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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 Stephanie Davis on June 7, 2010 at 9:53pm
We'll bring the goat milk ice cream. Yummo!
Comment by Virginia Malmquist on June 7, 2010 at 11:10am
Transition Goshen warmly invites Transition Laurel to a potluck at Peter and Lorraine Holcomb's home at 2332 E. Hemmi Road on June 19th, at 5pm. We will have dinner at the Holcomb's and then dessert and Jerry and Ginny's home. We hope all will be able to make it.
Comment by Krista Rome on May 13, 2010 at 6:04pm
P.S. Plant those beans NOW! You'll thank me later...I got them in June 1 last year and struggled at the end. An extra 2 weeks is a godsend so take advantage of the early warm weather!
Comment by Krista Rome on May 13, 2010 at 6:03pm
Ok folks, sorry I've been so out of touch. I've done a lot of planting and haven't called anyone yet, it is just a lot of decision making on the spot so easier sometimes to do it on my own... there will be plenty of need for help weeding and with harvest later, I do plan to do some harvest trade like Walter does where you can come pick beans and keep half and give me half of what you harvest and thresh, or some such fair trade.

Not sure if I am making it to the composting toilet meeting tonight, there's a lot going here...somehow i got really busy with census work.

Don't forget to plant all those beans you all got at the bean-tasting! Any Qs, please don't hesitate to ask. Email me at or call 224-4757.
Comment by Heather K on April 13, 2010 at 3:19pm
Krista, Thanks for inviting me as a guest to the potluck at Stephanies last week!
Some of the discussion while you were away on errands was around the desire to limit the group to those who are within a block or two between homes/gardens in the Fazon Lake area. Also a conversation for creating a bulletin board in the area for neighbors who don't get online, and for those that do, creating a group more independent from the format. We also discussed the upcoming 'Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)' classes to those interested in becoming better prepared if & when a major disaster occurs, which is a collaboration between The Whatcom Unified Emergency Management, the Whatcom County Citizen Corps Council, and the Bellingham Technical College (BTC). I can really recommend the training and also encouraging neighbors to consider joining the local fire department which are the neighbors who volunteer to be First Responders and attend weekly trainings. (My spouse & I used to drive the fire truck and respond to both fire calls & medical calls).
As an active volunteer for this weekend's great unleashing event, it was good to see so many members from this group attending & joining together with a shared purpose.....and especially to see the rocket stove heating up a pressure cooker! I'll look forward to connecting in each others gardens & supporting the work you do with the Bean & Grain Project!
Comment by Heather K on April 9, 2010 at 5:57pm
Barkley Village departure at 8:00 am for People-powered bicycle caravaning to meet up with downtown People-Powered-Parade that leaves from La Fiamma parking lot to B'ham High School for opening of the Great Unleashing Event. (Meet at north end of Barkley Parking lot).
If you live in the rural or east county this is a good spot to meet.
The ride into town is all downhill and easy from here!

Krista Rome's 'Grain & Bean Project' will have table space inside blended with the Permaculture table folks.
Comment by Peter Holcomb on March 30, 2010 at 9:40pm
Joe and I are making a rocket stove exhibit for the Great Unleashing, and it would be worthwhile if people had our general map coordinates or roads on our sign and Krista's. Hemmi and Goshen roads near Mission Rd and Everson-Goshen. It might be good if exhibitors had somebody provide a little relief during the day on Sat for food and potty.
Comment by Cynthia Livingston on March 27, 2010 at 6:12pm
One more thing-anyone, like Krista, who's working on their own project for the Great Unleashing can post here and let us know about it if they want:)
Comment by Cynthia Livingston on March 27, 2010 at 6:10pm
Hello Everyone~I had been meaning to post for awhile now, but my mother is in very poor health and Phillip and I have our hands full. But with the Great Unleashing fast upon us I wanted to make the time. Krista posed a very good question-what kind of part are we planning to take? Right before I set up this page Stephanie and I were talking and it seemed to us that TG ought to do *something.* We haven't had a meeting in awhile; we could get together and discuss it. Another thing we should discuss is how we want to use this page. I was more than happy to get it started, but it belongs to the group and it's up to everyone to decide what we want to do with it.
Comment by Krista Rome on March 18, 2010 at 12:36pm
Any plans for TG doing any sort of outreach at the Great Unleashing to get more neighbors to join us? I will have a flyer promoting my grain and bean trials, hoping to rally up some excitement for work trade or donations in exchange for a share of the best performing seeds. I'll be growing another 1/4 acre or more this year of trials out at Broadleaf Farm, diving back into the grains but also adding another 15 or so bean varieties to trial alongside the ones we've found to excel.

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