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At Solomon Brook Farm, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia 8.5 days residential – June 13 to 21, 2015 Plus 4 distance learning sessions (recordings will be available) – April 19, May 3, May 10 and June 7, 2015 Do … Continue reading
Mental health problems affect one in three Canadians. Do you know how to help? Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of … Continue reading
UPDATE: This film generated an excellent discussion among the crowd who attended on Nov. 30. It will be shown by other groups in the area, thanks to Transition Bay St Margarets, so if you haven’t seen it yet, we encourage you to attend! Coming soon to the Council of Canadians at the Mahone Bay Centre.
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.
Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.
Amongst those featured are Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Gus Speth, Stephanie Kaza, Nikki Cooley and Ben Falk.
Snacks for sale: popcorn, baked goods, coffee, tea and non-alcoholic drinks.
In cooperation with Transition Bay St. Margarets.
Our potluck and permaculture discussion on November 15 covered an interesting range of topics. We were pleased to welcome a group of woofers who have been working at Watershed Farm who shared their experiences. From the picture you can see that they’ve … Continue reading
The Wetland Trail is now well begun. Helping Nature Heal (Rosmarie Lohnes and a crew of 3) came yesterday and forged a trail through the fence and the humongous rosebush then across the tiny tinkling stream that comes from the cattail … Continue reading
Jeanette Poirier has been planting a hedge along the edge of the Blockhouse School lands fronting School Road. It is half finished! We also have 1-year-old European Hawthorne trees for sale from our permaculture nursery. European Hawthorne (Crataegus oxyacanthoides) is an … Continue reading
Led by Clinical Herbalist Jeanette Poirier on June 6, 2014. Participants learned to identify cultivated, wild, invasive and volunteer (weeds) varieties of medicinal herbs pertinent to and available this time of year. They discussed the uses for each herb and … Continue reading
Putting Gardens To Bed The Permaculture Way Join us Friday afternoons now til Dec 15 as we whack weeds, deepen lasagna beds, fill swales, heel-in new stock etc. … Continue reading
A variety of requests are coming in from folks who want to get involved in the Therapeutic Garden Project. This is very encouraging. As this is a volunteer initiative, we are still working through the growing pains of getting it … Continue reading
Our new board of directors met for the first time on April 23. We are very pleased to have an expanded team. Our new board members have a wealth of career and volunteer experience working with non-profits, for-profits, community development, … Continue reading