Potlucks 2002 and 2003

2003 was a great year for the Austin Progressive Potluckers.You've reached the web page where you can read all about the 2002 & 2003 potlucks. Enjoy!

 

 

December 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Potluckers Holiday Celebration!
December 6 (Saturday), 4-Midnight

Join us for an amazing blowout Potlucker celebration to be held at the residential palace of one of our founding members, Selwyn Polit. Selwyn has graciously agreed to host this wondrous gathering of Potluckers in an evening planned with many delights and surprises. Bring a towel if you wish to enjoy the refreshing sauna in the rainforest-like back yard. The palace location is 5509 Delwood Drive, in northeast Austin. Please bring a dish to share that feeds lots of people, something to drink and your own plate and eating utensils. We'll have a grill going if you'd like to bring something to grill.

November 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Toastmasters
November 21 (Friday), 6.30-8.30pm

Come and be entertained by the skilled orators of the Fun Company Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters is an international organization that encourages members to hone their speaking, listening, thinking, and feeling skills in a caring and supportive environment. The potluck will be held in the Colorado Room on the LCRA office complex at 3800 Lake Austin Blvd in Austin. Please bring a **VEGETARIAN** dish to share that feeds 6-8 very hungry people, something to drink and your own plate and eating utensils. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for an evening of verbal entertainment from some of Austin's finest thinkers.

October 2003

Envision Central Texas
Sunday, October 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Our October potluck is being hosted by Envision Central Texas (www.envisioncentraltexas.org),. a nonprofit organization assisting in the public development and implementation of a regional vision to address the growth of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this project, and how each of us can get involved in creating a vision that will help preserve and enhance our quality of life. Learn more about Envision Central Texas below.

Location: The Awarehouse, 3800 South Congress, Austin (www.theawarehouse.com). Please bring a dish to share that feeds 6-8 people, something to drink and your own plate and eating utensils. Feel free to invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Envision Central Texas (ECT), a nonprofit organization assisting in the public development and implementation of a regional vision to address the growth of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Considering our population may double within the next 20 to 40 years, ECT has asked citizens to look at critical issues that need to be addressed, such as how and where land is developed for housing and jobs, the types of homes we live in, how we will travel around the region, and the impact on our environment. With the public’s input, ECT has developed four possible growth scenarios that suggest how the future might unfold. Between October 6-26, they will be asking citizens to complete a Regional Vision Survey to weigh in on these growth scenarios. Learn more at: www.envisioncentraltexas.org .
 

September 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Austin Permaculture Practicum Graduation Party
Friday, September 12
6:30 p.m. to ??? (You're invited to spend the night!)

Now it's time for another special evening! We've been invited by the Texas Institute for Practical Sustainability to join their celebration for recent graduates of the Permaculture Design Practicum. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Permaculture (read more about Permaculture at the end of this message), congratulate those Permies who are receiving their design certificates, and get to know the larger Permi family!

Bring a dish to share, plates, utensils, drinks, a tent if you want to spend the night, and any musical instruments you'd like to share.

Location: Marjorie's home
This should take you about 30-45 minutes from Austin.
Permaculture is a term coined by Australian, Bill Mollison, in the mid-70's to describe techniques of first gathering local information by the patient observation of Nature and asking and listening to natives, indigenous, and elders. It then provides a framework for designing sustainable human systems that emulate Nature, that efficiently utilize local energies and resources, that create as small a human "footprint" as possible, and that provide abundance, relaxation, and joy to all. Permaculture relates to gardening, food production, agriculture, shelter, life styles, resource (soil, water, energy, climate) conservation and stewardship of the environment. Its ethics are: Care for the Earth, Care for People , and Creating and Sharing of a Surplus, while respecting the rights and dignity of all living beings. More at www.AustinProgressivecalendar.com/permaculture.htm

August 2003

South Austin Barn Dance and Picnic
Sunday August 10, 2003
4 p.m. - 10p.m.

