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.

Social Enterprise: The Next Step

On behalf of the Shaun Loney (Army of Volunteers) Social Enterprise  Group, AVTTS is hosting a presentation by Kevin Wright, recently back from attending a follow-up session at Royal Roads University. Kevin will run down content from the colloquium as well as present a couple of central ideas on which he’s been working hoping to expand the reach of social enterprise into the wider community. Pat Deakin has helped to facilitate Kevin’s attendance at the RRU session and has been consulting on Kevin’s projects. Please join us for the presentation and some directed discussion at Char’s Landing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. This event is open to the public and we encourage those who might have missed Shaun Loney’s visit last fall to join the discussion. AVTTS folk will have their monthly meeting preceding the presentation, beginning at 6:00, which is also open to interested parties.

Dedicated to a resilient, low carbon society.