getting together as a community and planning our future
By harnessing the collective genius of our community members and through principals such as reskilling, open space meetings, and relocalization, we will be a more resilient, vibrant and sustainable community.
RelocalizationHow can we provide for more of our needs right within our community? By planning for transition, can we create local jobs? Shop in town? Hire locally for services? What goes around comes around, what goes out is gone.
ReskillingOur grandparents knew how to make things and fix things. They knew that you don’t buy things you can’t afford with credit cards. They survived a depression, a world war, a dust bowl. They knew how to make do, mend and get by. We have forgotten many of our basic skills for living. Transition Initiatives organize events and workshops to teach and share what we know, and what we need to learn. Most of it is really fun!
ResilienceHaving more than one way to take care of something makes us stronger. Having more jobs available locally means we are more resilient to unemployment. Having a back yard garden makes us more resilient to rising food prices. Transition Initiatives strengthen our community by adding flexibility.
BackcastingWe think about where we want to be in the future and start making plans to get there. We connect the dots. We don’t always get where we think we are going… sometimes we get some place better!
Posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:41 PM by George Adams
Gardening A to Z: Winter Dreaming of Summer Gardens
Wednesday evening, February 27th, beginning at 7 PM in the IMC/Library at the Prairie Farm High School.Do you spend much of your winters dreaming of gardening? It is ...
Posted Jan 30, 2013, 5:03 PM by George Adams
Relief from Dull Eating in the Winter
Tuesday, January 15, 2013Are you hungry for something fresh and green during these often gray days of winter? If you are, then join us for a 90-minute workshop ...
Posted Jan 20, 2013, 5:54 PM by George Adams
4th Annual HRTI Seed Swap: Get Your Garden On!
Saturday January 19, 2013 from 11 AM until 1:30 PM If your mailbox is like mine, it has been equally crammed with holiday greeting cards and shiny seed catalogs ...
Posted Dec 21, 2012, 8:52 AM by George Adams
Everything Gardens - Fermented foods
The public is invited to a free fermenting class Wednesday evening, November 14, at the Prairie Farm High School Family and Consumer Education room beginning at 7 PM. Come and ...
Posted Nov 7, 2012, 1:52 PM by George Adams
Everything Gardens – Fall Foraging Class and Food Swap
7:00 PM October 17 in the Family and Consumer Education room ofPrairie Farm’s High School.Hay River Transition Initiative’s Everything Gardens is pleased towelcome Machelle ...
Posted Sep 25, 2012, 11:04 AM by George Adams
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