama Forrest is one of the most remarkable urban forests (approximately 8750 acres) in Japan located right outside of Tokyo. This forest is said to be where the idea for the masterpiece “My Neighbor Totoro” originated from. With Japan’s rapid urban development in the 70’s and 80’s, the forest has been losing its land. In 1990, the director of My Neighbor Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki helped set up the national trust, Totoro no Furusato Fund to preserve the environment in the park.
The foundation has successfully raised over 3 million dollars and has over 1500 members. The fund has been mainly used to buy the various parts of the land of the forest back from the city and its members have been involved with various nature preservation volunteer activities.