Please take note of the Spring 2012 Preparation Workshop offered by the knowledgeable Cam Mather!
"With the realities of the on-going financial crisis, climate change, resource depletion and peak oil, people want a strategy for personal solutions.
The workshop will take place at our off-grid home and will include a tour of the independent electrical system, the garden, root cellar, berry patch, woodlot, pantry and everything in between. You will leave inspired and with the tools you need to assess where you are in these challenging times and how to get to where you want to be. It will also be a great chance to meet others who share your goals to help you develop a network of like-minded people."
(more at link above)