The Digital Garden on Leetsdale has now proven that wood chips work just as well as hay in a sheet mulch. A healthy soil can eat 12 inches of hay in a year requiring annual renewal. Wood chips last at least two years (we will see how much longer). Imagine how long a sheet mulch built with logs could last. In the hugelkultur literature they talk about 30 years of fertility with no additional work. That is a lot of vegetables and carbon sequestered by an afternoon's labor. Join us in building…See More
A typical diet based on food shipped across the country will consume 17 times more oil and gas than food from your region. So how can we integrate agriculture into our URBAN economic and ecological system? Just ask our panel:Lisa Rogers -- Executive Director, FEED DenverSundari Kraft -- Founder, Heirloom GardensAdam Brock -- Director of Operations, theGrowHausJoin us to talk about how we can integrate agriculture into our urban economic and ecological system.Click here for more information…See More
Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the gallery at 910 Santa Fe Drive. Free and Open to the PublicReleased for the big screen in 2009, the film generated controversy for its views of America’s corporate controlled food industry, concluding that food produced by agribusiness has hidden costs and is unhealthy and environmentally harmful. The film is narrated by Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) and features Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), along…See More
"Hi Jody - I'll be riding the LRT today and look at some TOD development before I leave for a week, then be back in D next Friday. It's time to imagine living here, so any thoughts on nice neighborhoods... it looks like you are making your…"
Welcome! Good to see someone else in planning! I'm relatively new to Transition Colorado/Denver myself, having just moved back to Denver in the beginning of June, but your profession caught my eye. I'm an environmental city…"
The Denver potluck event is sponsored by Grow Local Colorado and Transition Denver, co-hosted by a host of organizations engaged in the local food movement including Blue and Yellow Logic, the GrowHaus, the ReDirect Guide, and Wild Green Yonder.A Local Food Potluck event celebrates growing local food, local community and local economy on Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m., at The GrowHaus at 4751 York Street in Denver. Special guests are Robert DuBois of Washington, DC, and Aaron Zueck of…See More
Welcome to the Transition Denver Group on the Transition Colorado ning site! If you are new here, please join Transition Colorado by going signing up (box on the upper right side of this page) and come back to this page to join Transition Denver!See More
"Thanks! I'll take you up on that when we get there, which will be on June 1st. 8 years in Boulder made Colorado home, and it's great to be returning there at last. I look forward to hearing your recommendations, especially in terms of the…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I'm the Denver Urban Agriculture Examiner for Examiner.com, and I have an internship with Studio Urbanista Landscape Architecture, which integrates urban ag into its landscaping. I'm also an environmental planner looking for a full-time (or part-time) job in Colorado food systems, especially in food system planning.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I'm very interested in resilience thinking, in particular how it can be used to plan sustainably for cities and regions. Food system planning, urban agriculture, greening the cities, using food production as part of green infrastructure -- all these are some reasons I'm interested in the Transition movement.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I bring a strong interest in patterns and shaping them through community work and education. Connections, relationships drive me, and enhancing and building them is what I hope to do. I have a masters in education already, and have worked with teens in several settings. Environmental education is a passion of mine, combining as it does both environmental issues and education. I also have an interdisciplinary background across the social sciences, and high caliber training as an environmental planner at the urban and regional level.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
Both as the Denver Urban Agriculture Examiner and in my internship, I focus on food systems and how they build the sustainability of cities. As an environmental planner I want to work in community food planning, and I have a passion toward urban agriculture, sustainability, and the social justice ethic that's connected to both. Thus I want to be involved with Transition Colorado, Feed Denver, Denver Urban Gardens, and many other organizations and people working toward these goals. I see sustainable agriculture as completely necessary for any worldbuilding past peak oil, and as an emerging field I believe it offers great opportunities for enhancing the resilience of both social and environmental systems.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
I'll throw in the book that introduced me to resilience concepts, which I think is a really fantastic text. Resilience thinking: Sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world, by Brian Walker and David Salt, 2006
Suggestions you have for improving our Registration questions. Getting to know you better.
My only suggestion is to add the option to save one's responses on this profile sign in so one doesn't have to do this in one sitting but can come back and finish. These are interesting questions and require some time to consider the answers, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who sometimes only has 15 minutes to spend at a time on something like this.
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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!
Hi Jody - I'll be riding the LRT today and look at some TOD development before I leave for a week, then be back in D next Friday. It's time to imagine living here, so any thoughts on nice neighborhoods... it looks like you are making your way into the movement!
Welcome to Denver! I am sure you will love it here, and will find much to do. I'd be happy to give you a tour of the area when you have time, and give you some recommendations. Have a safe move! _Karen Pittenger