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!
Hay River 100 Mile Local Food Challenge
October 15-25, 2014What is the Challenge?For ten days, eat only what is produced within a 100 mile radius of Prairie Farm. You can choose ten exotics(such ...
Posted Oct 1, 2014, 4:07 PM by George Adams
HRTI Fall/Winter Free Film Series Starting Soon!
The signs are everywhere: summer is winding down, and soon, the dark, chill evenings of fall will be upon us. Winter won’t be far behind... Last winter, it felt ...
Posted Aug 25, 2014, 5:16 PM by George Adams
Fifth Annual Plant Swap
Saturday, June 7, 2014 10:00am until 1:00pm
Did you start too many things and can't fit them all in your garden? Did your Black Thumb cause all ...
Posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:36 PM by George Adams
Community Garden Opens for 2014
It may seem impossible, but in a few weeks the snow will be gone and it will be time to start our gardens for this season. I’m sure I ...
Posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:32 PM by George Adams
Posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:34 AM by George Adams
Seed Swap on Saturday January 18, 2014
Saturday is the day for the 5th Annual Seed Swap. The Swap starts at 10 AM at the Prairie Farm Elementary School--look for the cheery signs pointing the way ...
Posted Jan 18, 2014, 1:53 PM by George Adams
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