Catherine Sutton and Transition Albany helped to manifest the Albany Edible Garden at Albany Memorial Park, an exemplary example of community organizing in the Bay Area.
Please come to this special work party to honor Catherine’s legacy!
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY WITH WORK IN THE GARDEN!
We will working on various tasks in the garden, from installing the sign honoring Catherine to placing wood chip on the paths and straw on the garden beds. Please bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them.
PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE!
Delia Carroll and Kat Steele will also be hosting a lively conversation about how we can mimic plant communities to foster our human communities. How can we foster more connections based in our urban landscapes? How can we use our neighborhood connections to create Food Forests from Albany to Oakland? Join these amazing permaculture educators for this insightful conversation.
JOIN US IN A SPECIAL UPCYLING CRAFTS ACTIVITY!
Delia will be leading us in a fun crafts activity to make pots out of discarded paper.
Please bring food for a potluck lunch. We will bring some special treats too!
This work party is co-hosted with the NorCal Community Resilience Network. Learn more about how to get involved in this exciting new initiative on the 28th.
We look forward to seeing you there! Heavy rain will postpone the event.
Guy McPherson, of Nature Bats Last, is a rare phenomenon: a man who is willing to share the facts about the likely imminent effects of climate change on our species – yup: the fate of the human race in the Sixth Great Extinction. He presents the facts with a good dose of “gallows humor.”
He will be making a presentation, “Responding to Abrupt Climate Change” at the West Berkeley Library on Saturday, May 7th at 1:30 pm. Please join Guy and other humans who are willing to hear the stark truths of our predicament, and discover what beauty can arise in life when things are clear. Bring your friends and loved ones.
The free afternoon talk will be followed by a fundraiser and book-signing at the nearby Highwire Coffee Roasters (see image below for addresses). Guy is making his West Coast tour on the gift economy and we welcome your financial contributions. (more…)
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Come and visit our tables at this fun, annual event. There’ll be a chance to make a May Day wreath and then participate in a maypole dance at 2:35 pm!
The Edible Garden will have interesting activities and contests to win unusual starts. The Diverse Housing Working Group will get you thinking about how people live who have no stable home, and how you can help them, and you’ll have a chance to register for May’s Community Resilience Challenge and get more information about Transition Streets – a neighborhood-driven effort to build resilient community.
Plenty of good ideas for greening your lifestyle even more, plus local artists and craftspeople and entertainment from some of our excellent local musicians including the AHS music classes.