The location is the home of renown local musician Leeann Atherton at 3600 South 2nd St. (2 blocks north of Ben White/Banister). This potluck is sponsored by a group of South Austin Musicians called B.Y.O.B. Productions (Better in Your Own Backyard!). Bring bring a dish that will serve 6-8 people and your own utensils, plates, cups, etc. Donations and tips for the musicians as also welcome. Kids are welcome but no pets, please.
 

July 2003
International Institute of Culture and Language
Friday July 25, 2003
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Our July potluck is sure to be another fun and interesting evening as we join the International Institute of Culture and Language. The International Institute of Culture and Language promotes intercultural intercourse, and our hosts, board members Travis Jenkins, Herman Johnson, Ron Santon and Elsa Potter, will share more about their group as we gather for good food and good conversation. We will be meeting at the Austin International Youth Hostel (AYIH). AYIH is located on the south shore of Town Lake at
2200 Lakeshore between Riverside and Pleasant Valley.

Please note that all food should be vegetarian. Bring a dish to share that serves 6-8 and your own utensils, plates, cups, etc.
 

June 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Summer Solstice at Scarlet Circle
Saturday June 21, 2003
6:30 p.m. - midnight

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of summer. Also known as "Midsummer" or "Litha", it is the time of the year when the sun is at it's greatest distance from the celestial equator, a time distinctive on an astrological level and a time of year celebrated by many ancient civilizations with their unique traditions to mark the summer season.

And it's definitely a great reason to have a potluck!

The June potluck is a special one, as we've been invited to attend the Summer Solstice Celebration at the Scarlet Circle. This celebration is not sponsored by a formal organization, but instead is a group of friends that has been meeting and celebrating various occasions for a number of years. Sid DuBose, owner of the Scarlet Circle Ranch, is delighted to have the Austin Progressive Potluckers attend this special evening.

Note: Bring a dish or drink to share that serves 6-8 hungry people. Also, please bring your own plates, utensils and cups.

Driving directions to the ranch: At the 290/71 split at Oak Hill, go south on Highway 290 for about 3 miles until see a sign for Tara Lane. Take a left onto Tara Lane and drive about a quarter mile until you see a road on your left which will be Scarlet Circle. Turn left on Scarlet Circle and park on the side of the road. The ranch is a short walk from the end of the road.

Our thanks to the folks at the Sunflower Co-Op for a great time in May. We hope to see EVERYBODY at the June celebration for a great kickoff to summer and another fun season of potlucking around Austin!

May 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Sunflower Co-op
Saturday May 3, 2003
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Note: Bring a VEGETARIAN dish to share which will serve 6-8 people. Dishes and utensils will be provided.

1122 S. 3rd Street (It is in the Bouldin creek neighborhood, just south of the intersection of Barton Springs Rd. and Bouldin Street.) Sunflower Co-op phone number is 447-1268 (contact Jeremy).
 

April 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

April's potluck will be certain to be full of sunshine (daylight savings is coming, you know!) at the Sunshine Community Garden Pot Luck. We hope to see you all there!

Sunshine Community Gardens Pot Luck

Tuesday April 8, 2003
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(This event repeats on the second Tuesday of every month.)

Notes: Bring a dish to share which will serve 6-8 people. Dishes may be vegan, vegetarian or non-vegetarian (a label is helpful.)
Meet your neighbors! Sometimes there is a brief, gardening related lecture offered...otherwise there is no set topic or agenda.

Sunshine Community Gardens
4814 Sunshine Drive
(Just 1/8th mile northwest of the intersection of 45th and Lamar, across from the School for the Blind offices.)

