- Transition minded folks, let's meet and make friends!
- Transition and Friends Potluck/Picnic and Get Together at Kakaako Park (Look for us on the hill-top near the water)
Sunday, August 26 from 12 noon to 4pm
We'll have some scheduled activities and enjoy an afternoon of eating, playing frisbee and possibly some music. Please feel free to bring your musical instrument and start an impromptu jam session whenever the mood strikes! We're trying to make this a low/no waste event, so please bring your own reusable plates, cups and utensils. We'll have some buckets there for food scraps that gardeners can take home. If you forget to bring your eating paraphernalia, we'll have some extras, but please try to remember.
There will be a ****BARTER & TRADE TABLE**** where people can bring and exchange goods/services. For an example, let's say you are offering a 1-hour massage session then maybe you'd be able to trade with someone who needs your services and brought what you need, like, say organic produce. Goods can travel hands several times to get to the right person - sort of like what happens at "secret santa" holiday gift exchange games. We will learn each other's resources/needs and have loads of fun connecting with like-minded folks! Please only bring things you already have in the house/garden; there will be no money exchanged! A white board will be setup for those who wish to leave their information in a written form to connect with each other. This information will be shared and posted on-line for later hook-ups, as well. (There will be an option to only share information in-person at the picnic, if you do not wish to share on-line.)
We will also have a *****SEED SHARE STATION**** at the picnic where anyone is welcome to take or share seeds. Seed-sharing is an ancient practice throughout the world. It is currently under threat by big industrial seed corporations that patent seeds and prevent us from sharing them so we will always be forced to buy from them. Seed sharing is crucial to our freedom, autonomy from capitalism and crucial for our collective survival. Seed Share (http://nomoola.com/seeds/index.html#.T1XHpSOQ388)
2pm : Living Food Demonstration
Easy & Delicious Live Food Prep with Nami Nielipinski
Eating healthy raw vegetables and fruits is the surest way to good health. "Lazy home chef version" of creating scrumptious low-cost raw vegan "Alive Food" will be demonstrated using low-tech, low-cost setup. Nami Nielipinski is a student of Sora Kimberlain who studied under Ann Wigwmore (1909-1993), the original raw foodist, nutritionist and a doctor of Divinity. A quick demo on tools, hand-powered gadgets and basic methods also will be shown. Sample and go home with recipes for sprouted chick pea hummus, fruity chia pudding, Kombucha, zucchini pasta with nut cheese sauce and more. Your family/friends will think you slaved over the kitchen for hours and spent so much money when in actuality it's so simple and cheap!
3pm: Children's activities (adults allowed too)
Worm Composting with Vivian Best
Composting with worms is great for apartment dwellers who don’t have yard space. Worms are fun pets for kids! By letting worms eat your food waste, you’ll end up with one of the best soil amendments available—worm castings. Even if you live in an apartment, worm tea and worm castings can be used in container gardens. Waikiki resident and educator Vivian Best will share her experiences with several models of worm bins, and will help you and your household get started on a wormy adventure, that reduces waste and builds awareness of natural cycles. You'll learn how to start your bin, and worms will be provided on a first come, first served basis. If there aren't enough worms to share, sources for worms will be provided!
Bring your own bin!
-If you would like to start a mini worm bin with kids, bring a plastic flower pot and lid or dark paper covered plastic container with holes in it (there will be a drill to put holes in it).
-If you would like to start a larger bin, bring an 8-10 gallon plastic storage container (NOT clear, look for one that isn't transparent, preferably a dark color.)
Bring newspaper, shredded office paper, and corrugated cardboard!
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A WORM BIN, please bring a handful of WORMS TO SHARE with someone who's just getting started! If you'd like a group's help harvesting what's in your bin, please feel free to bring your whole bin! =)
More info: Call Vivian at 282-0053 about worm bins & seed sharing station. If you cannot find us at the park call 840-8243.