Permaculture Action Weekend at UC Gill Tract Community Farm

April 25 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 11.19.53 AMPart of Earth Week at the Gill Tract, recognizing the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with farming, workshops, panels, and fun in the spirit of the 45 year history of the Gill Tract Farm. We hope for a week-long community reflection — multi generational, intersectional — discussing where we’ve been, where we are now, and what this moment calls on us to do in the interest of the next seven generations. (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015

Albany’s Arts and Green Festival – May 3, 2015

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The Albany Arts and Green Festival is coming up, just as the case for living more resource-lite (read water, energy) becomes ever more pressing.

Will you help us have the best table ever this year? The more people who put their heads together on something like this, the better things turn out; as a lone wolf, it’s been hard for me to learn this, but it’s true..

Whether it’s helping implement ideas for the table or being there on the day, we can really use your input and energy. See below the fold for some current ideas.

It’s all happening from 11 am to 4 pm at the Albany’s Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue – (yes; the site of the beautiful Edible Landscape!) – and there will be all kinds of great things going on all day. Stay tuned for details, but this is definitely the place to be on May 3rd if you want to see positive change. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Economy, Edible Landscape Project, Local Activities on April 9, 2015

Affordable Housing Week – get involved!

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 1.03.58 PMEast Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)  and Albany’s Diverse Housing Working Group (a community coalition co-founded by Transition Albany) both believe that affordable housing mitigates against gentrification, enhances neighborhoods, sparks economic development, and stabilizes communities. Doesn’t that sound like what we need? (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Housing, Social Justice on April 9, 2015

Every Tuesday Edible Landscape Project Mini Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and Friends of Albany Parks)
April 7 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Join in the Tuesday morning fun.  Each Tuesday Catherine and Mary Louise guide whoever shows up in taking care of whatever needs doing in the garden… litter patrol, plant clean up, composting, hose watering, mending the drip irrigation, mulching, creating support for plants.  Meet up between Portland Ave. and Thousand Oaks Ave. on Carmel Ave. near the picnic area and Snack Shack, by the Welcome to the Edible Landscape Sign and red archway.

Posted in , , , , on April 4, 2015

Memorial Park Clean Up Day and Edible Landscape Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks and Transition Albany)
April 11 @ 9:00 am - Event Details

IMG_1374The City of Albany’s Friends of Albany Parks are hosting a care, maintenance and beautification of Memorial Park.  Volunteers who attend the Clean-Up Day will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks t-shirt.  Meet up at the Edible Landscape on Carmel Avenue halfway between Portland Avenue and Thousand Oaks Avenue, near the picnic area and Snack Shack.  Note the earlier than usual time.

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Posted in , , , , on April 4, 2015

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