Building & Sustaining Community Gardens

Hello everyone,
Do you garden, or are you interested in gardening?
This Monday at 6:30pm, we’ll be talking about building and sustaining community gardens in Port Angeles. Join us at the PA Library to hear about what’s going on, and the new community garden project!
When: Tomorrow, June 17th, at 6:30pm
Where: PA Public Library
Hope to see you there!

Social night

Hello all,

If you’d like to take some time away from the seasonal buzz, we have the PA Library reserved on December 12th at 6:30pm. There’s no agenda or any films to play, just a time to chat and relax. Bring some food or refreshments to share if you wish!

Meanwhile, for those wanting to know more about what Transition means, here’s a 5 minute video about what’s happening in Totnes, the UK community where the transition movement started.

Closer to home, here’s what’s happening on Whidby Island.

Of course these examples are different because every Transition organization is designed by its own citizens for their community. . . and that’s the process all of us in the midst of right now.

Best wishes for the holiday season, however you choose to celebrate.

Andrew, Diana, Hank, Kaitlin, Neil, Nelson — this time in alphabetical order

14 November — Food Focus

Hello everyone,

We’ve gotten some great responses to our request for input! Many thanks.

It’s our hope for the 14th to see at least one working group form, dedicated to a food-related project. We’ll give a brief (20 minute or so) talk about what working groups are and how they fit into Transition… what follows is up to you. Bring your ideas!

Because this is all about food, please bring some snacks to share, as you are able. Don’t worry if you can’t, though!

— In brief —
When: 14 November, 6:30pm
Where: Port Angeles Library

Kaitlan, Hank, Nelson, Diana, Andrew, and Neil (in no particular order)

PAVG Harvest Dinner

Hello all,
Below is an event you all might be interested in. It sounds like a good party to attend!
Lori, Kaitlan, Hank, Nelson, Diana, Andrew, and Neil (in no particular order)
Port Angeles Victory Gardens invites you to celebrate the season’s bounty!
A potluck dinner
When: Sunday, October 28th, 4-7pm
Where: Olympic Vineyard Church
            Lower Meeting Hall
            3415 S Peabody
Who: ALL are welcome
– a dish to share
– your plate/utensils
– a jar of your canned/pickled/dried or “put up” goods to share and inspire others to preserve…
– …or simply a festive spirit!
Port Angeles Victory Gardens — supporting community gardening
Questions? 417 — 8949

Upcoming Event

Hello all,
Please mark your calendars for October 15, 6:30pm, at the Port Angeles Library. This event will present Fixing the Future, a recently released movie focused on grassroots efforts across the USA. A couple of us from the Initiating Group saw the movie awhile back, and came away very inspired!
Afterward we’d like to have a group response to the movie, since this is the first film specifically focused on the US. Then we’ll break into focus groups as usual, and then reform before the end for review.
In brief:
When: October 15, 6:30pm
Where: Port Angeles Library, Carver Room
What: Fixing the Future, followed by discussion
If you have any questions, message us back! We love feedback on how we’re doing.
Kaitlan, Nelson, Lori, Andrew, Diana, Neil, and Hank (in no particular order)

Public Bank Lecture

Hello all,
Upcoming on the 29th is a free public lecture about the proposed public bank for Washington State. It will be given by David Spring, of the Washington Public Bank Coalition —
This project is beyond the scope of Transition Port Angeles, but it touches upon PA regardless. For example, a public bank could lend First Federal capital, so that it wouldn’t need to go public. The City of Port Angeles could lodge its funds in the public bank, instead of at US Bank. And so on…
The details–
When: 29 September, 7:00pm
Where: 2nd Floor conference room
            The Landing Mall
            115 E Railroad Avenue, Port Angeles
Kaitlan, Hank, Nelson, Lori, Andrew, Diana, and Neil (in no particular order)

Event Update for 12 September

Hello all,

The event this coming Wednesday will be different from the last few at the Library.

There are lots of people and organizations in Port Angeles with projects which naturally compliment the Transition process. Obviously Transition Port Angeles shouldn’t run around reinventing the wheel!

So, this Wednesday we’d like to have a round-robin discussion, and start building a list of people and organizations to contact. We expect this will take about forty minutes or so, and by the end of it everyone will have a much deeper understanding of the many connections we share in the broader community. It’s our hope to walk away with the beginning of an inventory for Transition PA’s future.

After the round-robin will be breakout groups for topic focus time. There’s lots to talk about!

In brief–

When: Wednesday, 12 September, 7:00 pm
Where: Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room
What: Group round-robin for community inventorying, followed by small group focus time

Cheers, and see you there!

Lori, Kaitlan, Hank, Neil, Andrew, Nelson, and Diana (in no particular order)