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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
My wife and i are gardening and raising animals, preserving what we grow, experimenting with rocket stoves and bread ovens, and helping organize Transition Goshen. We have many books to share on peak oil, agriculture, sustainability, and climate change.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I want a remnant of hunanity to survive and learn to live within bounds that will permit other plant and animals to live also. It's nearly too late, however.
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I have forty plus years thinking about these particular problems and have some tentative ideas about how to proceed.
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E. Hemmi near Goshen
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Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:14am 0 Comments

I really appreciate the meeting notes and minutes from the EDAP group.  Every thing I read points to the need to accelerate the process of descent.  I would like you to consider the following:  What specific tools and materials need to be acquired and stored?  What do we do when the city water quits (or the electric pump on your well quits)?  What is your plan for when city sewage quits (or you home drain field lift pump quits)?  Thanks for all the work on food.  I think we might be in better… Continue

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At 12:14pm on April 10, 2011, Tris Shirley said…

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your comment on the EDAP.  I agree that a lot of the EDAP - maybe most of it - should be oriented toward practical issues such as those you mention. If it is, we'll be relying on folks like yourself who have discovered what works and doesn't to share what they've learned.

Although the work group is still discussing objectives for the EDAP, I see it as basically a "What to" and "How to" resource for everyone when they finally recognize that they need to make some changes.  But this is qute a bit different than other EDAPs produced so far, so who knows what we'll end up with. 

At 6:56pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi again Peter! Thanks for your response & for your friend helping with the computer.
I will send you a TW friend request which will allow me to exchange my phone/email.
It would be a delight to be invited to a Goshen TW event .
One of my neighbors used to be part of TW and he also might be interested...he is a researcher and runs a nursery business.
Another neighbor is a beekeeper but not on the TW.
We're often behind on our emails & phone calls..prefering to connect for either shared meals, work-projects, or walks.
At 2:29pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Peter! We may be rural neighbors as we both share the Steward Mt watershed lands. Our rural garden is about one watershed-creek south of yours.
I attended the "Walking our Walk' gathering but missed seeing there was a Goshen neighborhood group. Were you able to attend?
At 9:43pm on July 27, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Hi Peter! To participate in Alys' discussion, go here:

and scroll down until you find the empty box in which to place your reply. Type your comments, then hit 'Add Reply.'

Thanks for participating!
At 2:30pm on May 7, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Hey, you did it!! Welcome Peter!

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