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Booklet launched – Reskilling the Valley

From our friends at:Apricot Center  Reskilling the Valley

Reskilling the Valley project – Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley

The Reskilling the valley booklet is now available…. download here…..

The Apricot Centre with the support of the Dedham Vale AONB Sustainable Development Fund is researching the available skills and techniques to support a sustainable and local lifestyle in the Dedham Vale AONB (Area of Outstanding natural Beauty) and the Stour valley. The project is finding the the keepers of these skills, personally interviewing and recording them, then helping to transfer these skills to the younger generation in a style which is creative and fun for all involved.

Over the next 20 – 30 years the way we live in the Dedham Vale and;
Stour Valley will have to change dramatically to a “post peak oil” and
“climate change” lifestyle, one that is re-localised and less dependent
upon oil and carbon sources of energy. Some of the changes will use
modern technologies and ideas but some will draw on skills from the

Mark and Marina offered us some booklets from the project in hardcopy and an inspired Southend in Transition would like to see now what are our local skills.

To receive a copy of this booklet please use the comments box below and tell us about a skill you’ve got and use in Southend and area. Where did you learn it, how do you use it and would you like to share the skill with others? Basic or master level – all is fine:). Food growing, repairing, technology, traditional, wellbeing, health etc all which you think will be important in a powered down world.

At the end of May I will randomly choose five people to receive the booklet. Please leave your email or phone number and you will be notified where you can pick it up from. Looking forward to your comments.

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