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AV Transitions Monthly Meeting/Screening

We have had to postpone the Seed Saving Workshop, so we got a license to show the following:

 

This is an interesting narrative from a man who works at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, and the adaptations he’s made to bring his way of living more into harmony with what he believes in relation to carbon levels and climate disruption. As usual, the public is most welcome and there is no charge for admission, though anyone wishing to make a donation to help defray costs for the venue and the film license is more than welcome to do so. The agenda for the meeting, starting at 6:00 p.m. will be available early next week. Film starts promptly at 7:00 p.m., this all taking place at Char’s Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Follow-Up To Seedy Saturday

 

Update: We seem to have hit a snag. Stay tuned for further developments.

 

Meg has organized an interactive workshop on saving seeds and will tap into a reserve of knowledge already extant in the Valley with experienced seed-savers coming together to share the wealth of experience gathered over the years. Saving seeds is a frontline activity in the quest for food security  and community resilience, a sign that the people involved are aware of the risks of long and sometimes overly complex supply lines. Saving seeds also puts us in touch with seasonal cycles of regeneration and tends to produce seeds adapted to local climate and soil conditions, hence optimized for local production.  The workshop is open to the public and we welcome those wishing to learn a little more before getting started, as well as those more experienced planters wishing to extend their knowledge and possibly make connections with other savers with an eye to ongoing exchanges of lore and seeds.

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society will be holding its monthly meeting in the hour prior to the workshop, and members of the public are encouraged to sit in, have something to sip and to learn more about how we go about building community resilience. The meeting will start at 6:00, Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, followed immediately by the presentation and round table/walkabout.