Monthly Archives: March 2013

Edible Landscape Project

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Garden Group)
March 29, 2013 @ 9:30 am - Event Details

This weekend we fill all the new planter boxes with souil and plant some of them with starts and plants we have available… Please come if you are able.

Posted in on March 28, 2013

Home Remedy Kit Essentials, Part I

arnicaMust Have Homeopathic Medicines for your Home Remedy Kit

These are the homeopathic medicines I carry with me and always part of my first aid kit:

  1. Arnica montana – the Number One homeopathic medicine for shock and trauma.  If I can only carry one remedy with me, I’d take this.  Just because life happens.  For injuries to soft tissues, there is nothing better.  For any injury to the body, you take it first. Bruises disappear or don’t show up at all (if you take it immediately).  For falls, sprains, strains, bumps in the night, arnica first.  You can also take it BEFORE you engage in something physically challenging (running a marathon, long hike, climbing a mountain or just plain day long gardening). Here’s how I do it: I put a few pellets in my bottle of water, shake the bottle, and sip as I go along. After the activity, I am still fresh as a daisy. No over exertion hangover! I once climbed Mt. Fuji for two days sustained mainly by my bottles of arnicated water! Thanks to Arnica, I was vertical and didn’t have to be carried all the way back to my hotel. And I was frankly amazed that my soreness lasted only 12 hours after the climb!  (more…)
Posted in Community Building, Health and Healing on March 28, 2013

Simple DIY Detox

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
April 21, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details


UnknownSunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4:30pm at the Edith Stone Room, Albany Library, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany

A Transition Albany Health Group Presentation, led by Lourdes Gonzaga

Come join us on April 21, 2013 to learn about simple do-it-yourself cleansing methods!  Why detox, you say?  Well, we eat, drink, put stuff on our skin and live in these polluted times. Our drinking water is fluoridated and laced with all kinds of prescription drugs. Our dentists put heavy metals in our mouths and Big Pharma hawks all kinds of prescription drugs that in the end, make us sicker. Then there’s the pesticides in our food. Not to mention all the GMO’s Monsanto hides from us. You get my drift. (more…)

Posted in , on March 28, 2013

Edible Landscape Groundbreaking Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Garden Group)
March 24, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Event Details
Meet at the Snack Shack/Picnic Area on the east side of Memorial Park on Carmel between Portland and Thousand Oaks.

We will be creating basic structure: swales, berms and paths
North side: Digging and mounding the soil to create swales and berms to slow the water and provide a windy path to all areas; placing redwood barriers to keep our soil from invading the batting cages and multi-use area; building raised beds along the walkway

South side:  Laying out paths and surfacing several of them, building raised beds along the walkways

Material needs:  If you have any of these, let us know ASAP!
1.	A cubic yard or more of “loamy sand” for the bed of paths
2.	Brick, tile, or other material for constructing a short path
3.	Bender board for defining paths; stakes for keeping bender board in place
4.	Small branches that will sit in the bottom of a ditch to hold water

On Sunday:  
Come for part or all of the time.
Everyone will need work gloves, a bottle or cup for drinking, and some food to share.  
Bring these if you have them: large shovel, heavy rake, or cordless drill with screwdriver bits and a strong motor.
Prep teams are working now to determine what else may be needed.  Stay tuned.

We hope to see you there!
Posted in , , , on March 18, 2013

Albany Farmers Market

(Event Sponsored by City of Albany)
April 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - Event Details

It’s back! Be sure and support the good people who bring their local produce, flowers, jams, fresh and dried fruit, bread, baked goods, ice cream, meat, tofu products, delicious prepared food, coffee and tea right into Albany for our benefit. The best part is meeting and making friends, and the general ambience of community. Thanks to whoever decided to start it up early this year. It is scheduled to run from mid-April to December!

Posted in , , on March 7, 2013