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David Culver
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Lesley Rigg is attending David Culver's event

Why Coal Costs Us at Bellingham Co-Housing

July 10, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
A 30 minute power point presentation developed by David Culver a local resident, which gives a big picture look at how the proposed Cherry Point Coal Export Terminal will affect Whatcom County and its people.On-Site parking for handicapped only. Others park on the street or what used to be the Fairhaven Market at Old Fairhaven Parkway and 32nd St.This will be a 30 minute power point presentation followed by discussion and light refreshments.See More
Jul 1, 2012
Lesley Rigg liked David Culver's event Why Coal Costs Us
Jul 1, 2012
David Culver posted an event

Why Coal Costs Us at Bellingham Co-Housing

July 10, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
A 30 minute power point presentation developed by David Culver a local resident, which gives a big picture look at how the proposed Cherry Point Coal Export Terminal will affect Whatcom County and its people.On-Site parking for handicapped only. Others park on the street or what used to be the Fairhaven Market at Old Fairhaven Parkway and 32nd St.This will be a 30 minute power point presentation followed by discussion and light refreshments.See More
Jun 28, 2012
David Culver posted a discussion

Gateway Pacific Coal Export Terminal - We need your help

Good morning.I am working to stop the Gateway Pacific Coal Export Terminal from happening and we need your help during the scoping process.When SSA Marine applies for their permit to build the terminal the scoping process begins. That is a process to list all of the impacts to people, the environment, city, etc. that will be caused by the terminal and the coal trains. A contractor will be picked to do the scoping process and there will be times designated for public comments at meetings and…See More
Jan 12, 2012
David Culver commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Our next Transition Ferndale meeting will be at the Culver's home west of Ferndale on Tuesday January 24th at 6:30 PM. The address is 3390 Hidden Pond Dr. Ferndale WA 98248 During the meeting you will watch my presentation about the proposed…"
Jan 9, 2012
David Culver is attending Travis Linds's event
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Rocket Stove Workshop #2 at River Haven Farm

August 18, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Peter Holcomb and I are going to each make another rocket stove and anyone is more than welcome to participate, make their own, watch or learn.Some pics and stuff from our first workshop are here: …See More
Aug 16, 2011
David Culver commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Hello everyone, Just a reminder that the next Transition Ferndale meeting is at the Culver's house at 6:30 PM Monday 5/9/2011. I will demonstrate bending EMT for use to support greenhouse plastic for making a garden cloche. There will of course…"
May 6, 2011
David Culver commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Due to illness, tonight's meeting has been cancelled."
Feb 14, 2011
Jessica Permen left a comment for David Culver
"Hey neighbor! I am new to Transitions and I live on the Olson Road in Ferndale with my family on 5 acres. It is nice to know that there are people doing great stuff here out in Ferndale."
Sep 1, 2010
David Culver joined Kate Clark's group
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Energy Addicts "Anonymous"

This group is for those of us who know that we are addicted to energy, especially oil, and we sometimes find ourselves feeling powerless in our efforts to substantially reduce our need for oil and the lifestyle that it allows us.
Jul 3, 2010
Cindi Landreth replied to David Culver's discussion Healthy food for that healthy body in the group Take Back Your Health!
"Hi David Tris Shirley had a great idea about putting some focus on nutrition and the importance of staying healthy during times when medicine is not as readily available or affordable. I suggested to Tris that we create project or a nutrition…"
May 18, 2010
David Culver joined Laura J Sellens's group
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Personal Finance Workgroup

We agree that people and households that are financially secure are more resilient, and our community will be more resilient if its members are more financially secure.
May 16, 2010
mark huber and David Culver are now friends
Apr 24, 2010
mark huber left a comment for David Culver
"David, I hope you get this before you use your new floor finishing tool, but it may not make too much difference in the end. I just wanted to mention that I got wuite a worlout using it tonight. Comparable to the effort I made with the other tool,…"
Apr 23, 2010
David Culver commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"What a great meeting last night. Thank you Ro for being the host!!!!! Here is the picture. When I uploaded the picture into the spot above James and I didn't make it into the picture. I'm sorry. But this one is complete."
Apr 14, 2010
Tyler Marrs left a comment for David Culver
"Hello David. Wow - we are on Aldergrove between Olsen and N. Star, we're neighbors! We just moved up here last year from BHam, so our "farm" (I use the term very loosely at this point) is very much a work in progress. I don't…"
Mar 28, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I attended the first Transition Whatcom meeting at Bions and have been formulating ideas and plans about starting a transition initiative in the area where I live. I have talked to a couple of neighbors about energy descent and they seemed approving of the need for a localized group of neighbors to help each other. I have attended most lectures given locally on this subject.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I believe in climate change and energy descent and the need for locals helping locals.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am a builder and am currently building our new solar home west of Ferndale. I am also the plumber and electrician for our project. I am mechanically minded and also interested in all things relating to gardening, composting, rainwater collection, etc.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
5 miles west of Ferndale, East of Lake Terrell, off N. Star Rd on Hidden Pond Drive
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
I want to be in the loop and I hope to one day be able to help others survive the upcoming test of our self reliance.

