See photos of West Marin Work Parties
at Transition West Marin on Facebook
Oct. 10, 2010
Children tend the West Marin Commons Native Garden on 10.10.10
Fresh tamales and fresh apple juice – a winning combination!
More photos from the day:
Rufus helps Andrea press after the crushing.
Jorgito cranks the apple press.
Lu and friends make lots of fresh apple juice
A lesson in fostering native forbs
Point Reyes Checkerbloom, a native forb we want to foster, released from a strangle of crabgrass and replanted into a new garden bed at the Commons Native Garden.
updated Oct. 11, 2010
350.org Global Work Party Day in West Marin on 10/10/10
Last year, 350.org, a Bill McKibben-inspired global movement, organized over 5,000 climate rallies in 181 countries on October 24, 2009. CNN called it, “the most widespread day of climate action in the planet’s history.” That broad support
for the goal of reducing CO2 below 350 parts per million to avoid runaway
climate change had a powerful effect – 112 nations adopted the 350 target at the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen. (http://www.350.org/)
Because of the failure in Copenhagen last year to negotiate a fair, ambitious and binding agreement, and lack of any climate and energy legislation passed by the US Senate this year, 350.org is promoting a grassroots campaign for climate solutions in communities across the planet on October 10, 2010. Join one of several work parties planned on Saturday, October 9th (only SPAWN) and Sunday, October 10th in West Marin:
West Marin Organizations Work Parties
(open to all Marin residents – please call or email contact person to RSVP)
Point Reyes National Seashore – Protect and restore endangered plant andwildlife habitat. Tools, gloves and training provided. Bring water, lunch and protective clothing. Meet at Bear Valley Center on October 10 at 9:00 am.
Contact Ellen Hamingson at (415)464-5196.
Point Reyes National Seashore – There will be a Climate Impacts presentation at 3:00 pm. Get a new perspective of planet Earth in relation to atmospheric warming, ocean acidification, sea level rise and how the park is responding.
Contact Chris Lish at (415)464-5136.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) – Get your hands dirty on a 1,741-acre ranch which educates thousand of students every year. Harvest fall bounty, prepare winter beds, turn compost and weed. Feed sheep and goats, and help fix things. Walk the restored creek and hills to enjoy Marin’s agricultural rangelands. Meet at Walker Creek Ranch, 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Please pre-register at: http://www.malt.org/programs/index.php#october.
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) – Riparian protection and habitat enhancement. Help save endangered Coho salmon in Lagunitas Creek by making sure they have the right creek habitat. Remove harmful, invasive plants replacing them with native species beneficial to local wildlife.
Meet at 9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (in rural West Marin) on Saturday,
October 9 at 10:00 am.
Contact Jodie at (415)663-8590 x118 or Jodie@tirn.net.
Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM) – Learn low-cost permaculture practices for preparing sustainable gardens and landscaping CLAM affordable housing built to Passive House Standards. Meet at 11580 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station at 10:00 am on October 10.
Contact Sam or Bonnie at (415)663-1005.
Marin Organic and Hearth & Harvest – Support the West Marin Food Coop by helping build a new community garden to supply the Soup Share and the Pre-school . Build garden beds, putting down soil and planting a winter garden. Meet at The Green Barn, 540 Mesa Rd., Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Kerry at (415)663-9667 or Sebastian at email@example.com.
West Marin Commons, Shoreline Readiness, & GRO’s Latino Photography Project – Tend native plants in a community garden and celebrate family traditions. Join in apple juice pressing and tamale-making. Celebrate sun and water by initiating West Marin’s first public solar-powered water fountain. Meet at the Livery Stable Native Garden next to Tomales Bay Foods in Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Elizabeth Barnet at (415)669-1291or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Permaculture Marin – Fall food harvest and preservation. Join in the
celebration of local abundance and learn some easy fruit preparation and
preservation techniques. Bring a potluck dish to share, and any cans or
dehydrators to fill with sweet apples, pears, and other treats. Meet at 18 Cypress Road, Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Molly Myerson at (415)663-8606.
Inverness Garden Club – Community Improvement, work on projects like the planter boxes at the Inverness and Point Reyes Station post offices, Plant Park and the median strip and Gables Garden in Inverness. Meet at Plant Park in downtown Inverness on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Martha Proctor at email@example.com.
Inverness Valley Inn & Village Harvester – Begin transforming two old tennis courts into a deer-proof community garden for Inverness residents. Bring gloves, water and gloves. Small groups will also harvest apples on private property in the area. Meet at 13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Alden Atkins at (415)669-7250 or Marnie Jackson at (415)662-1050.
Mainstreet Moms – Make signs to defeat Prop 23, to be used in street
demonstrations to defeat Texas Oil interests intent on overturning California’s AB32 Climate Protection law. Meet at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 1:00 pm.
Contact Megan Matson at (415)868-8857.
Surfrider Foundation – Join this special beach clean-up and educational
event. Enjoy the music and participate in the public cookout picnic. Meet
at Stinson Beach Park (central parking lot) on October 10 at 11:00 am.
Contact Scott Tye at (415)868-9603.
Bolinas Community Bikes – Come and learn to assemble and repair donated bikes for this program that helps get away from our dependence on cars. Meet at the Bolinas-Stinson School, 125 Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Anny Owen Densmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Dance Palace is having a work party spreading dirt for a lawn area, and for water retention. Jerry Lunsford will be coordinating the work party at the Dance Palace starting at 10 am on Sunday, October 10, and is asking volunteers to bring wheel barrows and rakes. Contact Jerry at 497-7853
Celebration at the Dance Palace at 4:00 pm – Following the work parties
in West Marin, participants will gather at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street,
Point Reyes Station on Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 pm to celebrate the
accomplishments of the day and community resilience. Music by the Tim Weed Band. Speakers include Steve Kinsey, Marin County Supervisor. Food, beer and dessert provided by Mainstreet Moms, Straus Family Creamery, Tomales Oyster Company, and the Lagunitas Brewing Company. Transition West Marin is coordinating all of the events and celebration. For more information, contact Bing Gong at (415)663-1380.