Quick Tour of Blog

I’m taking a few days off from the blog, but wanted to point readers toward other pages because there’s a lot of information here. As always, readers are welcome to send information for posting anytime.

Sidebar:

  • RSS feed button – for people who like to read blog news via a personal aggregator
  • Subscription button – if you’d like to get notified of new posts by email
  • A button linking to the Spring Creek watershed map published by Clearwater Conservancy
  • A button linking to a Spring Creek region food map, created by Jackie Bonomo, Bobby Raggazoni and a team of helpers
  • Food system ideas generated at the November 15 potluck
  • Links to peak oil and transition-related websites, including my favorites – The Archdruid Report and The Automatic Earth
  • Archives – Monthly lists of old posts, going back to the launch of the Transition Centre County blog in August 2010.

Pages:

  • About – Background info about what led to the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund and the blog
  • Contact – Text boxes for sending information to the blog editor. Alternate route: email katherine_watt@hotmail.com.
  • Directory – Probably the most useful page at the blog. It’s information about people and organizations that are working on and/or interested in sustainability issues in the Centre region. I’m currently working on putting all the information in the grid, which lists people alphabetically by first name, but keeping email information off-line and available only upon request or if blog readers click through the organization links to find contact information. Please report broken links, errors, new information that should be added, etc.
  • Donate – Information about three ways to support Spring Creek Homesteading (financially, through land-lending for gardens, and through teaching homesteading skills
  • Food Co-op – A page to gather information and build a list of people interested in creating a new food cooperative for State College area locavores and farmers
  • Grants – Information about how to apply for micro-loans to build or expand your household gardening capacities (to buy tools, seeds, gardening supplies etc.)
  • In The Local Paper – Archive of columns by local sustainability people in the Centre Daily Times Sustainable Centre County page, dating back to July 2010.
  • Instructors – Photos, bios, skill-sets and contact information for the people who teach Reskilling workshops.
  • Potlucks – Information about upcoming household and community potlucks. None scheduled right now, but I’ve reached out to the Public Works folks at the Borough about organizing monthly potlucks in the Community Room for 2012, starting in January. If you’d like to host one at your home or church, this is one way to find other locavores who might want to attend.
  • Workshops – Schedules and registration information for upcoming reskilling workshops (next series is in February), plus photos and handouts from past reskilling workshops and information for prospective instructors about how the reskilling workshops are organized, what topics we’re interested in offering and how to pitch a new course.
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