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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!
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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!
Mar 1, 2013
Stephanie Davis commented on Cynthia Livingston's group Transition Goshen
"Goshen neighborhood potluck at Stephanie and Gary's, Sunday June 10th at 6:00PM. 2398 E Hemmi Rd. We'll provide burgers fried up on the Rocket stove. Feel free to bring alternative cooking apparatus and/or meat or meat…"
May 27, 2012
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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!
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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!
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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!
Jan 2, 2012
Cynthia Livingston might attend Jill MacIntyre Witt's event
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FIRST ANNUAL BELLINGHAM ABUNDANCE SWAP at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

December 6, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
What is THE ABUNDANCE SWAP?  It is a community gathering to celebrate our abundance and offer an alternative to the Holiday shopping season.  Consider that:* First thing on the morning after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans line up in the dark outside big-box chain stores to be the first to swarm over billions of dollars of stuff - brand new stuff, created with new resources from the Earth. *One nation accounts for 5% of the population and 40-50% of the resource consumption of the planet.…See More
Dec 6, 2011
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TW Outreach Volunteers

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Aug 10, 2011
Cynthia Livingston and warren miller are now friends
Aug 10, 2011
Krista Rome commented on Cynthia Livingston's group Transition Goshen
"Hey folks! I have the Goshen Neighborhood oil press in my possession and I'm not interested in messing around with it for awhile, too busy with other things. If anybody wants to give it a go, I can hand it off to you with the instructions and…"
Jul 20, 2011
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Krista Rome commented on Cynthia Livingston's group Transition Goshen
"Ginny and Krista showing off the garbanzos after a mini-work party at the Backyard Beans & Grains Project site this afternoon."
Jul 12, 2011
Cynthia Livingston commented on Rob Van Arsdale's group natural building bellingham
"I'd love to get some practical experience with cob and meet up with people who share the same interests. Please let me know when you have more information:) "
May 23, 2011
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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!
Apr 28, 2011
Stephanie Davis commented on Cynthia Livingston's group Transition Goshen
"Ginny and Lorraine decided it's been way too long since we have gathered except to work. 6:30PM this Saturday at Holcombs, 2332 E Hemmi Rd (red barn).  Jerry and Ginny will share information from the day-long global warming…"
Apr 13, 2011

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
My husband Phillip and I attended a Permaculture 101 workshop at the Re-Store, then I went to a Pachmama Symposium at the Unitarian Church, which led us to the Transition Whatcom talk put on by BIONS. The more I learn about this movement the more excited I become. It's really influencing the way I look at things. We're just starting to apply the things we've learned to our own lives and I want to become more involved with the community as well.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Phillip and I both grew up in Alaska, then lived on the big concrete island of Phoenix, Arizona for several years. We realized the way we were living was not in line with our values and plans for the future so we moved to Bellingham. We wanted to live more naturally and to be part of a community. Like a lot of people we've been concerned about climate change, the economy and peak oil. We've been working on a plan for ourselves to become self sufficient. Learning about the permaculture and transition movements and meeting people of like mind is a great thing. I feel we can learn a lot that will help us with our goals and we'll be able to use our talents and skills to contribute to the greater good.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I'm certified in child development and have many years of experience working with kids. I enjoy writing, including poetry. I'm interested in alternative building methods, especially cob. I want to learn more about sustainable living, including organic gardening.
My husband Phillip is an artist/craftsman as well as a do-it-yourself kind of guy. Along with drawing and painting he does woodwork, (including furniture making, repair and refinishing) metalwork, leatherwork, jewelrymaking (including lapidary, enameling and scrimshaw) hand bookbinding and calligraphy. He wants to learn more about blacksmithing and making houses out of shipping containers.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Everson-Goshen
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http://alt-realityarts.livejournal.com/
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At 9:29am on December 1, 2011, Patricia Herlevi said…

Hi Cynthia,  nah, I think I'll stay away from the cookies this season.  I'm cutting down on sugar, way down.  I prefer the raw desserts myself.  The problem with gluten-free cookies is that they are loaded with sugar and white flours for the most part.  And I can save money staying away from sweets.

At 5:58pm on November 22, 2011, Patricia Herlevi said…

Thanks. I would like to attend the cookie event, but I'm living on food stamps so buying or baking cookies is not an option, especially something as expensive as gf-cookies.

Maybe by January when my financial situation improves, I will take you up on your offer to attend the GIG events.  How I would love to taste those gluten-free cookies though.

Patricia

At 4:35pm on November 22, 2011, Patricia Herlevi said…

Hi Cynthia,

 

Thanks for letting me know about the GF group potluck. I did receive an invitation for Thanksgiving.  And I bought a GF pumpkin pie from the Community Food Co-op which I hope lasts in my fridge until Thanksgiving. I'm sure it will stay fresh, but I'm just concerned that I might devour it in the middle of the night...

At 10:21pm on April 7, 2009, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Cynthia, I met you at the Permaculture class, and then again at the BIONS meeting. Great to see you on the TW site! What are you doing Transition-wise these days? I have been having a great time gardening my heart out-- I hope everything grows! I have been talking with my neighbors a lot and we are starting to organize a loose neighborhood gardening network-- where we can share resources, ideas, seeds, tools, food, and enjoy each others company! Hope to see you again soon, your smile is really contagious :) --Chris Wolf
At 10:59pm on March 30, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Welcome Cynthia and Phillip! We look forward to your contributions!
 
 
 

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