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Book Discussion: The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins

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  • Saint George Episcopal Church

    1 Park Court, Durham, NH (map)

    43.133236 -70.922859

  • This fall, introducing a book discussion group centered around sustainable community development, planning and transitioning.

    The book chosen for this is 'Transition Companion:making your community more resilient in uncertain times' By Rob Hopkins.  The Transition Companion largely replaces the Transition handbook, as it contains the material from the handbook that has been found to work in the field, as well as actual experiences.

    Transition Towns (also known as Transition network or Transition Movement) is a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.  It began as a permaculture design student project overseen by permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins at the Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland.

    Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth, says of The Transition Companion: “What Rob Hopkins has done—in this book, and with the Transition movement—simply couldn’t be more important. We’re coming to a powerful crunch time for our civilization, and if you read this you’ll be well ahead of the curve in understanding how to prepare your community. There’s much beauty here, and hope.”

    The plan is to do this on the first and third Sunday of the months of the winter, holidays permitting.

    Permaculture group members Karen and Laura will co-lead this group.

    RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth is offering GSPG a 20% discount on the price of the book. This brings their price down to $23.96 a copy. Please remember to mention that you're a GSPG member who's attending the book discussion when you place your order to get that discount. Their contact info is / (603)[masked] / info AT

    We will have the donation basket for meetup costs out... we'll suggest $1-5 per meeting.

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  • Laura W.

    Thanks folks for attending the book discussion with us. Karen, Merril and I decided to postpone the next meeting until January, giving us time to gather information and investigate our selected community building tasks. Then we'll share our progress and continue the book discussion as it applies what we're doing, offering any support in return. Feel free to join us January. Maybe our exchange will help you select your community building quest.

    Exact date, time and place will be posted after the holidays, if not sooner.

    Thanks again for your interest and contributions.

    December 2, 2012

  • Laura W.

    Hello. If the group decides to move forward, we will discuss pre-selected sections of Part Three. After this we may elect to review another book or join the discussion of 'The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country,' by Peter Bane on Janruary 10 with Amy and crew.

    November 7, 2012


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