Transition Guelph

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At the heart of Transition Guelph are our project. Each project is championed by volunteers and happen with the support of volunteers. Click on a project to learn more and if you’re interested in getting involved, get in touch!

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Posted July 30, 2014 by

If you are looking to book a Transition Guelph event, you can check this calendar for dates on which other events are scheduled. If you want to reserve a date, feel free to add your event to let everyone know what you are planning.

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There is nothing like a great local dining experience, especially an affordable one!

eMERGE Guelph is excited to bring people together to celebrate the local food movement in Guelph. The Artisanale Restaurant is lending their expertise in fine French country cooking and artfully crafting local food into a palate-pleasing performance.

There are two dining options to choose from:

Family Meal – $60 (5:30-7:30PM)

• Food will be served platter style and can feed two adults and 2-3 youth. A photo booth and draw will be available. Please arrive with your ticket at 5:30PM.

Three-course Farmer’s Dinner – $45 (7:30-9:30PM)

• Several farmers will be there to share their story while you enjoy your self-selected three courses. All courses will be ordered at the beginning. And don’t worry, the photobooth and draw will still be there! Please arrive with your ticket at 7:30PM.

Drinks will be available for purchase separately from ticket at both seatings.

There will be tickets for a raffle draw available for purchase for your chance to win an amazing local prize. Prices are: 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 $10.

A photobooth will be available to take photos in so be sure to bring your camera and smiles to capture the moment. We will take photos for you too!

We will also have a wonderful local artist, Garth Laidlaw, doing a live painting to be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Here is a link to his website if you want to learn more about what he does.

Buy your ticket online today! Click here.

Like our page on Facebook and join the event for frequent updates.

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urbanFarmBikeTour
Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tour details to follow shortly! We will visit four urban farms close to downtown and finish up on Speedvale Ave around 1pm. The starting location will be 26 Lawrence Ave. More details on the Facebook Event.

This is a great opportunity to see how people are farming, ask gardening questions and meet others interested in local food. There may be some some vegetables or plants for sale at some locations.

Hope to see you there!

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thinking and meditation
Posted July 25, 2014 by

Daniel Hafner

Trillium Waldorf School

July 29-30, 2014

What is the Anthroposophical Science of the Spirit?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) made available the initiation science which previously was the hidden source of all culture. He called this path in its modern form Anthroposophy, which means thinking in accordance with the being of man. It gives rise to fruitful and radically transformed approaches in all fields of life:

  • All of the natural science (phenomenology)
  • Mathematics (counter-space)
  • History (evolution of consciousness)
  • Medicine (holism)
  • Agriculture (biodynamic farming)
  • All of the arts (including the creation of a new one, eurythmy)
  • Pedagogy (Waldorf education in its original sense)
  • Religion (the Christian Community)
  • Sociology (discovery of the three-fold organism of society)
  • Political science (libertarianism)
  • Economics (join planning by consumers and producers)
  • Finance (depreciating currencies)

- and so on. These have scarcely begun to unfold, projecting as they do out of the future into our present.

More hidden, but also more fundamental than any such practical application, is the style of thinking that generates them. It is the way of thinking itself that awakens the organs for the conscious perception and understanding of the hidden dimensions of reality.

- Daniel Hafner, March 2014

Open Foundation Course
The Schooling of Thinking: the First Step on the Athroposophical Past of Spiritual Development

Anthroposophy works with clear thinking. This distinguishes it from other spiritual paths. In this course, we shall begin to attempt the first step.

Wednesday, July 30th
9:00 – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Admission:
Course $30
Both lecture and course (see July 29) $35

Organizer:
Victoria Ponce
victoriaponceca@gmail.com
647-784-0757

Speaker:
Daniel Hafner
dhafner1964@hotmai.com

This event is offered by the Trillium Waldorf School (trilliumwaldorfschool.com) and supported by Sun Garden Waldorf Inspired Home Daycare (sungardenhomdaycare@yahoo.ca).