Sunshine Community Gardens,a project of the Sustainable Food Center, is a six-acre site, making it one of the largest community gardens in the United States. Sunshine offers 250 garden plots, a large-scale composting operation, a chicken co-op for gardeners to gather fresh eggs and a garden for students at Texas State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

A community garden is a place where neighbors can garden together if they don’t have room to garden at home. Sunshine Community Gardens helps Austinites to provide green space in our community, build community by bringing neighbors together around a common goal, increase access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and decrease food expenses. Sunshine helps to make Austin healthier!

March 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

The next potluck will be on Saturday evening March 1 from 6:30-9:00 pm at The Baha'i center off Manor Road. The address is 2215 E.M.Franklin Ave, 926-8880 . Click here for a map. Click here for the Baha'i web site map. This is a poetry reading gathering called Expressions 2003 and features lots of different languages and cultures. There will also be an open mike for aspiring poet potluckers..

Poetry starts at 7 pm sharp.For those who simply want to socially engage,the kitchen(pot luck)area is open at all times.We have
tea,coffee urns and facilities for ice,washing and drying any dishes that may need to be recycled.Bob Hutchcroft is the Baha'i liaison.He is always there and
opens the building at 5.30 for early birds.The kitchen is some distance away from the Hall, so conversations with poets and guests are encouraged.

Please bring a covered dish that can feed 6-8 people and your own eating-ware. Invite friends and relatives. Tea, coffee etc will be provided, however you will need to bring sodas etc.No alcohol is served at the Bahai Center.No smoking inside-and food and drinks are enjoyed only in the kitchen area-not the Hall(where the performances occur).Bahai members, poets, musicians, artists make an eclectic mix for this monthly poetry/music/pot luck/jamboree.

Feel free to also bring canned food for the homeless.This is called the POETS PANTRY-the poets also donate for shoes for the homeless.You will meet the initiator of this wonderful project-PJ the Cowboy Poet.

For more info contact Thom Woodruff 416-7435 worldpoet@rocketmail.com . You can learn more about Thom at:
http://www.geocities.com/worldpoet_2000 for THOMTOURS
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Canvas/1410/thompoems.htm

 

February 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

The next Austin Progressive Potluckers event will be held on Thursday, February 6th, from 7-9pm at 1001 Cumberland Road in the Salvation Army Community Center. The Community Center is at the corner of South 5th and Cumberland Road. For a map, go to: www.main.org/sacgarden/map.html

Please bring a dish to share that feeds 6-7 people and your own eating utensils. Please feel free to bring your friends, relatives, and neighbors.

The event will be hosted by the South Austin Community Gardens group. They are a group of gardeners from diverse backgrounds who share the common philosophy of organic gardening. Members get hands-on experience with organic gardening in the local enviroment, share information, harvest healthy delicious vegetables, and enjoy each others company. They are totally organic and do not use any synthetic pesticides and fertilizers or any harmful chemicals. As organic gardeners they focus on building healthy soil and learning to garden in harmony with the environment. The group not only grows vegetables but friendships. For more information, visit their web site at www.main.org/sacgarden

Click here for a gallery of past potluck photos

January 2003

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

Join us for a holiday celebration with the Rhizome Collective.

Sunday, January 5, 2003, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, 300 Allen Street, Austin, Texas 78702
(off 7th between Pleasant Valley and Springdale)
(512) 385-3695

Click here for a map

Bring a dish that serves 6-8, a salad, desert or beverage as well as a bowl or plate and your own eating utensils and cups.

The Collective has been given a long-term rent-free donation of a 9,400 sq. ft. warehouse in east Austin. They are working to build the world they want to live in, based upon the values of cooperation, autonomy, self­-empowerment, creativity, openness and mutual aid versus the values of competition, greed and exploitation upon which the dominant power structure relies and thrives. Fore more info, browse the web site at www.rhizomecollective.org.
 

Click here for a gallery of past potluck photos

December 2002

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

Join us for a holiday celebration with the Austin Permaculture Group.

Saturday, December 7, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at 801 E. 32nd St., Austin.

Bring a dish, salad, or desert. The Pierce's will take care of beverages and plates/silver.

