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
Please feel free to come to a meeting of like-minded folks at 7 pm on Friday evening (2/21) to figure out the best way to move forward with an ongoing support group in which we hope to
- weave community connections
- help each other create practical resilience in our personal lives as well as in our neighborhoods, and
- have more fun without electronics!
We’ll start by sharing things to eat, and get to know one another. People who live in Albany west of San Pablo Avenue are particularly warmly invited, but if you come from further away we’d love you to join us anyway, with the idea that at some point you’ll be inspired to start something similar in your own neighborhood.
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
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…)
In February, Marilyn Sterling will lead a fun variation on the Gift Circle regarding the gifts of service we can offer each other.
As always we start with delicious food and company, so bring a dish or drink and come on over to enjoy conversation and inspiration from others who value living more lightly on the earth. The Gift Circle begins around 7:30 pm. $5 helps pay for the venue…
The church provides plates, utensils and even a (rather old and funky) oven for warming things, as well as a gas stove.
In March we have a special treat led by Loni Gray: The Dream Pond. Please go here to read what you need to do to prepare for it. The more people who come in March the more powerful the exercise, so please tell your friends and join us.
New to our Dream Catcher Project?
We sometimes dismiss the things that are most special to us personally as less important, as we go about the “busy-ness” of our lives. But please do not make light of your dreams! What you do for yourself amplifies into an energy that fills our community. In the big picture, we all need each other to be doing the thing that most lights our fire. So do this simply because YOU deserve the gift. Here are the instructions to prepare for tonight – START NOW! (more…)