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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Heather K's group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
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Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)

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Mar 18
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Feb 25
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Permaculture Design Certificate Course Aug. 17th - 29th at Inspiration Farm

August 17, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Be part of the solution! Learn a skill set for uncertain times Extensive 72 hour Curriculum Includes: Design Methodologies ~ Site Mapping ~ Ethics ~ Design Principles and Goals ~ Pattern Recognition ~ Natural Cycles and Processes ~ Plant Identification ~ Wild crafting ~ Micro climate ~ Tropical and Dry land Farming ~ Indigenous Land Management ~ Natural Building ~ Forest Gardening ~ Mushroom Growing ~ Myco-Remediation ~ Renewable Energy ~ Passive and Active Solar Design ~ Soil Ecology ~…See More
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Great Grafting Gathering at Inspiration Farm

March 9, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
As you prune, remember to save scion wood for the Graft Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum scion varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft on root stock to start new trees! We will demonstrate grafting techniques. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! Rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. When you register you will receive more information on collecting and storing scion wood.There is interest in Asian pears and heirloom apple and pear varieties, so…See More
Feb 25
Heather K might attend Allen Stockbridge's event

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival at Bellingham

February 20, 2014 to March 1, 2014
Themes of this year’s festival are environmental justice, issues of gender equity and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict, and sensible alternatives to corporatism.Please visit bhrff.webs.com for full description of films and schedule.Opening night at the Pickford on Febrruary 20th features "Rooted Lands" - rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry.See More
Feb 25
Joy Gilfilen and Heather K are now friends
Feb 10
Heather K posted a status
"Migrating towards the whales for restoration of body & soul. April blossoms and warmer soil will call me back home to community land."
Jan 27
Heather K commented on Heather K's group Small Scale Grain & Beans: Grow, Process, & Save (Network)
"Garbanzo pop bean!  http://uprisingorganics.com/vegetables/bean-phaseolis-vulgaris-/other-beans/garbanzo-hannan-pop-bean-new-for-2014-/prod_256.html New this year from Uprising Organics.  Who is going to grow this bean locally and…"
Jan 27
Heather K commented on Heather K's group Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage (Network)
"Salish Seed Coop network is working towards obtaining seed processing equipment, and initiating local library-banks where seeds can be stored and loaned. Brian K at Inspiration Farm http://www.inspirationfarm.com/newif/welcome.html  is…"
Jan 27
Heather K commented on Heather K's group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Local seed-savers continue to support the free exchange of genetic resources for all peoples. We look forward to co-creating more seed swaps and create library-bank locations for our "Salish Seed Coop" to store & share heirloom…"
Jan 27
Heather K commented on Heather K's blog post Benefits Of Saving Open-Pollinated & Heirloom Seeds - Summary
"“Seeds in the hands of common people is something we believe should never change.”  -Brian & Crystine of  Uprising Seeds & Organic Farm http://uprisingorganics.com/about-us/info_1.html Seed Swap Essentials (from Organic…"
Jan 27
J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Heather K's event Community Seed Swap 2014 - 6th Annual
"Thanks Heather, Great event!!!"
Jan 26
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Community Seed Swap 2014 - 6th Annual at Majestic- 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham

January 26, 2014 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
6th Annual Community Seed Swap"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”Sunday, January 26, 20142:30-5:30 Doors Open to PublicThe Majestic - 1027 North Forest St. (intersection of Maple St)Requested Donation: $3/Person, $5/FamilyLight refreshments will be served2:30 - Doors Open to the Public3:30 - "Master Seed Saving" talk by Brian Kerkvliet4:15 - "Basic Seed Saving talk by Celt Schira5:30 - Swap endsWho Should Attend:- People with Extra Seed, Seed-Potatoes & Edible Tubers to Share…See More
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Community Seed Swap 2014 - 6th Annual at Majestic- 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham

January 26, 2014 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
6th Annual Community Seed Swap"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”Sunday, January 26, 20142:30-5:30 Doors Open to PublicThe Majestic - 1027 North Forest St. (intersection of Maple St)Requested Donation: $3/Person, $5/FamilyLight refreshments will be served2:30 - Doors Open to the Public3:30 - "Master Seed Saving" talk by Brian Kerkvliet4:15 - "Basic Seed Saving talk by Celt Schira5:30 - Swap endsWho Should Attend:- People with Extra Seed, Seed-Potatoes & Edible Tubers to Share…See More
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Community Seed Swap 2014 - 6th Annual at Majestic- 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham