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Posted July 25, 2014 by

Daniel Hafner

Trillium Waldorf School

July 29-30, 2014

What is the Anthroposophical Science of the Spirit?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) made available the initiation science which previously was the hidden source of all culture. He called this path in its modern form Anthroposophy, which means thinking in accordance with the being of man. It gives rise to fruitful and radically transformed approaches in all fields of life:

  • All of the natural science (phenomenology)
  • Mathematics (counter-space)
  • History (evolution of consciousness)
  • Medicine (holism)
  • Agriculture (biodynamic farming)
  • All of the arts (including the creation of a new one, eurythmy)
  • Pedagogy (Waldorf education in its original sense)
  • Religion (the Christian Community)
  • Sociology (discovery of the three-fold organism of society)
  • Political science (libertarianism)
  • Economics (join planning by consumers and producers)
  • Finance (depreciating currencies)

- and so on. These have scarcely begun to unfold, projecting as they do out of the future into our present.

More hidden, but also more fundamental than any such practical application, is the style of thinking that generates them. It is the way of thinking itself that awakens the organs for the conscious perception and understanding of the hidden dimensions of reality.

- Daniel Hafner, March 2014

Public Lecture
The Distinctive Signature of Anthroposophy

Why do people feel drawn to Anthroposophy? How does it proves so fruitful for practical life? What indeed is Anthroposophy?

Tuesday, July 29th
7:30 pm

Admission:
Lecture $10
Both lecture and course (see July 30) $35

Venue:
Trillium Waldorf School
540 Victoria Road North, Guelph

Organizer:
Victoria Ponce
victoriaponceca@gmail.com
647-784-0757

Speaker:
Daniel Hafner
dhafner1964@hotmai.com

This event is offered by the Trillium Waldorf School (trilliumwaldorfschool.com) and supported by Sun Garden Waldorf Inspired Home Daycare (sungardenhomdaycare@yahoo.ca).

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There is so much information out there about the state of our earth, and much of the communication that happens about climate change is based around information and facts sharing. It is important to remember, however, the humanity of those receiving the messages. We are people with reactions, with questions, with feelings about what we hear in the media and in the streets about the issue of climate change.

The St. James Environment and Social Justice Committee are hosting an event, co-sponsored by Transition Guelph, on October 15th to address the human emotional reaction to climate change and the information we receive about it. There will be a 6pm free community dinner followed by a facilitated discussion in both large and small groups and the event will wrap up at 9pm. We are hoping for 40 – 60 people from the neighbourhood and community to attend.

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Bitcoin is a payment platform and a currency not controlled by big banks or government – it is the first legitimate, global, decentralized and transparent currency in history.

Interested?

Let’s talk about Bitcoin, digital currencies, distributed consensus, and how to take part in a sustainable economy.

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Posted July 21, 2014 by

Come one, come all to Transition Guelph’s 2014 AGM! We will be talking about projects past and present, sharing stories, giving awards and voting in our board members.

If you have seen something really fun at an AGM, let us know so we can do it too! If you have pictures from a TG event or project, please share them with us (jess@transitionguelph.org) so that we can put together a slideshow. And if you want to give an award to anyone relating to TG work this year, let us know! (It could be a “You made my day” award, a “Best effort” award, a “Best craziest idea” award or anything else you come up with!)

Questions? Ideas? Give me a shout at jess@transitionguelph.org.

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Posted July 21, 2014 by

workingCollaborativelyTransition Guelph has always had a unique perspective on the collaborative model. The Transition model itself relies on collaborative efforts, and often asks the question: “Is someone else already doing this? Great! Let’s work with them.” When we thought about how we could share this perspective with the wider community, we realized that our organization could also have a lot to learn from others around us, and we decided to have an Open Space event to explore the issues of moving from a competitive model to a collaborative model in our community. The question we asked at the Open Space was:

“How do we move from competition to collaboration to promote the local good that is happening in Guelph?”

We had some amazing discussions that covered topics from practical applications to dealing with emotions like fear to making sure the right people are at the table. The information below is a summary of the discussions that happened at the Open Space; we hope that you will find it useful when looking towards future collaborations in your life, community, or business.

Click here to download the results of the Open Space event and read our considerations for successful and fulfilling collaborations in resilient communities.

If you know someone who is working in a collaborative model and would benefit from our suggestions, please share this document with them! We would also love your feedback – do you have something to add to our list? A revision to consider? Email kelly@transitionguelph.org and let us know what you think.

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