2019 Whipporwill Skill Share
May 18, 2019
Partnering with Abi has rewarded the organizers of Kentucky's Annual Whipporwhill Festival with a mini-grant to bring people together for a Skill Share and to support the Whippoorwill Festival. The goal of the Whippoorwill Festival is to promote sustainable living in Appalachia by sharing earth-friendly living skills with one another in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere. 2019 will be the ninth year for the festival,
Our mission is to support projects that nurture community growth by fostering development of knowledge, skills, and collaboration.
We, at PartneringWithAbi, have been pondering, during the last few years, how to honor the life and vision of our dear friend and family member, Abigail Dietz.
Abi's desire to advance sustainable agriculture through appropriate technology, provide opportunities for people to share skills, and increase community empowerment and resiliency inspired us. We are currently hosting periodic Skill Shares and offering mini-grants to those who align with this vision.
In addition, we also seek to support the recovery and adjustment process of those affected by traumatic brain injury.
Skill Share 2021
PWA's 8th Skill share was hosted at the Berea Maker Space in collaboration with their work. We are currently fundraising to create scholarships for aspiring makers to be able to become members. To support this work, donate here.
On the SOLAR ILLUMINATION PROJECT:
This project will support the creation of educational and community activities, events and other activities during the night hours. Also will provided security to the space.
- Franscisco Nieves
Northern Uganda is recovering from a civil war that lasted 20 years..During dry seasons several livestock die due to lack of feed as the framers lack the skill to preserve and store the grass for their livestock.This project targets vulnerable young mothers with no source of income to support their families.The dairy farm will train the women on hay making and bailing and the farm will purchase the hay bales from the group.
-Dr. Tonny Kidega