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Community Resience starts with Seeds

Posted by Terri Wilde on March 21, 2022 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Salish Seeds .....Local Community Seed Project

The Salish Seed Guild has started a remarkable project toward local food security. We are collectively growing out useful seed for home gardeners that are selected for and adapting to Whatcom County.  We knew at the beginning of the pandemic that it was well time to take our community's sustainability seriously. While we had been organizing Bellingham's community seed swap for years, much of the seed shared was last year's left overs from…

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Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One Straw Revolutionary - May 2016

Posted by David Pike on January 18, 2020 at 5:18pm 0 Comments



An Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One-Straw Revolutionary

May 4th 2016

By: David Pike



Since The One-Straw Revolution was published in 1978 it has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over one million copies worldwide. In “One-Straw” as the book has been dubbed, Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka presented an entirely new approach to agriculture which he called “natural farming.” After 25 years of research and trials he demonstrated he could achieve yields…

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Ten Weeks In

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 22, 2017 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Succession came to pass on July 1st, ten weeks ago. A-1 Builders, Inc. is now A-1 Builders, A Design/Build, Worker-Owned Cooperative!  My former employees are now my bosses! For the time being I’m helping the new team deal with marketing on a part time basis; my hours worked per week since July 1st has been on the order of working 1/4 hour a week!  Can’t really call this ‘part time’; I think I’ll call it ‘microscopic time’.

Perhaps in other…

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Slow Sand Fresh Water Filter

Posted by David Culver on November 22, 2016 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

I live in an all-electric home and when the power grid is out we have nothing. No water, no sewer, lights, cooking or anything else. I will have a generator to run sparingly to keep the freezer and the refrigerator going. Our home is a passive solar home with great insulation.

If the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake happens, the grid could be out for a year. During that time, with the well pump not working, we will need a source of clean fresh water.

A slow sand filter, made…

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Second Aid: Lessons Learned From Past Adventures

Posted by Rick Dubrow on November 3, 2016 at 11:51am 0 Comments

All too often I’ll run into another hiker and the following conversation ensues:

“How many nights are you staying out?”

“None… I hope. We’re on a day hike.”

“Then why are you carrying so large a pack?

Allow me to unpack my answer… an answer that addresses situations well beyond wilderness travel. An answer that extends into my settled, civilized life as well.  Why, at home, are Cindi and I prepared for a major natural or…

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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

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* These funds will be used to keep this website up and running. They may also be used to support our various activities, i.e. Transition Film Series at the Limelight, design grants, the Skilshare Faire. Please email twog@gmail.com if you have questions.

*  PayPal takes a percentage of your donation - if you'd like to send us a check you may make it out to: Transition Whatcom and mail it to: 2416 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many, many thanks for your support!

 

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You can find other TW members in your neighborhood by typing your neighborhood into the search box on the Members page.

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 resource scarcity);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

Transition Initiatives make 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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Forward - Transition Community Group - Third Meeting at Cornwall Park, North Picnic Shelter

May 22, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm
Our next meeting will be 4:00-6:00 on Sunday May 22ndth at the North Picnic Shelter at Cornwall Park. Site details are available at https://cob.org/services/recreation/rental-facilities/picnic-shelters/cornwall-north-shelter-2.We’ll enjoy a meal together, spend a bit of time looking at our carbon footprints, check out some resources to support individual action, and then shift our focus…See More
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Resist, Repair, Re-imagine, Regenerate at Online

May 23, 2022 at 5pm to June 23, 2022 at 7pm
Transition U.S. Event: Regenerative Communities Design Lab R4 Workshop Series We are excited to announce the launch of our R4 Practicum, a workshop series hosted by Transition US’ ReGenerative Communities Design Lab (RCDL). The RCDL is a key project of the ReGeneration Nation campaign, a 3-year program focused on nurturing the development of local,…See More
May 7
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B'ham Naked Bike Ride #12: Riders of the Post-Apocalypse at Flow Shala

June 5, 2022 from 3pm to 8pm
The Bellingham Naked Bike Ride is BACK after a 2 year Covid hiatus. This years theme is post-apocalypse- we’ve survived an apocalyptic few years, and we want to celebrate that survival! Come and enjoy body painting, music, and the freedom to exist the way you were born- NAKED! The body painting starts at 3 pm in the parking lot of Floshallah, located at 203 W Chestnut. The ride begins at 4 and ends at 4:30 in the same spot. Join us after the ride for our body positive dance party and Mad Max…See More
May 6
Zachary Robertson posted an event
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B'ham Naked Bike Ride #12: Riders of the Post-Apocalypse at Flow Shala

June 5, 2022 from 3pm to 8pm
The Bellingham Naked Bike Ride is BACK after a 2 year Covid hiatus. This years theme is post-apocalypse- we’ve survived an apocalyptic few years, and we want to celebrate that survival! Come and enjoy body painting, music, and the freedom to exist the way you were born- NAKED! The body painting starts at 3 pm in the parking lot of Floshallah, located at 203 W Chestnut. The ride begins at 4 and ends at 4:30 in the same spot. Join us after the ride for our body positive dance party and Mad Max…See More
May 6
Matt Bryant posted a video

Introducing "Forward"

Forward is a community group to support individual and collective transition to sustainable living, co-coordinated by Jessica Radovich and Matt Bryant, in pa...
Apr 30
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Forward - Community Group - Second Meeting at Cornwall Park, North Picnic Shelter

May 8, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm
Our next meeting will be 4:00-6:00 on May 8th at the North Picnic Shelter at Cornwall Park. Site details are available at https://cob.org/services/recreation/rental-facilities/picnic-shelters/cornwall-north-shelter-2. We'll be discussing our climate change predicament, reflect on what it means for us, and consider what we can do on the individual level to respond. We'll also start…See More
Apr 30
Matt Bryant posted an event
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Forward - Community Group - Second Meeting at Cornwall Park, North Picnic Shelter

May 8, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm
Our next meeting will be 4:00-6:00 on May 8th at the North Picnic Shelter at Cornwall Park. Site details are available at https://cob.org/services/recreation/rental-facilities/picnic-shelters/cornwall-north-shelter-2. We'll be discussing our climate change predicament, reflect on what it means for us, and consider what we can do on the individual level to respond. We'll also start…See More
Apr 30
 
 
 

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