Friday, October 21, 2011
Transition October 100 Mile Potluck
Introduction to Slow Money
October 28, 2011, 7:00 PM
Come share the bounty of the season! Bring a dish with local, seasonal ingredients, if you can (pumpkin, grapes, apple cider, local meats, whatever). We'll share where our ingredients came from and how the dishes were prepared.
This month we'll talk about Slow Money, national, grassroots, non-profit organization, whose motto is Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. They are organizing people across the country to invest in sustainable businesses in their local foodshed. Founding Slow Money Norcal chapter member Marco Vangelisti will introduce us to Slow Money, and lead us in a discussion of possibilities for local investing.
Friends and family of all ages are welcome!
World Centric Community Space
2121 Staunton Ct
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto and Transition Silicon Valley
Monday, October 10, 2011
“The Future of Food” Time to Act on GMOs October 21, 2011, Palo Alto
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are sprouting up throughout in our food supply. Meanwhile, government and agribusiness are like foxes guarding the hen house - promoting more GMOs while completely ignoring the potential risks.
It’s time to act! On October 21, we’ll be showing “The Future of Food,” a powerful and influential film on what has happened to our food supply. In follow-on discussion, we’ll let you know about the efforts to label GMOs and how you can get involved.
“The Future of Food is a compelling, eye-opening documentary that I consider a "must-see documentary" by anyone who eats food (which probably includes you). Even if you think you know everything worth knowing about your food, there's still a dark secret the biotech companies believe U.S. consumers should not be allowed to know: That many foods are genetically engineered with dangerous pesticides and foreign DNA, and there is currently no U.S. law requiring their labeling as such.”
Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com
October 21, 2011
Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303-4303
2012 CA Label GMOs Ballot Initiative Campaign
Additional Sponsors: Acterra, Films of Vision and Hope, Transition Silicon Valley
Monday, October 3, 2011
Local Garden Share / Craft Share
Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs from their
Neighbors Sharing Arts & Craft Supplies
Sunday, October 9 11am - noon
Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center
559 College Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Join us to share garden bounty. Bring what you have to share; take home something you don’t.
Think of it as a “free” backyard farmers’ market. Bring your homegrown fruit, vegetables, eggs,
herbs, honey, and flowers!
Come meet other artistic people, share stories, clear out your closets, and help save stuff from
the landfill at the Craft Share! Bring your old arts and crafts supplies, Halloween and other
paraphernalia, and take home what you really need.
Throughout the Bay Area, neighbors are coming together to share. Our Palo Alto sharing event
is supported by a coalition of community ecological organizations and neighborhood groups
including: Acterra, Barron Park Green Team, Barron Park Garden Network, Barron Park Assn,
Common Ground, City of Palo Alto Community Gardens, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo
Alto and Transition Silicon Valley.
The Common Ground store is open during the event, so plan to stop in to get any supplies
you need to continue your garden bounty. Also, the event is located only 3 blocks from the
California Ave Farmers’ Market, which is open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You will have time
to shop or have lunch at the market after the event.
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