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Here's the schedule:

6:30-6:45 We will start off with a brief social time, introducing ourselves and offering any exchange items we have to offer for free.  I feel very strongly that this time to be social is hugely important to our well-being; it’s a precious time for us to greet each other and connect.  I love our community!

 The speaker is eager to share a great deal of information with us and have plenty of time for Q & A, so I would ask that we all limit our introductions and exchanges to about 2 minutes each.

6:45-7:30 The Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB) is proud to present;

Dianne Kadonaga!  Dianne will emphasize her zero waste, sustainable, regenerative, lifestyle and the edible food forest she has cultivated in her suburban backyard.  

Would you like to know how you can turn your urban grass lawn into a vibrant organic eco-system and permaculture-based edible food forest that provides food and habitat for people, pollinators, and the planet?  

Dianne only had to go grocery shopping four times in the last year as the garden provided most of her needs. She uses methods that are free or inexpensive to build soil health, fertilize, and get seeds, and she manages pests without chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides, while reducing the need to water or weed. She gets to enjoy a beautiful backyard that is vibrant and full of life of bees, butterflies, insects, and other bugs, birds, and all creatures. It is a yard where all live in harmony and share in the bounty of nature.

She will also share lifestyle ideas on how to be more eco-friendly and green. 

Dianne has been featured on 10TV and Columbus Dispatch for Zero Waste Families and Eco-friendly lifestyles, and Sunny Glen Garden was presented with the GreenSpotLight award from Mayor Ginther and the City of Columbus in the small business category for demonstrating excellence in sustainable business practices. 

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Dianne Kadonaga

Sunny Glen Garden

Growing into Life's Possibilities

Creating Urban Edible Food Forests and Wildlife Habitat

3507 Sunny Glen Pl

Columbus OH 43224



Come and join us in the garden! Dianne will be taking your questions after her presentation!


Due to time constraints and the nature of the meeting, all participants will be placed on mute.  Individuals will be asked to unmute for the Q & A.  Also, please note that Dianne will be tapin the presentation and Q & A portions. 





-There is going to be an ewaste recycling drive, and our member, Donna Brooks, has offered to help!

Ewaste Recycling Drive April 23, 2021


FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

8 AM TO 2 PM



Join Integrated Building Systems for our 9th annual community recycling event. It’s easy to participate! Simply collect your items from work or home, then drive them over for curbside drop-off. Our masked team will even unload your vehicle for you!




Laptops                             Cell phones and desk phones                      Gaming systems

Power supplies                            Cords, cables, and chargers               Stereo equipment

VCR and DVD players                               Hard drives                            Data center equipment

Network equipment                      Keyboards                                               Servers

Not accepting household appliances, items with freon, floppy disks, smoke detectors, or alkaline batteries

Fees are charged to cover extra disposal costs for the following items (pay with cash or check):

Scanners, fax machines, desktop copiers/printers, $2 each

CRT monitors, $30 each

Large office copiers (over 100 pounds), $150 each

Tube-style or projection TVs, $3 per screen-size inch

LCD or flat-screen TVs, $10 each, any size


Limit of 5 banker boxes per person. Any color paper, brochures, envelopes, paper with staples or paper clips, books, magazines, newspapers, legal pads, confidential papers, and sticky notes.

Not accepting blue prints, carbon paper, cardboard, napkins, tissues, paper towels or plates, Tyvek envelopes, or three-ring binders.

Boxes or other containers will be emptied and returned to you


 Donna adds: For the electronics recycling drive on 23 April:  we could start spreading the word now and coordinate a drop-off to the collection point.  I have an SUV that can transport a lot of stuff, so if people can't make the event & want to drop off stuff for me to take to donate, we can coordinate that.  Just don't give me stuff for which I will need to pay a fee!  You have enough advance notice to offer to take things from your workplace, place of worship, and/or neighbors to recycle.


-Also, it's almost Earth Day (April 22), and there are many events going on all over Columbus.Three of our affiliates have events! Go to, and see the whole range of options in locations from right here in Clintonville, the  near East side, Hilltop, and many more! 

