Welcome to Transition Monmouth NJ!

We are an inclusive group of residents of Monmouth County, NJ, (US) one of 150+ locales here and 1200+ around the world where folks are working together to encourage our communities to take a proactive approach to the ecological and economic challenges of our time through connecting with neighbors, and learning about localizing our food, energy, economy, and more. For general resources, visit http://transitionus.org/knowledge-hub.

We seek to raise awareness of our options for creating healthy, sustainable communities and to help implement them. We believe that by getting involved, taking action and stabilizing our communities, we can improve our health, prosperity, and happiness. We welcome your participation. We are inspired by the Transition town movement (transitionnetwork.org), which began in Ireland in 2005, with a community college permaculture course taught by Rob Hopkins. 

Please join our Facebook group and/or our Google group for the latest activity and to get to know us. We are also on MeetUp.com, Transition Town Circle of NJ. 
If you have questions, comments or are interested in joining or starting a working group, please send us an email at transition-monmouth-info@googlegroups.com.


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 ibikerideski@gmail.com for any questions.


Free film: In Transition 2.0 
Dec. 2 Red Bank Library
84 West Front Street, Red Bank
6 pm Film screening and discussion
7:30 Small groups: localizing food 
                               coaching for change (personal growth for activists)
                               other topics TBA*
Optional: Bring a snack to share
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/940532309362396/
Also see Transition Monmouth (NJ) on facebook.

Join Transition Monmouth for a screening and discussion of In Transition 2.0: 
"an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.' 

Film is available here: https://archive.org/details/transitionmovie2, if you prefer to watch at home.

*have a passion? you can invite others to discuss it during this part of the meeting, or email transition-monmouth-info@googlegroups.com to put it in the reminder going out next week

Recent Events

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 info about Oasis, see oasistlc.org or call Mai Cleary at 732-275-5800.

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 ibikerideski@gmail.com 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.

Recent Announcements

  • December 2: Film, In Transition 2.0 and discussions Free film: In Transition 2.0 Dec. 2 Red Bank Library84 West Front Street, Red Bank6 pm Film screening and discussion7:30 Small groups: localizing food ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2015, 5:44 PM by Sarah Klepner
  • Beyond Sustainability: Transitioning to Resilient Communities BRIELLE- Oct. 15, 6pm at the Brielle Library, 610 South Street, Sean Walsh, ecological landscaper and teacher, will make a presentation about the challenges we face as a society and ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 7:51 AM by Sarah Klepner
  • 2015 County-wide Eco-Tour You are invited to Monmouth County's first Eco tour, inspired by the 2014 Red Bank Eco Tour. Visit homes, businesses and farms where green practices are conducted: solar panels ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2015, 6:08 AM by Sarah Klepner
  • Your Local Economy: Dec. 4, Holiday Swap Meet and TimeBank Intro Your Local Economy: Holiday Swap Meet and TimeBank IntroLINCROFT- Spend time, not money! Are you baking or making your holiday gifts this year? Share your bounty and talents with ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 12:01 PM by Sarah Klepner
  • Free Film: Transition 2.0, July 31, Red Bank Free sustainability film in Red BankOn July 31 at 6:30 pm, Transition Monmouth will host a free screening of Transition 2.0 at the Red Bank Public Library ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:42 PM by Sarah Klepner
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