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For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!

One of my favorite sites, Shareable, is hosting a contest for stories about sharing. My submission to Share or Die is a 5-minute video about our experiences with sharing and bartering in Ithaca, through our business and through the groups Ithaca Freeskool and Share Tompkins. I hope you’ll watch my video and log-in to vote. […]

Report from Our DIY Solar Panel Cooker Freeskool Class

Last Saturday, Shawn Reeves of EnergyTeachers.org came over to our house to give a workshop on how to make a solar panel cooker using recycled materials. Read on for photos and info on how to make your own!

The Power of the Sun

Solar power is abundant and yet we’ve scratched the surface of its potential. We are making some big moves in our own lives to start harnessing the sun! We just got approved for a loan from Alternatives, our wonderful local credit union, that will enable us to get a $40,000 photovoltaic system installed on our […]

Workers, Go Autonomous!

Shira and I are teaching an Ithaca Freeskool class on March 26th at Southside Community Center – Be Your Own Boss: Freelancing and DIY Cottage Industry. I’m psyched – we’ve never had this level of interest in one of our classes before. Usually we just pick a date and a few people show up, but […]

Video: Highlights from Ithaca Freeskool’s Summer 2010

Ithaca Freeskool Summer 2010 from Shira Golding on Vimeo.

Video: Crafting Herbal Formulas for Individual Constitutions with 7Song – Ithaca Freeskool Distance Learning

Part I of a 3-hour class taught by 7Song, Director of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine on April 3, 2010. Learn how to treat common illnesses with local plants, for free! Crafting Herbal Formulas for Individual Constitutions with 7Song – Ithaca Freeskool Distance Learning from Shira Golding on Vimeo.

Video: Trap, Neuter, Release with Kristin – Ithaca Freeskool Distance Learning

Local animal advocate and TNR expert Kristin Lang demonstrates how to trap feral cats so that they can be spayed or neutered and returned to the wild. Ari shot it and I edited it! Trap, Neuter, Release with Kristin – Ithaca Freeskool Distance Learning from Shira Golding on Vimeo. The Ithaca Freeskool brings people together […]

Upcoming Events: Freeskool Workshops and Happenings, DIY Movie-Making, and another Really Really Free Market

Here are some classes and other events we’re involved in that are coming up in Ithaca and the surrounding area: June 5 – Theodore Case Film Festival is showing Frac Attack (thanks to the festival and to Marina for making this happen!) June 7 – Friendface 101: Intro to Social Networking June 8 – DIY […]

Ithaca Freeskool: We Are All Teachers – New Video!

We just finished making this video to promote the Ithaca Freeskool. Stay tuned for a longer film… Ithaca Freeskool: We Are All Teachers from Shira Golding on Vimeo.

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