Monday, April 27, 2015

"King Corn" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library, Sat. 5/9/15 3-6p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "King Corn" on Saturday 5/9/2015 from 3 - 6p.

This film follows filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast who move to the heartland to learn were their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat - and how we farm.
Here is a link to the trailer:
http://www.kingcorn.net/

After the film, we will be hosting a lively discussion to explore the issues brought up in the film.

Sunnyvale Public Library, Public Room, 665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Partners: Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, Transition Silicon Valley

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Just Eat It" on 4/24/15 7:15p in Palo Alto

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope
Just Eat It
A food waste movie


Winner of numerous awards, including Audience Choice at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival.
“Hugely entertaining… will leave audiences gobsmacked.” - Variety

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant (remember them from the Clean Bin Project film?) dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food – you’ll see what happens.

After the film, join the discussion and hear Maybo Auyeung from Zero Waste Palo Alto share what’s happening locally.

Friday April 24, 2015
7:30pm (come at 7:15pm for social time)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA


All ages welcome
$5 recommended donation - no one turned away for lack of funds

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Films of Vision and Hope focuses on positive solutions to  environmental and social problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.
Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, and Zero Waste Palo Alto.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p.

What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what's on all of our plates.
Here is a link to the trailer
http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/about/watch

After the film, we will be hosting a lively discussion to explore the issues brought up in the film.

Sunnyvale Public Library, Public Room, 665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Partners: Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, Transition Silicon Valley

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope present "A Fierce Green Fire" in Palo Alto 3/27/15 7:15p

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope
A Fierce Green Fire
March 27, 2015 - Film starts promptly at 7:30pm - discussion to follow

As many people and organizations explore how to “step things up” – to get more active in working for climate and environmental justice – March Fourth Friday will take a look at where we’ve come from.

A Fierce Green Fire explores fifty years of grassroots and global environmental activism – from conservation to climate change. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 and has won acclaim at festivals around the world. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film explores major fights and accomplishments of the environmental movement, and offers a deeper view of environmentalism as civilizational change, working to bring our industrial society into sustainable balance with nature.

Inspired by the book of the same name, A Fierce Green Fire brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.

Friday March 27, 2015
7:15p for social time – Film starts promptly at 7:30p – discussion to follow
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA
All ages welcome
$5 recommended donation – no one turned away for lack of funds
All ages welcome

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Share Faire! Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio, Sunday, 3/15/15 11a - 1p


It's the Spring Share Faire!

Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio, Sunday, March 15, 2015  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

Bring stuff to share - garden produce, books, clothes, crafts, toys, etc., AND learn new skills.

Plus fun activities for kids!

We're excited to be holding our first Share Faire at Lucie Stern Community Center.  The Fireside Room will give us some wonderful indoor space (and a place to hide from the rain, if only!).  The Patio will allow us to spread out, holding many skill shares and sharing lots of goods, as usual.

We've had quite a few teachers approach us, some who've shared skills before and who have new things to offer, others who are first timers.  You'll want to spend a little time visiting them all.  And there's certainly room for a couple more:  if you have a skill to share, let us know and we'll see if we can fit you in.  Send an e-mail to Peter Ruddock at PeterRuddock@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Confirmed skill shares so far:

Cecile Andrews, author of Living Room Revolution, will stir up a little Patio Revolution.  She will lead a Conversation Circle about Conversation and Community!
Tom Kabat will help with bike maintenance, chain oil and adjustment etc.  Bring any parts you want to install (e.g. new brake cable, brake pads, inner-tube etc.)  Experienced bike fixer / ergonomic adjuster available to work with you.
Emily  Rosen CMT, will facilitate massage, working with people in pairs. Sooooothe and connect.. Partner up with a friend and learn some great techniques for 10 minute seated massage.    We could all use some TLC!
Amanda Kovattana will demo simple shoe making skills using readily available hand tools and instructions. As a student shoe maker in her second year, she will speak to her successes and failures and show shoe samples of both.
Nick Turner of deep nature gardens will offer pre-sprouted "eco-packs" - small pots containing a variety of interesting plants, many of them not available in nurseries, and he will demonstrate how to create them using planting mix, a pot, and the special "eco-mix" seed mixture. People can make up an eco-pack of their own and take it home for sprouting. There will also be eco-mix in small bottles, useful for boosting the diversity of any nature garden, plus more cool stuff as available.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) will be providing some give-a-ways and sharing information about their programs that benefit the community. NHN has a Backyard Program for Gardeners-Beekeepers-Coopsters.
Come see their backyard garden program display, receive seeds and more.
Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Friday, February 13, 2015

"Growing Cities" film screening at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Wed. 2/25/2015 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "Growing Cities" on Wednesday 2/25/2015 from 6 - 9p.

This film follows filmmakers on a road trip to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. They discover gardens in vacant lots, on rooftops, and in backyards. They also show how these local gardens are producing food as well as stronger more vibrant communities. Here is the link to view the trailer of the film  http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com/the-film

After the film, we be hosting a lively discussion with local farmers and gardeners to explore the issues brought up in the film.

Sunnyvale Public Library, Public Room, 665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Partners: Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, Transition Silicon Valley




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

TSV Open Meeting and Potluck on Monday 1/26/2015 in Los Altos at 6p

Happy New Year! Our thoughts are to start social with wine, appetizers and posters  that cover:

Our past
- History if TSV, our founding mission, values and evolution

Today
- What are current  community needs to achieve sustainability?
- What existing organizations, efforts are working to fill gaps?
- What are gaps that are not being addressed?

Future
- What role can  TSV play to shore up community sustainability?
- How should TSV show up and align with other efforts?

You are all invited to write ideas on posters and share your thoughts.

We can the convene a discussion around past, present and tomorrow to invite ideas. We are asking the question, who might be interested and will join us with this next phase.


Please RSVP to Victoria Armigo at varmigo@earthlink.net

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