We've started a new Skill Sharing group that is intended to enable people in the community to teach each other how to do things. We're thinking small, kitchen-table-sized events, for example canning tomatoes, making bird-houses or silk-screening, not structure-building or… Continue
Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 10, 2012 at 12:35pm —
There is a disconnect.
On the one hand, there are many people - more and more all the time, it seems - who want to farm. Small-scale, local, organic, sustainable - many people have this dream.
I think the dream is also about having "real" work, work that makes your muscles tired at the end of the day, work that connects you to community and to nature.
Not that I… Continue
Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 4, 2012 at 11:00pm —
It's the Year of the Bike in Metro Vancouver, and the VACC celebrated yesterday in Vancouver with the Year of the Bike Party and the unveiling of its new name and logo. We're now called 'HUB: Your Cycling Connection'. It's HUB's mission to make cycling an attractive choice for everyone.
This is our new logo:…
Added by Jackie Chow on April 29, 2012 at 9:50pm —
Check out our newest blog post at The Farm for Life Project.
Added by Jocelyn Durston on March 12, 2012 at 5:05pm —
New Farm for Life blog post up! Read it here: http://farmforayear.com/new-years-resolutions
Added by Jocelyn Durston on January 4, 2012 at 11:16am —
GETI has been offered one of the glass display cases in the entrance of the MR library for the month of December and we're looking for GETI-related material to fill it with! If you're part of an action group, hosting an upcoming event or if you have some general transition town items (books, etc), please let us know so we can include them in the case (you'll get your items back).
The dimensions of the case are approx. 4 ft high, 3 ft wide, 1… Continue
Added by Jocelyn Durston on November 28, 2011 at 11:00pm —
This is an interesting letter from a lobbying firm to the American Bankers Association talking about strategic plans for dealing with OWS. Watch for these strategies to take shape as OWS continues to rally supporters.
Added by Christopher Moerman on November 24, 2011 at 6:29pm —
I know this is preaching to the choir but just thought I'd share for anyone who hasn't seen it. Especially for anyone interested in starting the Golden Ears Food Co-op.
Added by Christopher Moerman on November 23, 2011 at 10:49pm —
Find out about the Richmond Sharing Farm and how to participate in permaculture tours and workshops on today's Farm For A Year blog post: The Richmond Sharing Farm &… Continue
Added by Jocelyn Durston on October 31, 2011 at 9:04pm —
Added by Christopher Moerman on October 26, 2011 at 11:18pm —
Here is a great read, it looks into the lessons learned in other transition towns.
Added by Darren Seeley on September 15, 2011 at 1:21pm —
Climate of Denial
By Al Gore (Rolling Stone) - June 22, 2011
The first time I remember hearing the question “is it real?” was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by “professional wrestlers” one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee.
The evidence that it was real was palpable: “They’re really hurting each other! That’s real blood! Look a’there! They can’t fake that!”…
Added by Christopher Moerman on June 24, 2011 at 8:24pm —
I (finally) added a new blog post. I promise to keep blogging regularly...I told some important people so the pressure is on! Yes, you're important too!
Added by Kimberly Ann Lauzon on June 12, 2011 at 7:47pm —
What: 2nd Annual Vancouver De-Growth Conference
When: Friday, June 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Where: SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings, room 1400
2nd Annual Vancouver De-Growth Conference reflects emerging global economic movement
The second annual Vancouver De-Growth conference… Continue
Added by Christopher Moerman on May 19, 2011 at 12:36pm —
Just saw the documentary " Good Food, Bad Food. It was an eye opener, it is refreshing that
some bright people keep the old traditions alive!
Sorry I have no link for it, I saw it on Shaw on Demand under Movie Central.
Check it out, it is French with English subtitles.
Added by Darren Seeley on May 8, 2011 at 3:45pm —
Added by Darren Seeley on April 27, 2011 at 10:16am —
Added by Darren Seeley on April 27, 2011 at 10:08am —
I'm going to partake on a new activity. As if I need a new activity! This, I am hoping, will help me to focus my energy somewhat by combining my desire to write with my goal to live sustainably. I will post as often as possible, but please encourage me if you feel I have been neglecting my post! Also, please feel free to comment! Thanks!
Added by Kimberly Ann Lauzon on April 13, 2011 at 11:20pm —
For anyone who is interested in protecting BC's most valuable resource: http://ourwaterbc.ca/
Added by Christopher Moerman on April 11, 2011 at 10:52pm —
Just wanted to let people know that we've added a number of new blog posts to www.farmforayear.com
, including photos and stories from our recent farm work party. Big thanks to the community members who came and helped out!
Added by Jocelyn Durston on April 10, 2011 at 1:49pm —