Transition Litchfield Summer News

Here are a number of upcoming programs that might interest you:

Edible Plant Walk and Identification 

with Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier

White Memorial

August 10, 2013, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room.
Members: $30.00 Non Members: $35.00
Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier from Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will help you learn some common, easily identifiable edible wild plants and how to responsibly harvest and prepare them. Walk through field, forest, and wetland edge foraging as you go.

Bring a notebook, camera, protection from the elements.

 

Old Fashioned Haying with the Northwest Connecticut Draft Horse Association

August 18, 2013  10 am

Learn all about the practice of haying the old fashioned way with gentle giants. Members of the Northwest Connecticut Draft Horse Association will hitch their charges to antique mowing machines and work a portion of the field located off of North Shore Road. Learn about harnessing, hitching, raking and so much more! Look for the sign at the entrance to the field. Ample parking is available. 10:00 A.M. Refreshments served! 
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the White Memorial Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

 

Earth Films: Chasing Water

Wednesday, August 21
6:30 soup supper and short film
Sponsored by
Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen
Chasing Water, followed  by a discussion of our rivers and watersheds with 
Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of CT.

This award winning short documentary follows the Colorado River from source to sea with photographer Pete McBride who shares an intimate look at a watershed. He follows the natural course by raft, and in a small plane and finally on foot, telling the story of the river whose water is siphoned off at every turn leaving it high and dry 80 miles from the sea. “In images that are both stunningly beautiful and hauntingly disturbing, Chasing Water is a testament to our unquenchable thirst.” Dr. J. Val Klump, Great Lakes WATER Institute
For more information, call the church office at 860-491-2793 

We Are All OneTransforming Ourselves…Healing Earth
Sunday September 29, 2013   2:00PM – 9:00PM

Spiritual Life Center

Holy Family Retreat Grounds
303 Tunxis Road

West Hartford, CT  06107

See more at: http://bit.ly/18a7JOL

ONGOING STATEWIDE PROGRAMS:

Statewide Paint Recycling Program Launched in Connecticut
Connecticut is the third state to pass paint stewardship legislation. This model legislation ensures environmentally responsible end-of-life management for leftover architectural paint and relieves state and local governments of the transportation and processing costs for post-consumer paint management.
http://www.paintcare.org/connecticut/

 

Small Business Energy Advantage

http://bit.ly/18a4erx

 

Home Energy Solutions

http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/dpuc_home_energy_solutions.htm

We are planning our fall activities which will include the continuation of our popular monthly gatherings featuring a simple supper, film and conversation as well as a related monthly skills building workshop.

What kinds of presentations, projects and workshops would you like to see Transition Litchfield create? Do you have a skill you would like to teach in a workshop? 

Some ideas that have discussed are a monthly book group, a knitting and crocheting group and to form a group to help our neighbors wintering and weatherize their homes. We will sponsor another CERT training. 

We welcome new ideas as well as members who wish to be part of our planning group.

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