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The Transition Albany Library currently lives on Madison Street in Albany and contains a wide collection of books and DVDs in various categories. You need a library ticket to borrow items.

The Books range from How To books that give guidance on everything from fixing a shelf to building with cob, books on Health (staying and getting well without pharmaceuticals), Inner Transition (how to stay balanced while things slowly fall apart), lots of books on Urban Agriculture/Gardening, and plenty of classics on how we got ourselves into this mess (Problems/Solutions) and some of the not always new ideas that are coming to the fore to help us through (New/Old Ideas).

Most of the items have been loaned to the Library by individuals and we ask that you treat them with respect. Book loans are for three weeks and DVDs you can keep for one week (extra brownie points for inviting neighbors over to watch with you). There is no charge for borrowing but if the item is overdue we will expect a financial donation.

Please contact the librarian at transitionalbanyca [at] to get a library ticket and/or find the address. Opening hours are pretty extensive.

Posted in Community Building, Economy, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Housing, Local Activities, Resources, Social Justice, Uncategorized on January 26, 2015

Edible Landscape Project Work Party: Fun with Fruit

January 25 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

Project Pickle 2014Join in a day dedicated to enhancing fruit production in our food forest.  We will plant and transplant several apple and pear trees into their new homes as espaliered trees.  We will put in new berry plants.

Meet up at the Eastside Garden near the picnic area and Snack Shack on Carmel Avenue between Portland and Thousand Oaks.  Set up starts at 10:30.

Bring for gardening: (any that you have; we will have some for sharing): gloves, hand tools (e.g., trowel, clippers, weeders), bottle of water or what have you for staying hydrated

Bring for the potluck: your own plate/bowl, utensils, and napkin and some food to share

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January 4 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Diverse Housing in Albany? Events coming up

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Diverse Housing in Albany?

By Catherine Sutton and Alexa Hauser

Albany is required to plan for more housing of every kind, but especially for people with very low income.  As founding members of the community-based Diverse Housing Working Group, the two of us bring our Transition Town perspective to helping to establish housing policies for the next eight years.  We invite you to join in, expressing what you would like to see and helping to bring into existence housing in Albany for those most in need of a safe and comfortable place to live.

Posted in Community Building, Economy, Housing, Local Activities, Resources, Social Justice on November 16, 2014



  • Is a collaborative partnership between several local community groups and UC Berkeley (location and hours on the back)
  • Is an urban farm where you can come and harvest food for yourself and your family in exchange for help with weeding, planting, and watering
  • aims to supply fresh organic food to anyone who lacks access to it in our East Bay communities
  • Is one of the increasing number of urban agriculture and alternative sustainable food systems worldwide that exist to develop innovative local solutions to social, environmental and economic injustices.
  • Is such fun to visit – an oasis of growing things in an urban jungle…

Community members are working with representatives of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources to create a stewardship council that will jointly govern the land, as we learn about, research, and address food needs in the East Bay region and beyond. You are welcome to get involved at any level.

Go to if you’re interested in joining a working group or the governance council, or simply come and join us during our open hours (see below).

Contact email:

THE GILL TRACT COMMUNITY FARM is located on the corner of Marin and San Pablo Avenues in Albany.

Enter on San Pablo Avenue or Jackson Street


Sunday                   10:00 am  –  4:00 pm (one-hour farm meeting at noon)

Monday                  10:00 am  –  2:00 pm

Tuesday                  1:00 pm  –    5:00 pm

Wednesday           10:00 am  –  2:00 pm

Thursday                1:00 pm   –  5:00 pm



Come by San Pablo Avenue just south of Marin Ave at the farm gate

Produce available for whatever you can afford, or free!

Posted in Community Building, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Local Activities, Resources, Social Justice on November 10, 2014

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