Hall Happenings


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Grange Hall:  6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12   You DO NOT need to be a farmer, to become a member or to participate in grange activities.  It is for anyone interested in rebuilding local community and connections. Monthly Meetings are open to the Public. 

March 2015

March 2, Monday, 7pm Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Speaking Tour: “Sustainable is Possible: Creating Low Carbon, High Quality Lives Together

DR SpeakerAn evening with Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig, Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, presentation focuses on how we can achieve the goal of living on 10% of the resources of the average American while living a high quality of life.
This number is critical because it matches current estimates from the scientific community for the goals we need to achieve to live sustainably and head of the worst effects of climate disruption.
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is achieving that goal, and thus is a timely, relevant and needed model as our society struggles to find out what a livable, low-carbon future might look like. Followed by Q&A

*$10 suggested donation at the door*

Co-sponsored by SHARE EXCHANGE and Transition US, with media partners Daily ActsTransition Sebastopol, and the Sebastopol Village Building Convergence

Watch Ma’ikwe’s TEDx talk: http://www.dancingrabbit.org/tedx-talk-about-dr/



March 3, Tuesday, Farmers’ Guild Potluck & Meeting 6pm



Calling all farmers and those interested in farming, to gather together.  Share a dish at the potluck, share your vision.

Come out to March’s gathering of the Sebastopol Farmers Guild where we will be joined by Elizabeth Candelario, Co-Director of Demeter USA. Why is everyone talking about Biodynamic?

Elizabeth will talk about the origins of sustainable farming, the relationship between Organic and Byodynamic, and the emerging trend that could be good news for farmers.

All are Welcome (kids included!)


March 7th, Saturday, 10-1 pm

BeeKind Beginners Bee Workshop, $5

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Beginning Bee Workshop

 Introduction to Beekeeping

3 Hours. Taught by Doug Vincent, Owner and Beekeeper of Beekind

Basic bee keeping information on how to get started with bees, use of equipment and what to expect in your first year. Get answers to your questions. A must have class if you are interested in keeping bees.beekind hive instruction

It’s time to order your bees!

Bring your questions, & talk to the experts!

Introduction to Beekeeping – $5
Saturday March 7th, 2015
10AM to 1PM

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for classes,
please call the Sebastopol store at (707) 824-2905



A Special Treat, not to miss out on:

March 11th, Wednesday, Special Presentation & Book Signing by author John Perlin  7-8:30pm ($5/$2)

“Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy”

Let it Shine

John PerlinUC Santa Barbara physics researcher and author will talk about the development of solar technologies, beginning with the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans who designed the majority of their houses to scoop up sunlight in winter.

He will also show that over the last 3,000 years, people have used solar concentrators to focus sunlight in order to light fires, to solder metal during the Renaissance and to run steam engines in the 19th century. It’s a fascinating look at the long history of solar energy.

Cost: $5 (General Admission), $2 (Student)   Proceeds support Analy Earth  and Solar Schoolhouse.

Contact: info@rahus.org or 707-829-3154

Sponsored by The Rahus InstituteSolar SchoolhouseSebastopol GrangeAnaly Earth350SonomaTransition Sebastopol Energy Group




 March 15th, Sunday, 2nd Annual St Paddy’s Day Party, Celtic Music Jam, 4:30pm doors open, 6pm Dinner,  $

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Celtic Music, featuring lively jigs & reels,

hauntingly lovely airs. Bring your instruments and join in the Celtic Session to celebrate St Paddy’s Day at the Sebastopol Grange.

All Musicians Welcome


Enjoy a Festive Seasonal Menu featuring Organic Ingredients! 


Corn Beef Sliders w/Sauerkraut,

Roasted Corned Beef, & Braised Cabbage,

Herbed & Roasted Root Vegetables,

Oven-baked Parsley Potatoes,

Butter Lettuce w/Dubliner Cheese & Green Apple,

Plus Dessert

(Beer & Wine available for purchase, separately)

Dinner Sliding Scale: $12-18

“Accompanied by a Celtic Music Session”

Due to this highly successful event Reservations requested: Lisa @peachfigpear@gmail.com




A Note 

Brothers & Sisters,

Time to Contribute

We are looking for Grange members to assist with the website information.contribute write

We have someone who can handle most of the backend of the website, but I think it is important for many members to contribute to the information actually provided on our site.  That information area will be expanding (come hell or high water!) I mean, that is part of our focus, isn’t it… to share?

Please shoot me an email if you can contribute basically, a blog posting, on some subject that would be relevant to grange members. That’s a pretty broad field, so no excuses, there is something that I’m betting everyone can share with others.

Remember, it’s important to mentor to others, in what ever way we can. Don’t be surprised if I send YOU an email requesting some info on a particular topic… I know we have a cornucopia of experts and writers among our members.


Amy D

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Time to take care of the paperwork ~  It’s time to submit your annual dues… as in less than $3/month, an awesome deal ~$33/person; $66/family. Send a check to Sebastopol Grange, PO Box 2759, Sebastopol CA 95473 or  ONLINE PAY!!! 

 In the header (at the top of the page), you should see “Dues”… we set up an online pay feature via PayPal. No charge, on your end, to do this. It greatly simplifies the business work for our volunteer crew (so we absorb the small fee PayPal charges).

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Upcoming: Free & Open to Public (unless noted different) ~

3/2, Monday, 7pm, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Traveling Talk on Sustainability

3/3, Tuesday, 6pm Farmers' Guild Meeting & Potluck, Presentation on BioDynamics

3/7, Saturday, 10am - 1pm, BeeKind Beginner's Workshop $5

3/11, Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Special Presentation & Book Signing, "Let It Shine: 6000 Year History of Solar", $5/$2

3/15, Sunday 4pm, 2nd Annual St Patrick Party $, Celtic Music Jam & Festive Seasonal Menu featuring organic ingredients, $