Training for Transition: October 14 – October 16

This 2.5 day workshop provides instruction on how to set up a local Transition Initiative and empower our community to directly tackle the issues of Peak Oil, Climate Change and the economic crisis, by rebuilding community resilience and self-reliance.

picture of Furst Studio Exterior
Event Location is the Magical Studio/Event Space of Artist Bobby Furst

When & Where

The event will take place in Joshua Tree at the studios of artist Bobby Furst, 8528 Desert Shadows Road, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252.

It all begins with an evening orientation and ice-breaker from 6 PM – 9 PM on Oct. 14, followed by two full days of Transition training from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM on both Oct. 15 and 16.

Registration Details

The standard registration fee is $200. Due to a generous grant, we are able to offer a reduced registration fee  for local attendees only. ( Locals are those living in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Pioneer Town, Landers, Johnson Valley, Joshua Tree, or 29 Palms.)

If you prefer to pay offline, you may send a check or money order made out to Jill Giegerich and mailed to Transition Joshua Tree, P.O. Box 1264 Joshua Tree CA 92252. Be sure to include your name, email address and mailing address.


We’re lucky to have Transition U.S. Trainers Scott McKeown (initiator of Transition Sebastopol) and Shaktari Belew (initiator of Transition Town Ashland) as leaders of the event.


Participants are encouraged to do advance preparation as listed below:



Your Trip to the High Desert – Plan Ahead

It’s a great time to visit the high desert, but it’s also high tourism season, so book your accommodations early. Review some info on accommodations  & things to do, insights into local restaurants and things to bring.

Budget-constrained visitor?  Get to know the locals! To make it financially easier for our visiting participants, we’ve arranged for free accommodations through friends of TJT.  Once you’re registered, we’ll provide special access to an online group — matching visitors with locals willing to house out-of-towners for the event.