We have a strong claim to being the most impractical generation to ever walk the planet. We have forgotten how to cook, sew, knit, repair stuff, grow food, build soils and live thriftily. In the rush to develop specialised skills, we have lost the ability to turn our hands to whatever needs to be done. This is one of the key distinctions between resilient cultures and individuals, and non-resilient ones. In Transition Towns all over the world people are setting about re-learning some of these skills. We have set up our own project to re-learn forgotten skills either by asking people who still remember them to teach them, or by teaching ourselves. We have foraged for food, baked bread, grown and preserved food, repaired bikes, and mastered eBay and Freecycle.

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