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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
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Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2018

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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 dan welch on September 27, 2010 at 10:22am
Hi Birchwoodians,
Just a reminder that our Birchwood Neighborhood Association meeting is Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 28th, from 6:30-8:00pm, in the Birchwood Elementary School Cafeteria. Come for pizza and hear the following presenters address important issues for our neighborhood.
Gina Austin, Bellingham Parks Department: the progress on Little Squalicum Creek Park contaminated materials cleanup and the next steps for the Park
Matt Packuss: the negative impact of airport expansion .
Kulshan Community Land Trust: update on the proposed Lafayette/Indiana St. affordable housing development.
Jack Weiss, City Councilman: possible addition of bike lanes on Northwest Ave.
Eve Magyar, Bellingham Technical College: update on construction
hope to see everyone there!
Comment by dan welch on September 24, 2010 at 3:03pm
Birchwoodites, Birchwoodsters, Birchwooders,

We just had Cameron Garcia resign from the Neighborhood Association Board. Please wish him well on his move.
Please keep your ear open for anyone that might be interested in filling Cameron's position.
We will be rewriting the neighborhoods "vision statement" this year and organizing to rewrite the neighborhood plan over the next year. We could use some good help.
Comment by David MacLeod on September 24, 2010 at 2:34pm
Birchwood School Garden Work Party
Will be having their first garden work party of the year this Monday, September 27th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Starbucks as our sponsors. We will be helping our wonderful garden transition into the fall season. There will be more opportunities on weekends to follow! The Birchwood Garden Kids hope to see you there!
Comment by David MacLeod on September 15, 2010 at 12:06pm
Welcome to the Birchwood group Dan Welch!
Comment by Alicia Wills on September 4, 2010 at 8:57am
I think it's a good idea to have a meeting/potluck. Time to visit but also to discuss ways in which we can build our community and work together even more than we already do. For example, Cari has been trying to get an Azure Buying Circle going with a Birchwood drop-off - we could pass on info about that and other opportunities. I could host here but it would be weather-dependent. Probably better to get an indoor place given this year's weird weather.
Comment by jasmin liepa on September 3, 2010 at 4:23pm
I agree!!! the more potlucks the better!!!!!
Comment by David MacLeod on September 3, 2010 at 12:22pm
Amy Martin sent out a message the other day suggesting a Transition Birchwood potluck. Although Jasmin and Heather have been organizing Sunday potlucks through the summer (see note below), it sounds like a good idea to me to have an official Transition Birchwood meeting/potluck, possibly late Sept./early October.

Amy, are you willing to host?
Comment by Heather K on August 1, 2010 at 4:25am
Sunday August 1st - “Northern Urban Neighbor's Land-Circle Potluck" hosted at Sandie L & landmates off Marine Drive- (out of the inner urban zone but within level biking distance! - Contact Jasmin or Sandie L for directions) 5pm Details on June 23 comment.
Location needed for Sun Aug 8 & 15th (speak with Jasmin).
Many fruits of the earth shared at last weeks land circle potluck in the birch-hood by the alder grove!
Comment by Heather K on July 20, 2010 at 10:13pm
Next "Northern Urban Neighbor's Land-Circle Potluck" on Sunday July 25th at 5pm in Birchwood neighborhood at 3032 Alderwood.
RSVP to Jasmin L if you plan to attend and see original June 23rd post for fuller details.
We had a great time last Sunday sharing circle & meal on Jana's land, and the Sunday before that on Jasmin/Lonnie garden!

Let Jasmin L know if you'd like to host sometime in mid August on a sunday eve.
Comment by Alicia Wills on July 15, 2010 at 12:07pm
Here's your chance to meet more Birchwood community and find what you need at one place! 5-7 of us - mostly TW and TB (Birchwood) members - are shedding groovy stuff at a driveway flea market on Saturday July 24th (9-4), with a dollar and under sale on Sunday the 25th (9-1). At my place - 3319 Bennett Drive - near Alderwood. Come meet more Birchwood neighbors and find treasures: garden stuff, art, clothing, tools, very cool knick-knacks, books and more. See you there!!

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