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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

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 Heather K on July 10, 2010 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 11th at 5-ish.
Northern Urban Neighbor's Potluck at Jasmin's

Each Sunday though the summer (before school begins) there are plans to gather together at 5pm and share a potluck picnic meal on the land....Let Jasmin know if you would like to host or help us share the invitation.
Info posted below. This potluck is inclusive of any who consider themselves a Transition Whatcom northern urban neighbor or a friend of northern neighbors......share the invite...
We need someone to volunteer to help coordinate rotating the backyard sites to share a meal on the land, and to help invite neighbors & friends by both phone & emails...
.(I'm just the part-time messenger and Jasmin is offering the vision and has been host 3 times)

Possibly folks will carpool from Jasmins after the meal to New Moon Ceremony out near VanZandt.
Comment by Heather K on July 4, 2010 at 4:17pm
Northern Urban Neighbor's Potluck at Jasmin's again today July 4th at 5pm. Info posted below. Unknown how long the potluck will last as this is a holiday night with evening music & fireworks in town.
This potluck is in the political boundaries of the Columbia neighborhood, but only 2 blocks from the Birchwood boundaries, and is inclusive of any who consider themselves a TW northern urban neighbor or friend.
Comment by Heather K on June 23, 2010 at 12:22pm
Potluck - Picnic Style - Sunday June 27th - 5 pm
"Northern Urban Neighbor's Circle Dinner"

-First location of the summer:
Jasmin & Lonnie's at 1511 East Maplewood (NW & Meridian)
. (Note- Not W maplewood).
Walk slowly through the garden,
into the deep backyard edible forest clearing.

To Bring: potluck dish & eating utensils, and
blanket/mat/pillows to sit on the earth in a shared eating circle.

If you want more info leave a comment on Jasmin
(sounds like 'yahs-min') L. personal page.
(I'm just the messenger and may miss this shared time together).

If its Raining then Postponed until following Sunday, July 4th.

Remember to invite your neighbors,
who may not be online or may be isolated.

(I'm posting this on both the TW Birchwood & TW Columbia groups, but anyone who considers themselves a northern neighbor
or friend is welcome).

(Future Sunday gatherings to follow at another neighbor who invites us for the next neighbors outdoor 'Circle Dinner-Picnic' ).
Purpose: To circle together, share a meal, and enable sharing & networking.
Comment by David MacLeod on May 3, 2010 at 10:41pm
Thank you Christy. I can also be a co-administrator.
Comment by christy in Bham on April 27, 2010 at 10:22am

You will be missed, thanks for everything you have done here. I am happy to be administrator or co-adminstrator (I'd prefer the latter, got my hands full right now) if no one else has offered.

Best -C
Comment by Alicia Wills on April 27, 2010 at 8:19am
Bye, Juliet - at least from the neighborhood to a neighboring one. Thanks for all the energy you put into this neighborhood and good luck with your re-settling.
Comment by Juliet Thompson on April 25, 2010 at 11:39pm
Hi there,
As a follow up to my email, there can be several administrators of the Transition Birchwood site. The only real "power" one has is to delete members, or promote other members to administrator.
Bye bye to Birchwood, and hello to Laurel. We will miss our kindly Birchwood neighbors, and this beautiful place to live!
Comment by David MacLeod on April 25, 2010 at 3:01pm
Yes, it's true! Our house purchase on Cherrywood Ave. is closing tomorrow (Mon. April 26th). We'll be in the moving process from now through April 30th. It's nice to be able to spread it out over a few days.

So how is TB coming along? Who's in the T-BIG (Transition Birchwood Initiating Group)? When's your Great Unleashing scheduled for?
Comment by Heather K on April 18, 2010 at 2:34pm
I agree Angela re exhaust fumes & edible plants, though I'm not able to refer to research papers, its pretty intuitive.
If there is a better location for a Birchwood community garden, my guess would be to let Becky Curtis the Coordinator Community First! Gardens',know.
. It's our tax earnings that help pay for the ag-extension department. Is there room at one of the parks?
The topic of Birchwoods community gardens & school gardens would be worth starting a seperate Discussion. Sure would be great if someone would attend this Sunday meeting & share what they learn.
Comment by Angela MacLeod on April 18, 2010 at 8:51am
This garden site will be close to two major traffic zones (I-5 and Northwest ave). Does anyone know how far the exhaust pollution from traffic falls to the earth? I don't know but I've always been wary of harvesting food that grows near streets.

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