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Culturally Induced Madness

Posted by Rick Dubrow on May 4, 2015 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

When I was born in 1951 new homes averaged about 300 square feet per person.  Compare this to about 900 square feet per person in 2003… a tripling in size in just 50 years. With this super-sizing comes the inherent fact that our homes generate more pollution and global warming gases than our cars! Our homes demand more energy consumption (12.2 barrels per person per year) than the food we eat (10 barrels per year) and the cars we drive (9 barrels per year).

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Chicks-Red Layers

Posted by Rosette on April 23, 2015 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

My daughters and I hatched out 26 chicks in our old-fashioned turn it yourself incubator.

We live on a city lot and need to sell them before the neighbors find out :-)!

These are a Rhode Island Red/Leghorn cross, so as one buyer said, "They will lay out the wazzoo"

Hatched date April 7

Straight Run

$3 each…

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Mutating Within

Posted by Rick Dubrow on April 17, 2015 at 6:23pm 2 Comments

I’m 64 years old now. Beyond 60, the youth of old age.  Approaching retirement; defining retirement; exploring succession planning.

What will A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio look like during, and after, Cindi and I extract ourselves from the helm.  Will this extraction be slow or sudden? Will we reduce our hours along a descending, straight line, or along a series of steps leading from fulltime to zero? Great questions, ones we’re discussing daily.  But this…

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Pulverized, Ground-up Civilization

Posted by Rick Dubrow on March 16, 2015 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Dust permeates our indoor environment.  It’s everywhere, some of it natural – dead skin, soil, pollen, dust mites.  Some of it unnatural - chemicals, pesticides, rubber, herbicides - all these and more comprise the dust inside our homes and places of work.

What many people don't know is that toxic chemicals are brought inside all the time, simply by wearing your shoes indoors, or from your pets coming in after romping around the yard.  We…

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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.

 

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Culturally Induced Madness

When I was born in 1951 new homes averaged about 300 square feet per person.  Compare this to about 900 square feet per person in 2003… a tripling in size in just 50 years. With this super-sizing comes the inherent fact that our homes generate more pollution and global warming gases than our cars! Our homes demand more energy consumption (12.2 barrels per person per year) than the food we eat (10 barrels per year) and the cars we drive (9 barrels per year).No wonder we’re referred to…See More
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Brian Kerkvliet replied to Brian Kerkvliet's discussion Rental Opportunity at Inspiration Farm in the group Community Living
"Give us a call and we can talk more about what you are looking for. 398-7061 Brian "
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Hank Kastner replied to Hank Kastner's discussion Hemenway description of Permaculture in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Thanks for the response David. I am familiar with & appreciative of Holmgren's comments & essays, but don't have his book yet. I'll have to take the next step! (I had been wondering about Gaia's Garden.)"
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David MacLeod replied to Hank Kastner's discussion Hemenway description of Permaculture in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Hi Hank, Yes, I strongly agree with Hemenway, and am often frustrated with the stubborn idea that equates Permaculture with gardening in such a way that limits interest.  People interested in the general topic of "sustainability"…"
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Brooke Kaemingk replied to Brian Kerkvliet's discussion Rental Opportunity at Inspiration Farm in the group Community Living
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