Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lectures - Film Series - Workshops at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne Vermont

Beginning on October 1st, 2009 and running through November 21st, 2009 Shelburne Farms will be hosting eight Lectures, a Film Series and a set of Workshops under the heading“Transition
Toolkit: Learning Opportunities For A Sustainable Future.”
This phenomenal set of events is the culmination of sponsorship of the following organizations: Shelburne Farms, Burlington Permaculture, Transition Shelburne and Transition Charlotte. All events are open to the public and you are sincerely encouraged
to attend.

During this eight week period, topics will range in the following areas:

Week One - The Context For Transition

  • Oct. 1st: Lecture - “Sobering Realities, Exciting Possibilities”
  • Oct. 2nd: Film - “Global Gardener”
  • Oct. 3rd: Workshop - “Reducing Your Eco-Impact” *

Week Two - Permaculture

  • October 8th: Lecture - “Caring for the Earth, Caring for People”
  • October 9th: Film - “Global Gardener” *
  • October 10th: Workshop - “Hands-On Permaculture Design”

Week Three - Water

  • October 15th: Lecture - “More Important Than Oil”
  • October 16th: Film - “Flow” *
  • October 17th: Workshop - “Using Rain Barrels”

Week Four - Home Heating

  • October 22nd: Lecture - “Home Heating 101?
  • October 23rd: Film - “The End Of Suburbia”
  • October 24th: Workshop - “Reducing Your Heating Bill”

Week Five - Garbage and Sewage

  • October 29th: Lecture - “Gone Today - Here Forever?”
  • October 30th: Film - “Garbage Warrior” *
  • October 31st: Workshop - “The Joy of Composting”

Week Six - Food

  • November 5th: Lecture - “The Story of Food”
  • November 6th: Film - “The Power of Community” *
  • November 7th: Workshop - “Welcome to Root Cellars”

Week Seven - Transportation

  • November 12th: Lecture - “Getting Around Better”
  • November 13th: Film - “Who Killed The Electric Car?” *
  • November 14th: Workshop - “Bike Commuting Made Simple”

Week Eight - The Psychology of Change

  • November 19th: Lecture - “Moving Beyond Fear - Taking Action Now”
  • November 20th: Film - “A Convenient Truth” *
  • November 21st: Workshop - “Envisioning A Positive Future” *

All Events are located at Shelburne Farms unless noted with an *. Check website for details, more information and registration at or call 802.985.9830.

Senior, student and workstudy rates available.

Single Tickets as follows:

  • Lectures at 6:30pm $15
  • Films at 7pm $5
  • Workshops 10am -12:30pm $35

Flexi-Pass as follows:

  • Any 4 lectures $45
  • Any 4 workshops $100

The Whole Enchilada

  • Covers every event $325

I should mention in the spirit of full disclosure, I am a member of the Steering Committee of Transition Shelburne and a general member of Transition Charlotte. Your participation in these organizations is encouraged and we would welcome you.

Call me at 802.238.5256, email me at or post your comments at Hurd's The Word or go to my website at Shelburne Vermont Real Estate.

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