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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 Alicia Wills on October 28, 2009 at 12:43am
Revolving work parties are certainly fun. A group of us, many of us neighbors in Birchwood, did that last year. What has continued out of that is a deepening mini-neighborhood community within a few blocks of each other. The idea of growing community from your immediate neighbors outward appeals to me. Those living closest to each of us will be the ones we stand together with when challenging times present themselves.
Comment by Heather K on October 28, 2009 at 12:12am
Oops - Re my suggestions....I think I'll slow down & allow our potluck host decide on who & which neighborhood blocks she wants to invite to her home on 11/8....
I at first thought the invite was to neighbors/members/gardeners on this Birchwood group. . . .
Maybe someday we'll create a rolving transition potluck to different blocks when the sun shines longer....This summer there were many great Tuesday rolving-garden-work parties where the host provided the meal.
Someday a community garden with a fire-circle-rain-shelter and shared greenhouse & orchard would be a delight!
Bellingham is blossoming!

Re: Comment by Juliet Thompson 1 day ago
We're having a potluck on Sunday November 8th at 4 pm for any Birchwood gardener types. Please bring and field any ideas for collaboration you have. My own inspiration at present is the thought of a Birchwood Gardener's market next summer
Comment by Heather K on October 27, 2009 at 6:23pm
I know Valerie also! I'd also like to invite some other gardening & permaculture friends: Bill & Karen, Jasmin & Lonnie, Christie & Eli, Brian H. , Jamie J. Most of these folks do not do much networking online, but may come to a potluck event.
Julia, if you can email me an invite anouncement with details like who/where/what/when and the great transition Why, I can email them an invite.
It's best if I don't post other folks addresses on a public internet site, but in general they all live in the 'wood' streets east & west of Northwest, with 2 families about 15 minute walk from Cornwall Park.
What do you folks think about showing the youtube video of Transition Whitbey Island during potluck? Its only 7 minutes long. We would need a computer to show it.
I think the address for video is at:
Comment by Cindi Landreth on October 27, 2009 at 3:35pm
Oops - I meant to say that Valerie's house is on the EAST side of Bennett. Sorry.
Comment by Cari Duffy on October 27, 2009 at 2:32pm
It was nice to meet with you Juliet and I hope we can get the Birchwood Gardener's Market going. It would be a great idea for passing on our harvest surplus to neighbors who don't or can't garden themselves.
Comment by Cindi Landreth on October 27, 2009 at 1:26pm
I do know Valerie. She owns the Wild Bird Chalet and lives in the house that has tipi poles in the back yard....toward the southern end of Bennett and on the right side of the road. Think you can find her from there? Alicia and I were on a walk the other day and she ran by with her nieces dog, we told her about TB and she was interested - but I haven't seen her here yet. Send me a personal email, Juliet, if you want her email address.
Good luck!
Comment by Alicia Wills on October 27, 2009 at 12:41pm
I'm at 3319 Bennett, by Alderwood. My entrance is in the back through the gate at the north end of the house. My dog alarm, D. Bob, will bark but he's a friendly guy. I hope I'm home when you come by so we can meet! Don't know Valerie - I think Cindi does. Okay if I extend the invitation to a few other gardener friends I know in the 'hood?
Comment by Juliet Thompson on October 27, 2009 at 12:08pm
Hi there,
Potluck is at Mark and my house at 3229 Pinewood. I had hoped to come by the Cherrywood area and drop off an initation, Cindy said you live on Bennett? Let me know where and I'll drop one by. Do you know Valerie on Bennett? I'd also like to let her know about it.
Comment by Alicia Wills on October 27, 2009 at 8:32am
Thanks, Heather and Juliet. Juliet, where is the potluck on Sunday?
Comment by Heather K on October 27, 2009 at 12:47am
Finding a greenhouse to prepare for starting vegi seeds & greens after the winter solstice is something I'm keeping my eyes open for.
I have noticed, that at intersection of Meridian & E. Maplewood there is an unused glass greenhouse with a few broken windows....This is where the fellow who grows fields of dahlias lives...
I have helped build a couple greenhouses and used to have a job coordinating volunteers in a greenhouse using all organics at a historic restoration back east.
During these times of earth tilting away from the sun, I crave an indoor glasshouse to garden in a bit more comfort and to extend the growing season....

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