Diversity & Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

We promote learning and sharing earth-friendly sustainable living skills to all individuals in a safe, healthy and inclusive atmosphere through accessible education and social action.  Our organizing team is committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and able to participate.  We are also committed to diversifying our volunteer base of organizers, teachers, and work traders.  We recognize the importance of polycultures not only in plant communities, but in people communities, too!  We solicit teachers from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.  If you see gaps in our workshop topics, or cultures not represented, please help us recruit to fill these needs!

Another way our organizing team strives for inclusion is through our Scholarship.  We offer Work Trade tickets at rock bottom prices in exchange for labor during the Skillshare, but we also have a scholarship application for those who feel even the work trade price and/or work hours are too hard.  The scholarship provides support to members of traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized communities who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend for financial reasons. 

Our team also has a special request for “Diversity Sponsors” in our sponsorship letter and webpage, asking for funds to support our Scholarship.

If you have comments, questions, suggestions, or offers for help! please don’t hesitate to contact us.