MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
Local Food Abundance - CSA's & community gardens, basic Nutrition & “Slow Food” - cooking with simple, local and fresh food, Shared Storage Foods, Youth Gardeners...Community responses are coming forward. Let's share best practice.See More
TT BEV is located in Centre County, PA. We are apx. 12 mi from Penn State University in a rural valley stretching from Port Matilda to Milesburg. Our valley is narrow with limited farming and lots of woods.See More
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Just getting started with local, organic farming, etc. Have been doing extensive reading/studying and want to learn the application.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I grew up (and intend to move back to) a very small town in rural Western PA. I used to think this type of community was outdated...however the more I learn about just how out of sync our current living standards have taken us from nature and the environment, I'm dying to learn all I can to help revitalize this gem of a small town.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Hard work, dedication, patience, open-mindedness. I have degrees in business, marketing, communications and some database skills as well. Happy to apply all to the cause. I am more than happy to be a spokesperson and advocate for this cause within the community and work environment I currently find myself in...and more importantly, taking it "back east" to the small, rural communities that are actually the basis for the ideas of the Transition Movement. These folks have unfortunately come to believe that they are behind the times, not "with it"...when if they came to realize how far ahead of the curve they actually are by re-implementing some of the practices that were key to their founding and early development, they'd be light years on the way...and much happier, healthier and at peace because of it.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
One Acre & Security
Harvest for Hope
Last Child in the Woods
The Self-Sufficient Life and How To Live It
The Small-Mart Revolution
The Big-Box Swindle
Welcome Joshua! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Longmont and Pennsylvania(?) "... I have degrees in business, marketing, communications and some database skills as well. Happy to apply all to the cause..." -- Do you have some ideas how to tap into the Pennsylvania farmer skills that all the rest of us lack... GRIN!
If you haven't already done so, come and see the new US Transition Page we rolled out last week. As this page develops, it will become a map of Transition resources across all ning sites. All 50 states are now active. Many state sites are brand new! Go to TRANSITION PENNSYLVANIA and sign in. Invite others. Enter some of your local events. Start Discussions. Make Transition! Have fun!