I just wanted to let you all know that the International Transition Towns movement has finally begun in Dallas. Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
We will be meeting on Sunday August 15th at 3:00 PM here... 1903 E. Branch Hollow Dr. Carrollton, TX 75007
This is the main link to find where all local transition town members from other regional web sites will be gathering. This is "the place" for local community growth, preparing for peak oil, global warming, organizing local rural and urban permaculture, DIY sustainableenergy transportation, hundreds of different type of sustainable alternative architecture, cottage industries, local script currency, (barter , gift, and reputation economies) etc etc etc....
If these ideas (and growing a local community to support them) appeals to you them please join that group and once there you can introduce yourself.
Make sure to use or sign up for a Skype account and connect to Les Squires on line to get a personal introduction and get your questions answered.
Please pass word of the organization on to others of like mind in the Dallas Fort Worth regional area. Also mention the National Transition Towns group to your friends wherever else in the world they may be. It is a truly international movement.
Here is more links and info... for Texas in general...
Once again the "Transition Towns Movement" is an already established and quickly growing international, national, state, and local movement.
It is that one big umbrella organization we have all been talking about needing. And I think it will be very powerful much sooner than people think.
I know other local groups exist already. Many of them have much larger memberships (for now) and they are wonderful important groups but they lack the fully developed charter that is needed. They often lack the needed well documented philosophy. Most importantly they almost surely lack the funding and the hierarchical structures that are needed to start a really powerful world movement.
Many of these things are already done for people. The things people have been lamenting for (most likely already exist.)
Thank You: Steve Ivy
Please note this meeting is at private home.
Please do come, but also please show customary respect. Our hostess has been most gracious to offer up her home for this inaugural meeting.
That in mind, note that there is a strong possibility that people having widely divergent political (if not environmental) viewpoints showing up. So political discussions are discourage as there is no need to create un-needed friction. We have much work to do.
I am driving to Austin every Saturday to take a Permacultureclass with Dick Pierce. Love the class but the drive (down on Friday--back on Saturday) is getting old. I've never been able to get a Permaculture Class going in DFW--have tried a few times with Dick. After the class with Patricia Allison did not make, I made the decision to drive to Austin.
FREE introduction to Permaculture. Fri, Apr 15 form 6 - 8:30 pm. Come to this interesting, fun, informative, and free talk by noted Permaculture Instructor and Consultant, Dick Pierce. Permaculture is sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, and green building/living at its best. Dick has taught Permaculture Design Courses in Austin and Martha's Vineyard for many years and will introduce Permaculture from 7-8:30 pm. Come early (6 pm) for light snacks and to talk to various nonprofit groups that will have tables here: DFW Ecovillage, Dallas Rural Ecovillage, Dallas Cohousing, Transition Dallas, Slow Money, Feed Texas First, and several others. More information here. REI, 972 490-5989, Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas, 75244, located between Midway and Welch on the north access road to I-635 between Guitar Center and Haverty's.
Fri, Apr 29 - Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce presents “Other Stories [World Views] for YOU to Be In.” Looking at other Cultures, Ways, Times, Places – Looking for ways to “tune- up” our World-View. Starts at 7 pm at REI, 972 490-5989, Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas, 75244, located between Midway and Welch on the north access road to I-635 between Guitar Center and Haverty's. Come early and bring a brown-bag dinner if you wish. Elevator at back of store.
Sun, May 1 - "Texology, Getting to Know this Place, Our Place, Your Place" - Ancient History, Geology, Hydrology, Climate, Weather of Texas. Talk by Slow Money DFW Steve Carlson and by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce. Texology is about your sense of place, its history, soil, weather, and how those impact Permaculture, and the importance of localization. Meet at 6 pm in the upstairs classroom of Central Market, 214 234-7000, 5750 East Lovers Ln at Greenville, Dallas 75206. Feel free to grab dinner at the Central Market deli and eat in the classroom. Elevator available at deli entrance.
Fri, May 13 - “Permaculture & Alternate Finance/Banking/Commerce” by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce and retired banker Steve Carlson. Free lecture features Re-Localization, Transition, Equity, Local /Slow Money, Local Food, Co-op’s, Co-op Business, Renewable. 7 pm at AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas 75252
Sat, May 14 - “A Culture of Cooperation” by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce. Free lecture features Community, Collaboration, Caring, Co-mingling, Co-Housing, Eco-Villages, Kinship – “More Cooperation, [maybe] Less Competition?” 7 pm at AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas 75252
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