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Winter Gathering Jan 17th thru 19th. Attend part or all

Saturday workshops and festivities at 700 Bressyln Rd.

This is the heart of the 3-day Winter Gathering of the Cumberland Green Bioregional Council.  (Do check it out if you're not already a member.)

They are our sister/mother group, and all Transition Nashville members are invited.

See for more details, but here are the basics:

There is a suggested $5 donation ( or what you can afford ) to defray the costs of renting the church.


This year's theme is "Building a New Culture."  This is the 30th Winter Gathering of the Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council!!
Saturday January 18, 9 am-5 pm:
Day long workshops and festivities at Brookmeade Congregational Church, 700 Breslyn Rd. off
Davidson between Charlotte and West End/Harding
9:00 am: registration and tabling setup; coffee and bagels ($5 donation per person appreciated!)
9:30 am: Green Dialog Circle: sharing the past year, announcements (every one has a few minutes to speak to the group)
12:00-1:45 pm: Pot luck lunch and auction. Bring food, (ingredients on dish, especially meat or vegan) drinks, plates, cups, stuff to sell and $. (proceeds from auction donated to various environmental/ earth harmony education, etc  efforts and pays for annually)

2:00-3:30 pm: Session one: choose one

"Living Balanced, Part A: Achieving Physical Balance" - Sanctuary.

“Permaculture” presented by a panel of 6 - Fellowship Hall

“Occupy/Burning Man: Building a new Culture” - Classroom A

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - discussion of Charles Eisenstein's new book of the same name--Classroom B

see for more on this book


SESSION TWO —3:45 - 5:00 (pick one of 4 topics)

“GMO’s” - Sanctuary
"Living Balanced, Part B: Achieving Emotional and Spiritual Balance - Classroom A
“Non-violent Communication” - Classroom B

“Green Housing and Housing Retrofits : Earthships and Domes”

-Fellowship Hall


5:00 pm: Clean the Church and Dinner on your own.
7:30 pm GET DOWN with Sue Shann and the Freedom Project 7:45-8:45, Jeff Poppen and Loose Change 9-11, at Richard’s Restaurant/Cafe (serves food and
beer), White’s Creek Pike exit off Briley Parkway, north 3 miles to stop light.


There is a warm up party Friday night  January 17, 7:00 pm:
Warm up with the Greens. Party at the home of Stephen and Susan Mallett/Savage, 2515
Oakland Ave 37212. near Belmont U[masked]). Live Band: Mark and Sally Wingate. BYOB and yummies.

Finally on Sunday: Sunday January 19, 10 am-4 pm:
Commune with Greens and Nature along the Harpeth River at Beth and Eric's House, 7978
Hwy 100, 1.3 miles west of the lights at Old Hickory Blvd., yellow mail box, north side
10:00 am: silent meditation
11:00 am: Cumberland Greens Bidness meeting
12:00 pm: pot luck lunch, BYOB
1:30 pm: bonfire, drumming, tours, networking

These events are free and open to the public. For more information call Eric at[masked]

More info at



* Funds raised at the auctions pay for

operating the Transition Nashville and Cumberland Green Bioregional sites

publishing the "Green Living Journal - Community and Sustainability in the Tennessee Valley".

This journal is passed out free at Earth Day in Centennial Park.

Funds also go to assist various sustainability projects and educational efforts in the Nashville area.

** Suggested items or services to donate to the auction:

Anything having to do with sustainability or transition (gardening equipment, plants, books, etc.)

gift certificates for services you offer (gardening advice, solar advice, garden help, cooking a meal, etc.)

homemade items (jelly, pickles, kimchee, or various handicraft items)

Nice tools, clothing, or household items are good, too.

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