Jan 26 – Films of Vision and Hope presents “The Last Crop”

Films of Vision and Hope Presents

The Last Crop

Join Transition Silicon Valley and World Centric for a special showing of a new film about agriculture in the Bay Area.

Filmmaker Chuck Schultz will be present for a showing of his film, The Last Crop. This is his story of farmers Jeff and Annie Main, their Good Humus Farm and how they are planning to preserve it as a working, organic farm for future generations. After the film, Chuck will lead a discussion about issues farmers encounter in staying on the land and what we can help them do about them.

THURSDAY, January 26, 2012
6:30 Meet and Greet
7:00 – 9:00 Film and Discussion
World Centric, 2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto CA 94306

“Sustainability is the big new catch phrase but what does that mean? Does it mean that we take care of our soil? Does it mean we take care of our water sources and our air? The true issue to me is sustaining farmers” – Annie Main, Good Humus Farm

Suggested Donation to help defray travel and film costs: $5.00 – $10.00

Trailer for film
Film website

Free Film Series – Food Connections!

August 26 – Ingredients

See how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between the food we produce and the food we eat. From farms to urban food deserts to the kitchens of celebrated chefs, we’ll learn about the movement to put good food back on the table.

September 2 – Rebecca’s Wild Farm

Wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking shows how she transformed her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, discovering that nature holds the key.

September 9 – Establishing a Food Forest

Back by popular demand! In this fascinating film, famed permaculturist Geoff Lawton shows how to turn even the most unpromising ecosystems into thriving, productive food forests.

September 16 –Locavore

Today, the average conventionally grown vegetable travels more than 1500 miles and is over-processed, stale, and without nutrition. Learn how the Locavore movement is changing all of that.

September 23 – 100 Mile Potluck

It’s harvest season, and the autumnal equinox! Come to share food, conversation, and ideas.

Concerned about the environment and climate change? Looking for ways to make a positive, sustainable change for people and the planet?  Films of Vision and Hope focuses on hopeful and positive solutions to environmental
problems affecting our world.

Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.

Where: World Centric, 2121 Staunton Ct., Palo Alto (behind JJ&F Market)
When: Fridays 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, Slow Food South Bay, and World Centric

Local Garden Share

Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs from their Gardens

Second Sunday of the month:  August 14, 11 am – Noon

FREE !

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!

Throughout the Bay Area, neighbors are coming together for sharing locally grown, fresh produce. 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 Organic Garden Supply & Education Center, City of Palo Alto Community Gardens, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo Alto, and Transition Silicon Valley.

The Common Ground store is open during our event, so plan to stop in to get any supplies you need to continue your garden bounty. Also, we are 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.

1) New calendar! 2) Mercury-News features Garden Share

Now appearing: a new calendar of Transition-related events

Just press the Calendar Tab for upcoming Films, classes, discussion groups, conferences, garden swaps … (Thanks Rani!)

Mercury-News featurs Garden Share

And speaking of garden swaps. The idea was first introduced last year by TPA member Jan B. Garden swaps are now being held regularly. Neighboring communities have also picked up the idea. The San Jose Mercury News just highlighted one in Sunnyvale:

Sunnyvale: Garden share brings gardeners and their best goods full circle
SJ Mercury News
August 4, 2011

Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers covered table after table at the first Sunnyvale Local Garden Share hosted at Full Circle Farm last month. About 30 adults and children came to the event put together by the farm, environmental education nonprofit Acterra, Sunnyvale Cool, Transition Silicon Valley and Summerwinds Nursery.

At the July 24 event, gardeners from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto and Santa Clara shared everything from apples, blueberries, plums, oranges and apricots to green beans, zucchini, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, flowers and even bread makers.

Organizers plan to host the sharing event on the fourth Sunday of every month and encourage all Silicon Valley gardeners to think of it as a “free backyard farmers market.”

“The intent of the garden share is to build community by sharing the excess from our gardens, getting to know each other and offering ideas and suggestions about edible growing,” Full Circle Farm volunteer Michelle Philips said.

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Local Garden Share

Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs from their Gardens

Sunday, July 10, 11 am – Noon

FREE !

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!

Throughout the Bay Area, neighbors are coming together for sharing locally grown, fresh produce. 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, Transition Palo Alto, and Transition Silicon Valley.