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Transition Goshen

The neighborhood group for the Everson-Goshen area. We're gardening, raising animals, preserving food, working on energy and water independence and other projects for a more resiliant, self-reliant, sustainable way of life. Come join us!

Location: Everson-Goshen, northeast of Bellingham
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

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Monthly Goshen Meeting

Started by Stephanie Davis Mar 3, 2012. 0 Replies

The Goshen neighborhood group will meet at John and Mary's for a potluck at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 10th.  Address is 2356 E Hemmi Road.  This is the drive right across from Holcomb's.  Questions? …Continue

Transition Whatcom Monthly Roving Workparty

Started by Laura J Sellens. Last reply by Peter Holcomb Nov 9, 2010. 1 Reply

Hi Goshen!I'm hatching a plan and I want to see what you think of it.  My vision is of a mobilized "swarm" that moves around the county as a monthly workparty.  Exercising this mobilized crew could…Continue

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Comment by Laura J Sellens on November 28, 2010 at 11:03pm
Thanks, TG, for a lovely potluck! I really appreciated the emergency preparedness discussion and I'm looking forward now to the workparty on the 12th (I'll get back to you when I get more details) and the Council Assembly meeting on the 11th.

The book I told you about is 'When Technology Fails: A manual for self-reliance, sustainability, and surviving the long emergency' by Matthew Stein.

Here's a document I wrote earlier this year, brainstorming on the topic. May or may not help:
Emergency Considerations
Here in the Pacific Northwest we face high risk, low to medium probability disasters:
Earthquake
Volcanic eruption
(Social discord/revolution?)
And lower risk, higher probability disasters:
Flood
Landslide
Fire
Emergency Preparation:
Evacuation plan from structures and premises
Special precautions for children, people with special needs, pets
Risk assessment of property damage and hazards
Furniture/items likely to fall in earthquake, good/bad places to take cover
Buildings/valuables likely to be damaged in flood
Proper containment of flammable and explosive solvents, etc
For groups—bell, whistle or siren signal, planned meeting place and head-counting procedure
Emergency Kits vary depending on type of disaster and location and may include:
Water! and/or means of filtration
Food, means of cooking if required
Flashlights, lanterns, batteries or power source
Lighters, matches (waterproof?)
Sharp knife, basic tools, rope
First aid--bandages, antiseptic, burn treatment, pain killers, special medications, splint materials, gloves, instant ice packs, tweezer, allergy remedies, antibiotic ointment, whiskey, chocolate, cigarettes
Consider portability of kits or stash spot near emergency meeting place
Cash
Radio
Flares, beacon or whistle
Respirator or face mask
Clothing, blankets, socks, towels
Emergency knowledge:
First aid/CPR
Basic splints
Medical conditions of the people you love, and necessary treatment

And finally, the website for the handcrank expeller press is http://www.piteba.com/
contact me if interested, will put together an order after a week or so. We have 9 maybe's or yes's so far.

Cheers! Laura jean
Comment by Juliet Thompson on November 18, 2010 at 12:09am
Hi there,
If you're crafting with me on Thursday, I'm at Inspiration Farm. Here's the phone number: Three nine eight- nine seven five zero. Call for directions. Starts at seven-thirty.
Comment by Krista Rome on November 11, 2010 at 5:22pm
Awesome, Juliet! I will put it on my callendar and give some thought to crafting interests.
Comment by Juliet Thompson on November 11, 2010 at 1:04pm
Hi there,
I'm inviting Laurel and Goshen neighbors to come over to my house for singing and learning some wassail tunes on Monday nights at 7:30 until 9 - 9:30 pm. This will go on from Nov. 15th to Dec. 20th. We can plan our caroling strategy as we learn the tunes from the Christmas Reveilles, a book with Christian and lots of pagan carols - we'll most likely be learning the pagan ones!
On Thursday nights I am hosting a Crafting night here - for now at my house, and this will go on through the winter. Same time, same place. Let me know of your interest. I am requesting that only Laurel and Goshen residents make this a regular thing - it's for the sake of getting to know and work with my local community that I'm setting up these evenings!
Comment by Heather K on August 18, 2010 at 2:42pm
Potluck at Krista's (& Travis ) home tonight!
Work party in her field today at 3 pm- 6pm - give her a call if you can help us out!
Comment by Krista Rome on August 14, 2010 at 4:06pm
Join us for our next Transition Goshen potluck at my house, where we will stoke up the campfire and enjoy the summer evening. Preceding the potluck, for those who are interested and able, I will host a second neighborhood work party for the Backyard Beans & Grains Project out at Broadleaf Farm, just south of Everson. The flax and buckwheat are ready to harvest and everything else is worth checking out as it progresses toward maturity. Please meet at my house at 3pm to carpool to the bean field if you want to join in for the harvesting and threshing festivities. RSVP if you are planning to come to the work party so we know who we are waiting for. Otherwise meet us at my house at 6pm to join in on the grub and socializing. Bring a camp chair if you have one! We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Wednesday, August 18
What: Work Party 3pm; Potluck - 6pm
Where: 1628 E Hemmi Road (just west of Noon Road)
More Info/RSVP for work party: Call me at 224-4757
Comment by Cynthia Livingston on July 19, 2010 at 1:58pm
Thanks Mary-we'll miss you guys, too. It's been great being part of a neighborhood.
Comment by John Rawlins on July 19, 2010 at 1:44pm
So sad you have to go. we will miss you! We will see you before you go tho! - Mary R.
Comment by Cynthia Livingston on July 18, 2010 at 8:51pm
New group administrator
As I mentioned yesterday at the potuck, Phillip and I will be needing to move when our lease ends at the end of August. Since it seems unlikely we'll find a place to rent here in the Goshen area the group will need a new admin and Ginny very graciously volunteered. We both have admin access until I remove myself at the end of next month. Thanks again Ginny-and thank you everyone, it's been a pleasure being your neighbor.
Comment by Krista Rome on June 8, 2010 at 10:19am
I would like to hold a work party for the Backyard Beans & Grains Project for saturday afternoon (the 19th), prior to our potluck, from 1:30-4 pm. It will be mainly hand-weeding and hoeing, and maybe a little transplanting of the later grains (amaranth & millet). Bring gloves, hoes (hula hoes are best) and boots if it's soggy out. Please RSVP me so I can arrange carpool or meet up spot and know how many snacks to bring!
 

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