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Pamela Scaiff
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Presenters Needed for Resilient Wallet
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I am looking for a presenters for one evening each this February.  Resilient Wallet (under the umbrella of Resilient Kitchen) is an eight-week course on making ends meet while living lighter.  Topics…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Hetherington Feb 12, 2014.

Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter
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I got home from a business trip and discovered the sour dough starter I had been lovingly tending all summer long was left out and nobody put it away.  It was mouldy and crusty.  I asked K, my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pamela Scaiff Oct 14, 2011.

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I love reading. I look at e-readers and drool at the prospect of a light reader that has 99 cent books.I am researching the carbon footprint which is why I am fighting temptation.I have read that if…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Transition Ottawa (/jd) Aug 8, 2011.


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What attracted you to become a member?
Our family has been working on a family resilience project after reading Hungry City, The Transition Handbook, and How Your World is about to Become a Whole Lot Smaller.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Would you like to be part of a transition initiative in your neighbourhood?
What issues are you interested in (Check as many as apply)?
Home energy power down, Local food resilience, Community building, Greening Ottawa
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Membership Coordinator of a community garden (BUGs Ottawa)
Public Speaking
Organizing and motivating people
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
I really like the community spirit I feel downtown (rather than what I experienced in the suburbs). I would like to turn that spirit into a practical self-reliant community that is also happier in knowing each other and working together.
What part would you like to contribute to this?
I'd like to see what I could be involved in first. Likely interested in food sovereignty, local business outreach and transportation issues.
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
I am good at organizing people... finding out what their skills are and then tapping into them. I am also good at getting messages across. Again, I'd like to come to meetings and figure out where I fit in once I get to know the group and the projects.

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Weedman, Me, and Transition Ottawa

Thanks to Transition Ottawa, I had a funny conversation when Weedman called my house last week.  Here is the link to the transcription of the call:


Posted on February 25, 2012 at 9:04am

Tea Garden Donations Wanted

Bytowne Urban Gardens (BUGs) is putting in a tea garden this year!  We are looking for plant donations.  


If you know anyone who has an extra shoot or an extra seedling that needs a home, please let us know!


The tea party in the garden will be at the end of the summer!


Pamela Scaiff

Co-Coordinator, BUGs


Posted on May 4, 2011 at 2:36pm

Yogourt without Yogourt Maker

At the food presentation last week, folk were interested in knowing how to make yogourt.  


Voila... a blog post with pictures 'n everything.



Posted on March 28, 2011 at 12:50pm

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At 8:02pm on September 12, 2010, Caelan MacIntyre said…
Welcome to Transactions, Pamela!
At 10:10pm on June 16, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard, Pamela. Glad to have you with us! / jd

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