San Luis Obispo County


San Luis Obispo County

Transition San Luis Obispo unleashing the collective genius of our communities to manifest a future that is sustainable, and economically resilient.


Location: San Luis Obispo County
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2012


If you have made your way here through the Transition California Network please be sure to visit our main website for more detailed information.   We are in the process of updating the main website and reorganizing the TCA groups so that we are not all scattered across hill and dale so please be patient and if you would like to help or have any questions please feel free to contact the administrators of this network through private message.

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Started by bob banner. Last reply by Linda Seeley Apr 11, 2009.

Some material from the INTRO to Transition 12/6 10 Replies

Started by bob banner. Last reply by Richard Smith Dec 13, 2008.

HOPEDANCE: Radical Solutions Inspiring Hope

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Comment by bob banner on December 24, 2012 at 7:05pm


This is the eBook version of the 450 page book called SUSTAINABILITY: Radical Solutions Inspiring Hope, the best of HopeDance magazine. Giving this away as a gift during Winter Solstice 2012...

Comment by Tree Lees on August 7, 2011 at 11:46pm

Hello Transition Town Folks,

I just started the SLO Permaculture Guild a couple of days ago as an email group and wanted to invite you to be on the listserve if you'd like. I will send out notices of upcoming events and workshops and together we can arrange for site tours. If you'd like to join please email Teresa Lees at and I'll add you to the group! "Care for the Earth, Care for People and Fair Share" is our motto and pledge!




Comment by Linda Seeley on July 17, 2011 at 3:12pm
Hi Tree, I am very interested in being part of a permaculture guild. Thanks.
Comment by Sarah Forsythe on July 17, 2011 at 11:23am
Hello - We are just moving to the North County of the Central Coast (renting in Atascadero in the next month). We are a family of 5 (3 small kiddos) and  we are looking to buy land to build a sustainable home with food forests (permaculture design). I am looking to get in touch with anyone who is working with cob in the area and similar homesteading projects. Any advice is appreciated. Look forward to meeting the local transition group when possible. Thank you, Sarah
Comment by bob banner on July 16, 2011 at 11:32pm
sarah is here: dont understand where or why her message disappeared.
Comment by bob banner on July 16, 2011 at 11:30pm

where is sarah?

What an incredible place to sit in that picture!
We are moving into the North County and are looking into trying to buy land to build cob. Is anyone working on any such building projects locally? Looking to meet anyone who has any advice about good areas to do this and how they went about it with or without permit. Look forward to meeting people in the area! Thank you, Sarah
Comment by Tree Lees on July 16, 2011 at 7:19pm

This is an attempt to make contact with Sarah Forsythe and answer her question about cob construction in SLO County. She could doublecheck with Michael Robertson of the Green Goods store and Four Elements Farm, Ken Haggard of SLO Sustainability Group for architectual advice and the folks out at Quail Springs who are battling permits for their natural building, but cob buildings are not "legal" in California. There are people doing small cob outbuildings, cob ovens, cob benches, and the like. N'Credible Edibles landscape company are a good resource for garden cob structures. Just GOOGLE some of those names I gave you.


On a similar vein, I am looking to revitalize a SLO Permaculture Guild. I'm putting out word here to contact me at I'm also putting the word out on the Central Coast Permaculture Guild (which also includes SB and Ventura)listserve. The purpose would be to support local permaculture efforts and "Permie" people sharing their permaculture projects and expertise with others.

Comment by Stimulus Bill on March 5, 2011 at 12:55pm
Yup, thanks.  Now the only question is whether we will actually realize that it IS March 21st ON March 21st before 6:00 PM.... ;)
Comment by Maggie Macro on March 5, 2011 at 8:23am
Hi Bill,  Oak Creek Commons does not show well on google maps.  So.......take Spring St. exit off 101, turn right over Niblick Bridge, cross South River Road and turn right onto Nicklaus.  In about half a mile we are on the left opposite Pat Butler School.  Park in guest parking or on the street.  We will have signs out.  OK?
Comment by Linda Seeley on March 4, 2011 at 11:20pm
Where do you live, Bill?

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