Archive for July, 2011

The “Juicy Joy” Canning Workshop

Come spend an afternoon learning and remembering the art of canning. A canning workshop where we will can tomatoes and some other precious gift of the season. Arrive with a desire to learn and leave with a jar of something yummy we canned together. Come on you know you want to!!

Presented by : Renee Avalos
When: Saturday August 20th,  1-4pm        
Why:  For the love of reconnecting to the craft of preservation through canning. Or more simply put … to save all your juicy joys of summer. Yum!
Cost:  $15 per person, but NO ONE turned away. (Costs cover materials.)

Class size limited to 12. First come, first served. Please email to RSVP: reneeavalos@gmail.com


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Power of Community—film screening

Sunday, July 31

5pm Potluck
6pm Film Viewing
7pm Discussion & Brief Update on Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Shelter Ridge Clubhouse
100 Coleridge Drive, Mill Valley
PARKING IS LIMITED (be prepared to walk)
Info 415-388-2018

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

Heart and Soul Gathering

Saturday, July 23, 10am-1pm
Snacks provided
Please RSVP at transitionmv@gmail.com

An opportunity to explore how the current world crisis affects us individually and to experience what happens when we are fully present and deeply listening to each other.

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