Re: Community Resilience Transition Plan
From: Paula Jo Manor (
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:53:11 -0800 (PST)

Gina & All,

This project to interview elders about life on the farm sounds really interesting! My neighbor's dad, Bob Artley, is an artist and author about early farm days. He's written informative books with detailed illustrations about life on the farm when he was growing up... a wonderful balance of art, growing & processing food, early science and history represented in his work. His books are detailed enough to guide the replication of the lifestyle and mechanics of early Midwest farm life. I bought "Once Upon a Farm" at the Jesse James Museum in Northfield. Love it! I think they sell a couple others there, too. The books are also offered through Amazon ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field- keywords=artley&x=13&y=19.


On Dec 19, 2011, at 6:39 AM, Gina Collins wrote:

Hi!  Is this Paul?

Thanks for the update on the Community Resilience Transition Plan.
It looks like a great start!

I'm particularly interested in the "interviews with community elders
about life years ago with much less energy".  They would be a great
resource for the skills necessary to live with much less energy (the
Amish could be another resource) and that could lead in to various
educational offerings for those skills. Do you have a plan for this, or
is everyone just going to do their own interviews? I would be very
interested in participating in this part of the Plan. I'll be moving back
to Northfield in January (why not?) and am looking forward to finding
ways to get involved.

Also, I hope you're including "health care with much less energy" as
an agenda topic in one of your public Plan meetings.  My background
is in nursing and health so I'm interested in this topic also, as well as
food production issues.

Anyway, I'll be up there after the holidays--hope yours are warm and
happy--and I'll show up at a public meeting or contact you in some
other way then.

Gina Collins

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I've written a post on our web site about the Community Resilience Transition Plan meeting on December 3rd, where we gathered action step ideas related to Energy. See the web site for a summary of the actions (or the full list).

There are also two new tabs on the web site:
- Resilience Plan: an outline of all the proposed sections in our plan, with links to the notes for each topic as they become available. - Local Resources: a list of local people and organizations that can help build community resilience.



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