Wednesday, November 10
7 PM Harris Hall, County Building 8th and Oak
Slide Assisted Presentation by Jan Spencer
Suburbia is an icon of the American Experience. Half of all Americans live in suburbia. It provides employment for tens of millions of people. Its also one of the leading causes of economic disruption, environmental decline, resource depletion and climate change. It is well known for its anonymous culture of not knowing your neighbors landscaped by untold thousands of acres of grassy front and back yards.
The presentation will touch on several creative approaches for transforming suburbia. Far more of our daily needs can be taken care of at home and closer to where we live. Many needs that require money can be met with less money or even no money at all by creating home and neighborhood economies. There are models and examples of these approaches we can learn from and adapt to specific sites and locations.
Transforming suburbia can lead to a remarkable set of benefits such as improving neighborhood safety and security; the environment; economics; human potential; positive culture; global relations and spirituality.
Key words – property conversion, grass to garden, voluntary simplicity, human potential, making time, work parties, existing models, multiple benefits,,,,,,
Join us for a fascinating look at what suburbia can become. Indeed, what suburbia already has become in an increasing number of places.