16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap and Celebration

March 7 @ 7:00 am - Event Details

BASILA fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. Click here to check out our recent blog post on a vital seed saving advocacy campaign.

The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Project is part of a growing network of concerned farmers and community gardeners dedicated to conserving the remaining genetic diversity of our planet’s seed stock. They have created a library of healthy vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that are being made available free to the public.

Posted in , , , , on February 27, 2015

Memorial Park Edible Landscape Project Three-Part Work Party

February 28 @ 10:30 am - Event Details

10:30AM-12:30 PM: Eastside Garden… Move an urbanite path, cooking greens scavenger hunt and cook out.

** BUILDING A PATH AROUND, RATHER THAN THROUGH, THE PLANTS We will shift one of the urbanite paths to make more space for the beautiful purple-flowered salvia.

Project Pickle 2014** COOKING GREENS SCAVENGER HUNT See how many cooking greens you can find in the garden, we’ll collect, identify and cook ‘em up.

Bring: work gloves, water bottle, and a snack.

12:30-2:30 PM Westside Garden Design Charette & Seed Starting

** DESIGN CHARETTE We’ll take the basic idea of deconstructing the shed and creating an outdoor classroom demonstration area with counter, sink, and storage benches and discuss how to create the best set up for the outdoor classroom, a refurbished compost area, and perhaps some rainwater harvesting from the roof of the Veteran’s Memorial Building and a greenhouse area.  The amazing project team of Delia Carroll, Ed Fields, Terry Lamb, and Marty Freedman (local cabinet maker) will listen to our ideas and offer possibilities of their own.  Be part of shaping the next phase of our very first garden area.

Bring: your creativity, questions, and wild ideas!

** SEED STARTING We’ll also begin starts for early Spring planting.

Bring empty pots, six-packs, and soaked seeds for plants that are better started before planting outdoors in March-April.  We will have some of all of these things and soil.

2:30-3:30 PM Potluck Lunch in the Eastside Expansion Circle

Bring: your own dish/plate/bowl, eating utensils, napkin, and some food to share.

 

Posted in , , , , on February 25, 2015

Happy!

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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“The greatest lesson I learned from my experiences making this film is that my pursuit of happiness is not about me. It’s about us…” 

                                                             
Award-winning director, Roko Belic

 

 

How can we bring more happiness into our daily lives and why is that so important, especially today?

This 75-minute documentary about the pursuit of happiness shows how the most unlikely people may actually be the happiest of all.

We’ll also show a brief interview with Executive Director, Tom Shadyak, and a special short feature on living at the Findhorn Community in Scotland.

Our afternoon screening will be followed by audience intermingling and snacks… Please join us, and bring a friend!

Posted in , , , , , on February 12, 2015

TRANSITION ALBANY LIBRARY

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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] gmail.com 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

Posted in , , , on January 18, 2015

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