The Local Skinny
Save the Date: Simply Living’s 2020 Sustainable Living and Garden Tour
Saturday, July 18 from 10am – 3 pm
7 Columbus Tour Sites + Bonus site on Sunday afternoon, July 19 in Galloway
Kevin Eigel, owner of Ecohouse Solar, is opening his home and farm for the tour!
CORRECTION: Our April film, The Best of Both Worlds: Cohousing’s Promise, will take place Sunday, April 5 from 2-4 pm at Studio 35. Our print newsletter has the wrong date and time. We apologize for the confusion!
Summary: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS explores the concept of cohousing as expressed through first-hand observations of residents of four cohousing communities— including the first one in the United States—and observations by architect Charles Durrett, who brought the concept to the US from Denmark. Q&A discussion after the film will be led by Tim Cooke, who is leading two cohousing initiatives in Columbus. Invitations coming next week on Eventbrite, Facebook, Meetup, and the SL website.
Book Club discussion of Local Is Our Future is Sunday at Portia’s Cafe starting at 3:30 pm. No Book? Just go to LocalFutures.org and watch the Economics of Happiness video (the 20 minute version is free) and/or the TED Talk by Helena Norberg Hodge. Join us and discover how “Big Picture Activism” is helping to reframe the benefits of localization.
Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for Our Kids’ Missing Microbes
This new film at the Grandview Theater, Sunday, March 15, from 2-4 pm.probes the latest research into the “microbiome” in our gut to tease out a new explanation for why we have an epidemic of autoimmune diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes, ADHD, autism, etc. It’s a fascinating story that has only emerged in the last decade and it challenges many of our attitudes and practices related to germs and cleanliness. Suffice to say “free range kids” and children raised in traditional farmsteads have healthier microbiomes. More HERE