The big question was what types of trees would be appropriate for Ferndale. Cooley said that Maples are by far the most common tree in Ferndale, and that it’s a good idea to diversify. Trees have been lost through entire regions due to things like the Emerald Ash Boar, Gypsy Moth infestations, and Dutch Elm disease and Maples will likely be the next
The speaker will be Deborah Olson, executive director of the Center for Community Based Enterprise in Detroit. She’ll be talking partly about the history of cooperatives, and partly about the nuts and bolts of setting up a cooperative and making it successful.
Those with questions about the Occupy Movement will have a chance to talk with organizers from Occupy Detroit at the Thursday, December 15, 2011, Transition Ferndale Meeting, held at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road. The meeting starts at 7pm, and will also be a potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Jarret Schlaff, representing the outreach working group of Occupy Detroit, will be the featured speaker.
On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm the Transition Ferndale Third Thursday Video at The Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) will be Growthbusters, a documentary about Dave Gardner’s campaign for city council as a candidate opposed to furthering growth.
All the above events can be found on the calendar page on the Transition Ferndale blog: http://transitionferndale.wordpress.com/
Transition Ferndale on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Ferndale/204349026262192
The summer is full of events to educate and celebrate environmentally-conscious living. If you know of any that aren’t on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
Members of the newly organized group Transition Ferndale met Thursday to discuss how the group will be structured and what direction it will take in the effort to keep Ferndale moving forward in the face of depleting global resources.
A new group called Transition Ferndale is seeking to raise awareness and create discussion about the problems society and the planet face as resources become more scarce. On the third Thursday of each of the coming months, Transition Ferndale will host a film and discussion night at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) beginning at 7pm.