At first glance, the yard on the corner of 8th and B streets looks like any other neatly kept, early spring garden in the cozy west Petaluma neighborhood. Clean gray river stones frame newly budding fruit trees, mature kale and chard plants pump out their nutritious offerings and a flowering quince attracts buzzing bees. [...]
As the fire crackled and smoke wandered around the campfire, Yurok tribal elders told ancient stories that have been passed down for hundreds of generations (as well as contemporary anecdotes of local events). They shared their stories of individuals who did remarkable feats (and stupid mistakes) and shared children’s stories about coyote and salmon. This [...]
A community garden in West Oakland is the latest battlefield in the war against gentrification, according to activists who built the garden and have vowed to defend it. Built over a period of several months, the Afrika Town Community Garden sits in what its organizers say was a dilapidated, needle-strewn lot at the intersection of West Grand [...]
Daily Acts is thrilled to be partnering with the City of Sebastopol and Permaculture Artisans on the landscape transformation project 'Our Front Yard'. The project is a community-powered effort to mobilize and organize citizen volunteers to install and maintain a living history garden at the Sebastopol City Hall and Library, right in the heart of downtown. The [...]
To celebrate the Community Resilience Challenge, Transition Humboldt planned a fantastic event in the town of Trinidad during the weekend of May 10-11. We planted 16 fruit trees to start an orchard, had a potluck barbecue and then late-night campfire. It was a blast!
Transition Berkeley celebrated Earth Day with a good old-fashioned work party in South Berkeley. About 30 volunteers pulled on gloves and got to work in the Lorin District, near Adeline and Alcatraz Avenues. They picked up litter, pulled weeds and planted loads of native and pollinator friendly plants! The bees, butterflies and birds are [...]
State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience Across America, states, cities, and communities are taking steps to protect themselves from extreme weather and other climate impacts. As part of his Climate Action Plan, President Obama signed an Executive Order on November 1st, 2013 establishing a Task Force on Climate Preparedness [...]
We need a new story about our future as humanity on this planet. The Community Resilience Challenge is an opportunity for us to come together, show our communities what a more resilient future looks like, and start building it! The Community Resilience Challenge is organized around four themes: Save Water, Grow Food, Conserve Energy, and [...]