Finally Transition Town Payson is official. Transition Town US identified TTP as #121 in the United States on August 7th, 2012. We have only just begun. The interest and the energy to help make our community more resilient to change is there. We are in the process of developing various working groups, networking and organizing. It will take time to organize, so bear with us. We consider TTP a group that is inclusive of all the Rim Country communities, North to Pine, Strawberry, all diverse subdivisions and East to Christopher Creek. We are all in this together.
Payson, separately from TTP. started a community garden this year with overwhelming success. Twenty percent of the harvest has been donated to two local food banks with over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce donated so far.
The initial Community Garden has taken a lot of effort from many people. We thank Roger Kreimeyer and Susan Williams for helping organize all those efforts. For those interested in getting a plot for next season, please Contact Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org
The initial TTP working group is aimed to help focus on garden and composting ideas between the various garden groups and the Community Garden.
If you aren’t familiar with Arizona soils, they lack organic materials, , it has taken a lot of donated horse manure and organic fertilizers to bring in the first crops. A composting effort has started at the community garden site but has a lot of effort still to do for it to be useable next year.
We need people who want to help the garden effort to contact us. We need organizers as well as workers and equipment to start looking at other garden and compost needs in our community.
Presentations on Transition Town, water conservation and alternative forms of energy developed by the formation committee are in the works. When these have been completed we will offer them to various groups throughout the community. We will need your help to succeed. Stay tuned for more updates!