Re-skilling is a term used by the Transition Town Movement to revive the art of traditional craftsmanship. As we transition away from global consumerism and towards localized, economies, we need to reclaim these skills for ourselves and for our community. Beyond just providing for our personal or family needs, these essential skills can provide the basis for emerging that can revitalize the local with genuinely “green” principles and technologies.
Re-skilling requires that we connect more deeply to the. It involves cultivating (or foraging) plants for basketry, , medicine, general body care, dyes, and clothing. It invites us into a closer relationship with domestic and , and asks that we pay more attention to the changing of the seasons and the cycles of the natural world. It also fosters a deeper gratitude for all that nature continues to provide us.