The Edmonton Resilience Festival is happening this weekend (April 29 – May 1, 2016), and if you’re local, you should check it out! There are a ton of free and paid skill-sharing workshops, free conversation cafes, and free film screenings.

Edmonton Resilience Festival

Here are 5 reasons to check it out!

1 – Free Workshops!

The Resilience Festival is a lot about sharing skills, and there are free workshops on all kinds of things, like Building Sustainable Communities, Crowdfunding and Urban Agriculture, and Rocket Stove Building among many others! The full schedule is here.

2 – Paid Workshops!

I’m really excited. I’m doing a workshop called “Detox Your Home with Essential Oils” on Sunday, and you will get to make and take a bunch of things for home and body! There are lots of other cool workshops like Cider Making and Fermentation, Creating Your Own Backyard Food Forest, How to Make Kombucha and Kefir, and Indoor Worm Composting for Beginners. Register for all workshops here! **Tickets are no longer available online, but they ARE available on site at the festival! So go get ’em! 🙂

3 – Free Conversation Cafes!

Community dialogue is the root of revolution and action. Be a part of the conversations on topics like Environmental Rights, Human Rights, and Hosting the Happy City or System Change, Not Climate Change.

4 – Free Film Screenings!

There are a lot of really interesting films to choose from, like Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective, In Transition 2.0, An Evergreen Island. Descriptions and schedule here (scroll down to the Film Screenings!).

5 – Free Community Connections Fair!

On Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm, there’s a cool community connections fair that will have different community organization booths. There will be children’s activities, a seed swap, a clothing swap (on Saturday), a pop-up free library, community crafting space and human library, among many other things! Free and fun!!

The Edmonton Resilience Festival takes place at the Boyle Street Plaza (9538 – 103 A Avenue), April 29-May 1, 2016.

What will you be checking out at the Edmonton Resilience Festival?