Helping to spread awareness of peak oil and climate change and the reasons why a transition is needed. I help out with whatever events I'm able to help with.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I see the need for our society to use less oil and other resources not only because of the limits imposed by nature but also to try and achieve sustainability into the future and at the same time improve the health of the environment. The Transition model has always looked like a great way of doing this on a community-wide scale.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
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I love being a part of a true community, which includes helping out for the good of everyone.
I thought you might be interested in attending the workshop at Inspiration Farm on Saturday on using scythes. It's a good deal for a workshop, and you get to go hands-on with the scythes with Brian's support.
What a lot to explore!
The Northwest Cooperative Development Center is asking for grant proposals by March 31st...here's their latest newsletter with the request, plus information about other coops including some forest-based coops. Feel like doing some MORE writing? NWCDC Winter Connections.pdf
ON the What is TW page, could you add this under that blurb I already sent you?
The MISSION of Transition Whatcom is to:
1) Explore and then follow pathways of practical actions that will reduce our carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels;
2) Rebuild our community's resilience, that is, its ability to withstand shocks from the outside, through being more self-reliant in areas such as food, energy, health care, jobs and economics;
3) Inspire and support the communities and neighborhoods of Whatcom County as they establish Transition Initiatives at these local levels; and
4) Coordinate a county-wide, citizen led Energy Descent Action Pathway by creating a collective 20 year vision of Whatcom County.
Hey David! I was remembering how you & I both attended the city's computer mapping day. I think it would be great if we could have somebody from the city mapping department be present with their computer at the Great Unleashing Event.
I was visioning that we could also have a few tables at the event to share among all the grassroot garden-farm-food grassroot volunteers & groups that are local.
I'm working with Amy from Seattles www.urbangardenshare.org to add whatcom onto their online gardeners-gardenspace share program. Would you be willing to track our process and help out as needed in just a small way?
I also wanted to ask if you would be interested in pursueing have the city mapping folks & computer be present at the Great Unleashing...it would be great to have their table next to some of the garden& food tables...
I hope all is well. If you are looking for more garden space...please post a note on the new discussion GardenShare discussion so Amy will have more proof as she requested of the demand in our region.
Thanks for all that you do... I hope some of these ideas I"ve shared will resinate with you too.
It has taken me a while to get back to you. I am recovering from an ankle surgery and am down in seattle for the tme being. I would say that there will be space for 4 or 5 prints of yours in the show. The planning mostly consists of calling artists and sending out emails. I still need to find a resource for lighting and portable hanging walls. Most of the local artists I call seem really jazzed about the event. I hope that it will help us all to see what we are capable of creating together, right here in our community. If you would like to put any energy and creativity into the event, in whatever way you feel inspired to, just let me know. Or perhaps you know of others that maybe have such inspration as well. I hope you are well David,
David, I think it is wonderful that you are offering information/education on biking. That said, I have to ask you, is there some way that biking could be made to work for older or disabled people or people who live in the county where biking in the normal way would not be feasible could be implemented? and, in all kinds of weather...as, I know that I could not, and I know there are others like me, bike even a few blocks, especially in this cold weather, as biking stands at present.
Sorry bout the delayed response. I agree with you, that size of shovel should be close to perfect. The width of Red Cedar bare roots can be 6" wide, but are generally around 3 to 4 inches. Sometimes the roots stretch out to 18" long. There's not much to be done about it, except for cut off the longest roots or do a double dig.