Wolf comes to the Hudson Highlands

I have been in transition, moving from the shoreline of Connecticut to the Hudson Highlands. (I am more Mountain than Sea: I know this about myself).

In November I got invited to a workshop at the incredible Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY. The people I met that day–brought together by Mohonk Consultations–are involved in an astonishing array of sustainability initiatives – this region is humming with activity.

That is where I met Wolf Bravo.wolf bravo

Native of Peru, founder of Sustainable Urubamba Valley in Cuzco, Wolf is an organizational consultant (he does a lot of work in New Jersey).

And he’s working to establish a Tool Library in this county.

To quote from Erin Quinn’s article in the New Paltz Times this week: Why not a tool library, where community folks can borrow a spade, shovel, fertilizer machine, ladders, hand trucks, hedge trimmers or a circular saw?  After all, we have a library that lends books, magazines and DVDs.  And we have a seed library that sells and lends heirloom seeds from the Hudson Valley…

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Right in line with Ulster County’s goal of creating “a safe food system that increases and improves the nutritional level in the Mid Hudson Valley.”

And right in line with New Paltz’s role as an EPA-designated Zero Waste Initiative community.

Tonight Wolf is giving a presentation about the Tool Library at the New Paltz Community Center.  And on Saturday January 26th, he’s giving a “Tool Fix It” workshop.

I’ll be right in line.


About John Wackman

A writer since I learned to hold a pencil (no, not like that...hold it like this!). Long-time writer/producer for television, now organizer of Repairs Cafes in the Hudson Valley (13 & counting!) -- Program Manager of Solarize Hudson Valley, non-profit, state supported, community sponsored renewable energy program. We're all re-inventing ourselves. It's a sci-fi world, isn't it?
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