Category Archives: Art & Soul

Paradise Lot

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City by Eric Toensmeier My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent followup to Toensmeier’s other books on permaculture. In this one, … Continue reading

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Sustainable happenings in Ypsi

This summer, the theme of the Ypsi District Library is “DIY @ YDL” and includes many opportunities to pick up some (re-)skills.  I’ll be doing a session on darning — a simple way to maintain & repair socks.  Carefully selecting, … Continue reading

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Don’t despair; just bomb Water Street

A true grassroots community effort to beautify our main drag. And restore some balance into our public spaces with native wildflowers. Read Mark’s post on Seed Bombing Water Street

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Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie join the Occupy Wall Street protests | PopWatch |

The disconnection of people from nature and our limited planet (and our place in it) can appear in unexpected places.  This week, as my partner and I have begun a practice of walking through the neighborhood for greater health, we … Continue reading

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Sustainability Film Series Update

The Sustainability Film Series continues to grow and change. The collaboration between the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Transition Ypsi, and Growing Hope remains strong and in December, we will add another partner, the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch. Showing films … Continue reading

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No Impact Week

Individual change? Or working towards collective change? I’ve been putting energy towards collective change for 5 years thru Sustainable Ypsi and Transition Ypsi (and Growing Hope, and the Food Co-op, etc., etc., etc.) so I believe deeply in the need … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Folk Fest

Several members and friends of Transition Ypsilanti attended the Re-Skilling portion of the Great Lakes Folk Festival on August 13, 2011 in East Lansing. We presented the metaphysical and deep cultural content of “Laundry 101,” “Darning Socks,” and “Thrift Shop … Continue reading

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