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Pray for Paris! Keep fossil fuels in the Ground! Go Jerry, save planet!

COP21, the UN Climate Conference coming to Paris TODAY.."never have the stakes been so high" - 181+ heads of state have made pledges - including our own Jerry Brown arriving as if he's President of a country! Mayors from all over our country were rounded up by Robert Redford. The [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Frances Moore Lappe’ at rollout of N. Coast Heritage Grain Alliance

First visit to the Healdsburg SHED "a modern grange" was quite wonderful. Had come to hear Frances Moore Lappe'at the rollout of the North Coast Heritage Grain Alliance, a very hopeful combinatiion. Info on NCHGA is at http://www.grainalliance.org/news.html Their mission: To provide California's North Coast region with education and support [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Climate Mobilization TOMORROW in Oakland (11/21) called by 350.org and 199 groups!

Come if you at all can...10:30am at Lake Merritt Amphitheater. May still be room on a bus (check for bus info and to rsvp. But, of course, there's plenty of room on the grass so just come if you can! There isn't anything more important than dealing with climate crisis [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Petaluma Grange Emergency Forum offers advice to save livestock

So Petaluma Grange President, Tiffany Renee, her helpful techie husband, Jaimey Walkingbear and Grange Secretary/video editor, Kelly Collins pulled together an excellent talk and workshop on how to protect and take care of animals in emergencies Wednesday night at the Library. Petaluma Community Access (PCA) sent two camera people and [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Engaged Optimism @ Building Resilient Communities Convergence, Hopland Oct. 9-12

Fall and we're all ampted up to get stuff done before winter, the holidaze. Tough to keep deadlines whirring while thinking of all the problems that beset man and woman kind - but, thankfully, some skillful, dedicated people are in the trenches daily to do the heavy lifting for and [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Seed Satyagraha: Civil Disobedience to End Seed Slavery fr. Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, author of 20 books including Water Wars Privatization Pollution and Profit and Making Peace With the Earth was again keynote speaker at the National Heirloom Festival, called "The World's Fair of Pure Food," this week. She was again insightful and inspiring the audience to action. "Control seed and [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Save Our Seeds: March at Ferry Bldg., 11am TODAY…

YOU COULD JOIN IN IF YOU LEAVE NOW - OR STAY TUNED AND FIND A WAY TO FIGHT THIS BACKWARD MOTION: Great thing to join a huge crowd of people actually attempting to be do-gooders - at the Ferry Bldg. SF 11am TODAY to march to Civic Center. AB2470, the [...]

By | September 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Sylvia Boorstein, the Four Noble Truths and Peace Alliance…great direction

Spirit Rock has been my touch stone where matters of peace and contemplation are concerned since my 29 year old was 6, and so it is with joy that I've returned several times recently to the wonderful sitting and lecture practice of Sylvia Boorstein's Wednesday morning class; she's not there [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Toby Hemenway at the Seed Bank, hope, joy, community

The Seed Bank was packed last Thursday as Permaculture hero, Toby Hemenway, introduced his new tome, The Permaculture City, to a hopeful room full of people who espouse resilience (the capacity to recover from difficulties; toughness is one definition) and an underlying community that supports that. It's assumed you know [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

True Stories: Project Censored the Movie at Aqus

Project Censored the Movie is more than relevant: should be required viewing to keep your mind functioning well according to me. Trailer at: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-DAJlvX4E" http://www.bohemian.com/binary/9555/1366141896-pc_the_movie.jpg Great conversation followed Metta Center's showing of this brilliant movie last Sunday night at Aqus Cafe, part of a film series created by Petaluma Grange [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|0 Comments