Community Shmita Skillshare

Community Shmita Skillshare
Sunday May 18th  3-7pm
Join us for a not-to-be-missed day of learning and sharing skills.  In the spirit of Shmita and a sharing economy, members of our community are leading wonderful, free workshops around Jamaica Plain (exact locations will be sent to registrants the week before).  The day will culminate in a celebration at Nehar Shalom.  Join us for part or all of the festivities!  Register here.
First Session 3pm-4pm

Hands On Gardening with Jeff Kasowitz & Adina Allen
Come get your hands dirty in the spring soil!  Help Adina & Jeff open their vegetable and flower garden for the spring.  Children welcome.  Wear garden-appropriate clothes.  Register here.

Garden to Table: Planning Your Garden & Maximizing Your Produce with Margot Sands 
Check out one of JP’s biggest community gardens! Learn best practices for square foot gardening, raised bed maintenance, and high garden yield.  Trouble-shoot garden questions and meet other gardeners.   Register here.

Ellen Fine – Flower Essence Magic
Come learn the art of flower essences and enjoy the spring blooms.  We will spend some time outside with flowers, listening to which ones call to us.  Then we will make a flower essence to take home. Bring a small glass jar.   Register here.

Second session 4:15pm-5:15pm

Thai Massage with Riana Good
Learn the wisdom of thai massage.  Practice and receive this form of healing touch, and bring home a new way of helping a family member or friend relax.  Register here.

DIY Emergency Room with Dr. Ashley Kochanek
Ever wonder whether you should worry about that weird pain or random injury? We will learn DIY remedies for simple cuts and scrapes, cold and flu, and painful joints; red flags that require emergency evaluation; and conditions that need primary care within 1-2 days.  Register here.

Make Your Own Herbal Medicine: Digestive Bitters with Ilana Mannya Lerman.
Got gas & bloating? Sugar cravings? or just a smoother digestive experience? Bitters are key to awesomely functioning digestive health! Come learn about the power of bitters and make a tincture to bring home and use. Bring a small glass jar.  Register here.

Creative Shiviti Making with Nyanna Tobin
A Shiviti is a traditional Jewish form of contemplative art using the words of psalms. Come make a creative nature-based shiviti with green twigs, ribbons, and beads.  Bring yours home to use in contemplation and decoration.Children welcome.   Register here.

Lag B’Omer Community Celebration – 5:30-7pm
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue 43 Lochstead Ave
Come together after our day of workshops to celebrate the 33rd day of the Omer and our year of Shmita learning.  We will enjoy light dinner food, music, art making, and good company.  All are welcome whether you participated in a workshop or not. Bring an instrument!  Bring a song!   Register here.