Category Archives: Local

Biodynamics in Cherry Creek

The most important thing that you can do for your health and the health of the planet is to eat locally grown Biodynamic food.

With nearly 100 years of world wide experience Biodynamic agriculture has proven its self as sustainable food production method.

Rudolph Steiner’s recipes for the 6 compost preparations has been called the most important gift that any single  person has given to humanity.

Biodynamic Farm seek to be a self contained unit.

A Biodynamic Compost making workshop will be held @ Leda Farm 4361 Batty Rd.  Port Alberni.  Monday July 26th @ 10 am. 

It usually takes about 2 – 3 hours for the workshop.  If we are lucky Jacqueline might make cookies and apple juice.

All are welcome bring a friend

Gary Swann

Leda Farm

AVTT June 2021 MONTHLY MEETING BY ZOOM – 6PM Wednesday June 16

Join us by Zoom 6PM – Wednesday June, 16, 2021

Unfortunately current state of COVID is just not good enough for face-to-face meetings. Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday.

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at or during the meeting.

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s

Time: June 16, 2021 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <1hr.

AVTT June 16, 2021 – Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Unfinished Business or Current Topics
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Alberni Climate Action Group
    • Ocean Friendly Community – Plastics Group
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts

Aggregate:$20,370.87 + $3,501.77 (PayPal) = $23,872.64
AVTTS:$1,549.41 + $164.14 (PayPal) = $1,713.55
Food Hub Committee:$7,411.09 – $1,700.00 (Food Atlas) = $5,711.09
Food Hub Education:$496.59
Grow Local:$1,225.79 + $2,028.07 (PayPal) = $3,253.86
Gleaning:$959.58 + $332.63 (PayPal) = $1,292.21
Cycle Alberni:$4,987.91 + $610.47 (PayPal) = $5,598.38
Wood School Bike Fund: $1,410.47
Shaun Loney:$2,668.88

  1. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
    • Reminder – AGM postponed until COVID-restrictions eased.
  2. Next Meeting (Last before Summer Break?) – Suggested: August 18, 2021 – 6PM Char’s and Zoom

Previous Meeting Youtube

Minutes – (pdf format)

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society Monthly Meeting – May 19, 2021 – 6 p.m. by Zoom

Dan moved, Chris seconded approval of the agenda as circulated. Carried. Chris thanked Charlene for managing the zoom and the video taping.

Dan moved, Chris seconded approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Carried.

Unfinished Business
Lily Mah of the West Coast Action Group and of Transition Sooke is interested in connecting with our local group(s). A get-together could be arranged in future.

Upcoming Events
The Fall Fair, September 11-12, will be virtual. AVTTS will take part. Edna will look look intohow this can be done.
Chris recommends Seth Klein’s new book A Good War, after hearing Seth speak at a conference for post-secondary educators.

Go-By-Bike Week begins May 31st. All trips for whatever purpose may be logged. Register online to receive all the details.

Reports and Sub-groups
AV Food Hub – Please refer to current minutes as circulated.
Cycle Alberni
Alberni Climate Action Group – Dan will follow up with the ADSS Social Justice class which he visited. The hope is that students will take the initiative to start their own group, with elders offering mentorship and support.

Sam, the Community Energy Coach of Clean BC (a collaboration of the BC and federal governments, BC Hydro and Fortis BC), is offering to share information about energy upgrades.

Chris is working with the Plastics Group, Ocean Friendly Community, to approach local restaurants about using compostable take-out materials. Alberni Aquarium is planning another waterways clean-up event.

Watershed Protection – Jane Morden and Mike Stini are refreshing the Watershed-Forest Alliance website. Chris has offered to assist. Edna continues with Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition. Dan moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

NEXT MEETING – JUNE 16, 2021 – 6 p.m.