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Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"What species is it/ are they?"
Jun 13, 2010
Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"I have more radishes and spinach (which thankfully recovered nicely from bad hail damage) than I can possibly eat and use and would be happy to donate or trade some. Is it a good idea to start a new discussion thread for everyone to use for the…"
Jun 12, 2010
Geoff left a comment for Robert James Boswell (Robear)
"Wow, you're a lefty. That's cool."
May 16, 2010
Geoff commented on Donald Studinski's event Introduction To the Fungal Jungle- Mushrooms for All (TWAB)
"is this a go?"
Apr 25, 2010
Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"Certainly no offense taken, the thought that the birds were going for the seeds and sprouts crossed my mind as I watched, especially as only one out of every five or so pecks yielded a worm. If I were a true bird expert I'd have a better idea…"
Apr 24, 2010
Geoff and David Olivero are now friends
Apr 19, 2010
Geoff posted photos
Apr 16, 2010
Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"I spent about an hour sitting still and observing the garden at the church, which has not gone unnoticed by the avian community. Robins aerated every keyhole, with special attention being paid to A4, A5, B5, B7, C1, and another one of the C's.…"
Apr 16, 2010
Geoff and Kiana Parker are now friends
Apr 14, 2010
Geoff is attending Donald Studinski's event

Transition WAB: Long-term Food Planning & Storage at Crescent Grange

April 14, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Doug Cooley will be presenting ideas about long-term food storage and planning. What would a year's worth of food look like? What items are better than others and why? What are good storage methods?Please join us for what is bound to be a lively discussion with meaning as we prepare to plant the gardens in May.Promotion:TWABGrangeBroomfield GardenEnterpriseSee More
Apr 13, 2010
Geoff posted a photo
Apr 13, 2010
Geoff is attending Ashley Doriss's event

Movie: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, WAB at Crescent Grange

April 13, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Description:This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the history of the spiritual leader and an exploration of the culture of the small city of Dharamsala, India, where His Holiness was exiled 50 years ago. After emailing the Dalai Lama to set up an interview, filmmaker Rick Ray spent the three months until the meeting getting a firsthand view of living conditions in Dharamsala and capturing it all on camera.My Comment: I found this to be an…See More
Apr 12, 2010
Geoff commented on Margaret Emerson's group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"I think many of us will find these websites useful or interesting:"
Apr 12, 2010
Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"David - B2 is my plot at the Church and I've already planted a few things there. Please don't give that one to anyone else. Thanks."
Apr 11, 2010
Geoff replied to David Olivero's discussion The Crescent Grange Greenhouse in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"I'd like to help out."
Apr 6, 2010
Geoff replied to David Braden's discussion The 2010 Gardens in the group Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield
"I have a 3 gallon water jug. Would that work?"
Apr 1, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Currently not at all, and I'm signing up in the hopes of changing this.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I'm interested because I'm concerned about the impact my daily actions and decisions have on the natural environment as a whole. I think that large scale changes are necessary but that the most important initial step is changing perceptions and assumptions about comfort, convenience, environmentalism, our societal institutions, cultural norms, and our goals as individuals and as a society. However, I feel that this needs to be coupled with action and decisive steps and I am drawn to the philosophy of making a difference by beginning at home with small but noticeable steps.
I have been increasingly concerned about the problems with our food supply, in terms of its impact on natural resources, our disconnection from it, and the healthfulness of industrialized food. As we must eat every day, I am no longer content with allowing the production of my sustenance to be a mysterious process undertaken behind closed doors without any of my knowledge or input.
I think that the only way to bring about large scale change is to take the actions that you wish to see other people take.
I hope to be a part of a group that is able to achieve tangible results in showing how sustainable alternatives can be made possible and accessible to everyone.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. I worked in the conservation field for about two years as a biological field technician working with wildlife.
I operate a simple and portable home recording studio which I can use to produce and engineer the recording of public service announcements, lectures, interviews, etc. I can write and arrange musical pieces for any combination of instruments (i.e. whatever people in the community are capable of playing) and I can write jingles and theme songs (for cottage industries for example).
Aside from this I possess deep unwavering strength in my convictions and a strong desire to make my lifestyle comply with my beliefs.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I have boundless energy and a great deal of time to devote. Aside from making changes in my own lifestyle and consumption patterns I think the application of this energy would be the greatest way in which I can be helpful.
I think I can write convincing prose and I would be honored to contribute to a newsletter or other informative type of publication if there was a need for it and I had the knowledge.

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At 11:18am on March 20, 2010, Donald Studinski said…
Please write to me at dstudin at yahoo dot com so I can email you and Hari together.
thanks ... dons
At 10:04am on March 20, 2010, Donald Studinski said…
Welcome! I'll be gardening at the Presbyterian Community Permaculture Garden tomorrow at 9AM. 350 Main St in Broomfield. Come out and join me. Bring your gloves and gardening tools. Hugs ... dons
At 9:58pm on March 19, 2010, allan werthan said…
Hello Geoff - I am offering a free presentation at the Broomfield library on tuesday March 23 at 6:30 PM:

How you can grow organic vegetables year round, even at altitude, with sustainable practices and renewable energy resources.
spirited discussion to follow

Hope to see you there,
At 8:01am on March 19, 2010, David Olivero said…
Welcome, Geoff!

Love your background, talents and enthusiasm. We need 'em all.
Do me a favor and check out Transition Westminster / Arvada / Broomfield (it's one of the groups), and consider joining that group (aka "TWAB"). There's a ton of stuff going on, not only in TWAB but all over this Ning site. I'm working on a Quick Start guide for the Ning site, let me know if you'd like a Beta copy. Hope to see you around!

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