Monthly Archives: November 2013

Time Banking: Meeting our Needs and Building Resilient Community…

December 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - Event Details

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  • Want to be part of a vibrant and supportive community?
  • Need to find ways to help weather financial challenges in an unstable economy?
  • Want to re-direct your spending to local businesses that share your values while enhancing your quality of life?
  • Want your services to be valued, even if they aren’t in the current economy?

Saundra Hodges, founder of the Eastbay Area Reciprocity Network, a Time Bank focused on the East Bay and affiliated with Time Banks USA, will discuss how reciprocity can enrich our community, re-build the core economy, and create economic and social resilience. Here’s a conversation with Law Professor Edgar S. Cahn, founder of Time Banking.
Free! Refreshments will be available…

Posted in , , , , on November 26, 2013

Grant for Edible Landscape Project

Transition Albany, as the coordinators of volunteers for the Edible Landscape Project, has been granted $2,500 to build volunteer effectiveness and improve the productivity and health of the High School and Edible Landscape gardens in Memorial Park. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Edible Landscape Project, Food and Agriculture, Local Activities, Resources on November 14, 2013

Home Remedies for Colds & Flus

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
December 1, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details
Elder Berries

Elder Berries

It’s that time of the year again.  The air is cooler, the sun sets earlier.  Nature clues that life is on a bit of slow down. Except us. We have mastered the ability to keep plugging along even when that little voice in our head says, “Hey, it’s quiet time.”

Of course we don’t hear. And if we do, we don’t heed. What with the holidays coming up. There are feasts to prepare for. Gifts to buy. Guests to entertain. Parties to go to. In addition to work, home, family, and …. no wonder we get sick. It isn’t just the bugs floating around in the cold air!

So before you do …

Join us!

This Home Remedies for Colds & Flus class will cover the following:

  • Immune Boosters!  Things you can do to stay healthy through the seasons! From zero cost to not much at all.
  • How to stop a cold/flu on its tracks: Best applied as soon as you could sense it coming. Yes, your body does a really good job cluing you in. (more…)
Posted in , on November 12, 2013

First Tuesday Potluck and Gift Circle – Special Celebration!

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany)
December 3, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - Event Details

soup-clipart-webThe December Potluck will be a year-end celebration of accomplishments, co-sponsored by the East Bay Permaculture Guild and other local groups with Transition values. We invite you to join us on December 3rd for a good time with a potluck of mostly locally grown, home-cooked food and the company of inspiring people who are making a difference in the lives of their communities.

Our regular monthly potlucks now include a gift circle. What is a gift circle? Here is a site that describes the idea and the practice in as much depth as you want:

http://communityspirituality.wordpress.com/gift-circle/

So here’s how it goes: Make a dish that you like (enough for three people) and bring it at 6:30 pm. After we’ve eaten, at about 7:15 pm we make a circle and establish what gifts and needs are present in the circle this month, then match them up. It’s magic how the right people show up….

What ensues? Stronger community bonds, needs met, gifts accepted, hearts opened, lives bettered. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome, and from those who can afford it, a $5 donation helps us pay for use of the hall and kitchen. We end at 8:30 pm or thereabouts.

Posted in , , on November 6, 2013

East Bay Permaculture Guild Meeting

November 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Open to all

Posted in , , , on November 6, 2013