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Transition Birchwood

Birchwood Neighborhood was developed in the 1920's with small bungalows and large yards - up to an acre. Birchwood Victory Gardeners can help to increase our local food supply.

Location: Bellingham, Washington
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2018

Discussion Forum

Birchwood Neighborhood Mtg with Port Candidates Tonight 8/27

Started by David MacLeod Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello All,In response to feedback regarding Bellingham Airport Expansion from our neighborhood events, the Birchwood Neighborhood Association is co-hosting a Town Hall Meeting with Columbia…Continue

Small Family Looking for "Home", in Birchwood?

Started by Bryan Krueger Aug 26, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi Whatcome Transitioners!We are a family of four, with two little girls (2 yo and 1 mo) and are currently in Spokane. We are heading to resettle in the "better half" of the state ;) very soon and…Continue

Squalicum Park Phase 3

Started by David MacLeod. Last reply by David MacLeod Apr 3, 2013. 2 Replies

For your info, here below are some notes from the most recent Birchwood Neighborhood Assoc. meeting, where one item on the agenda was Squalicum Park. I have been the recipient of some emails on this…Continue

Birchwood Neighborhood Watershed Walk: May 12, 2012

Started by David MacLeod Apr 16, 2012. 0 Replies

Birchwood Neighborhood Watershed Walk – May 12 at 10am Are you curious about where the water in your neighborhood flows? Are you motivated to reduce pollution in your local waterways? Did you know…Continue

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Comment by David MacLeod on July 6, 2011 at 10:15am

"The Dirt on Composting" happening today in our neighborhood: 5pm at Faith Lutheran Community Garden on corner of Northwest and McLeod.

Comment by David MacLeod on March 19, 2011 at 7:16pm

Northwest Ave Bike Lanes Open House March 23 2011




Bellingham Public Works Department invites the public to comment on proposed bicycle lanes along Northwest Avenue/ Elm/ Dupont Streets




Start: 07:00 PM


End: 09:00 PM




Shucksan Middle School Commons, 2717 Alderwood Avenue




Brent Baldwin, Development Manager Public Works Department 779-7940,

Comment by David MacLeod on February 8, 2011 at 12:13pm

Please see message below from Pastor Swanson regarding a new community garden in the neighborhood


I'm glad to be able to tell you that at the annual meeting of the congregation this past Sunday (Jan 30) the Faith Community Garden was approved by a large majority.  We have $5,000 in hand towards the water line, and as soon as the rest of the funds are in hand we will be breaking ground.  Grant apps are ready to go, and so are we!!!
If anyone in Birchwood neighborhood is interested in reserving one of the raised beds, or wants to help out in any way, please contact us.  For further details and progress on the project, visit our website:  The garden page will be up and running within the next few days.
Pastor Sharon Swanson
Faith Lutheran Church
2750 McLeod Road, Bellingham, WA 98225    360 733-3970

Comment by David MacLeod on January 11, 2011 at 8:44pm

Join me at the gathering for neighborhood initiative representatives on Jan. 13:

Comment by dan welch on December 13, 2010 at 12:16pm
For those who did not receive the message.

Bike rally tonight @ 630 in front of city hall.

Before the City Council is a proposal to speed up the installation of bike lanes along NW ave. This is the only bike aterial into North Bellingham and the safest route to WWC.

Please print off this flyer:

share with friends, and meet us @ 630 in front of Bellingham City hall for the rally!


Comment by David MacLeod on November 10, 2010 at 2:39pm
Transition Whatcom/Transition Birchwood is on the agenda for the next neighborhood association meeting. Come offer your support and meet more of your Birchwood neighbors!

Birchwood Neighborhood Association Meeting
Tuesday November 16, 2010 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Birchwood Elementary School Cafeteria

Join us for the last meeting of 2010

Please share with those who do not have email access


1. Crime prevention: Officer Kat Dearborn

2. Bellingham Technical College update: Eve Magyar

3. Transition Whatcom/Birchwood: David MacLeod
4. Birchwood PTSA Scrip program

5. Announcements:

Board vacancies and elections at annual meeting in January

Little Squalicum Creek Park replanting ideas
Comment by Angela MacLeod on October 11, 2010 at 7:11am
As a Kulshan Community Land Trust home owner and Birchwood neighborhood resident I am helping get the word out about this work party in our neighborhood. The location is at Indiana and Lafayette where the Land Trust is currently in the process of purchasing a number of lots that are adjacent to a trail that many locals use. I really appreciate the Land Trust's desire for this site and future homes to be a positive contribution to the neighborhood. . This work party is an opportunity to see the site and help give it a head start. (actual building is a few years off.) I'm hoping that the garden spots could be cultivated next spring and produce veggies for anyone who needs them. Here's the info:

Saturday October 23rd 9am to 1pm.

Location: At the corner of Indiana and Lafayette. (take Indiana off Patton to the end of Indiana just 2 blocks)

Join KulshanCLT as we prepare garden spots, weed and prune fruit trees at our new home sites. This site is adjacent to a popular neighborhood walking trail and our work will preserve and enhance the natural features enjoyed by all. We will be pruning fruit trees of an old orchard to help the trees. Removal of invasive weeds and doing the first steps to prepare for vegetable gardens to enhance our local resiliency.

This is a family, kid-friendly event!

Preregistration is requested. Call the Whatcom Volunteer Center, 734-3055.

Coffee, Snacks and Pizza will be provided.
Bring: Gloves, and if you have them, any of the following: pruners, loppers, shovels and rakes. (label your tools)
Comment by Cari Duffy on October 5, 2010 at 1:17pm
Amy, I received an email from you via Transition Birchwood and hope it's okay to repond here. Yes, we do have eggs for sale on Cherrywood. Organic. You're welcome to call for more information if you're interested: 756-1165.
Comment by David MacLeod on September 29, 2010 at 9:36pm
Regarding a meeting/potluck. I'm glad folks are showing interest. I'm VERY interested, BUT October has become a jam-packed month! Not sure when I could fit it in...maybe during the last week?

Anyone want to take on hosting/organizing? Various dates could be posted on Doodle, and people could respond with dates that work for them.
Comment by David MacLeod on September 29, 2010 at 9:32pm

Work Party for Vets Farm
Saturday, October 2 @9:00 a.m.

An appeal for a work party to convene in the Birchwood neighborhood on Sat. Oct. 2 at 9 a.m.
Ed Hoban is putting together a farm/garden program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. I need help in clearing a weedy, overgrown lot, turning the soil and planting a cover crop in anticipation of getting some veterans farming it in the spring.
It would be helpful if you could bring a shovel (or two in case somebody shows up without one), and if you have any knowledge of pruning fruit trees, some pruning shears.

Please contact Ed if you can make it, and he will give you the address. Thanks, Ed Hoban

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