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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

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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 Heather K on April 18, 2010 at 5:37am
Per Shanon's Garden E-News-
A community garden is being planned for the Birchwood Neighborhood, on private land. owned by Faith Lutheran Church. (Near Intersection of Northwest and I-5)
A planning meeting will be on THIS Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 4:30.
The purpose of the garden is to make good use of our property by providing local residents a place to garden.
We hope to learn more about the community's interest in this project and hope that area residents will attend. Feel free to contact below person for more information, or if you would like to attend, or if you have some helpful information. Edward Alexander
(360) 223-7349____________The above info relayed from :
The Community First! Gardens Project supports neighborhoods in creating and maintaining community gardens in which residents can grow their own food. CF!G Project goals are to help expand access to community gardens, thereby increasing self-sufficiency and local food security with nutritious, fresh produce; to provide opportunities for environmental education and stewardship of land; and to help create neighborhood gathering places that are welcoming to all, while fostering cooperative, community-building relationships within neighborhoods.
Becky Curtis, Coordinator Community First! Gardens
www.whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/gardening/cfg
community.firstgardens@wsu.edu
Comment by Juliet Thompson on April 15, 2010 at 2:13am
Shuksan Middle School has an opportunity to help young people get a new school garden started there. The work party is this Saturday from 9-12. I'm attaching a flyer.Shuksan work party.pdf
Comment by Alicia Wills on April 13, 2010 at 7:45am
Wow, lots of egg-lovers out there! I'm at capacity. B'gak...
Comment by Alicia Wills on April 12, 2010 at 6:49pm
Welcome Jasmin! And to all the Birchwoodies who might check this: my girls are laying up a storm and I have room for a few more egg customers. $3/dozen for multicolored organic eggs from happy free-range chickens - with (often) a duck egg or two thrown in. I live on Bennett Drive near Alderwood and will be setting up a cooler so folks can drop by to pick up eggs and leave $$. If you're interested, send me a message with your phone number and we'll talk.
Comment by jasmin liepa on April 7, 2010 at 12:50pm
Hi!!!Look forward to connecting with neighbors...and sharing knowledge and......what comes in abundance....jasmin
Comment by Cindi Landreth on April 5, 2010 at 9:20pm
NOOOOOOO!!! IT CAN'T BE TRUE!!!!!!! Let's put out an APB for (how many?) chickens! I can just see it in the Cascade Weekly Police blotter! We have pics! We can identify them - and they couldn't have wandered away on their own! Is the sign still there?? I have reported this to the TWIG, by the way.
Comment by Juliet Thompson on April 5, 2010 at 8:00pm
THE CHICKENS ARE AWOL! THEY DISAPPEARED FROM HARRIS ST. AND 21ST JUST 2 DAYS AFTER THEY WERE PUT UP! I JUST FOUND OUT, O $%^&(*%$(!!
Comment by Cindi Landreth on April 5, 2010 at 3:31pm
Hi Juliet - who is bringing the flock of urban chickens that have been pecking their way around the city?
Comment by mark huber on April 5, 2010 at 2:33pm
Hello Transition Birchwood Members!
Hey, I hope many of you will consider riding bikes to the Great Unleashing event this Sat.- I'm wondering if any of you have bike trailers that we can include in our ride (if they're not already slated for bringing children)... and if anyone would like to collaborate on a quick banner strategy for such bike trailers, if they're made available. We could just pull some hearty native shrubs along, but it would be nice to promote Transtion and the event with some signage as well. Look forward to seeing you and/or hearing from you-
Mark
Comment by Juliet Thompson on April 2, 2010 at 11:13am
Hi there,
We're meeting at 8:15 on Saturday April 10th to ride bicycles to the Great Unleashing! Decorate your bike, and be ready to join the human powered parade to Bellingham High School. We'll meet at the westside Birchwood Elementary parking lot and ride downtown to the La Fiamma parking lot together. We'll pick a route according to the ability of the riders. It's a bit of a trip, 4 to 5 miles altogether, and I totally encourage you to call me (738-2148) if you need support, a trailer, or other resources. If you are way inspired, and want to be organized, decorated and carry a sign, all the better!
Juliet
 

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