Our affiliates: 

Urban Farming at Four Seasons City Farm,

Clintonville CRC's Midgarden: First Day of Spring...Cleaning! ;-), and 

Growing and Growth Collective's Earth Day Service Celebration in King-Lincoln-Bronzeville


-The Care & Share Time Bank contest is still open!  We already have declared one winner, and we are working on his project. We are on the lookout for more!  If you have an idea for increasing membership in the CSTB, submit your idea to  If we select your idea, you could: 

increase the membership of the CSTB

Get more members and thereby increase the resources in the CSTB for you to request offers from

Win $25

Enter today!

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Past events

We had a wonderful  GATHERING ON MARCH 21 at 6:30pm!!

Our presenter, Art Yoho, would like to start his presentation at 6:45, so I would ask that we all limit our introductions and exchanges to about 2 minutes each.

Art Yoho, who is working on the community solar project for the Cooke Road Corridor Renewable Neighborhood, spoke to us about his project.

Art shares, “Community driven and distributed renewable energy is a new model for electric power. It offers the ability for individuals to share in the ownership and benefits and by Doing so contribute to the common good. Caring and sharing in the context of this project has ecological, social, and economic concerns and is wide open for sharing. Practically and perhaps poetically everything we can contribute came from the Sun and now we can receive and contribute even more. This is a great time to be involved.”

Our speaker, Art, has shared a story with us.  “The Sun, caring, and sharing are topics in this document. If it is appropriately serves the audience it is offered as perspective only, not persuasion. I will only refer to it if asked and the presentation will be focused on the specifics of our neighborhood driven desire for a life style of zero emissions. “

Thanks for the Feb. 21 GATHERING

Cathy Cowan Becker, our speaker, shared her fabulous slideshow with us!

She requests that anyone citing it provide credit to her:


WELCOME to the Feb. 21 GATHERING (formerly potluck).  Here's the schedule:


6:30-6:40ish, We introduce ourselves and talk about anything (typical greetings). We'll try to limit these greetings so that we can have plenty of time for our presenter!


Then we will take about 15 minutes to watch a video to bring us all up-to-speed about community solar till 6:55.


A member had brought up the fact that she didn't plan to attend a "solar" Gathering because she is a renter, and therefore she can't do solar.  Others have told me that their house isn't right for it, others tell me it's impractical for them due to shade, expense, it's too "ugly", their homeowner's association won't allow it, etc.  I urge you all to watch:   Basically, we can all do this!


Then we will hear from our guest speaker,  Cathy Cowan Becker - an expert on renewable energy and chair of Ready for 100 Ohio for about 20 minutes.  She will talk about the development of utility scale solar in Ohio, and a little bit about community solar.


The remaining few minutes before 7:30 will be a question and answer period.



Time: Feb 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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The CSTB Holiday party was wonderful!  What a special time to support each other and our community!

In November, we had a Thanksgiving party!  We shared pictures and recipes for the holiday.  Vies some highlights here.

Then AmyCeccoli presented DIY cleanser ideas!

In October, we had a Halloween party!
It was held over Zoom on Sunday, October 18 at 6:30pm.
 Many people came in costume and showed off decorations, some cooked creepy things with a Halloween theme, we shared Halloween jokes and we shared pictures of a costume from past Halloweens!

In September:
Please join us for this interesting presentation from AARP!

6:30 The Meeting will begin.  We will have 20 minutes to greet each other, share news, and generally enhance our community. (and have a "sharing table".  )

6:50  We will be joined by Joyce Madison of AARP to discuss fraud in the time of COVID.

It will include fraud prevention on identity theft, how to outsmart cyber-attacks and the latest on coronavirus scams.

She will present for approximately 20 minutes, and then have a Q & A period.

7:30 We will adjourn.

The Care and Share Time Bank is committed to serving the needs of the public while taking precautionary steps on behalf of our members and the community. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are monitoring information and following guidelines provided by our city, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

We will keep you informed of any additional changes in operation as this rapidly changing public health situation continues. 

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Interested in joining the Care and Share Time Bank?
First, watch the following video recording of an “orientation” meeting to the time bank. 
Next, please look at the Handbook.
Second, take notes with any questions you may have.
Third, send an email to Vilvi Vannak, CSTB Board President, to arrange the completion of your membership application. 

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CSTB Affiliates: Partners in Your Community!

First Unitarian Universalist Church in Columbus

Simply Living

Interfaith Association of Central Ohio

Pyramid Community Development Corporation

Clintonville Energy Collaborative

Sunny Glen Wellness

The Juniper School

Sunbury Urban Farm

Four Seasons City Farm

Columbus Literacy Council

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