A Revolution Grows in Brooklyn
In a world fraught with uncertainty, an empowered and resilient local community is the best defense; it’s also a good offense. Join Evolver NYC and The Commons for an evening of learning, sharing and networking as we explore some vital tools and techniques that we can use today to begin creating a sustainable tomorrow.
Social ontologist Mark Schwimmer will explain why mental and emotional resilience is the essential foundation for a resilience revolution. Adam Horwitch, urban permaculture designer and rooftop farmer, will give a quick how-to on rooftop gardening. Jim Fischer, Gotham City Honey Co-op and NYC Beekeepers Meetup, will share the low-down on local beekeeping. Learn how to raise chickens with Owen Taylor, Training and Livestock Coordinator for Just Food. Natalie A. Soleil, founder of Tasting Awareness, will share with us the benefits of sprouting and fermenting. Renee Vogelsang, Food & Water Watch, will clue us in on tactics for fighting corporate control of life’s basics. Tyler Caruso, Environmental Planner and Designer, will explain the basics of rainwater harvesting. Master Composter Stella Fiore will demonstrate how worms create black gold. Vandra Thornorn, of Vokashi fame, will explain the mysteries of EM composting.
Also meet Dreamriver Press, an independent publisher of books focused on creating positive change and see how the Green Bus Tour is taking resiliency on the road.
Drinks, food, music, healing, and socializing. Illustrator Sean O'Connor will be displaying his collection of mixed media watercolors featuring humorous characters, animals and vivid color design. Vegan treats by Organic Bliss. Reiki by Steve Urban.
Sunset gardening on the roof starts at 7:30PM.
Festivities until 11:30PM
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond). Convenient subway stops A, C, G, F, Q, N, R, 4, 5 trains.
Image, "Brooklyn Bridge" by laverrue on Flickr Courtesy of Creative Commons Licensing.