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Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!
Oct 29, 2013
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Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!
Jun 21, 2013
Zachary Robertson and Christie Cassel are now friends
May 26, 2013
Joy Patterson joined Christie Cassel's group
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Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!
Jan 26, 2013
David MacLeod joined Christie Cassel's group
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Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!
Oct 18, 2012
T. Abe Lloyd commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Hi Gleaners! This Thursday (August 9th) at 6:00 pm I am leading a wild berry harvesting hike on Stewart Mountain. We will meet at the North Lake Whatcom parking lot (at the end of North Shore Drive, next to Lake Whatcom) at 6:00 pm and venture into…"
Aug 6, 2012
Beth Andrews joined Christie Cassel's group
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Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!
May 16, 2012
T. Abe Lloyd commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"We were still able to find lots of nettles that hadn't started flowering and made our pesto with nettles, garlic, olive oil, parmesan, and Katrina's home-made sea salt. Your vegan recipe sounds great Christie!"
May 8, 2012
Christie Cassel commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Hey everyone! So glad this is an active group without me! I'm sorry I wasn't able to participate last year because I was busy with school . . . and life! But Now I've graduated and think this year will be more of a gleaning and…"
May 8, 2012
Megan A. Harried commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Im not able to make it:( I have to work late. Have fun!"
May 7, 2012
T. Abe Lloyd commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"2539 James street."
May 7, 2012
Jean Kroll commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Ah heck, tonight is my book club night!  Have fun picking nettles and making pesto  Let me know how it goes!  I love the idea of wild harvesting/gleaning/ processing foods as a community!"
May 7, 2012
T. Abe Lloyd commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Let's go for it then.  We'll make pesto right after we collect the nettles.  I have a blender.  Bring your favorite pesto ingredients (olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic...).  I don't have a pressure…"
May 6, 2012
Jamie Jedinak commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"I'm sorry, I guess I misunderstood from your note below inviting us all that we would all be processing the stuff together.  did you change your mind and just want to harvest together?  jamie"
May 6, 2012
T. Abe Lloyd commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"I live in a community style house with a big kitchen.  If people want to process the nettles right away (which might take a while), we can do that in my kitchen. My sense is that people will want to go home for dinner and maybe process the…"
May 6, 2012
Jamie Jedinak commented on Christie Cassel's group Bellingham Gleaning Network
"Thats sounds Good!  The only thing that might be helpful is to have a better sense of what we will do afterwards so we can gather supplies and any types of equipment we may want to have.  I'm an advocate of setting it up well ahead…"
May 5, 2012

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I'm starting the Bellingham Gleaning Network, focusing on this season's gleaning and preserving.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
How could I not?
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am interested in networking seasonal harvest. For example, during apple season, I want to get a group together harvesting and making everything apple: cidar, sauce, crisp, etc. Some of these projects require equipment, such as an apple grinder, which not everyone is a community needs to own personally. My goal is to network and organize such projects, so interested people can take advantage of what nature provides freely.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
downtown Bellingham
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
The Great Unleashing!
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networking, especially with harvest, gleaning, and preserving

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Harvest, a creative essay by Christie Cassel

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 4:33pm 1 Comment

I am riding in the backseat of the car with my mom and my aunt to go fruit picking–…

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At 9:51pm on October 28, 2010, Sandie Ledray said…
Hi Christie, The cider press belongs to Merry Teesdale. It is back at her place now. Call her directly if you still have a need for it. Best wishes......Sandie
At 4:33pm on August 11, 2010, David Pike said…
meltdown was incredible!
At 11:51am on August 10, 2010, David Pike said…
Ha ha!! I saw you dancing on front and center mainstage to Dumpstaphunk!
At 12:10am on June 17, 2010, christy in Bham said…
Hi Christie,
Please forgive me for not responding sooner, all of my free time is outside these days. You are welcome to come get perennials out of my garden any weekend and almost any evening during the week. It was so good to meet you, glad you joined us!

What's this I see about a gleaning group? I will check it out and join.

Best,
C - 820-8586
At 12:40pm on May 27, 2010, David Pike said…
SO Serious! You owe me $20,160 for this week. Wow I can buy a new Toyota truck with that!

Actually maybe I should just bill the ReStore since its their advertisement ; )
At 12:01am on May 27, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Christie, good fruit gleaner letter. Maybe mention a line about how gleaners help preserve the health of the fruit tree by having any fruit removed from the ground before it attracts insects & disease....Gleaner improve & help maintain the health of our trees!
At 5:35pm on May 26, 2010, David Pike said…
I told you my pictures are not publishable without royalties. It will cost you 25 cents every time it flashes up on your page. Thats about $4 minute, $240 per hour. Mail me a check.
At 5:31pm on May 26, 2010, David Pike said…
Hey Christie...

Sorry my phone access is not good lately - since I've moved into the yurt and my phone is across town. I just got your message 2 days later. This weather sucks and I'm not gardening much in it. I know we need rain but I miss the sun.
At 1:16pm on May 5, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Christie! Good to hear about your first gleaning meeting! I won't be able to attend, I have an 'animal' composting group I'm attending! I hope see you at one of the upcoming events, maybe seed-ball fling or the 'Walking Gaia's Gardens'.
At 12:47am on April 30, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi! What do you think about sometime posting under ol Harvest group a Discussion on local gleaning organizations & their mission & info...like the Small Potatoes group...I can think of some reasons why some 'land-owners' will go through them to find gleaners, and maybe some of our efforts might help them out...just some thoughts that might help share info to new folks coming on to the group...I appreciate you taking the lead & your birthing vision.
 
 
 

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