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How might your current work contribute to the Transition movement?
Over the last few years, since we moved to 3 acres in Arroyo Grande, we have been working to improve our place with a fruit orchard and a garden. There is a landscape company down the way that had been paying to dump their waste at a landfill. We have offered to take in some of their waste and compost it. We are delighted to have the green waste and to be able to improve our soil while helping to decrease the loads to the landfill.
We are teaching our children (ages 2 & 3.5) about farm living with egg laying chickens, and lots of fresh fruits to eat right off the trees. They help us to water (their favorite) while we TRY to teach them about water conservation.
We also do little things like recycle, reduce and reuse.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I crave a sense of community. It seems like everyone is so busy with 2 income families and keeping up with the life that time to commune is lost.... myself included. I feel if there is a strong community that many of the chores in life can be shared. For example, through trading some childcare for house cleaning, having a group work day where different people benefit, sharing information from your area of expertise and learning from another's.
It is always energizing to meet people who are like minded and have similar interests!
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Wow, let's see. I like being outside with my hands dirty and I'm not afriad of hard work. I taught outdoor education in Sonora while going to college and during that time learned a lot about conservation and sustainable living. My undergraduate degree is in Biology and then I went into the nursing field. As far what I can bring to the community... I need to learn some more about the community before I can really say what skills I have that would be useful.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "Urban Roots" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Tuesday evening 8/18/15 from 6-9p.Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley.Here is a link to the trailer:http://www.treemedia.com/#!urban-roots/c1cnzSynopsis - follows the urban…See More
June - Fourth Friday Films of Vision and Hope"Racing to Zero"At the past couple of Fourth Fridays, we've looked at the problem of food waste, and seen what we can do to start reducing it. This month, let's look at reducing waste overall.Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.Three years ago…See More
Transition Palo Alto Share FaireLucie Stern Community Center - PatioSunday, June 21, 201511:00 AM to 1:00 PMIt's just over a week until we Share. Are you ready? We have a record number of teachers and community groups sharing their skills and projects with you this time. And, of course, people will be bringing many interesting things to share as well. It's going to be lots of fun.In order to get you ready, we thought that we'd share a recent blog post with you. A couple of months ago, a…See More
You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "In Organic We Trust" at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Wednesday evening 6/3/15 from 6-9p. Synopsis - We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in health care. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam? When corporations went into the business and "organic" became a brand, everything changed. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can gummy bears or…See More
Come to meet the Spirit of Vedic Russia, explore the dolmens, visit fascinating Shetinin's school (Kin's school or Forest school) and emmerse into the atmosphere of the ecovillage of Kin's domains!The event has been inspired by "The Ringing Cedars…
May 22, 2015 - Fourth Friday Shop your kitchen potluck!We're continuing our look at food waste with a fun "anti-food waste" evening. Bring a potluck dish to share - with this extra twist: Try to use as much as you can from your own kitchen. Or, ask your favorite vendors at your grocer's, farmer's market, or bakery for good food that might not be quite "perfect" - like day-old bread or produce with small blemishes.Got a can of garbonzo beans? Make hummus!Got a cabbage in the fridge? Make cole…See More
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "King Corn" on Saturday 5/9/2015 from 3 - 6p.This film follows filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast who move to the heartland to learn were their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, they plant a grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try…See More
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p. What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion,…See More