Hey sounds good- Am walking to Jul & Parick's near my home on 5th ave to see them working on their chicken coop from 11:30-12:15 & then can get to you by around 1 with salad & some salmon if that's not too late for you. Cheers/
numbers: home 303-823-5585 cell 917-774-3538 if am on the road.
I'd like to visit before I leave to see my Mom going on 96 in Napa CA from Mar 5-15th.
Am Feeling fried but happy from all day events I ran for Lyons Transition in Meadow park in the cold wind, then pot luck in my home, then town hall, non-stop all day in a tight triangle here in Lyons making that part easy to manage, was so charged up I couldn't get to sleep till 5am & wish I had help today to set up a newly arrived photocopy all in one machine, I need to make hundreds of copies of stuff to send off before I leave.
I just listened to the Y2K MB tape & then remembered I had already heard it before some time ago, but interesting that you picked up on the top-down approach so quickly from that interview, cause it also gives emphasis on downsizing & simplifying one's like from lofty to a trailer park existence.
so glad you are on the site again- it feels good that you are part of discussion here again. what is a good time to call you, & to visit, to not be disturbing your rest, & us help in different ways?
Strider was part of our Open Space last night in Lyons. he brought more viz, but I already found some he probably had dropped off at the Lyons General store & have been giving them out again, gave to denver Transition folks last night.
Keep up the good recovery & whatever exercise you are doing!
I gave out 6 of your new VIZ zine copies at our Planning Commission, & asked them to read the lead article on Permaculture. The town administrator leafed through the mag at the meeting & didn't know what to make of it, he didn't understand any of the language I was using either, but he did finally after months of snubbing me off for some young guys who wanted to talk business, come to a perfectly localized way of thinking. He said he just was stymied, so, that to learn what our language was, the words he didn't have a clue about, why don't I set up a Permaculture project in town that he and others on the PCDC can join in with to learn by doing first hand. I accepted the job. Patience has paid off. The governing people are now at least thinking of ways they would like to acknowledge our work in Transition and permaculture & I'm listening, so they can get started.
Would you say your magazine could be characterized as social change, or social justice? I knew for instance about the controversial IT specialist's death, he knew too much. & if people knew what we know, they'd see all our toxic industrial monoculture lives with a magically made dollar are surreal! I love the portrait of Cheney! Maybe too kind?
Formally thanking you for your first day in New Year sharing with the wonderful group that congregated at your home & winter garden, I can only imagine what your garden is like in summer with those tall sunflowers dwarfing you in your picture.
I want you to know that year round gardening is becoming a topic of much interest in Lyons, and in Denver - at the pot luck last night- many there also want to prepare themselves for year round food growing. I told them about Zia's and your methods for wintering your greens in a low cost effective manner & I could feel a group elevated energy & group sigh around being able to prepare themselves without too much difficulty.
It is the little things we learn to do that give that Aha! to go ahead, like the pieces of rebar that connect your hoops into the earth so that you can move the hoops around, or lift them off & on easily, and that stuffing of leaves into recycled chicken wire tubes that zia made by hand.
I was just invited to have my first exchange of something I need done for something another Lyons person needs done here in our LYons lives, & it feels like a start towards better functioning community the way transition visions our positive future. I didn't have to ask, It came from mutual need and the offer was made and accepted with gratefulness.
Thank you for the general invitation at the Longmont Transitions Group to visit your home today, january 1, 2009. I'm looking forward to introducing myself to you and to sharing projects. I would like to come by with two other couples who are also sustanabiltiy and home-project oriented. I hope we won't make for a crowd.
hi jim. sue here.. happy to make the drive up. i'm teaching in denver at colorado film school (joint venture between UC denver and Community College of Aurora) - Tu and Thu this semester. Am available m, w, f and possible on weekends. let me know what's good for you!
Hi Jim! I saw that you have a couple of beehives, and I was wondering if you have any ideas for how to become more involved with beekeeping within the Boulder area. I'd really appreciate any advice! Thanks:)
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