Imagine a world where every piece of soil is fertile and productive with food-bearing trees, bushes and plants, and people delight in the abundance that is evident wherever they go. It’s possible, and it’s a lot less work than you think. Growing more food where we live has to be one of the easiest and most productive ways of increasing our community’s resilience, so we’re having a special event, on Saturday, November 20th from 5 to 8 pm at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue at Solano.
Bring your favorite dish – vegetarian preferred – featuring local produce (grown by you or on a farm within a 100-mile radius) and enter your recipe to win a copy of Gaia’s Garden. Come at 5 pm to ensure your place, as we expect this event to be well-attended!
At 5:45 pm we’ll start showing The Growing Edge, a brand new film on urban permaculture by Starhawk and Donna Read of Belili Productions, and spend some time together afterwards discussing how the information it offers could change the way we garden.
There’ll be a chance to sign up with our Garden Exchange group, where people with gardens they can’t work themselves offer them to people who don’t have growing space of their own but are willing to put in the effort. Together we can make it happen!
You’ll leave with a happy stomach, plenty of earth-friendly alternatives to popular chemical “aids” for removing pests or increasing yield, and hopefully a new way of seeing that will have you and your neighbors inspired to produce even more, year round, with less effort, less water, and at less expense.