The 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:
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.
This is a report from the Library meeting held Sunday afternoon October 27th to celebrate our progress so far and evaluate the Edible Landscape Project at Albany’s Memorial Park from the perspective of where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going.
Alexa, Catherine, Leonard, Ron, Lourdes, Bonnie. Stephanie, Wakana. Chuck, Tina and Paul O’Curry got together yesterday afternoon to look What follows are notes from the meeting, along with additional inspiration for those of you we haven’t seen in a while. If you would like to add something, please contribute to the comments below.
We started by sampling three delicious dishes prepared by Alexa from some of the 45 pounds of Jeruslam artichokes she had harvested the day before (and there are as many still in the ground). Did you know that the name of this root vegetable is a corruption of the Italian for a sunflower (to which they are related) – “girasole” – and that they were often used like artichoke hearts? We enjoyed a J. Artichoke slaw, roasted roots, and a puree which made an excelelnt dip with the pickled cornichons from the garden that Doug had made, Recipes will find themselves on the website soon, along with a delicious soup recipe. Thanks to everyone who brought something to eat and share.
We expressed what had been Highlights for us in our participation: (more…)