There will be a Training for Transition workshop in Woodstock in early October. If you haven’t done a training yet, it’s amazing and I highly recommend it.
This is the link at which Training participants can register online =>
This T4T includes a special “Inner Transition” prelude and a First Nations Indigenous Celebration honoring the land.
Hi Everyone, We’ll be holding our next Transition Albany meeting at the Hudson River Coffee House on 229 Quail at the corner of Quail and Hudson. 7P as usual. We’ll be discussing our participation in First Friday for Sep. by showing The Story of Stuff. This will be followed by an October showing of The Age of Stupid. See you at the Coffee House! Sandy
Also note a June 5 webinar:
Looking for a 2-minute introduction to Resilience Circles? You’re in luck! We recently compiled this short video to convey the basics about Circles. Check it out and share with friends:
The video features stories from Circles and commentary from Chuck Collins, author of the new book 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. Chuck’s antidote to inequality? Start a small group! Chuck urges us to get connected with neighbors to build the new economy together. It’s lots more fun that way. Read more about his book here.
Resilience Circles Arrive at St. Martin of Tours in San Jose, CA
by Thomas Atwood
A transition to a new economy will take decades, but the journey begins with a single step of realization. Indulging ourselves in a sense of powerlessness gives us permission to do nothing. Our kids and grand-kids deserve better from us. Read more.
How Many Circles Does It Take to Make a Community?
by Dave Pollard
What would happen if each of us were to call up, out of the blue, our immediate neighbours (whether we know them or not), invite them to a “block party,” and gauge whether there is sufficient interest among them to self-organize a Resilience Circle?Read more.
Submit a story about your Resilience Circle or small group! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you believe it is almost June 1st? For all community gardeners this means plots should be planted – with the warm weather we have been having some are even well under way at this point! In April we held a series of Know to Grow Classes that were a great success. We have decided to offer an additional Gardening for Beginners Class before Memorial Day Weekend which is typically a busy time in the community gardens.
The Gardening for Beginners Class will be held:
Tuesday, May 22nd 6pm at the Pine Hills Library in Albany.
In this class we will cover:
- · Definitions of common gardening terms and methods
- · Timing—what to plant, when, and how
- · Planning your garden—layout and design, quantities, varieties
- · Soil building: the key to success
- · This class will become a dialogue about how to have a successful first garden and provide an opportunity to have your new-gardener questions answered.
Capital District Community Gardens
40 River Street, Troy NY
I learned of these yesterday at Occupy Albany’s May Day teach-in at Academy Park.
1. May 5, 2:30 to 4:30. Connect the Climate Dots. Assemble at 2:30 at the footbridge over 787 for a march to Chesapeake Corp. HQ, DEC building, and Federal Building. 3:30 rally in front of state capitol.
For more info go to http://act.climatedots.org/event/impacts_en/2869
2. May 15, 10AM to 11PM. Frack Free Nation. All day peaceful direct action at Lafayette Park. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeNewYork.org or contact email@example.com, 607-343-9016.
Gail Tverberg is one of my favorite peak oil writers. This time she’s embedded PO within the context of Western Civ. in a very clear way. Here’s the link, Sandy