"Jacobs Springs Farm now has fresh pastured raised broilers from 4.5 to 6 lbs. dressed at $3.50/lbsWe also have duck and chicken eggs fresh daily. ($5.00 for pastured chicken and $7.00 for pastured duck)And we still have some apple, plum and…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
In the midst of mental re-programming: raised as an unconscious consumer.....moving now toward consciousness
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I hope to become the "perma-comic"
I am also begining to offer hands on workshops and clinics in organic gardening and permaculture design and implementation.
These are free programs for those who want to actually do some building of gardens and growing of food. And that is why I will not ask for fees for my programs....I am happy to share the work and effort together with others, share my harvest too and learn from one and other.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I'll have to look in the mirror to get a better look at my backround
My practices as a renter and gardener may more aptly be called "temp-a-culture"...in that I build with a mindset toward moving things if need be and specifically with the focus of using recycled materials that I get for free. My practices therefore may be coppied by others with the same frugality as I or duplicated for permaculture in owned properties and budgeted to the degree others can afford or want to indulge in.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
As the Official Gardener to the POPE I think I can show a large audience the virtues of home gardening...I've contacted Obama about offering him my experience too
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living
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Seth, no worries. I like what you're doing..and I got really excited about the idea of having access to local pastured poultry! I just wasn't sure what to make of the title of the workshop series. I'll probably make it out to the farm someday when I'm not buried under projects. In the meantime all the best.
Seth, I like the idea of the workshop series you recently posted, and think it could be complementary to a lot of the permaculture design work that has been going on in the area for years. What strikes me as odd is why you chose the title that you did? It seems you intend to be antagonistic to those who charge for quality permaculture design courses. I think you will have more success if you work with the existing permaculture community rather than against. There is a huge need for follow-up learning after students complete the fundamentals of the permaculture design course. Hopefully we can work cooperatively instead of competitively.
Thanks for reaching out! I would be happy to try & brainstorm some T-shirt graphics with you - let me know what you're aiming for, and we'll see what happens next! About how many shirts are you planning to print? What's your goal in having some shirts printed? Just curious ~ I'm in Englewood, by the way...
Yes bro, we have some deep cultural embedded stuff which makes building highly spirited teams very challenging. We will have to step up with courage, men and women and look at all of this in Transition Movement if are to create any traction and momentum. Most of the movement is stuck and blocked. If you care
to meet and talk about it I am game or we can talk on phone, or choose something else. What next step if any would be good for you. Blessings Forrest Craver
In case you're really interested in swinging by Dave Olivero's composting and soil building workshop (Dave's my husband), it will be held at our house at 11093 Zephyr St., Westminster. Thanks, and maybe we'll see you tomorrow at 9!
Thanks for your response. Well the garden is snow covered now and I can't find my summer photos. We are a long way from Louisville. I'm an international spiritual teacher/author who loves the joy of growing things...but I'm gone for a month at a time. So, I'm looking for someone who can help me with the planting (but I'm gone all of June, all of September) and then keep up with the weeding and maintenance. I have a big property--2 1/2 acres, so just getting some flowers planted is a big job. I've not done a vegie garden for years. We have a lovely property --wet lands and cat tails, a koi/goldfish pond and waterfall. Lots of coyotes...oh, and bunnies are a HUGE problem. I worked with a woman who used the Perelandra Gardening book -- working with nature spirits. The garden was built to be a co-creative adventure. But when Sue died, I haven't kept it up.