Friday, December 4, 2015

TPA Share Faire! Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, Sunday, 12/13/15 1-3p

Transition Palo Alto Share Faire
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:00 - 3:00p

Are you starting to get that Holiday Feeling? Transition Palo Alto is working on our Holiday Share Faire, guaranteed to get you feeling in the holiday mood. We've got some teachers, but we can use more. We can use more volunteers too - set-up, clean-up, greeters, monitors... If you want to pitch in, let us know.
Teachers needed! We want to learn the skills you have! If you want to teach a 20- minute skill-share class reply to this e-mail.
Volunteers welcome! This doesn't work without you! You know what to do if you want to help - reply to transition-palo-alto@googlegroups.com

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Open Sesame-The Story of Seeds" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Mon. 11/23/15 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "Open Sesame-The Story of Seeds" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Monday evening 11/23/15 from 6 - 9p.

Synopsis: One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…but given far less attention.

According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heritage grain is near extinction. Seeds that were lovingly nurtured over decades or even hundreds of years have been lost forever. Maintaining seed biodiversity allows us to breed new varieties that are resistant to pests or thrive in temperature extremes. This is essential in a changing climate.

Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.opensesamemovie.com/

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fourth Friday "This Changes Everything" 10/23/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope

"This Changes Everything" - film and conversation

An epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, this film presents powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

In the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
http://thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/about/

Friday October 23, 2015
7:15-9:30 pm (7:15 meet and greet, film starts promptly at 7:30), conversation follows the film
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SEED DAY Seed Exchange, Dinner & Movie 10-17-15 1:30p-9:00p in Cupertino

Seed Day 2015! presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie
It's time for a new relationship with your seeds!

This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too! You will learn how to harvest and save seeds, how to recognize GMOs in your food, and how to cook with seeds. We will end the day with a seed-filled dinner and the popular "Open Sesame" movie.

Event:
Seed exchange, presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie

When:
Saturday, October 17, 2015
1:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(near Lawrence Expressway and Bollinger Road)
http://seedexchange2015.brownpapertickets.com/
 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Occupy The Farm" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Mon. 10/12/15 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "Occupy The Farm" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Monday evening 10/12/15 from 6:30-9p.

Synopsis: OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned research farm and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.
This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to become condos, while their crops blocked the development plans of a cash-starved public institution, the University of California, Berkeley.
Their confrontational, yet hopeful tactic raises important questions: What are the most effective ways to bring healthy food to hungry, urban neighborhoods? And, who should control research and education at the world’s most important public university: private interests or the public good?

Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley. Here is a link to the trailer: http://occupythefarmfilm.com/
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"The Organic Life" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Mon. 9/28/15 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "The Organic Life" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Monday evening 9/28/15 from 6-9p.

Synopsis:
The Organic Life is a yearlong chronicle of life on the farm. The film shows not only who grows your food, but also how it is grown. We’ve all seen the end product at farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and restaurants; however, rarely do we think about what actually transpires in the 200-some days it takes your local farmer to produce that heirloom tomato. The film focuses on one young farmer, filmmaker Casey Beck’s boyfriend, Austin Blair, and tells their story, thus allowing the viewer to delve into this issue and experience over the course of one hour the low points and ultimately the joys that surface over a year of farming.

Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.theorganiclifemovie.com/

TPA's Fall Share Faire 09/20/15 at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto

Sunday, September 20, 2015 11am-1pm. Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E Meadow Palo Alto


Mark your calendars and plan to join us in The Bowl at Mitchell Park between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on 9/20/15 for the next TPA Share Faire.

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