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Alys Kennedy left a comment for Megan A. Harried
"Thanks Megan! Nice to know another TW in the neighborhood.  Will contact you about the plums....not sure I can fit it in today, but will make the effort.   "
Oct 7, 2012
Alys Kennedy and Megan A. Harried are now friends
Oct 7, 2012
Alys Kennedy might attend warren miller's event
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Transition Whatcom Assembly Meeting at Cordata COOP Roots Room

October 21, 2012 from 2:30pm to 5pm
The quarterly Transition Whatcom all member potluck and membership gathering (Sunday Oct 21st) is a chance for you to meet other members, find out about recent TW events and learn about what's being planned. IntroductionPotluck- Harvesty SnaxGratitude circleSkillShare Faire after partyUpcoming EventsDesign Grant process update- planned training classesWorkgroup updatesBrainstorming Exercise- What would you like Transition Whatcom to be doing in 1 year, in 5 years? What is most important?CloseSee More
Oct 1, 2012
Alys Kennedy might attend warren miller's event
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Transition Whatcom Summer Celebration at Center for Local Self Reliance

July 15, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
The Transition Whatcom full membership summer celebration will feature a picnic, music, dancing and other fantastical happenings at the Center for Local Self Reliance 107 Chuckanut Dr near Fairhaven park.4PM- Welcome and Introductions4:45- Presentation- TW Activity Recap, Design Grants, Movies, etc.5:15- Picnic5:45 till 7PM- Music and Dance!Important Notes-o Bike or Carpool/ Park at Fairhaven Park or Fairhaven Middle School and walk over.o No Alcohol- this is a park.o Bring your own…See More
Jul 12, 2012
Alys Kennedy joined Kate Clark's group
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Transition Film Series

Featuring Films About Energy Issues and Building Community Resilience
Jun 18, 2012
Alys Kennedy replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Hi Maggi Smits near Lynden has aged cow manure compost.  A couple of years ago they had some, as did some other places in the area, that was tainted with herbacides - can't remember the name of the stuff, but it killed plants even though…"
May 8, 2012
Alys Kennedy commented on Kate Clark's group Food Security Group
"Although I have yet to attend a meeting with this group, due to time constraints, I totally agree with what you wrote Tris.  As the climate continues to be more unpredictable, and this year has certainly given us a taste of that, growing…"
Sep 4, 2011
Alys Kennedy commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Hello Everyone....looks like I missed the last meeting; and, I am confused now!  I thought we had agreed to meeting the first Monday of the month and the 4th Tuesday.  And, unfortunately due to an unexpected situation, I was not able to…"
May 12, 2011
Alys Kennedy is attending warren miller's event
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The Economics of Happiness- Special Film Showing at The Pickford Film Center

May 7, 2011 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The May Transition Whatcom Spring Event kicks off with a special showing of the magnificent film, “The Economics of Happiness”, on Saturday May 7th at 3:00PM at the new Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The films message of localization and the growing efforts to create a more resilient and self reliant future speaks to the heart of the Transition Town movement. It’s a great way to spread the word about Transition, so make sure you invite your friends!"A powerful new film…See More
May 5, 2011
Kate Johnson Kiefer left a comment for Alys Kennedy
"Hi -- do you still have the broody hen?  I would be interested, if you do!  We have a third of an acre and two immature hens at the moment, and I had been hoping to find a broody hen at some point. :)"
May 2, 2011
Alys Kennedy might attend Eric Jensen's event
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A Call to Action: Food for Thought at The Old Foundry

April 8, 2011 from 6pm to 11:30pm
A Call to Action: Food for Thought is co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom, a hub within the Transition network and a group dedicated to supporting resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County, and by Anything Grows, a non profit devoted to developing an oppositional culture to civilization which provides resources, information, community, food, music, art, etc. in a sustainable and egalitarian manner. Free before 8 p.m. Those who attend the dialogue are admitted free to…See More
Apr 8, 2011
John Hammell left a comment for Alys Kennedy
"They're organically fed and I am going to build a chicken tractor so I can start pasturing them, but I can't do it til I build the chicken tractor because theres too many predators here to do it any other way. Theres a lot of eagles,…"
Mar 13, 2011
Alys Kennedy left a comment for John Hammell
"Hello John,   Could you tell me how you raise your chickens? Are they organically fed and free range/pastured??  If so, I could call you, doesn't cost me anything to do so...so if you provide me with a number we could converse…"
Mar 13, 2011
Alys Kennedy and John Hammell are now friends
Mar 13, 2011
Alys Kennedy commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"HELP!!!!  I have a very dedicated broody hen who needs someone who wants to raise their own chicks!  I do not have the space/facility or time to do it myself, so I would gladly give her to whoever wants a broody hen.  She is…"
Mar 13, 2011
Alys Kennedy commented on Kate Clark's group The Chicken Club (The Flock)
"HELP!!!!  I have a very dedicated broody hen who needs someone who wants to raise their own chicks!  I do not have the space/facility or time to do it myself, so I would gladly give her to whoever wants a broody hen.  She is a year…"
Mar 13, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Only through talking with Cindi.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I think the transistion movement is a smart, better than intentional communities, way to bring like minded people together. I believe that change is inevitable and very necessary. I believe it is better that we create change in our selves, in the ways that we live, connect with nature and with one another, and create government and community in a conscioius way than through the haphazard, unconscious ways of the past. It is time - actually it may be too late - but, it is important that we, each one of us, take a good hard look at who we are, how we collectively have created our world, and find ways to create a better world, one that will allow for all of nature to survive in.....and I think the transisiton movement can open the doors for that to happen.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
My years of life experience, my awareness and observation skills/abilities, my knowledge of how to live a simple, sustainable life. I was raised in the backwoods, when such a thing existed, and I have many very practical skills....far too extensive to list here.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Between Ferndale, Sandy Point, and Bellingham....near the Lummi Casino