AND in the spirit of the holidays, feel free to bring a home-grown, home-made, surplus (no/low cost) Permaculture Gift to swap (P/C gifts could include: seed you harvested (or extra you've got around - well labeled, please), late-season veggies or herbs, herb/garlic vinegar or olive oil in a pretty bottle, a surplus but good garden tool, a houseplant from your collection, a potted tree from your nursery, a book on the subject of _____, Christmas cookies, etc.. Please use your imagination - the only rule is you can't buy it and you or Nature have to make it. Hope it will be fun. Those giving will receive. It will be our program, plus tales and treasures of P/C travels, plus a crass plug for the P/C Fundamentals class coming up in April, 2003.

Dick and Sandra Pierce's home is at 801 E. 32nd Street, just north of UT, about 100 yards west of Red River on 32nd Street. The house is one story, pink brick with a light roof and a very prominent limestone wall in front. Plenty of parking on side street, across the street. Call 494-0320 if you get lost.

Permaculture is a term coined by Australian, Bill Mollison, in the mid-70's to describe techniques of first gathering local information by the patient observation of Nature and asking and listening to natives, indigenous, and elders. It then provides a framework for designing sustainable human systems that emulate Nature, that efficiently utilize local energies and resources, that create as small a human "footprint" as possible, and that provide abundance, relaxation, and joy to all. Permaculture relates to gardening, food production, agriculture, shelter, life styles, resource (soil, water, energy, climate) conservation and stewardship of the environment. Its ethics are: Care for the Earth, Care for People , and Creating and Sharing of a Surplus, while respecting the rights and dignity of all living beings. For more info check out www.AustinProgressiveCalendar.com/permaculture.htm

Click here for a gallery of past potluck photos

November 2002

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

**** LOCATION CHANGE ****

Nov 17, 2002. 6:00-8:30pm at Central Christian Church on the Southwest Corner of 12th and Guadalupe.(1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701 ). Sponsored by Dialogue for Peace which is a Dialogue group for Palestinians, Jews & others to bring peace to the Middle East. Bring a dish that serves 6-8 people, dessert or drinks acceptable also. Please bring your own plates and utensils. Contact Tom Michero at 512-479-8585 or on web at http://www.freedompeace.org

 

October 2002

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

October 1 Tuesday from 7-9pm The Austin Center for Peace and Justice (www.austinpeacecenter.org) is hosting an event in honor of Mahatma Ghandi's 133rd birthday. It will be an open house and potluck supper to honor the famed Indian peace activist. People are encouraged to bring food which follows an Indian, Sikh, or Pakistani theme, in keeping with the occasion, but all types of food and donations are welcome. Drinks and plates and eating utensils will be provided. Location: 5801 Westminster Drive., behind the Austin Mennonite Church in northeast Austin (east of Berkman, south of Briarcliff). For more info, please contact: Don Bobb at 459-0299.


It was a feeding frenzy

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Dianne and Bruce.

Click here for a gallery of past potluck photos

September 2002

Host Group: Single Parents of Austin (www.singleparentsofaustin.com)
When: Sunday, September 22nd, 4pm to 7pm
Where: In the clubhouse of the Metropolis complex, 2200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Driving directions to Metropolis:
Heading North or South on I-35
Exit Riverside
Go east (heading away from downtown) on Riverside
Turn RIGHT onto Pleasant Valley
You'll see a old car and a sign for the Metropolis
Turn right and go to the clubhouse

What: Bring a dish to share that feeds 6-8. Plates, utensils and water/tea will be provided.

If you want to swim, bring a swimsuit and towel and enjoy the pool.

