"Hello Laura - I will be offering a free presentation at the Boulder library (Canyon) on Tuesday Mrch 30 at 7 pm:
"How to grow organic vegetables year round with sustainable practices and renewable energy resources"
spirited discussion to…"
Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield (TWAB) is sponsoring the Crash Course at:The Crescent Grange7901 W. 120th AveBroomfield, CO 80020The dates and times are as follows:2/17/2010 7PM-10PM (approximately 90 minutes of video followed by discussion until close)2/24/2010 7PM-10PM (approximately 90 minutes of video followed by discussion until close)3/03/2010 7PM-9PM (approximately 30 minutes of video followed by discussion until close)3/17/2010 7PM-10PM (approximately 60 minutes of video…See More
FREE EVENT with Sandy Cruz, Barbara Mueser, Jason Gerhardt, Jeff Graef, and Natalie Shrewsbury.Please join us in considering how we can eat locally at this time of year. Bring your questions!Meet some of the local permaculture teachers who are sponsoring courses and workshops this year.See More
"Sounds great! I'll give you a call sometime soon. I do know Kylie and I have always really liked her so I'm excited to hear she's in Boulder! Perhaps we could all do something soon. Did you guys move here together or is it a…"
"hi Laura, I am definitely a CC alum and would be totally excited to grab a cup of coffee. Give me a ring or shoot me an email. I work in Denver but I am always back by 6ish.
I was also wondering if you remember Kylie Manson, because she lives here…"
I was checking out the website tonight, saw your name, and it rang a bell. Fellow CC alum, right? Did you move here post CC? I'm living here too (don't know if you know who I am) but if you want to have coffee sometime it would be…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I'm just getting started. I was introduced to it in NZ while I was nannying for a family who helped start a Transition Initiative in Kaitaia, Northland. While I was there I read Bob Hopkins' book and also ended up cooking for a Northland Transition Initiative Leadership training weekend. Now that I'm back home I'm hoping to become involved. I'm already active in many ways on a personal/family level.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Oh so many ways. Lets see...I am generally enthused by the optimistic approach that the Transition movement takes in contrast with many other environmental groups. I think it takes a serious and overwhelming issue and breaks it down into manageable obstacles. I was probably most drawn in by food and waste management issues. I feel personally invested in the idea of a future that is re-localized, sustainable, slower paced, healthier, and happier. I love the concept of "the great re-skilling." I actually feel as though reading Rob Hopkins' book gave me more purpose in life and excitement about the future.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I was born and raised in Boulder and love it here. I'm an artist, I speak Spanish, I'm good at cooking and I like to do things myself. In NZ I learned a fair amount about composting. I learned some things about gardening and preserving food as well and I'm working on learning more. I'm organized and reliable...
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
*Tell my friends/anyone who will listen about the movement
*Change/adapt personal habits: shop and eat locally, work on minimizing consumption, start growing food, use more earth-friendly art methods, sew more, educate myself further...
*I could actually use some help here. I'm hoping there will be a concrete way in which I can help out (i.e. helping with a specific project, talking to classrooms, doing "green" art projects with kids...stuff like that)
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Well, I read Rob Hopkins' book, which is great.
This is the group's website whose training I went to in NZ: http://whangareitt.ning.com/
I honestly haven't followed much on the internet...I'll work on that
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hi Laura, I am definitely a CC alum and would be totally excited to grab a cup of coffee. Give me a ring or shoot me an email. I work in Denver but I am always back by 6ish.
I was also wondering if you remember Kylie Manson, because she lives here too. Let me know whats good.
my email is 847-606-0306