Thanksello George - Tina Clarke recommended I get in touch with you. I am part of the initiating team for a transitions group here in rural Washington Co. NY. We have a training scheduled from March 19 & 20 in Greenwich NY, which is about 30 minutes west of Bennington. We wanted ot make sure we invited VT residents to our training, if it makes sense for them to join us. More and more trainings are cropping up around the region. Would you be wiling to relay information to those you think would be interested? - Thanks! Barbara
Next time you see Karl say hello to him from me. He, by the way, has a wonderful slide show all about how the chickens make compost from Montepelier's solid waste from the schools.
He has been right on this for a longtime. Vermont Compost is also a terrific product.
Thanks for taking at look at the chat. I'm testing the concept on US and on COLORADO, adding other areas as they request. BTW, Ron and I missed each other on Wednesday. We'll be doing your two tasks on Monday, 26 Jan.
Individuals are members. Ask them to change the name on the Members record to an individual person. They don't have to delete anything, just change the name.
Organizations join as Groups -- Groups gives them the ability to have multiple people from their organization in the group, plus the opportunity to have other members throughout the state join -- with a mailing list. Merely using "friends", as you described above, is by comparison a very limited way to go.
Thanks for diligence in getting Naresh Giangrande to speak in Montpelier. The evening was informative, entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. People really know their stuff in the Montpelier area and are clearly already in the right mindset. Based on what I witnessed, I think Transition is going to be very successful getting started in Montpelier and the surrounding communities.
Congratulations on a great start to Transition Town Montpelier and I wish you much success in the months to come.
Dear George, Hope by this time you found the material you were needing! How did it go? Where and what do you teach?
One: keeping you up to date on our Wild Abundant Medicinal and Edible Plants course (WAMEP?!)
(ie. those on the noxious weed list that qualify and others that we all know are not on the radar of the general public, ie. dandelion)
We have decided to make it long--perhaps 10 classes, give or take, and to invite other herbalists/specialists to teach one or more classes. There is much enthusiasm for this!
We are meeting with the C.U. professor of biology whose whole focus is healthy (non-pesticided) land management (wonderful work!) and a land manager for Open Space and Mt. Parks, who can tell us where the patches of "weed infestation" are that have not been herbicided, so we can take the plant parts internally.
We'll take our students to those patches, teach them how to gather and prepare.
Just fyi in case you guys want to start something like this there!
I am finding it so very helpful to start a discussion, whether private or as intro to a public talk, by referencing the U.N. Earth Charter rather than starting with Peak Oil. I think it's very important to talk about P.O., but I do it later, after the motivation of caring for all life (via the Earth Charter reference) has been established as the driver. I see a big difference between drivers. One invites us to come from an expanded heart space (UN EC) and the other from fear for our own skins (PO). I've learned over the years that people respond better to a vision than a threat, so I start with that. Just a comment from my neck of the woods.
I left the following comment to both you and Cindi on her page, to wit: "Your comments and George Lisi's comments to you, which he wanted me to see, have touched me deeply. Your mutual comments and the "Spiritual" component which George points out is "where all the lines converge," with aspects of LOVE & HOPE, are elements that we all need to incorporate into our Wisdom & Skillful Means as we become more and more effective CATALYSTS! Or ... are we becoming something like "Spiritual Catalytic Converters?" Connundrum intended! Thank you Cindi and thank you George!" =sr=
I know folks from Earthwalk and ROOTS. Dale, Julie, Mark C, Nick Neddo, and more...it's great to be connected to such awesome folks in the Northeast doing this work. Have you ever been involved with the Art of Mentoring? Thanks for connecting. I hope to visit the central VT community sometime and perhaps meet in person. with synchronicities, you never know. peace!
George, I just left a message for you about setting up Transition Vermont -- it seems Vermont is ready to take off and we'd like to be there to support it. Drop a message here and I'll be glad to give you a call.
I am passing on the info to Al ("Albert L. Papp" he is great at testifying & interviews, he taught me all I know about speaking to politicians & speaking up in public hearings. We'll all stay in touch, as public transportation is going to be a big nut to crack.