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Holiday on the Hill Dec 2nd and 3rd

The Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage is hosting the 3rd annual Holiday on the Hill Dec 2nd and 3rd at the Common Roots Cafe Friday Dec 2nd (6-9p.m.) and Saturday Dec 3rd (10 a.m.-2 p.m).   Looking for holiday gifts.  We will feature everything from hand-dyed silk scarves to felted ornaments along with baked goods! Proceeds benefit the ERUEV’s Farm Project’s CSA and Farmer’s Market

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Permaculture Design Courses

There are two Permaculture Design Courses coming up, run by Cincinnati Permaculture Institute. They are Certificate programs that teach whole system design based on nature. If you have a project, program, or homestead with systems you are looking to improve, for a more nature based life, this is a great way to frame that process, all at once!

The Fall PDC starts Oct 21st, link to course info.

The Yearlong PDC starts November 12th, link to course info.

Both are largely the same subject matter, they just take a different form to accommodate for lifestyle needs.

For more info email: info@cincinnatipermacultureinstitute.org

 

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Living in Nature

Walking up Enright near the Earth Center entrance, I came across several dark caterpillars crossing the sidewalk. In previous summers (although it seems like it might have been early instead of late summer) I remember seeing such caterpillars devouring much but not all of the leaves of the catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) tree at the Earth Center. So I looked up, and sure enough the tree’s leaves are more than half eaten, covered by fat caterpillars. A few days later, there are no leaves left on the tree. I know that native trees, more than non-natives or aliens, provide food for our local insects, which have co-evolved with local plants over millions of years. Most of these plants can survive the leaf damage, which tends not to be too extensive. Although this catalpa tree has seemingly lost all its leaves, It is late in the season and based on the same tree in past years, I’m expecting its rebirth in the spring. In the process, the insects are a great food source for the birds. So we try to always plant native trees and shrubs in our yard and woods, enjoying the fact we are nourishing the web of life here on the ridge.

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September Ecovillage Tour

The September eco-village tour will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 to 12 AM.. It starts at the Imago Earth Center. The tour is $10 per person, free for Ecovillage residents and people they specifically refer. If you or someone you know would like to get to know more about the ecovillage (Enright, McPherson, Terry, W8th and Wells) it’s a nice way to spend a morning. Reservations Required: (513) 921-1932 or e-mail jschenk@imagoearth.org.

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Strength in CommUnity

One of the ways we get to know new people is hearing their story. Our story makes us unique, and the way we tell it is a way for us to create our lives again and again. In a community like ours, sometimes we hear about someone’s story from others and we form an idea of who that person is or what values they hold. But something changes about our perception of others when we hear their story from them, in just the way they tell it.

For me, I can gauge my inner growth by how I describe my childhood. I used to use harsh, judgmental words, now I tend to use words that are more gentle and grateful for my challenging experiences. How I speak about my work or my children also tells me (and others) where I struggle or where I’ve found peace.

Telling our stories to each other is important in community and the board is interested in creating a way for us to share our stories in our words. Do you feel inspired by this or have ideas about how we can do this in community? Even if you just take a few minutes to tell your neighbor a little bit of your story, each time offers a new opportunity to rewrite how you see your past and your self.

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15th Annual Music In The Woods September 17th

Spend a spectacular summer evening in the Eco Village with Imago at the 15th Annual Music in the Woods. Enjoy local food and beverages, fun activities for the whole family, a silent auction filled with unique experiences, and of course great music… all while supporting Imago’s variety of environmental programs and preservation of urban nature.

Early Bird (through 9/16) – $20.00 Day Of/At the Door – $25.00 (online ticket sales will end at 11:00 am – tickets will be available at the door).  Volunteer Opportunities Available!

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Farmers Market Opening Day this Saturday

Opening day of the new 8th St. & Enright Ave. Farmers Market @ Common Roots

Saturday, June 4, 12noon – 3pm

Open every Saturday. Focus on Food!
Purchase dinner fixings including fresh produce, herbal products, locally processed meats for grilling out.

And catch a glimpse of how Enright Ecovillage is developing a neighborhood asset to replace the former Paradise Lounge.

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Join us for Night at the Movies

This month’s movie:

TREES IN TROUBLE tells the story of Cincinnati’s response to the threat to its trees posed by the emerald ash borer and other non-native insects or diseases. However, the film’s message is not limited to southern Ohio. While the trees and killers differ, the cost to the communities is the same: destruction of trees that provide shade and other important ecosystem services and create our sense of home. Trees in Trouble helps us understand what we are losing and links us to actions we can take to counter this tragedy like the Taking Roots Campaign.  To learn more about the film and to watch a trailer visit www.treesintrouble.com

 

For more info about this monthly event, visit https://www.enrightecovillage.org/event/night-at-the-movies/

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