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'Learn From a Local' website hosts how-to videos from Tallahassee experts

Posted at 6:24 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:24:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While staying home, many people across the country are taking up new hobbies to keep busy and, in Tallahassee, they're logging on to learn.

The website is called and it was launched last Friday.

The main question it asks: What do you want to learn today?

Stacey Getz is the chief strategy officer and managing partner of Taproot.

"A website like this can really help bring us a little bit closer together when we're apart," said Getz.

Taproot has been around for 15 years. Getz and her team got together to figure out how to connect the Tallahassee community during this pandemic.

"We really wanted to have videos that speak to what people need during these unusual times," Getz said.

The website offers various things to learn, from how to make a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich to juggling a soccer ball.

"You go to learn from a local and you have all of these different things to watch," said Leon Brunson, the chef at Kool Beanz Cafe & Brown's Kitchen. "You can watch someone cook, or even someone help you design your house, or room or things like that."

The website has something for everyone. It also has an option to support those who post their teaching videos.

For Brunson, the giving back is seeing the success others get from watching his videos.

"If someone watches a video of like a seared salmon and mashed potatoes and they go home and make it themselves, and it makes all the difference," Brunson said. "Now they're making their mashed potatoes from scratch. To me that's the giving back."

While donations are appreciated, there are several businesses and individuals who have opted for people learning to donate to Second Harvest of the Big Bend instead.

For many of the videos, there are also step by step instructions for you to read. To access the website, click here.