I have been folowing your posts and have plans to attend and get involved but right now Im working with evergreen brickworks to create a training weekend for the volunteers, we lost a facilitator at the 11 hour to run a 45 minute presentation on waste management, they sent the power point which could be used as a prop , but our hope was that the presentation would contain more inside info on what actually, happens with the waste recycling collected right now hopes and plans for the future , or even challenges and realities.. even some permaculture conection.. Would you know anyone that might be interested to be involved? even yourself.. i know such short notice but had to try!
it would this Sunday 2-3pm at the Brickworks on Bayview ave to about 10-15 people transaportation costs drinks after and possible some compensation, but mostly for the experience spreading the word and practicing skills.
Thanks for the welcome, Andrew! We've just started connecting with the midtown group, and are looking forward to getting involved in our neighbourhood as a starting point. Will definitely touch base when we're ready to help out a bit more. Looking forward to meeting you at some of the upcoming events!
Thanks for the warm welcome, Andrew! I'm slowly gaining ground in my knowledge and practice of sustainable self-sufficient urban living, and look forward to both learning and offering my talents for this worthy endeavour!
haha, 40 hours a week might be a little ambitious, but this summer I am definitely looking to work closely with a local environmental organization. I am a third year student in environmental studies at York University, eager to explore environmental and social issues outside the textbooks. If you are still interested in the idea of a writing workshop, or looking for volunteers, let me know. :)
Thank you for writing, Andrew! There is actually a place I thought would be ideal for a small food forest. Fred Hamilton Park is on Shaw St between College and Dundas and has a plot of land that used to be a community garden but is obviously abandoned/neglected. It is park land so I believe we'd have to go through the local councillor (Mike Layton?) to do something about it. I don't have hands-on permaculture experience (yet!) but know of its potential and that spot would be awesome. It's walking distance from where I live now but I'll be moving to the St. Clair area soon (I can start another food forest there next year!). Are there Transition members in the College/Dundas/Ossington/Bathurst area? Also, because I'll be moving, it's hard to start community work where I am, but meanwhile would be happy to start informing people and spreading the word.
Thanks for the message last week...I am really looking forward to learning, well, all that I can! I have signed up for the permaculture blitz, but I had at first said maybe, so I am not sure if the spots are filled...if you could let me know if there is still space for me, that would be great.
I am planning on attending the meeting this Thursday for sure, and while I missed the Training for Transition this weekend (missed the registration by a couple of weeks) I would defintely be interested in the future.
I spoke too soon about Saturday - without checking my calendar fully. I sing in a community choir and Saturday is our year end concert (with matinee and evening performances), so I can't add anything else to Saturday. But I am happy to meet or chat at another time. And, of course, I am keen to see the minutes of the meeting.
I have spent over 30 years in the museum sector - mostly art museums (AGO), working on exhibit development, interpretive strategies and audience research. But for the past dozen or so years my focus has been on sustainability - specifically on the question of how to transform our culture of unsustainability into a 'culture of sustainability'. Theoretically, cultural organizations could play a significant role in this transformation, but, to date, there has been little take up amongst museums and such. I have been involved in developing cultural indicators for museums that might want to pursue sustainability initiatives. I may be able to make the Saturday meeting. What is on the agenda?
Thanks! I've contacted EETE too, but an event related to general Transitions info would be great. I'll watch for it. I'm also going to try to get out to at least one of the gardening related events (we'll have a yard as of June, so we could use the info and a pointing in the right direction.) Great to meet you Saturday and thanks for sharing this community with me!
I am moving to Toronto in August and think that this Transition Towns concept is fantastic. I thought I would join the group now and begin to learn a bit more about what you folks do and how I can get involved before I arrive. Looking to learn lots!
GLOBAL TRANSITION IN ACTION has added your 'Curriculum For Transition: A consultation for permaculture curriculum development' to our collection of new, clever, and higher-order ideas for re-use by other localities globally. Great idea to get local people involved in curriculum building! It's now posted to the news feeds on approximately 260 websites,including Twitter and Facebook.
Good luck with your event! We hope your work serves as a model for locals everywhere.
If you're interested, you are welcome to use this link below to create a group (perhaps "Permaculture Curriculum Builders " or some better name of your choice) to turn your idea into an ongoing focus of attention for the Global Transition community. Let me know if you want to pursue this and have questions. http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new