The Local Good presents the Edmonton Resilience Festival


Learn about hand tools, bee-keeping, cooking, fermenting apple cider, vermicomposting, break making, canning, wild plants, and, of course, bike maintenance, among many other skills at the Edmonton Resilience Festival February 7-8. Tickets are on sale today.


The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The festival will also help to restore a sense of community that is often lost in cities experiencing rapid development and population growth. By bringing together diverse participants and creating opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting, we hope to expand our horizons, our skill sets and our community networks.

The inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival will run Feb. 7 and 8, 2015, at the beautiful Boyle Street Plaza in downtown Edmonton. We have a mix of hands-on practical workshops, guided Conversation Cafés, art and social events, and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair.

In addition to the community-led (paid) workshops, the Edmonton Resilience Festival will also include lots of free programming, including Conversation Cafes, a Community Connections Fair and family-friendly outdoor activities that will be free to attend.

Edmonton Journal: Festival will help you learn new skills while preparing for the worst