Making Low-Water Planters

June 22 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

Screen shot 2014-05-27 at 1.07.39 PMA morning hands-on workshop with Saundra Leigh and Catherine Sutton. Bring a waterproof container you would like to use as a planter, or better yet, two identical ones that can sit inside one another, and we will share the required materials and expertise so that you can go home with a complete planter.

Low-water “wick” planters use a lot less water than top-watered containers, provide a better growing medium for plant roots that like constant water (tomatoes not recommended), considerably reduce evaporation from the surface, are impervious to gophers, and are moveable. In other words they can be even better in some ways than planting in the ground… and they are a great way to get children excited about growing things.

RSVP required! We need to know by June 20 if you intend to come. The class is free. Location (on Madison 900 block in Albany) revealed to those who let us know they’re coming by June 20. RSVP and questions to catherine (at) Thank you!

Posted in , , , , , on May 27, 2014

May 2014 Community Resilience Challenge

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Grow food

Save water

Conserve energy

Build community.


Help us reach the goal of 3000 actions by May 31st!

Here’s How:

  • Harvest rainwater
  • Install greywater
  • Hang a clothesline
  • Get a home energy upgrade
  • Convert your lawn to food
  • Set up drip irrigation
  • Bring your own mug
  • Create your own project

Be inspired by great ideas here on the pledge form. Find easy steps and municipal rebate programs in our How-To Action Guides. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Local Activities, Social Justice on May 10, 2014




soup-clipart-webOur monthly Transition/Co-Housing potluck usually includes 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 7:00 pm. After we’ve eaten, at about 7:45 pm, we make a circle and establish what gifts and needs are present in the circle this month, then match them. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Economy, Food and Agriculture, Local Activities, Social Justice on May 3, 2014

Albany Arts & Green Festival 2014

May 4 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

This year the festival is once again co-sponsored by Transition Albany and we are gratified that so many people are bringing their talents and passions to the festival. Below (courtesy of Alexa Hauser) is an idea of what to expect, starting with booths by people who have been active in Transition Albany projects.

We are still looking for help for the TA booth(s), so please contact Catherine at 528-2261 or transitionalbanyca(at) if you can volunteer an hour or two. We will reward you with Time Bank hours if you join the Time Bank! And there will be free compost for Albany residents… (more…)

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Make Your Own Miso Goes to Berkeley!

(Event Sponsored by Transition Berkeley )
May 22 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

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If you missed Wakana’s Make Your Own Miso presentation on March 30, you get another chance to learn how to do it yourself!  Wakana will travel to Berkeley (!) and present at the Ecology Center on Thursday evening, May 22, 2014.

Sponsored by Transition Berkeley and presented as part of Transition Albany Health Initiative Fermentation Series (yeah we’re changing our name), Wakana will teach and entertain the Berkeley crowd.  Did I say entertain?  Yup. Wakana’s teaching style is very engaging and the folks who attended the March 30 event were glued to paying attention! It was awesome to watch. (more…)

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