Please join the next discussion of the how-to manual for bringing communities together to localize food, energy, economy and more, hosted by Will Stevenson and Jill Kozlowski, at their home:
Potluck meal from 5-6, discussion from 6-8.
We'll be discussing Ch. 2, 3, and 4. Read the Handbook online at http://transitionus.org/transition-handbook.
Read here about the progress Transition is making around the country:http://transitionus.org/stories/movement-coming-together
***At the first discussion, we talked about building resilience through timebanking (spending time not money): http://www.hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1186
Join the Transition Monmouth (NJ) group on facebook, and/or Transition Town Circle of New Jersey on Meetup.com
questions: call or text Will 646-522-1234 (leave message)
or Sarah 312-388-2011
Parking on Brighton or Commonwealth. Feel free to post carpool offers/requests here.
This is a Middletown location with a Red Bank mailing address. Oak Hill Road is west of Rt. 35, opposite Whole Foods.
Earthship Presentation with Matthew MaltzMonday, Oct. 177:00 pm45 Monmouth Rd, Ocean TwpTea 4 U (tea4u.com)"Earthship Biotecture" homes, known as Earthships,are created from natural and recycled materials including aluminum cans, plastic bottles and used tires. These off-the-grid homes minimize their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels by harnessing their energyfrom the sun and wind turbines.Matthew Maltz is a young man who attended the Earthship Biotecture Academy in Taos, New Mexico this summer. He will discuss the 6 points of Earthship Biotecture and his experiences as a student at the Earthship Institute. Academy classes, labs, tours and hands-on construction techniques are led by founder Michael Reynolds and a staff of top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers and plant specialists.Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122772697813003/
Spend Time Not Money! Learn How to Get Involved
Monday, September 12
7:00: Tea and Green Networking
7:30 pm: Time Bank Presentation
45 Monmouth Road
Tea 4 U, at the White House tea4u.com **PLEASE USE BACK ENTRANCE**
Facebook: TimeBanking Talk
Visit the Timebank at hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1186
For more info: email@example.com
Sat. Aug. 20
8:30 am - 10:30 am Ray and Sue's Homestead
1308 Vina Ave, OCEAN TOWNSHIP
Bee hives, bird sanctuary, organic, pesticide free gardens, honey production, side yard gardening.
Ray Pogwist is chair of the Ocean Township Environmental Commission. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 am - 1 pm Kula Urban Farm, with Lisa Bagwell
115 Atkins Avenue, ASBURY PARK
Economic development and food security through urban farming, featuring a greenhouse, orchard, and educational garden.
Sun. Aug. 21
8:30 am - 1 pm GW's Exotic Gardens
59 Victor Ave, WEST LONG BRANCH
Owner Gary Wersinger is a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ. Email: email@example.com
A property with virtually no lawn; instead, evergreens, and both a row crop garden and raised bed gardens, a greenhouse, and fruit trees including pawpaws, apples, persimmons, Asian pears, and figs. Also, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, as well as wine grapes and hops.
Built in 1905, Gary's home features in-floor radiant heating system and solar panels.
Sat. Aug. 27
8:30 am - 10:30 am Collaborative Homestead
45 & 51 Linden Street, RED BANK
with Sean Walsh, of Appleseed Permaculture, a sustainable landscaping company.
Front yard raised bed garden; edible/pollinator-friendly front yard rain garden landscape (no lawn, formally concrete pad); backyard veggie gardens; hugelkultur beds; different types of composting systems; rain barrel; solar food dehydrator from all reclaimed parts; cold frame from repurposed materials; reclaimed brick patio……and MORE!
11 am - 1 pm Frank & Sarah's Household
53 Oakland St, RED BANK
Early stage backyard food forest, permaculture design, urban compost, rain harvesting, organic garden, front yard garden, and fruit trees.
Frank Corrado is the chair of the Red Bank Environmental Commission. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. Aug. 28
8:30 am - 10:30 am Wendy & Steve's Homestead 37 Buckley Rd, MARLBORO
2 acres of Fruit trees, berries, vegetables, solar generator, wood heat, wood stocks, water collection, mushroom cultivation, bees, permaculture design, food forests, natural fencing.
Wendy Weiner is an herbalist and permaculturist who started The Frontyard Farmer, a business installing gardens in frontyards.
1 pm - 3 pm Phyllis Garr Home
20 Vernon Rd, MARLBORO
I produce all my own energy from the Sun including heat, air conditioning, all my appliances, lighting and my car (car is almost all my energy except on long trips). I also have two solar tunnels which supply light where there are no windows.
Petition going to the networks to hold debates with all four major presidential candidates: http://www.rootsaction.org/featured-actions/1262-petition-to-open-up-the-presidential-debates
Seed and Plant Swap
Sunday May 1, 2016 2-6 pm
Convention Hall Arcade, Asbury Park Boardwalk
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Join us for a Seed and Plant Swap.. Bring seeds you've saved, and plants you've started, to share..
Join us regardless of whether you have anything to share. There will be no exchange of money, just swap stories and information.
Contact email@example.com for any questions.
Oasis Farm Tour
89 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Middletown (Red Bank for GPS purposes)
Sat. Nov. 21, 1-3 (drop in)
Oasis was on the Eco Tour back in September.
The tour, with master gardener Barbara D'Augusta, will focus on the geodesic domes that house produce and aquaponics (vegetable production using fish).
For general info about domes- http://geodesic-greenhouse-kits.com/
Seed Swap: Asbury Park boardwalk, The Market at Fifth, 1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park
Sat. Nov. 21 4-8 pm
Potluck plus snacks from Langosta Lounge- Drinks served
All are welcome, event is free.
Bring any seeds you've saved in envelopes.
For more details and information on seed saving and how to label your seeds, contact Wendy Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Transition Monmouth NJ on facebook.
Why Swap Seeds?
Meet folks who are growing stuff! Also, localized seeds are part of the way we will adapt to effects of climate change. They are also a good way to avoid GMOs. Contact Wendy for further resources on seed saving as the key to food sovereignty.