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Transition Group Samish Neighborhood

Samish Neighborhood is the largest Bellingham neighborhood- 2,030 acres including Lake Padden Park. Close to 3,500 people live in this southern Bellingham neighborhood filled with large single-family lots, pastoral lands, trails and recreation areas.

Location: Bellingham
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2010

This group has been created in an effort to bring the people of the Samish Neighborhood together in order to work towards sustainability, greater resilience and self-reliance.


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POTLUCK

Started by Travis Linds. Last reply by Heather K Dec 13, 2009. 1 Reply

Please join our potluck!http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/transistion-group-samishIt should be fun! Invite your…Continue

Planting Blueberry Plants in our Neighborhood

Started by Travis Linds. Last reply by Kate Clark Dec 9, 2009. 7 Replies

I have a source of low cost 3 year old blueberry plants for $3 each and 1.5 year old black currants for $1 each. I have planted many in my yard and can get more for anyone in and around our…Continue

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Comment by Travis Linds on December 21, 2009 at 11:51am
Thanks Kate for organizing the potluck, I also enjoyed meeting new people in our neighborhood and enjoyed Andy Day's emergency preparedness talk, we also feel it is applicable to any number of emergencies.
I look forward to the next potluck.
Comment by Kate Clark on December 14, 2009 at 7:10pm
Hey, thanks everyone for coming to our first potluck. It was a great success, and I think we all left feeling enthusiastic and looking forward to working together! We have planned another event in January and will be 'widening' our circle, so any other Samish area folks, please stay tuned.

Andy Day talked a bit about emergency planning, and filled us in on the Map Your Neighborhood project. It is mainly being encouraged in cases of what he calls, "acute emergencies", such as earthquakes or very bad storms, but the idea can be expanded to include not only locations of vulnerable residents, and where gas mains are, to include mapping of skills, who has equipment they can share, where land is available for gardening, people who want to garden, and lots more.

I left feeling really happy to have connected with some people I did not know, and to get to know the others a little better. Transition Group Samish is awesome!
Comment by Kate Clark on December 9, 2009 at 8:49pm
Hey all- Andy Day who heads the Bellingham Emergency Response Department (among other things) lives in our neighborhood! I invited him to the potluck and he has offered to tell us about the Mapping Your Neighborhood efforts that have already been started! It should be very interesting- so I hope you all can make it Sunday. FYI, Chris Moench has also said he is going to come. Now all I have to do is cut a path through the woods and I'll be like little Red Riding Hood getting around over here.
Comment by Kate Clark on November 23, 2009 at 9:19am
Oh yea! If you could that would be great- I can't access the website at work and have to leave asap. THanks!!
Comment by Travis Linds on November 22, 2009 at 10:10pm
of course not, I appreciate you making the change. I look forward to the potluck. Work has been crazy lately and I haven't had much time lately for other things, but that is changing. Are you going to add an event for the potluck? Or I can. tks!
Comment by Kate Clark on November 21, 2009 at 12:21am
Travis- I slightly edited our name hope you do not mind. Since some of the Transitions are actually going through the process of becoming Officially Recognized through the global TI network, and some are still fairly informal groups like ours- it helps me if we can ID them as "groups" or as Initiatives. This isn't any kind of new rule or anything, just helpful to me and some of the TWIG group.
Comment by Kate Clark on November 21, 2009 at 12:16am
Potluck on the 13th at the clubhouse at Cedar Grove Mobile Home park. Woohoo! Marilyn has reserved the building for us, and we are all inviting someone. Call me at 927-5184 if you have any questions. I'm bringing a main dish vegetarian casserole...and can probably WALK there. Wow- don't get to do that very often.
Comment by Kate Clark on November 17, 2009 at 9:17am
We had a small group compared to the others, but got connected and have some plans. One thing...there may be two separate groups, one from Padden area and south to the Bear Creek Nursery, and another North up in the 41st-42nd, and the 'hood up there (Molly Monahan is up there too). At any rate, we are planning a potluck on either the 6th or the 13th of December so I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Heather K on November 16, 2009 at 3:05pm
Travis, Kate, Morgan & all, I have two family member households in Samish neighborhood, off of Fielding & also 42nd St. I have clicked the 'join samish', so that I can invite them to this neighborhood group.
Doris, is very knowledgeable & experienced with simple living for many decades....And Virginia is also aware of changes our families must move towards to live lightly on the earth. This is one group on our WT site they may have interest in, through attending family-oriented gathering-event, even though their lives are full. I hope you will welcome my presence here & my mission to involve my family.
Comment by Travis Linds on November 8, 2009 at 6:15pm
I will be their and I will invite some neighbors too, thanks :)
 

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