You may have heard of the South Boulder Neighborhood Supported Agriculture project, Community Roots. We now have our own groups on Ning and Facebook.com. The Ning site is a sub group of Transition Colorado-- to find us just search for Community Roots under groups.
The intention of these sites is to stimulate face-to-face interaction and involvement with the Community Roots project. Learn more about the project at communityrootsboulder.com.
Added by roslyn weiss on February 27, 2009 at 3:44pm —
There has been a fair amount of press lately, calling for major FDA reforms. While that is clearly called for after the latest food safety debacle, I question whether the peanut scandal should also be a wake up call for consumers: Maybe we need to start exercising greater caution when it comes to what we buy and who we buy from. I call it "going forward by going back." In other words, greater food safety won't come from continually ramping up regulatory oversight and deploying more… Continue
Added by Mary Collette Rogers on February 26, 2009 at 5:19pm —
hello all, I am looking for people who know about greywater systems, have or had one, are interested in legalizing these systems for use inside city limits, please let me know if you have anything or want to get involved with making them legal.
Added by sherice on February 26, 2009 at 8:19am —
I have to say I cringed at even posting this blog in the first place, given its lowly subject: transportation costs? When other people are writing truly inspirational, thought-provoking blogs on this Ning site about building community and the like?
But what the heck. Gotta start somewhere. And anyway, this is interesting, in a geeky sort of way.
You see, I'm part of the problem. I'm one of those Americans that lives over 20 miles away from where I work. And while I… Continue
Added by David Olivero on February 24, 2009 at 10:57pm —
Please view my new blog! It's about my garden business, Pixie Plots Garden Company, and also about our upcoming project, Victory Garden Revival.
Added by Claire Zimmerman on February 24, 2009 at 6:30pm —
As many of you probably already know, the Boulder County Climate Smart Loan Program to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy for our homes is kicking off soon. There is some very important information about the timeline and requirements that you should all be aware of ASAP if you are interestedd in the program. I will be giving a brief overview of this at the start of the Transisiton meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30. I look forward to seeing you all… Continue
Added by Traci Morin on February 23, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Denver Political Issues Writer www.Examiner.com February 20, 2009
By Frosty Wooldridge
Transition! It advances undeterred and unstoppable. A growing movement steps up to deal with the inevitable change facing humanity in the 21st century.
America and the world face unprecedented challenges in the 21st century due to peak… Continue
Added by Frosty Wooldridge on February 20, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Date of the next Continental Bioregional Congress at The Farm in Summertown, TN. October 3rd-10th, 2009 is confirmed.
This is a unique opportunity to connect with the roots of Transition and become friends with the younger and the elder generations participating in Reinhabitation of all our Home places, within a week of the best in Ceremonial Village living, consensus facilitation, plenary deliberations, local food, creativity,… Continue
Added by Coco Gordon on February 19, 2009 at 12:11pm —
We've all long learned in Permaculture how to build a lush garden with sheet mulch on concrete and on tables in a street's dead end.
Hold this Image.
Insert Transition solutions to dead ends: Become Food Safe and Resilient, design our local Energy Descent Plans, our Plans for Catastrophe, Great Unleashings, roll out new currencies.
Put a Transition mark on every dead end. Go to the stopping places in articles you read. In this article by David Adam, Dec 9, 2008,… Continue
Added by Coco Gordon on February 19, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist speaks at Macky
By Amy Bounds
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thomas Friedman speaks at the University of Colorado's Macky Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 17, 2009.
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas Friedman wants Al Gore to… Continue
Added by Teresa Foster on February 17, 2009 at 10:14am —
You could read this column. Or you could just go to James Howard Kunstler's blog at www.kunstler.com
or read his nonfiction book, "The Long Emergency" and novel, "World Made by Hand."
Talking to Kunstler is a little like leaning down to take a refreshing drink from… Continue
Added by Teresa Foster on February 15, 2009 at 6:42pm —
I've spent quite some time reading The Crash Course by Chris Martenson on the internet.
I've gotten as far as chapter 17b and this has been the most interesting explanation of our current financial policy I've read or heard. I highly recommend this series of videos.
Added by Laura on February 15, 2009 at 5:28pm —
Added by Jim Richardson on February 15, 2009 at 10:19am —
I have the following books available to loan if anyone is interested. My cell is 303-668-3269, I live in Aurora:
An Inconvienant Truth; by Al Gore, Life's 2% Solution; by Marcia Hughes, Once upon a Wilderness; by Calvin Rutstrum, The Worl Without Us; by Alan Weisman, The World is Flat; by Thomas L. Friedman, and The Consumers Guide to Effective Environmental Choices; by The Union of Concerned Scientists.
Added by Jim Richardson on February 14, 2009 at 6:11pm —
The last few weeks, I have been learning what true qualities a modestly successful greenhouse keeper must possess. These would include persistence, patience, willingness to accept setbacks and the maintenance of a certain ruthlessness and willingness to kill… I have cultivated all of these as we have transitioned from the Season of Persephone (in which the day length falls below 10 hours each day) to the Season of the Vole.
Last night… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on February 14, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I am thinking that in opposing big corporations that want more coal mines, etc. as opposed to solar or wind power, that humor has potential for getting media attention, and seems less threatening to the powers that be'e', but potentially can create a way. ie april 20th, dorky t shirts and organic bubble blowing.?
Added by Deborah Grebenar on February 12, 2009 at 6:37pm —
I recommend we promote this as the only way to really show our support.
Promote it to Craigslist
Promote it to My Space
Network with Carlos Santana
Start building at architects of a new dawn
Is Jerusalem a sacred site?
Added by Victor Forsythe on February 9, 2009 at 10:12pm —
I think we must first think about reuseing things. To stop discarding things after a single use would help make us less reliant on consumer monsters. Think about what we buy and how it can be used and then put to another use.
I would like to go about this by concerning myself with less waste.
Added by Sharon Fisher on February 8, 2009 at 4:32pm —
Randy Caparoso is a longtime wine journalist and restaurant wine professional, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to his daily Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit Denver Wine Examiner.
The first two things I need to tell you about… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on February 5, 2009 at 12:30am —
Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine professional and journalist, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to Randy's Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit the… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on February 1, 2009 at 1:40pm —