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At 6:31pm on May 2, 2011, Kate Johnson Kiefer said…
Hi -- do you still have the broody hen?  I would be interested, if you do!  We have a third of an acre and two immature hens at the moment, and I had been hoping to find a broody hen at some point. :)
At 9:16pm on March 17, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Alys, Here is the link to the discussion Angela posted on  Ryan Drums link with seaweeds protection from radiation:

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/seaweed-protection-from

I also posted this link and other with info on seaweed & nettles on my facebok page, if you are active there let me know and I'll look you up.

At 8:10pm on March 13, 2011, John Hammell said…

They're organically fed and I am going to build a chicken tractor so I can start pasturing them, but I can't do it til I build the chicken tractor because theres too many predators here to do it any other way. Theres a lot of eagles, racoons, coyotes and neighborhood dogs that roam free all over Point Roberts. I am going to build a chicken tractor this spring with plans I found on line. I'll then move it all over my yard so the chickens can eat the weeds and fertilize the yard which is really not a "yard" its a meadow. I don' use any weed killers or anything, I hate companies like Monsanto. Round up should be banned, especially in Hawaii where its killing the reef. They've banned it in Queensland Australia to protect the Great Barrier Reef there. BTW, are you a member of the Bellingham Chapter of Weston Price Foundation by any chance? I was just at their meeting yesterday and there were a lot of people there who do pasture raised chickens also cows and goats. I met a guy there from Lynden who is 95% food self sufficient on his own land for the past 10 years. I want to go visit him and his wife and hang out for a few days to learn from them. I am also going to start making my own saurkraut and kimchi and doing kombucha, kavass and kefir and I'm going to start making my own butter and yogurt. All that stuff is so easy to do and so is growing sprouts, something I used to do but stopped a few years back, but I'm going to lay in a stock of good sprouting seed from Azure Standard http://www.azurestandard.com/  and from http://www.johnnyseeds.com/  The US Dollar is being intentionally taken down. The reason is the ruling elite are trying to destroy Canadian, American and Mexican sovereignty in order to force us into a collectivist North American Union Dictatorship modelled after the EU, which is a collectivist dictatorship.

 

In the EU, the unelected European Commission makes all the laws, then the so called "European Parliament" rubber stamps

At 1:38pm on May 9, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Alys, I received an email from Shannon re your interest in attending the 'Walking Gaia's Garden" event on Weds May 12. Yes there is room for you to join with us in carpooling or caravaning together as we head out to Binda's garden. We will figure out details in person before we depart at 2:30pm. Please add your written RSVP to the events page at:
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/walking-gaias-gardens
Please clarify what part of the day you will attend, especially so that Christy N will know how many folks she is cooking for. Please especially read all the event details and my most rescent comment on the Event page. See you then!?
At 11:44am on April 27, 2010, Jamie Jedinak said…
Thanks Alys,
I am contemplating taking the entire thing apart.....
At 12:14pm on March 25, 2010, Brian Kerkvliet said…
Hi Alys,
I would be interested in harvesting some kelp. What is involved? Where is it located?
Thanks,
At 10:27am on March 25, 2010, David Pike said…
Ooh... I am interested in getting some alpaca poo also...can you send me that number? (if he's got lots to share)

thanks!
At 2:34am on October 30, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Ali! Thanks for all the wisdom you share on the Chicken Club group!
Re your question on the Gardeners Visioning Tea for Seed-Saving events. We met last Thurs on Oct 22. I posted the invite in our 'Organic Gardeners-Permaculture' transition group....Please join us there to listen in, share, & gather together to share our wisdom in the garden & at events..
.I'll do my best to pass on the next tea info....Shannon & I have an email list that we created to stay connected with those that attended....I can add you to that list if you pass on your email to me.
At 4:57pm on July 31, 2009, Ezra Citron said…
Hello,
I saw your note on the board at the sustainable connections building at the ReStore about getting info on how to have a healthy compost from chicken manure. We have an awesome compost and use our chicken's manure in it - I don't think there is anything special that we have done to have a good compost but if you had a specific question about it feel free to ask me!
At 4:23pm on July 27, 2009, Peter Holcomb said…
I've been following your discussion about strategy, derived from the article you put on Transition, though I don't seem to be able to find it right now. Just want to add my .02$ worth: no proposal seems radical enough to work, though there is something significant about each. We need to take radical personal action to power down, provide for ourselves and reduce consumption, but there isn't time not to be social and political also. We need radical education of the public.
The film Food Inc. which is at the Pickford now should be widely distributed to individual people, not just theaters. Not enough people are readers to rely on books. One other thing is to take inventory and use the fossil fuel and embedded energy left to distribute high priority tools. I would like to be involved in a session to prioritize which tools we need to obtain for the next couple of generations, because they (the very young) will not be able to get them at any price. If you think my remarks are of value, you might help me figure out how to post them to the discussion.
 
 
 

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