March 10 - The Future of Money or Financial Permaculture - 7:00 PM - Ellsworth Public Library, River View Room - Michael Anderson will present this important topic about Financial Permaculture, a systems approach using permaculture techniques and philosophy that create a zero waste economy that cares for the earth, it's inhabitants and distributes surplus material, currency and knowledge in a fair and equitable manner. It also seeks to create mutually beneficial and symbiotic relationships while healing the ecology. This talk will explain the parasitic nature of our current economic system and look at alternatives that include interest and inflation free money, local currencies, mutual credit clearing and green businesses. Money should be made to serve, not rule, to be used - rather than profit oriented - and to create abundance, stability and sustainability. Donations welcomed. Sponsored by Hancock County Towns in Transition. FMI: Brenda Cartwright, 667-9062.
March 17 - Organic Gardening Without Money - 6:00 PM - Ellsworth Public Library, River View Room. Experienced or new gardeners welcome. Come learn tried and true techniques in this informal and informative workshop led by John Whight. A self proclaimed "botanist at heart," John has 37+ years of energy and gardening knowledge. John has studied and observed oriental, European, and domestic gardening techniques. Take advantage of John's wealth of knowledge and unique and simple gardening techniques. Donations welcomed. Sponsored by Sustainable Earth Training Center and Hancock County Towns in Transition. For more information, call Brenda Cartwright, 667-9062.