On September 19th Seattle's Jigsaw Renaissance is hosting a maker unconfernce with a focus on making within a budget. ThriftCamp is a one-day unconference discussing how to live well on a limited means. Living in a consumption culture that is destroying our limited resources and in tough economic times, I find this idea great. For those not familiar with unconferences, the main Idea is to bring smart people together and to share ideas in a semi formal series of sessions. A projector will be available if people have more formal starting points for session, but you do not need to be ultra prepared to help lead a talk. More info on registration (which is a pay what you want model!) after the jump…
The discussions may include how to repair your clothes, how to budgeting, making your own soap, cooking great meals on thin budget, or my favorite brewing your own beer/wine. Here are a few suggestions already under consideration; Webster Walker from Central Co-op talking about co-operatives as community-based businesses at 11 AM or Charmine Slaven from the Seattle Urban Farm Co-op talking about Urban Farming at 3 PM. The final content of the conference will be determined by you the participants.
ThriftCamp has a suggested donation of ten dollars. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
If you will be attending ThriftCamp, I recommend registering. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org