Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Earth Day Film Showing at the Mark Skinner Library - A Fierce Green Fire

Earth Day Film Showing at the Mark Skinner Library

On April 22, 2014 at 7 pm Transition Town Manchester will be showing the film: A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet in celebration of Earth Day.  Come and join us!

This engaging documentary profiles the evolution of environmental movements over the past five decades, from early efforts at conservation and protests against pollution to the tactics of Greenpeace and concerns over global climate change. The five sections of A Fierce Green Fire feature the battle against dams in the Grand Canyon, New York’s Love Canal, radical efforts on behalf of whales, saving eh Amazon rainforest, and climate change. The movie features a cast of well-known actors: Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende, and Meryl Streep. It was released in 2012.

There will be a short discussion afterwards. Suggested donation is $5.00.   

Monday, March 3, 2014

Film: GMO OMG - Thursday March 13th at 6pm - Burr and Burton Academy

Thursday March 13th at 6pm
Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Avenue

Ben & Jerry’s and New Chapter Presents: GMO OMG, a film by Jeremy Seifert (and ice cream!) GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: What's on your plate? [See more at: ]

Join the reception after the film and engage in Q&A with the VT Right To Know Coalition. Tickets: sliding scale $5-$20 at the door. Ticket sales for the film will benefit the Vermont Right to Know Coalition who is advocating passing of Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling legislation. Learn more about the campaign to label GMO's

Friday, February 28, 2014

Community Seed Swap & Potluck Sunday March 9th, 2014; 5 to 8 pm

Are you ready to Plant?!

Come out from the cold to share a warm space with us and help get your planting juices flowing at the:

Community Seed Swap & Potluck
Sunday March 9th, 2014; 5 to 8 pm
South Londonderry Train Depot (just southwest of Rte 100 bridge)
As it is a swap & potluck, please bring seeds (No GMO Seeds!) to trade and a favorite dinner dish to share!

If you are unable to bring anything to share, there is a suggested donation of $5. Or come early to help set up or stay late to help clean up.
Emmett Dunbar from Anjali Farms will be giving a talk on spring planting as well as growing crops in our increasingly uncertain and unstable environmental times.

Gosia Malgorzata Mosiej will be giving a short talk on seed saving methods and showing us how to make seed packets for the swap!

Bring a pencil and seed packets if you don’t want to make them on the fly.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. We invite you to share your experiences too!

This is a Leave No Trace event so please bring your own plate and utensils.

There will be live music so bring an instrument and jump in if you feel so inclined.

As there will be new babies and elderly persons in attendance and this winter has seen lots of illness going around, please refrain from coming if you or those you have been around are currently ill, getting over something, or think you might be getting sick.

We can save you seeds if you let us know that you want some!

Hosted by Garrison & Alison Buxton
Questions? Email:
*Dinner is 5-6ish, Talks 6-7ish, Q&A and Seed Swap 7-8ish.

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rescheduled TTM Meeting - Thursday Feb 20th 6:30 pm

Our Transition Town Manchester monthly potluck meeting, which was snowed out last week, is this Thursday, Feb 20, at Carol and Steve Berry's house at at 55 Dillingham Ave in Manchester at 6:30 pm.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TTM Meeting: Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm

Our next TTM meeting will be Thursday February 13 at Carol and Steve Berry's house at 55 Dillingham Ave in Manchester at 6:30 pm. Potluck. We will be discussing our upcoming film series, GMO Labeling, re-skilling classes and more. 

Let us know if you want to help with our spring planting project. Raspberries anyone!?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Transition Town Manchester Meeting January 16th, 6:30pm

Our next Transition Town Manchester monthly meeting will be next Thursday January 16 at 6:30 at Jay Venable's house in Manchester. (3370 Route 7A, just south of the Equinox Hotel on the left)

We will be discussing GMO Labeling law and how we can help Rural VT, re-skilling classes, spring planting project and more.

Let us know if you think you can make it. (Or just show up.)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Transition Town Manchester Updates: Meeting and Riverwalk

The first Thursday of the month is generally when we meet and for December it will be Dec. 5, this coming Thursday,  6:30, potluck, at Lisa and Marc Williams house in Manchester.  (2434 depot street or route 11/30, just after the Eagles club and before the Forest Service and the Perfect Wife. Look for Acupuncture sign.) 

We will be discussing a Black Market Banquet, GMO labeling in Vt legislature in January, chili challenge, and more. 

Mostly we will celebrate the great year we had and the holidays that are upon us!

We hope you can join us.

For a Riverwalk update  go to Manchester Riverwalk Association, Inc is looking to raise $5,000 before December 31;

They have set themselves up as a 501c3 so donations to the group are tax deductible. They need to raise some funds for this initial phase of development and are delighted to announce some matching grants. Right Track Foundation will provide a matching gift of $2,500. Funds need to be matched dollar for dollar and will be used toward funding the Riverwalk proposal. They also received a challenge from Shari Siegel who will donate $10 for every person that donates $25 or more between now and Dec. 21 up to a maximum of $500. Thanks to them for stepping up. We hope you can help with the fundraising. 

Donations can be sent to the new address;

Manchester Riverwalk Association, Inc.
PO Box 795
Manchester Center, VT 05255 

Have a great Holiday season!