The final study group meeting for The Transition Handbook is
tonight, on the Spring Equinox!
Same time, same place -- 7:00-8:30pm in the conference room at
Fort Andross in Brunswick.
Based on suggestions from last week's meeting ... in addition to
talking about the book, we will explore further options for
activities sponsored by Merrymeeting Resilience including the
- additional books for future study groups
- movies to be shown as part of a "Resilience Film Festival"
- the creation of a local currency (like "BerkShares" in the
Berkshire Mt. region of western Massachusetts).
Feel free to bring your ideas and suggestions to contribute to
this broader discussion.
The Transition Towns and Permaculture movements are positive, creative, community-led responses to the challenges of climate change, economic uncertainty,and the pressing need for sustainable energy.
The momentum began building with the advent ofPermaculturein the seventies. Permaculture isthe design science rooted intheobservation of nature’s eco-systems.Its purpose is to create an approach to living that emulatestheenduranceand resilience of those natural systems.
WhilePermaculture is often thought of as amethodof gardening,it is actuallya way of thinking about, designing,and implementingsustainable lifestyles.It has emerged from thatmindset and is applied to ourhomes and propertiesand then extendedoutward,naturally including a systems approach to gardening as well.
Transition Towns were born from Permaculture.Often, at least one person on the steering committee ofaTransition Town hascompleteda Permaculture DesignCertification Course.ATransition Townis apermaculture design applied toan entirecommunity - and the focusison ACTION. The lessons we learn in our own backyards through Permaculture design and practice can be applied towholetowns, states, bioregions, and nations. Whether it's our backyard or our town, theoutcome is an approach to life that nurtures the Earth and all beings, builds a healthy local economy, celebrates daily life, and is ultimately independent of fossil fuels.We canapplyPermaculture principalsto any system - transport, food distribution, energy, governance, education, communication -we'll always get the same result:strong and resilient communities!
Ourgoalas Merrymeeting Permaculture & Transitionis to purposefully transition as aregionfrom oil dependency to local resilience. A resilient community generates the resources necessary to sustain itself and respond fluidly to external events.
Joinin. Share your visions. Discover your role in building a positive future foryourself andour community in theMerrymeeting Bayarea.Whetheryour interests arein appling Permaculture toyour home and property or to working towardsimplementingany aspects ofTransition in your community, there is a place for you here.
Our meetups are focused on learning, doing good work, socializing,sharing food, building community,andhavingfun.We invite you tojoin us!