Visit McCaskill Street – Forging Community Through Resource Sharing


peakmoment

Published on Nov 12, 2015

It all started with neighbors meeting to save money and share information around energy, water, food and more. It has grown into shared projects, shared tools and deepened friendships. Residents joined brushes to paint a wall mural with unique neighborhood themes, spearheaded by artist Lori Garcia-Meredith. “Eggnabler” Janet Riddell hatched a Chicken Coop Co-op to encourage others to raise chickens, and they now host an annual “Tour de Coop.” Patti Parkhouse and friends planted a community orchard and several veggie beds on the boulevard (street-side city-owned land). After meeting with an energy auditor, several families purchased heat pumps to save on heating costs (shown by Jack Meredith and Warren Walsh). And that’s just the beginning. Here’s a list of more results: http://transitionvictoria.ca/index.ph… Episode 297.

Transition McCaskill Street started as a pilot project of Transition Victoria and followed Transition Streets guidelines. Transition Streets are happening in the US, Canada, the UK and elsewhere.

Also watch Building Community from Your Front Porch (episode 288) with Transition Victoria founder Michelle Colussi http://peakmoment.tv/videos/building-…

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