[Sust-mar] Neighborhood Co-Operative Greenhouse Workshop from Transition Bay St Margarets

David Wimberly davidwimberly at eastlink.ca
Thu Nov 7 11:14:16 EST 2013

Please post the announcement below to Sust-Mar.

Want to learn about an amazingly effective, fun, and new way to build 
resilience through gardening and food?  We still have room for more at 
our innovative and original presentation on building community and food 
security through *N**eighbourhood Cooperative Greenhouses,* on Nov. 9.

This is the first time _ever_ offering of a workshop on our original and 
innovative way to use *Neighborhood Co-operative Greenhouses* for 
communities to produce vibrant, abundant, and timely transplants at low 
cost while learning from each other and having an extraordinarily joyful 
time doing it. We hope you will share our excitement in being able to 
offer this. Enjoy the video we made on this.  And please do read the 
extras we have posted at our website. We've gotten interest from various 
sectors on how to do this so this is your chance to learn how. Can you 
join us, please?

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*Neighborhood Co-operative Greenhouses:


*A How-To Workshop*


*Saturday, November 9, 2013**- 9:00am to 5:00pm*

Transition Bay St Margarets*is hosting an innovative one-day workshop on 
the nuts 'n bolts of establishing a co-operative greenhouse for your 

Creating and managing a neighborhood greenhouse co-operative for the 
production of vegetable and flower transplants for use in the gardens of 
the co-op members is a fantastic and easily accomplished way to build 
local networks and resilience at the same time.  The co-op model uses a 
single greenhouse, owned by one of the co-op members, or possibly in a 
jointly-owned or public location.

Watch this 4 minute video to see one in action: 

Also see:


Presentations will be made from the following organizations that are 
running a cooperative model (confirmed to date):

  * *Transition Bay St Margarets*
  * *Ecology Action Centre (Bloomfield Community Centre Greenhouse)*
  * *Food is Sacred Garden Co-op (Jollimore Area, Halifax)*

*Who should attend:*greenhouse owners, greenhouse 
'planning-to-builders', and community organizers across the Maritimes!

*Where:**St. Luke’s United Lower Hall, *5374 /St. Margaret's Bay/ Road, 
Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia.
*Cost: * $65. $30 for youth under 30. Lunch plus tea & coffee provided.

For more information and to register, contact: info at transitionbay.ca 
<mailto:info at transitionbay.ca>

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