Potluck with a Purpose: Emergency Preparedness workshop!

On Friday, December 8, 2017, join us for a potluck and some transition talk, followed by a 75 minute workshop to help you get prepared!

“Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness”
Workshop presenter: Lesley Moore (and invited guests)

How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in permaculture, homesteading, and building resilient community is also disaster preparedness work? Join this vibrant discussion about these overlapping fields, and explore ways of leveraging ‘crisis consciousness’ to enhance your efforts to build truly resilient community. Learn how to assemble your own “go bag,” receive great practical resilience and emergency-prep tips that could save lives, and share your wisdom and experience in this interactive workshop.
Is your community ready for anything? Join this workshop to explore the dynamic intersection between transition, permaculture, and emergency preparedness. Let’s get resilient!

Friday, November 9, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

St. Alban’s Church, 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94706-1856

Lesley Moore is a writer, educator, organizer, and artist with fund and organizational development expertise who seeks to apply permaculture principles to its own sustainability and adoption. She works with individuals, groups and organizations to design, structure and resource regenerative right thrivelihoods and use of the flow of philanthropy and other community resources. She is the former Development Director of the Watershed Project, a member of the Gill Tract Farm, and an advisory board member of the Cob Research Institute. She has an MBA and Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, and a background in dance and theatre. She earned her PDC in 2014 from the San Francisco Urban Permaculture Institute and is based in the SF Bay Area. Lesley is a certified volunteer emergency CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) responder.


Posted in Community Building, Resources on November 10, 2017

Catherine Sutton Memorial Work Party

January 28 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Catherine Sutton and Transition Albany helped to manifest the Albany Edible Garden at Albany Memorial Park, an exemplary example of community organizing in the Bay Area.

Please come to this special work party to honor Catherine’s legacy!

We will working on various tasks in the garden, from installing the sign honoring Catherine to placing wood chip on the paths and straw on the garden beds. Please bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them.

Delia Carroll and Kat Steele will also be hosting a lively conversation about how we can mimic plant communities to foster our human communities. How can we foster more connections based in our urban landscapes? How can we use our neighborhood connections to create Food Forests from Albany to Oakland? Join these amazing permaculture educators for this insightful conversation.

Delia will be leading us in a fun crafts activity to make pots out of discarded paper.

Please bring food for a potluck lunch. We will bring some special treats too!

This work party is co-hosted with the NorCal Community Resilience Network. Learn more about how to get involved in this exciting new initiative on the 28th.

We look forward to seeing you there! Heavy rain will postpone the event.

Posted in , on January 20, 2017

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