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Two great upcoming events sponsored by GP-WA

Save the date! 

The WINTER GATHERING will take place on January 28 (all welcome).  9 AM to 5 PM, Tumwater Friends Meeting House, 219 B Street SW, Tumwater.  Registration $20 for the day (sliding scale). 

The theme of the daytime Gathering will be "The Economic Crisis – Thriving Through Building Community." Dick Burkhardt (Seattle) will present "The Limits To Growth" and other speakers will present new ideas for sustainable living, such as the Community Rights Ordinance that promises to let communities legislate what they need.  Ideas will be presented in the morning, and further explored in the afternoon (interactive panel with audience participation).  Potluck lunch, with soup.  3:15 to 4:15, campaign strategies for small parties; 4:15  to 5:00, Green Party of Washington State business meeting. 

In the evening of that same day, Nicole Foss will speak on ROADMAP TO THE COMING YEARS OF CRISIS,  7 - 9 PM (including time for Q and A).  Olympia Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia; Tickets $10-$25 sliding scale

Nicole Foss is traveling the world to warn people of what lies ahead (especially in the next few years) and let them know how to prepare. She says that peak oil will be the driver for economic change in the coming years, but financial collapse (the drying up of credit, and therefore of money) will create the effect we notice first. She describes how to prepare:  self-reliant communities are the best insurance, and will give us inner strength as well.

Go to gp-wa.us for more details.

First Really Really Free Market of the Season!

Come one, come all to the first Olympia area really really free market of the season! Tell your neighbors, friends and family that this is the place for finding new treasures, finding a new home for no longer needed items and *gasp* socializing with fellow members of our community. This event will be taking place at the Olympia Community Center.

PNW Tech Forums offers local computer support

PNW Tech Forums is a new computer technology forums for the Pacific Northwest. Originally designed for IT Professionals, the Forums are open to anyone who has computer difficulties and needs free and local advice. Registration is free and there are no ads on the site. The author of the site lives in Olympia area and hosts the site locally.http://pnwtechforums.com

PNW Tech Forums

Jan Spencer - Global Trends Local Choices (and a permaculutre bike tour too)


Join Us For A Presentation with Permaculturalist Jan Spencer from Eugene, OR

Global Trends    Local Choices

www.suburbanpermaculture.org

“Perspectives, Models and Tools for Redefining the Present and Future.”

Thursday March 4th

12-1pm Sem2 E1105 at the Evergreen State College

7pm Traditions Cafe


*  Economics *  Power Shift *  Permaculture *  Urban Land Use *  Neighborhoods *  Human Potential *  Faith Communities *  Key Leverage Point

*Followed by a Permaculture Bike Tour Friday march 5th 10am-12pm **Meet at the west side coop**

Hosted By: Terra Commons, Transition Olympia and the Evergreen State College. For more information contact Michael at terracommons@gmail.com or (360) 339-3329

A Shot of Olympia - Series IV

Series I II and III if you've missed them. If you don't know what this blog is supposed to be about, give the first entry a read.

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.

Click the post title to read the whole post.



Series IV - Photo I - Asbestos Storage [Link]



Danger
Do not enter
Asbestos
Cancer & Lung Disease hazard
Authorized personnel only!
Oxygen or breathing apparatus required

This had an, erm, unique smell to it when I passed by.

Downtown Olympia, WA

A Shot of Olympia - Series III

Series I and II, if you've missed them. If you don't know what this blog is supposed to be about, give the first series a read. 

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.

Click the post title to read the whole post.


Series III - Photo I - King of Olympia [Link]



King of Olympia upholstery window.

Downtown Olympia, WA

A Shot of Olympia - Series II

Series I, if you missed it. If you don't know what this series is supposed to be about, give that post a read first.

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided. Click the post title to read the whole post.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.


Series II - Photo I - Any Tagger Worth a Damn... [Link]



Found in an alleyway.

Downtown Olympia, WA


A Shot of Olympia - Series I

Howdy. First post.

Photography is one of my hobbies. Well, not the artsy kind... I'm more into taking snapshots of interesting subject material, and anyone who's lived here for a while knows there's lots of funky stuff around Oly to photograph, to say the least.

My idea for this blog is to post a maximum of three photos per post in a series, showcasing Olympia's local graffiti, wall-art, murals, mosaics, paste-ups, stickers, and... unique artistic activism.

All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise. All photos will be posted in the default 'medium' size, and a link to access other sizes will be provided as well.

On to the first series of three... click the post title to view the whole post.


Series I - Photo I - Obama is a Cracker [Link]



Lyndon LaRouche supporters stirring the pot with the president's head on a parrot's body and some incendiary rhetoric, MLK Day, 2010.

Downtown Olympia, WA


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