I have decided to put my springtime gardening fever to good use for the Transition movement. Noticing other raised beds popping up all over my neighborhood (Franklin Park area), I have started chatting with these neighbors, giving them vegetable seeds and gardening tips. Recently I decided to form a loose gardning network or club in my neighborhood-- so that we can share tools instead of each having to own one, share seeds because there are always too many in a packet, teach and learn from each other, meet other nice people, lend a helping hand for projects, and generally make growing food even more fun! I made a flier (attached) about this idea, and stuck one to the front door of every house in my neighborhood-- calling all potential gardeners-- inviting them to a potluck Sat Apr 18 at 5:00 pm, and inviting them to give me their email so we can send out "requests" and "resources" to each other. The reason I am sharing this with y'all on this forum is to encourage you-- if you have a skill or a passion for something, spread it around to your neighbors! Teach them to sew or knit, use rain barrels, make candles, insulate houses, compost... anything. This is how we will all re-skill ourselves and our communities. Post what you are doing on this site so we can all be inspired!