Archive for April, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, at the Throckmorton Theatre

Transition Mill Valley presents

Resilience from the Ground Up!

A community’s positive response to peak oil and climate change

Wednesday, May 26

At 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley

6:30pm — Come early for soup and socializing
7:00–9:00pm — Program

Suggested Donation $10

Jon Fromer, music

Deborah Koons Garcia, filmmaker

Wendy Johnson, master gardener

Raven Gray, Transition U.S.

Building Resilience from the Ground Up is about strengthening our community so that we can withstand shocks to our way of life in the face of peak oil, climate change and economic instability.

This event will feature filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia and a special screening of an excerpt from her upcoming multi-film project, Symphony of the Soil; Wendy Johnson, a master gardener at Green Gulch Farms, who will talk about soil resilience; and Raven Gray, President of Transition US and one of the pioneers of the original Transition Movement in the UK, who will share how other communities are making the transition.

The evening will include a facilitated discussion, offering everyone a chance to contribute ideas about how Mill Valley can design resilience into the community’s future.

Hosted by Transition Mill Valley, a community-led initiative.

Throckmorton Theatre
transitionmv@gmail.com, 415.381.9085

Cosponsors and Partnering Organizations: Marin Open Garden Project, Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, Mill Valley Market, Mothers of Marin Against the Spray, Ode Magazine, Permaculture Marin, Post Carbon Institute, Seniors for Peace, Sunrise Center, Sustainable Mill Valley, Sustainable World Coalition


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Here is a link to the HTML version of the flier!

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april potluck: all hands on deck!

Have some free time on the evening of Saturday, April 10?  Please join us for an informal potluck dinner and help brainstorm Transition Mill Valley’s May 26 Throckmorton debut: “Building Resilience … from the ground UP!”

We’re looking for volunteers to share their skills,  resources, and time in designing, staging and promoting this extraordinary interactive evening, which will feature filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia, Green Gulch Master Gardener Wendy Johnson, and Transition US founder Raven Gray.

Can’t make it Saturday? Drop us a line anyway if you are interested in helping (or perhaps co-sponsoring the event)

6:00 pm

Please RSVP – transitionmv@gmail.com

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Resilience… from the ground UP!

Resilience … from the ground UP!

Transition Mill Valley debuts at ‘The Throck” in an engaging evening of film clips, discussions and activities focusing on enriching and tilling the soil of community

Join filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (who shares a clip from her upcoming film  featuring Transition Founder Rob Hopkins), Green Gulch Master Gardener Wendy Johnson as she explore  the role of healthy soil in community gardening, and Transition US founder & Mill Valley resident Raven Gray in a ‘resilience chat’ about the significance of community cohesion in re-building, re-visioning and revitalizing our neighborhoods…

Newcomers to the Transition Initiative are invited to a pre-event ‘delicious dialog” at 6:30

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6:30-9:00 pm

Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton
Mill Valley, CA

Donation: $10

Background information

The Joy of Dirt: Ode Magazine

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