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All the Peak Moment Videos Filmed at Inspiration Farm

Posted by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place.  Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).

I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.…

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Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Posted by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…

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Open Source Everything

Posted by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 19, 2014 at 10:44pm 1 Comment

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

Nafeez Ahmed

Thursday 19 June 2014

theguardian.com…

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New Energy Report from IEA Forecasts Decline in North American Oil Supply

Posted by David MacLeod on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:

NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency…

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Come to the Farm and Be Inspired! Primary Practical Permaculture

Posted by David MacLeod on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm 0 Comments

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

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If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on…

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Welcome to Transition Whatcom's Community Networking Site!

This is a community networking site for those interested in helping us achieve our vision of resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County with a local food supply, sustainable energy sources, a healthy local economy, and a growing sense of vitality and community well-being.

About Transition Whatcom

See Transition Whatcom sponsored events here.


Transition Film Series

Provide your thoughts on what film TW should show next! Visit the group to add your comments.

Help the TWOG

Help with existing projects of the Transition Whatcom Organizing Group or suggest projects you are willing to help with! Join the discussion.

To learn more about Transition Whatcom, Start Here


We aim to unleash the collective genius of our community to find the answers to this momentous question:

For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we...

Dramatically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
Significantly increase resilience (in response to peak oil);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

The goal of Transition Whatcom (and all Transition Initiatives) is to create a long term Energy Descent Action Pathway, a blueprint- by the community, for the community- of how to significantly reduce energy use and yet provide for our basic needs in times of energy scarcity.

 

Transition Initiativesmake no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and to start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

(Why Transition, Peak Oil, Climate Change, Economy, Peak Everything)

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Tour Inspiration Farm at Inspiration Farm

July 25, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
To further develop the connection between the farm and the community we are offering these tours. Tours are a great way to learn and visit the farm. See first hand what it takes to turn a landscape into a productive vibrant sustainable system. We will show you what makes Permaculture and Biodynamic farming systems thrive in food abundance at the same time we regenerate the land and build soil! Tours will cover land, water, nutrient, biomass and animal management systems.We have been swamped…See More
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Nicole Kilgos left a comment for Garrett Snedaker
"Hi Garrett, I'm interested in Tiny Houses and have just been talking to my husband about the realities of transitioning into one, including needing a place to park it!  So, it's ironic to open the Transition Whatcom page for the first…"
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Patricia Herlevi added 2 discussions to the group Community Asks and Offers
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"My new subheading: Metaphysics for Everyday Living"
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Cindi Landreth is attending Heather Harmony's event
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Sacred Space Healing Sound Circle at My cosy home.

July 17, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Come out and honor your spirit in a sound circle with intent to go deeply into the experience of authentic being. We will take time to create sacred intentions, breathe deeply, and just BE in a meditative state; either sitting meditation or quiet moving meditation of your choice. When: the following Thursdays: June 19; July 3, 17 & 31, 2014. Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Please call or email your intent to attend, and for clear directions.  …See More
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David MacLeod commented on Cindi Landreth's group Heart and Soul
"Join me tonight (July 17) and again on July 31 for the Sacred Space Healing Sound Circle with Heather Harmony at 851 Democrat Lane, from 7:30 to…"
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California Passes Bill to Legalize Complementary Currencies

A community without dollars is not a community without wealth – this basic insight lies at the heart of the community resilience movement.

Growing the Open Food Revolution

The open food movement has been developing at a pace in recent months through projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food.

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste

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Farming peace for Palestine

Olive trees in the Holy Land are a renowned symbol of peace.

Lessons of DIY Urbanism in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Perhaps DIY refugee camps like Zaatari will eventually teach municipal governments around the world a few things about unleashing the cooperative capacities of people and making their cities more robust, productive and liveable

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