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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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Shared House Situation with Mindfulness

Are you a healer or a metaphysical practitioner on a path to mindfulness? I'm looking to move into a mindful household in Cornwall Park, Lettered Streets, or Sunnyland (residential sections).Ideal household:Open to having an astrology/coaching practice in the homeGluten-Free and Vegetarian or VeganNo cats, but other pets are fineWood or linoleum floors (no carpets)Open minded and positive vibe atmosphere (no TV news or dark movies, etc)Warm, friendly, congenialAware of…See More
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Joy Monjure is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Jamie Jedinak commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"MATURE WOMAN SEEKING HOUSING ~  Hello, I provide private in-home Elder care for a living ~ I am fully trained/licensed by WA state and insured.I am also a fiber artist with a studio.I am looking for a living place to share on land, preferably a…"
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Charles Law is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Yarnarchy Fiber Camp at Finney Farm

August 16, 2014 at 10am to August 17, 2014 at 3pm
Yarnarchy Fiber Camp! August 16th and 17th, 10am-3pm Interested in a fiber arts but you aren’t sure if you’re a knitter or a felter? Have you been bitten by the fiber bug but want to know more? Yarnarchy Fiber Camp is great way to explore a wide range of fiber arts! Students will be introduced to knitting, wet felting, needle felting, spinning, dyeing, fiber processing, and weaving. At least one project in each area will be started and/or completed, and students will go home with materials,…See More
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Theater belongs to the people: Occupying Rome's Teatro Valle

The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens.

Making Good Food Affordable

I'm always stunned at how uninformed many people are regarding the nutritional benefits (and costs) of the food they buy and eat. 

Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

With sea levels rising, coastal communities...in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges.

Our watershed moment

We humans need water for life, we love it for leisure, we make art out of it; yet we also waste it, dirty it, privatise it, use it as a weapon and, most dangerously, stir it up brutally in the form of manmade climate change.

Shales vs. solar: An investment perspective

But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.

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