January 26, 2014 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
6th Annual Community Seed Swap"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”Sunday, January 26, 20142:30-5:30 Doors Open to PublicThe Majestic - 1027 North Forest St. (intersection of Maple St)Requested Donation: $3/Person, $5/FamilyLight refreshments will be served2:30 - Doors Open to the Public3:30 - "Master Seed Saving" talk by Brian Kerkvliet4:15 - "Basic Seed Saving talk by Celt Schira5:30 - Swap endsWho Should Attend:- People with Extra Seed, Seed-Potatoes & Edible Tubers to Share…See More
Jan 22
Heather K commented on warren miller's event Monthly Transition Whatcom Movie- Symphony of the Soil
"Wonderful movie tonight!  Thanks Warren for bringing us so many good monthly movies!"
Jan 22
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Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)

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Laura J Sellens replied to Heather K's discussion Nourishment - Soil Amendments & Organic/Biodynamic Fertilizers in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
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Community Seed Swap 2014 - 6th Annual at Majestic- 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham

January 26, 2014 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
6th Annual Community Seed Swap"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”Sunday, January 26, 20142:30-5:30 Doors Open to PublicThe Majestic - 1027 North Forest St. (intersection of Maple St)Requested Donation: $3/Person, $5/FamilyLight refreshments will be served2:30 - Doors Open to the Public3:30 - "Master Seed Saving" talk by Brian Kerkvliet4:15 - "Basic Seed Saving talk by Celt Schira5:30 - Swap endsWho Should Attend:- People with Extra Seed, Seed-Potatoes & Edible Tubers to Share…See More
Jan 19

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
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Simple Living steps within a changing globel culture.
Ecologist – Consultant – Educator - Gardener – Permaculturist.

I work for 'Earthcare Garden Designs', doing Permaculture Design consulting & mentoring for co-creating home & community habitats that are ecological sanctuaries. (Cost of services offered for both globel currancy & for local 'life-dollar' currancy).

Visionary - Young Elder - Earth Travelor – Scientist & Mystic & Scholar.
Navigator - Edible-Medicinal Forager - Camping & Survival Skills - Bicycle Mechanic.
Explorer & Cross-Pollinator & Networker.

Contact Info:
Friends, best to contact me by either phone or email, rather than TW messaging. (Comments welcomed on my page).
If we haven't met yet, I'll do my best to respond to your message, if you'll forward your email to me.

Creator/admin/facilitator of 5 TW sub-groups on Transition Whatcom.ning.com:

* "Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats-Network":
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic
* “OrganicGardeners/Growers & Edible-Forest-Gardens & Permaculture”

* “Seed-Saver...” group: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/seedsavers

* Grain & Beans group: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/smallscalegraingrowingbeans...

* “Gaia's Guardian (volunteers): http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/plantingseedsofchangevolunt...

* & the original local-food-security-events-planning-team group

More on my experience:
Edible Forest Gardener integrating edibles, medicinals, natives, & insectory plants.
Caretaker of Heartsong Garden Sanctuary & Organic Garden Mentor/Coach.
Seed-Saver Advocate – Bicycler – Explorer & Navigator & Sail/Kayack/Ski/Hike.
Ethno-horticulturist – traveling cultural anthropologist & garden-work trader.
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In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
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" Care for the Earth - Care for People - Share the Abundance ".

Certified in Permaculture Design - Ecological Designer & Mentor for 'Earthcare Garden Designs”.
Supporting the Next Generations in Their Vision & Work.
Design Team member for Coalition for Local Self Reliance (CLSR) located in Fairhaven at the old Rose Garden - 09.
Fourth Corner Exchange Member - alternative economic currancy of life-dollars

Co-Creating & Co-Organizing & Promoting Events:
* Local Seed Swap - "Getting Seeds Into the Hands of the People '
*Obtaining speaker for our Internation Seed-Savers Day in 09
*Getting Gardens Into the Hands of the People- 09
*Inspiration Farm Autumn Seed-Swap & Barter Exchange - 09

Multiple Volunteer activities.

