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"Looking for a spared room in a healthy home starting September 1st, even for a few days while I look for something permanent. If you have a spare room contact me at the Lakeway Inn, Room 422 or by e-mail, patriciacrowherlevi at gmail.com I…"
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Whatcom Skillshare Faire 2014!

Photos below from Day 1 of this year’s Skillshare Faire, held just north of Bellingham, in Ferndale Washington. Come on out for Day 2 tomorrow (Aug. 24, 2014), beginning with the Northwest Permaculture Convergence Annual Meeting from 9:30 to 11:30, and various skillsharings from 11 am to 4pm, including (just to name a few): Dowsing, Homeopathic Survival Skills, Seed Cleaning and Processing,…See More
Aug 23
David MacLeod is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event
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Permaculture living and learning seminars at inspiration Farm

August 25, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Announcing an opportunity not to be missed at Inspiration FarmIn conjunction with the Whatcom Sill Share Faire and the NorthWest Permaculture Convergence, Inspiration Farm would like to announce a two day bonus event. Plan to stay a little longer and take it all in!Monday August 25th 12 pm till duskTreat yourself to an extended Inspiration Farm tour tailored to Permaculture veterans and newcomers alike. Witness the advanced earthworks that allow nutrient and water to be passively harvested…See More
Aug 23
Jean Kroll commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"Anyone have eggs to sell?  I live on the southside and would love to buy eggs from healthy, happy chickens!  :)"
Aug 21
David MacLeod replied to Margo Terrill's discussion TW Tees from up cycled clothing - a sustainable match & affordable too!
"Margo, This sounds great! Put me down for a shirt!"
Aug 18
Margo Terrill commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"I'll pay for clean, aged manure delivered. I'll rent a truck if delivery is not possible.  I also need wood chips, but the manure is first priority."
Aug 15

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I've taken the Transition Training workshop with Sophy and Naresh from the UK, and was a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom (TWIG), getting Transition Whatcom up and running.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I've been concerned about Peak Oil and climate change since seeing The End of Suburbia in 2004, and I have been following the Transition movement since it began in the UK in 2005. I initiated and on served on the local Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force for the city of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I guess I'm a "community organizer." I have some skills in nonviolent communication, use the Acorn model for group organization, and modified dynamic facilitation. I can present on peak oil and Transition topics. I am a musician (trumpet). I have interest in Heart and Soul/Inner Transition issues and processes.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
The Birchwood Neighborhood
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://integralpermaculture.wordpress.com
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
I heard about TW in my minds eye and I found the website when I created it!
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'm here to see the creative genius of our community unleashed!

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All the Peak Moment Videos Filmed at Inspiration Farm

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place.  Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).

I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.…

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Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…

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New Energy Report from IEA Forecasts Decline in North American Oil Supply

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:

NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency…

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Come to the Farm and Be Inspired! Primary Practical Permaculture

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm 0 Comments

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

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If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on…

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An Energy "Renaissance"?

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking.  Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking.  Can you elaborate?

Ken Mann

Whatcom County Councilmember

Yes Ken, I…

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At 11:24am on December 13, 2012, Ira Carter said…

I joined in part to stay in touch with you, in part to stay in touch with the good work. My old e-mail died and I forgot to copy you over to the new one. Please send your snail mail address to theiman52 at yahoo dot com so I can send you Christmas/New Years propaganda. Life is good here, I hope it is for you as well.

At 12:36am on July 19, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, Would you be willing to send out an invitation to your TW friends list, for the Skillshare Event – When you think the event page is ready to go broader.   Its only 2 months before the faire date.

If I understood correctly, you will also post Larry Korns talk at Village Books.  That is so helpful and I know Larry would appreciate it.

 

Re the Skillshare event posting on our TW site.....There is a small volunteer team that has worked hard on the website....On my posting on TW, I've tried to keep it simple and to direct people to the main website- http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/sponsors.html    I've now added a line on the TW event page that states its a TW sponsored event. 

I'm not sure who is taking the lead on seeking sponsors – check with Tom, my guess is we could really use your volunteer support with this, and with seeking skillshare presentors!

 

I'm waiting for an updated picture to add to the TW skillshare page ...I've requested  Brian K to look in his files, and am also waiting to hear back from webteam for a link.

I will be traveling for a week and return late July. ...It would be great to have your backup on this event page while I'm traveling (or offline)...please be sure any changes made are in near consensus with the planning team, as we're working hard to be a functioning collective. 

At 11:16pm on July 18, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, I need some help.  Would you request TW admin team to sponsor these two events?   Natural-farming http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/natural-farming-observations-with-larry-korn-at-inspiration-farm  and

Whatcom Skillshare http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/whatcom-skillshare-faire

I recall you sharing in the past that TW wants an online form filled out Before they will sponsor an event.

It would be so helpful if you or another computer person would fill out that TW form for these two events, all the info needed should be right on the event page or website.

Link  possibly here- https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFNPT1JiTWNvdjhsOGhKWEcyU3V1eEE6MQ

 

I believe both events would welcome sponsorship by Transition Whatcom. 

If the TW team is interested in this, sponsorship could be as simple as providing a donation (USD) towards the event (whatever amount team decide would be appreciated), and to also help with promotion by placing the events as featured events. 

The Skillshare event is looking for more volunteers, if there is an aspect of being involved in event preparation or at the event that you are especially called to, we would so welcome you! 

At this point, phoning Tom may be the best way to plug in, and asking to be on the planning team email list.

At 8:26am on April 3, 2012, Charles Kelm said…

Hey David - hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!

At 11:00pm on March 26, 2012, Justin Bartolini said…

Thanks David, glad to be here and can't wait to be more involved.  Currently I am overwhelmed yet extremely happy completing  my wilderness survival/ethnobotany/permaculture designs course, been helping create a small handful of gardens and soon off to AK until august.  Then you all should see a bit more of me as I hope to help be a vehicle of change.  Thanks for all your hard work

At 2:34pm on October 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Transition Whatcom now has 1,000 members! 

Thanks for your vision & work David!

At 10:22am on April 7, 2011, Cipriano Mauricio said…
Good Morning David! Juliet and I are meeting tonight to work on the Group Organization. We'll give you an update post our meeting. Have a good one!
At 1:47pm on March 28, 2011, nancy clark said…
thank you! i am aware of them.
At 8:32pm on December 27, 2010, Heather K said…

Hi David, I just posted my response to Juliet's Twog Blog.  I did not see your response as I was writing it...I'll read over what you've written later.

Thanks for all you do!

At 10:18pm on June 17, 2010, Kate Clark said…
Hi David
Yes the Boulevard park event is a TW OA event, so if you could "feature" it that would be great- thanks!
Kate
 
 
 

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