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Santa Rosa Basin Groundwater Advisory Panel Community Meeting

I want to let everyone know about upcoming community meetings that will address the Santa Rosa Groundwater Basin status.  Here's the blurb: From the Ground Up: Groundwater in the Santa Rosa Plain The USGS is about to introduce the Phase ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Apr 12 2014 - 9:25pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Support CRC and get a cubic yard of free compost

HI all, I wanted to give a shout out to Daily Acts Community Resiliciency Challenge coming up in May.  You can go here and register your planned action (from a choice of dozens) http://www.dailyacts.org/crc Once you register, you can print ...

Discussion - greendoc - Apr 8 2014 - 11:18pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Community

My wife and I are in our mid 50's and still have very busy and well compensated careers.  Our kids are both in college and can see a time when we will want to transition out of our demanding professions.  We envision joining and supporting a ...

Discussion - davidburkey - Mar 30 2014 - 12:22pm - 10 comments - 0 attachments

Is there anything more we can do to make this group more active?

Hi folks, Was just pondering, is there anything more we can do to make the UK group more active? What do people want to talk about? Is there anything we can do to spread the message further in the UK? thoughts? Kevin Pick a ...

Discussion - Algie - Mar 24 2014 - 6:56pm - 10 comments - 0 attachments

Moving to YOUR best location ....

... for everyone it will be different.... For me ... I'm thinking of a place with no heating bills .... little in the way of Real Estate Taxes .... A place where if you had a home and car ... you could live quite well today for about $1000 per ...

Discussion - hydrodog - Mar 19 2014 - 4:41am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Anyone have a burning question/issue for the Resilency Workshop?

Hello all,  I am attending the three day workshop ( http://transitionus.org/aoh/ca ) over the weekend. "The Art of Participatory Leadership is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple yet powerful ...

Discussion - greendoc - Mar 5 2014 - 3:24pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Workshop on Starting a Home Stay/Farm Stay Business

Hi everyone, Here's an interesting wokshop I came across. --Suzie Workshop on Starting a Home Stay/Farm Stay business Live in Sebastopol and have an extra room to rent to travelers? Considering a farm stay business at your home ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Feb 15 2014 - 12:19pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Guild Raising at Sebastopol Grange

Here is the link to an event at the Sebastopol Grange called "Guild Raising" www.farmersguild.org/guild-raising-2014.html It sounds like there might be an opportunity for Peak Prosperity (and/or members who want to interact with ...

Event - LeanneBaker - Feb 8 2014 - 2:48am - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Feb 15 - Intro to Beekeeping at the Grange

Hi everyone, I just learned that the owner of Beekind here in Sebastopol will be teaching an introduction to beekeeping on Saturday, February 15th from 9am until noon at the Sebastopol Grange on Highway 12.  The class is free and you can RSVP at ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jan 25 2014 - 1:08am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Upsizing, rather than Downsizing

Hello everyone.  I have been reading for several years on this and other boards, and agree with the general consensus, that with our collective uncertain futures, most of us will have to downsize our homes and lifestyles, be happy with more modest ...

Discussion - jw4994 - Jan 24 2014 - 8:54pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

West County Community Seed Exchange - Jan 25th

Hi everyone, When we met on Saturday, we talked about seed saving and exchange.  I discovered that the West County Community Seed Exchange in just outside downtown Sebastopol will be open on January 25th from 9am until 11am.  Here's the link ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jan 19 2014 - 11:31pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Festival of Conscious Parenting - Santa Rosa - June 2014

Hi everyone, I want to let you know about another great, local community event coming up in Santa Rosa June 21 - 23.  It's the Festival of Conscious Parenting .  This event is being organized by a team including the owner of Many Rivers ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jan 12 2014 - 12:05am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Theory of Anyway

During our conversation at Taylor Maid this morning, I mentioned an old article by Sharon Astyk entitled "The Theory of Anyway."  This article describes how the majority of resilience building activities are things we would do anyway ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Dec 24 2013 - 3:22pm - 12 comments - 0 attachments

Opportunities to invest locally?

I just read Adam's fantastic article on the wisdom of looking like an idiot. This section got me wondering: Scout out locally-based hard-asset investments for the future  - Once this bubble pops, higher interest rates and lower prices ...

Discussion - kevinoman0221 - Dec 9 2013 - 8:17pm - 39 comments - 0 attachments

Shall we kick things off?

I've just joined this site today, but I'm very interested in a careful, well-thought-out approach to the future. I'd be glad to meet in Pineville some weekend to chat.  -Jorah Spring Thank you for accepting me to the group. ...

Discussion - JorahMoss - Nov 29 2013 - 7:06pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Interested in group food storage meetups?

Anyone here interested in meeting up to do some group food storage? Two things come to mind for me: Long term storage along the lines of sealing rice, beans, etc, into mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. Canning - Maybe even swapping where ...

Discussion - kevinoman0221 - Oct 29 2013 - 6:25pm - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Community As Process

Members may be interested in a new blog by Tom Harriman addressing the challenges confronting Americans as conditions deteriorate. He apparently expects things to get much worse, and he's asking for feedback for a book he is writing. The focus ...

Discussion - dbperry7 - Oct 20 2013 - 7:01pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Harvest Festival at Indigeny Reserve, Sonora California

Enjoy a real Community Harvest Festival, this Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm. Visit our FoCuS booth and check out our new potato harvester and take home some of our newly harvested organic potatoes. Event includes activities  for all ...

Event - ckessel - Oct 18 2013 - 1:14am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Foothill Coalition for Self Reliance

A community dedicated to the principles of sustainable living, self reliance and well being through education and collaboration. Our goals are: Developing a thriving local agriculture Revitalizing community involvement Support and use ...

Group - ckessel - Oct 18 2013 - 12:49am - 0 comments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 5:00pm - 0 comments