Mar 2009 – Oct 2011

  • Sat 22 Oct 2011 | Turtle Artisans Tour by Bike | where a group of us visited several artists in their studio – a great way to buy locally made gifts |
  • Fri 14 Oct 2011 | Stories from Our Future | Occupy Philly
  • July 23, 2011 | Permablitz 3 – where we focused on Regenerating Our Packed Suburban Soil & Managing Our Stormwater. More here.
  • July 7, 2011 | Safe Bike Routes – where a team of 8 walked a proposed bike route from Calvary Church to Cedarbrook Jr High in Cheltenham, PA. This was the planned bikeability assessment event – informative and a good first step.
  • June 26,  2011 | Free Bike Clinic at the Creekside Co-op Farmers Market
 | Air ~ Oil ~ Advice ~ MORE!  Volunteers, tools, repair stand – all under the tent – sponsored by PHEW!
  • June 19, 2011 | Permablitz 2 – where we visited a  decade-old Vietnamese-American garden and then manifested an Asian pear guild, a raised-bed blueberry guild, and mushroom patches.  More here.
  • May 15, 2011 | PermaBlitz 1 – The Food Action Team organized a garden work party at a home in Wyncote, PA. We were amazed with how everyone worked together, so competently, to get SO much accomplished. In just a few hours, a grass lawn, as if by magic; was transformed into a wonderful garden–beautiful to the eyes, regenerative for the environment, and producing delicious nutritious food! The garden was designed by the owner and the team and was created using the no-till method of sheet mulching. We all had the benefit of sharing knowledge, ideas, work and fun! This activity was paired with a pre-event tour of a suburban edible landscape in Elkins Park. Participants were able to see permaculture principles in action and talk about regenerating healthy ecosystems in our communities.  More here.
  • Jan – Feb, 2011 | 5 salons to bring What is Transition Cheltenham?to each neighborhood in Cheltenham, and inviting participants to our Launch party
    • Feb 15, 2011 | Salon #5 at the Rowland Community Room
    • Feb 9, 2011 | Salon #4 at Arcadia University
    • Feb 2, 2011 | Salon #3 at Elkins Park Library
    • Jan 25, 2011 | Salon #2 at the LaMott Community Room
    • Jan 11, 2011 | Salon #1 at Glenside Library
  • Aug 28, 2010 | The Locavore Banquet | where we celebrated our township’s growing capacity to produce, acquire, and enjoy locally grown foods at this banquet hosted by Commissioner Kathy Hampton. More here.
  • Jun 27, 2010 | The Un-Car Picnic | where we Challenged all to Arrive at a Picnic by Foot, Bike, Bus or Train. Included workshops on bike care, bike routes, even test rides on commuter and electric bikes.
  • May 27, 2010 | Gathering the Genius | an Event where we gathered over 60 groups of existing practitioners, those already making changes in fun, substantive and innovative ways; Where We created visions and formed bonds with others having the same passions.
  • Apr 29, 2010 | Introduction to Transition Towns at a Town Hall meeting on Transportation Issues.
  • Apr 22, 2010 | Earth Day at Arcadia University with their Environmental Club where we showed The Power of Community & led a discussion.
  • Mar 25, 2010 | Permaculture Workshop – Permaculture is whole systems thinking applied to living systems including the concepts of Earth Care – rebuilding natural capital; People Care – looking after self, kin & community; and Fair Share – set limits to consumption & reproduction and redistribute surplus. Permaculture can be applied to any living system. In our event we concentrated on family and community gardens – for good taste, good health and building food assurance for our families and neighbors.  More here.
  • Dec 14, 2009 | Intro to Transition Towns at Essential Experience Monthly Meeting, Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Nov 19, 2009  | Permaculture film & discussion, Arcadia Univsity, Glenside, PA
  • Oct 22, 2009 | Intro to Transition Cheltenham, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
  • Jul 17-18, 2009 | Transition Town Workshop, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
  • Jul 9, 2009 | Intro to Transition Towns, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr 30, 2009 | Workshop on Community Gardens &  Food Security Network at LaMott Community Center, Cheltenham, PA
  • Mar 27-29, 2009 | Transition Training by Leaders, Genesis Farm, NJ

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