August 2002

UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT

Central Austin Cohousing
Meeting Time: Sunday, August 18th, 5:00 (4:40 for Newcomers)
Location: Griffin School (710 E. 41st)
Contact# : (512) 736-6083 Leif Weaver
web site: http://www.austincohousing.org/

A good link to find out a little more about cohousing in general is: http://www.cohousing.org/ Our meeting starts at 4:40 for newcomers and lasts until 6:20, when we have our potluck. Please bring vegetarian-friendly dishes that feed 4-6. Plates, utensils will be provided. If you have any questions, you can reach Leif Weaver at 736-6083

July 2002

This potluck will be on Sunday July 7 from 12:30-2pm at The Oasis Gardens CSA Farm. (CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture) This is an organic farm in Austin where people can sign up to become members and this entitles them to share in the efforts and the wonderful pesticide free produce. Check them out on the web at www.greenbuilder.com/oasisgardenscsa. Members will be there from 10am so come early if you want to participate in the harvest. Potlucks are held on the first Sunday of every month and anyone is welcome.Please bring a vegetarian dish, eating and drinking utensils and something to drink. Wear light clothing and don't forget your hat.The farm is located at 7651 Delwau Lane, Austin TX 78725. Click here for map and directions.

Potluckers and members pose around Herbie - the herb filled decorated VW beetle at Oasis Gardens Organic Community Farm.

June 2002

For our June potluck, we will be joining the Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club for their annual summer potluck and picnic. This event will be held from 6.30pm-9pm on Tuesday, June 4th, at the Zilker Park Rock Garden picnic area. The Rock Garden picnic area is just north (above) the Zilker Hillside Theater, on the south side of Barton Springs Road, near Barton Springs pool. Please bring a dish to share and your own plate, eating utensils, and a drinking cup. For more information about Sierra Club, check out their web site at texas.sierraclub.org/austin It will probably be hot that evening so don't forget to bring a towel and swimsuit and join us for a refreshing swim in Barton Springs at 9pm when admission to the pool becomes free of charge

 

May 2002
UPCOMING AUSTIN PROGRESSIVE POTLUCKERS EVENT
Hosted by the Austin Permaculture Group
May 5, 2002, from 6:30 - 9:00pm, at 801 E. 32nd St.

Permaculture is a term coined by Australian, Bill Mollison, in the mid-70's to describe techniques of first gathering local information by the patient observation of Nature and asking and listening to natives, indigenous, and elders. It then provides a framework for designing sustainable human systems that emulate Nature, that efficiently utilize local energies and resources, that create as small a human "footprint" as possible, and that provide abundance, relaxation, and joy to all. Permaculture relates to gardening, food production, agriculture, shelter, life styles, resource (soil, water, energy, climate) conservation and stewardship of the environment. Its ethics are: Care for the Earth, Care for People , and Creating and Sharing of a Surplus, while respecting the rights and dignity of all living beings.

Bring a dish, salad, or desert. The Pierce's will take care of beverages and plates/silver.
There will be a charcoal grill going if people want to use it. Folks who want to swim can come by at 6:00p - remember to bring a towel.

Dick and Sandra Pierce's home is at 801 E. 32nd Street, just north of UT, about 100 yards west of Red River on 32nd Street. The house is one story, pink brick with a light roof and a very prominent limestone wall in front. Plenty of parking on side street, across the street. Call 494-0320 if you get lost.

[Click here for a map to Richards home.]

APRIL 2002
This potluck will be the Bioregional Congress Potluck which is held on the 2nd Wed at 6:30 pm at Jim O'Briens at 2111 Melridge Pl. (near Zilker Park) 440-8821. This is a relaxed laid back meeting of people who are interested in sustainable living, strawbale construction etc. That date is April 10. See you there. There is also a wonderful sauna, so bring a towel if you want to participate. Jim asks you to bring a covered dish which will feed 4-6 people and a voluntary donation of $3-5 to offset his costs.

[Click here for a map to Jim's home.]

Benita Miller, Diane Miller, Charlotte Jernigan, Heather & Jason, Chris, Selwyn Polit, Bruce Kravitz, Theresa Wilson. All at our first ever potluck.