This time we’re meeting at Barbara Bogard’s house at 604 Amaranth Blvd. (way up the hill, not far from the 4-corners that leads in to Muir Woods). If you get lost call 415-250-6539.

This meeting will include a potluck, beginning at 6:30pm. Please bring a dish to share if you can.

We will be discussing what the group wants to do moving forward. We really want to hear from you, so please come to this meeting if you can.

See you there!

Transition Mill Valley presents a Friday Night Movie at Grow Art & Garden Center:

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road – traveling America with hope, humor…and all of their garbage – to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and music by Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, Mark Geary and more.

Friday, May 4, 2012

6:30pm: Food and drinks and fun in Grow’s lovely garden
7–9pm: Film  $5
Grow Art & Garden Education Center
254 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941

GROW will be hosting Mill Valley Green Drinks this month on Tuesday, April 10, beginning at 5:30 PM. Join local environmental businesses, organizations and community members over wine and healthy snacks and find out more about the projects incubating at the Junction.

Raines Cohen, Northern California Regional Organizer with Cohousing California and head of East Bay Cohousing will be on hand to discuss what would be involved in launching cohousing projects in Marin.

The event is co-sponsored by Marin Green Drinks, WiserBayArea and Transition Mill Valley. Donations for wine and beer.

GROW Art & Garden Education Center was started in 6 months ago by Proof Lab and Alpha Dog. Its located at 254 Shoreline Hwy, around the corner from Proof Lab Station (our old shop). Come check it out!

The recent Transition Training and the newly published Transition Handbook are generating some great ideas for Transition Mill Vally, as we shift into community building and hands-on projects. This month’s HUB meeting will focus on how to grow Transition Mill Valley and engage the community in new ways. Bring your fresh ideas and energy. We will meet at Suzanne Olivier’s house. Please RSVP to  transitionmv@gmail.com for directions. See you there!

Mark your calendars for the next Transition Mill Valley HUB meeting. We will meet at Barbara Bogard’s house. Please RSVP to transitionmv@gmail.com for directions. Come share your ideas and learn about upcoming events and activities. Potluck. Starts at 6:30pm.


February 17-19 in Santa Rosa

This will be the first Transition Training in Northern California in more than one year. These trainings are not only effective for Initiating Group members of new Transition Initiatives just starting out, but also for more experienced Transition participants interested in experiencing a full emersion “refresher” in the Transition model.
February 17-19, 2012
Santa Rosa, California
Training starts Friday evening and runs all day Saturday and Sunday
Training Locations:
Share Exchange & the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art & Politics
Sliding Scale: $150-$225 
To Register: Follow this link


Transition Sebastopol folk are spearheading a regional conference for northern California Transition groups. The first planning meeting for this conference will be via telephone Feb 1. If you are a member of Transition Mill Valley and would like to participate in planning this conference, register for the call by following this link.

We’ll keep you updated as details unfold about this conference.

NEW LOCATION: We will meet at GROW in Tam Junction (next to Alpha Dog). Please wear warm clothes and bring finger food only.

Please note the rescheduled meeting time:

Our next HUB meeting will be Tuesday, January 24, at 6:30pm at GROW. Please email us at transitionmv@gmail.com if you need directions.

Also in January, we will be organizing small book circles to study Rob Hopkins’ new book The Transition Companion. Please attend the next HUB meeting or email us if you would like to join one of these circles.

Upcoming Workshop

Living Cultures:

Make your own Sauerkraut and Kombucha!

January 29, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Fermenting your own vegetables is delicious, easy, and safe, not to mention phenomenally nutritious. In this hands-on workshop we will go over the historical importance of fermentation, review the health benefits of cultured
foods, and cover fundamental
techniques for fermenting vegetables and kombucha. We will also taste delicious examples of fermented foods.
     Join us to connect with your food on a microscopic level and take part in an ancient tradition of food preservation.
You will leave the workshop with:
* hands-on experience and clear information on how to safely and easily   ferment foods at home;
* an overview of the history and health benefits of fermented foods;
* a jar of your own fresh-made sauerkraut.
We won’t be too messy, but bring an apron or suitable clothes, as well as a cutting board and a good knife for chopping.
To register, please contact Sohrob at snabatian@gmail.com. Class size is limited to eight.
Directions: The workshop will be in Mill Valley-directions sent upon registration.

Fee: $20.

Transition Mill Valley is taking a break for the holidays. Our next HUB meeting will be Tuesday, January 17, at 6:30pm at Libby’s house. As usual, it’s a potluck. Please email us at transitionmv@gmail.com if you need directions.

Also in January, we will be organizing small book circles to study Rob Hopkins’ new book The Transition Companion. Please attend the next HUB meeting or email us if you would like to join one of these circles.

Have a rejuvenating and wonderful holiday!

GROW Art & Garden is hosting a potluck community Christmas party Friday, December 9, 6:30-8:30, to share information on the global sustainability movement following the conclusion of the official UN Climate Negotiations in Durban, SA.

Ring in the holiday season with environmentalist and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon, Ecoequity’s Tom Athanasiou, Claire Greensfelder of Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change); Doug Grandt of 350.org; and representatives from Transition Mill Valley.