20 great ideas from a Transition Town meeting

We asked each person to share a favorite Transition resource – a book, documentary, local organization or something else – during the welcome & introductions at our November 2012 Transition Town meeting. Here they are!

Peak Oil Survival by Aric McBay

How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons (handbook for biointensive gardening)

Community Bikes (located on Avon St. in Charlottesville)

Dave Redding, Transition member (a very handy & knowledgeable guy)

The internet (especially sites like 350.org)

Background in library science – useful for searching out info on the internet

Fedco Seed Catalogue

A local compassionate eco-village that’s currently being formed (learn more at


International Transition Network Conference

The land

Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

Mycorrhizal bioremediation – healing the earth with mushrooms (especially books by Paul Stamets)

Devices for measuring energy use (like Current Count and Kill-A-Watt)

Depletion and Abundance by Sharon Astyk

Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project

Bob Snow at East Coast Food Storage in Fluvanna (We are planning a field trip to tour this facility! Stay tuned for date & details.)

Research into solar-generated steam power

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis by Sean Brodrick

Transition Cville Edible Yards (Volunteers will come to your yard and install an 8×8 plot for growing food!)

Podcasts at Sustainable World Radio