July and August 2011 Transition Events in Powell River
Here’s what’s coming up in July and August. We also have some really exciting stuff planned for September and October, so stay tuned for more on that ðŸ™‚
- Food Dryer show-and-tell and Picnic Social Jul 24th
- Edible Garden Tour Aug 7th
- Alternative Cooking Methods demo Aug 13th
All three of these events are co-organized by the Food Security Project and TTPR.
Read on for details…
Food Dryer show-and-tell and Picnic Social
Sunday July 24th, noon-2pm
Lindsay Park, Cranberry St (on Cranberry Lake, a few blocks south of the Cranberry Hall)
Bring your lunch and something to sit on, and if you have a food dryer/dehydrator, bring that too! We’ll show and tell about the different kinds of dryer (solar, electric, combo, other?), pros and cons of different designs and models – and eat lunch together in the park. If you need transport to get your dryer to the park, please reply and we’ll organize a dryer carpool ðŸ™‚
Nearest bus stop: Route #1, Cranberry and Marlatt. Buses leave at 40 minutes past the hour from the Town Centre Mall, so you will want to catch the 11:40 AM bus from there.
Rain location: Cranberry Hall, 6828 Cranberry St.
Edible Garden Tour
Sunday Aug 7th, 9am – noon and 1pm – 4pm, with a picnic from noon-1pm.
The final details of the actual gardens, picnic location, carpool, and whether the hoped-for bus will materialize are still being pinned down, but the garden tour will be as wonderful as always. For full details as they appear, check:
Alternative Cooking Methods demo
Saturday Aug 13th, 3 pm
Lund Community Centre, Hwy 101 & Larson
How can you cook your food right now in ways that use no fossil fuels or electricity, and are easy on the planet?
Come to that, if the power went out for more than a short time, energy costs became outrageous, or there was a disaster or emergency, how would you cook your food?
Join Jack Anderson for a demonstration of alternative cooking methods. We’ll be able to see solar ovens, a rocket stove, and haybox cooking all working away producing delicious food. All three “appliances” can be homemade.
The Kyoto Twist Solar Cooking Society is holding its AGM at 7pm the same day and location, preceded by aÂ potluck that you are welcome to attend.
Carpool to Lund! We’ll have a page set up nearer to the time where you can link up with others to carpool to this demo. Let’s not have a dozen people in a dozen separate cars driving up the highway to Lund!