Putting Permaculture into Practice in the Edible Landscape, Session 3

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks, City of Albany, Transition Albany, Coming of Age Bay Area)
March 15, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

Drop-ins Welcome!  Free for regular Edible Landscape Project volunteers and anyone 50 years old and older.  $15 for new participants.

Session 3:  Focus on Social Permaculture IMG_1374

Using the Permaculture design principles of Use and Value Renewal Resources and Services, Use and Value Diversity, and Creatively Use and Respond to Change, we will explore what it takes to create flourishing human working groups through various exercises and a panel discussion with our own Alexa Hauser, plus special guests, Kat Steele and Joanna Claasen.  (more…)

Posted in on March 12, 2014

Putting Permaculture Into Practice in the Edible Landscape, Session 2

February 22, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

Building on session 1′s introduction of both the Permaculture Design Principles and their application across our lives and the Edible Landscape Gardens in Memorial Park, we will have the pleasure of local Physical Therapist and Master Gardener Gail Durkin’s company as she educates us about body mechanics in the garden.  Learning how to take care of our bodies while in the garden, or anywhere else for that matter, is a great example of the Permaculture Design Principle, Apply self-regulation and Accept Feedback and the Permaculture Ethic: People Care

PATO

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Posted in , , , , on February 17, 2014

Garden Design Charrette in Memorial Park

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks & Transition Albany)
February 15, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

Help design possibilities for the expanded Eastside Garden (formerly called the ELP)

Saturday, February 15 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Permaculture Image from Green World Trust

Permaculture Image from Green World Trust

WORK PARTY AGENDA

  • Revisit and reconsider our mission and vision
    • We will validate and/or modify our mission and vision in light of the additional space that we will integrate with the rest of the edible garden.  Delia will lead this process.
  • Explore the use of feng shui while observing and feeling the new space in relation to that area and the broader environment all around
    • We will lay out the shape of the edges and movement through the space under the guidance of Alisa Rose.
  • Explore the use of Permaculture while observing the new space in relation to that area and the broader environment all around
    • We will work in small groups to design elements of the garden using collage, drawing, writing, what you will.  Alexa will facilitate this process.

After Saturday, a small group of volunteers will take our ideas and put together plans for moving our project forward.  (more…)

Posted in , , on February 13, 2014

Putting Permaculture into Practice in the Edible Landscape, session 1

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks, City of Albany, Transition Albany, Coming of Age Bay Area)
February 1, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

Putting Permaculture Into Practice in the Edible Landscape kicks off with an overview of Permaculture and exploration of our class project at the Senior Center, followed by a walk to the Edible Landscape in Memorial Park for a tour and discussion about what we find there and why.

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Posted in on January 30, 2014

Community-Wide Briefing and Dialogue re Housing in Albany

(Event Sponsored by Diverse Housing Working Group)
January 28, 2014 7:15 pm - Event Details

The Diverse Housing Working Group invites all Albany residents to participate in a conversation about future policies for housing in our City.  This community-wide briefing will take place on Tuesday, January 28 at St. Albans Church, 1501 Washington Avenue in Albany. The evening will begin with refreshments at 7:15, followed by educational sessions on the Housing Element and the State’s feedback to the City’s submission of the 2007 – 2014 Housing Element.  This is an opportunity to learn, to voice your opinion on this topic that is so critical to the future of Albany, and to explore future opportunities for shaping the City’s policy.

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Posted in , , , , on January 18, 2014