How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am involved on the Social Responsibility Council at Jefferson Unitarian Church, in Applewood, near Golden. I am the founder and co-chair of the Eating Ethically Task Force which is concerned with social issues surrounding food quality, distribution, production and availability. I am an active member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and its Denver chapter, Nourishing Connections. We promote and support local organic CSAs, farmers and ranchers whose animals (beef, bison, lambs, goats, chickens, etc.) graze sustainably. These groups engage in fellowship pot lucks with speakers, on topics of food production, preparation, and nutrition, that challenge the Standard American Diet (SAD).I have a plot in a DUG in Applewood. I am also a member of a biodynamic CSA, Cresset Farm, and get raw milk from my participation in the cow share program at Ebert Family Farm. I help coordinate events and meetings for most of these groups, as well as the Raw Milk Association of Colorado. I also like to dance, and network with members of the Denver dance community.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have long believed that we live in a false economy, and it is not sustainable. We are currently in a depression, with many good people out of work. Our “democracy” is dominated by the money interests of big business, at the expense of everyone’s health and well-being. I see the good that results as a coming together of community at a grass roots level. We have fellowship and friendship in working together for a more caring and sustainable society, as we follow our consciousness and learn from each other.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I am good at organizing events, visioning, and bringing people together. I need help with some of the technology to do that, and to delegate more, in that way also getting more interested people involved.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Too many books to mention…. The Weston A. Price Foundation quarterly journal, Nourishing Traditions, and magazines such as National Geographic, Yes, Orion, and Ode. Various DVDs, including The movie Fresh, Food, Inc., The Future of Food, King Korn, The Corporation, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, The Oiling of America, Who Killed the Electric Car, Health and the Hive, a Beekeeper’s Journey, The World According to Monsanto, Bad Seed the Truth About Our Food, Farmageddon, In My Father’s Garden, The Garden, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, and many Weston A. Price Conference DVDs.
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Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to the COLORADO TRANSITION NETWORK. And more particularly to Transition Denver.
Feel free to join in our Denver activities. Click on a person's photo to make contact. Say Hello. Reinforce the good things they're talking about and doing. Bring up a discussion that particularly interests you. Pose a question. Announce an event. Be serious. Have fun!
If you know of local groups, websites, Facebooks, Meetups or blogs or wish to create new virtual groups not listed above in our groups, click here to add them to our registry of groups supporting Transition issues in the Denver area -- http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/groups/group/new. Let me encourage you to add a link to the Social Responsibility Council at Jefferson Unitarian Church and/or the Eating Ethically Task Force . OUr members can learn a lot!
I wondered if you could share more information with me about these two organizations? I am curious to find out more.
" I am the founder and co-chair of the Eating Ethically Task Force which is concerned with social issues surrounding food quality, distribution, production and availability. I am an active member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and its Denver chapter, Nourishing Connections"