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At 7:20pm on September 1, 2010, Jessica Permen said…
Hey neighbor! I am new to Transitions and I live on the Olson Road in Ferndale with my family on 5 acres. It is nice to know that there are people doing great stuff here out in Ferndale.
At 3:27am on April 23, 2010, mark huber said…
David,
I hope you get this before you use your new floor finishing tool, but it may not make too much difference in the end. I just wanted to mention that I got wuite a worlout using it tonight. Comparable to the effort I made with the other tool, but this was a much better tool overall in the end. I just wanted to mention that i found myself reaching and extending a nd twisting and such so that my back got quite a workout, and my bum shoulder didn't appreciate it either. If you can use the tool pretty much the way the instructions describe, you'll be fine, but I think it might be good to hae your homemede rig or something light (but still long) on hand in case you have to reach.
One cool thing about this new tool's design is that you can run it right up to a wall so that it's standing completely vertical to finish a stretch or get in a tight spot.
Anyhow, feel free to call me on the weekend if you think it might help-

Good Luck!

Mark H.
At 9:36pm on March 28, 2010, Tyler Marrs said…
Hello David. Wow - we are on Aldergrove between Olsen and N. Star, we're neighbors! We just moved up here last year from BHam, so our "farm" (I use the term very loosely at this point) is very much a work in progress. I don't know that I can make it to a meeting this Tuesday, but I will join the Ferndale group and will hopefully be able to make it to the next gathering. Thanks for saying hello.

Tyler
At 11:15am on November 10, 2009, Alys Kennedy said…
David, I just read your October post re: building up your clay soil. I have another suggestion for you - there is a place in the county, called Green Earth Technology - that sells compost and other types of garden soils. I bought sandy loam from them, which is one of the best ways to break up your clay, and for a yard it cost me about $10. That isn't the exact price, but close. It was lovely soil, had a few rocks in it, but that is no problem. Their phone number is 354-4936 if you are interested. Listed in the yellow pages under compost.
Judith mentioned you were under the weather...hope you feel better soon. Alys
At 7:25pm on November 8, 2009, Janet Senour said…
Hi David: We are well on our way in the development stage. There are many versions of wind generators out there, and some are small; not all are efficient, and as far as I have determined, none are made of recycled materials. None are made locally. Our goals are to produce small generators locally with as close to 100% recycled materials as possible. But we are not in production yet.

-Janet
At 4:57pm on October 19, 2009, Terese VanAssche said…
Hi David & Judith,
We are trying to pull a Transition Ferndale group together also. Come to the Frank-N-Stein on main St between Second & Third Avenues on Wednesdays, at 7 pm. that is when the Ferndale Farmer's group meets and we are talking about Transition Ferndale.

I may host an event in November at Fern Hollow also, I was thinking a harvest potluck & extra harvest share. Need to talk with our group in Fendale about that.

We are at 5581 Second Avenue, big old Craftsman home south of Cherry St. & dead-end street. The new Boys & Girls club is going in across the street - not sure how that will affect the ambiance on our property, but they have the same goals to educate & build community for kids.
Hope to meet you soon!
Terese
At 1:22pm on October 18, 2009, Kate Clark said…
David- thanks for your suggestion and reminder that any Intro to TW/elevator speech should include the connecting neighbors and starting smaller TIs focus. We had a good meeting yesterday afternoon with much the same conclusion, so stay tuned!
At 10:29am on September 25, 2009, Heather K said…
David! I really enjoyed meeting you & Judith at the gathering. I rejoice in your process of building a passive solar home that incorporates a 'ground source heat pump" to access the inner earths warmer (or cooler) temperatures.
I look forward to working together in the local community and on the earth-garden
 
 
 

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