Transition Whatcom & Great Unleashing & Open Space volunteer since inception.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
See All of Above Answers!
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-Re-Wilding & Re-Awakening to resist cultural silencing & oppression.
- Observing & Communicating with nature-under-the-sky...

Permaculture Design Course Graduate & Design Teams
(Bullock's Homestead Design Course on Orcas Island)
BA-Environmental Studies - focus on Ecological Horticulture
for Educational & Therapeutic Purposes

* Previous bicycle mechanic & interest in creating workshops for bicycle-powered tools and learning to repair electic-powered bicycles. . .

* Map reader & navigator on land & air, with some experience with navigating on salt & fresh waters.

* Experience as Volunteer Coordinator & Director of soup kitchen & working at health clinic as a counselor & creating horticulture therapy programs & teaching children, adults, and persons with different abilities (rather than the handicapped or elderly)

* Desire to support community land trusts for new small farmers and for ecological education centers'
* Desire to help co-create public transportation for Lake Whatcom watershed residents that is accessable and uses renewable energy.
* Desire to support growth of school gardens & greenhouses, along with community gardens & orchards.
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In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
My home is where my heart is - Salish Sea Watershed - Cascadia Bioregion & beyond... Ecologist & Gardener planting & walking across many lands. My neighborhoods include the land I walk on, the waters I drink, the air I breathe. Connected to: Agate Bay - Laurel - Goshen - Fairhaven & Southside - Barkley & Silver Beach - Birchwood & Columbia - Samish/Lake Whatcom Creek - Everson/Nooksack/Kendell
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).
Co­reate sustainable community that is resilant & interdependent with all life in local habitats.

My Neighborhoods - Biorgions - Watersheds - Ecosystem on Gaia Earth

My Neighborhoods - Biorgions - Watersheds - Ecosystem on Gaia Earth

My home is in my heart & within the land I walk on, the waters I drink, the air I breathe, the soil & plants I toach, the animals I see.

I'm connected with many different bioregions on this continant &
on islands within North Pacific Ocean in the birth-waters of whales!

Caretaker of sanctuary in watersheds of Carpenter-Olsen-Smith & Anderson Creeks, between the Mountains of W. Squalicum & NE. Stewart. . . Rural areas of Goshen-Agate Bay-Sunnside-Harmony-Rome-Laurel-Sunnyside...and gardens in urban areas.

Whatcom urban neighborhoods of Bellingham, Fairhaven, Birchwood/Columbia/Lettered/Sunnyland/Cornwall/Cordata/Silver Beach/Barkley/Agate Bay/Geneva/Whatcom Falls/Samish/Edgemoor/Harmony/ Goshen/Laurel/South Bay/Everson/Nooksack/Lynden/ Birch Bay/Blaine/ Middle&South Fork-Van Zandt, North Fork-Glacier/Kendell/Maple Falls,
(Southern Lat.-Kihea/Kipahulu/Huelo/Makena/Upcountry/Monteverde,
Eastern Long.- Appalachian foothills/Cape Cod/Ohio-Allegheny River/Ozarks/Rocky Mts/Sierra/Owens Valley/Hudson River/Boundary Waters/Colorado River/Oak Creek Canyon/,Vancouver Island/Oregon Coast, Grand Canyon,Olympic Mt., Milky Way Galaxy Stardust Mystery. . . .

Bicycling-Seed-Saver and a wanna-be Ethno-botanist-cultural anthropologist-explorer-sailor

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At 12:22pm on July 25, 2013, Tiffany A. Dedeaux said…

Hi Heather,  I'm sorry I missed your comment!  Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to meeting you as well.  Thanks for the feedback on the logo.  It was inspired by the deer encounters I've had since coming to Bellingham and my love for the wisdom of trees.  :)

At 3:52pm on June 10, 2013, Margo Terrill said…

Hi Heather,

Both of those events sound great! I will attend both! Thanks and I look forward to meeting you and possibly Jean.  

Margo

At 10:13am on May 13, 2013, Diane said…

Hi Heather,

  I am northeast of Barkley village too.  Maybe we're neighbors?  I look forward to meeting you soon.  I will try to make it to the next roving garden work party, it sounds like fun.

At 9:22pm on February 13, 2013, Lauri Loveland said…

Hi Heather. No, we have not found a spot in Whatcom yet. I would like to talk to you about what you do & what we are looking for. Here's my email address:

laurialoveland AT gmail dot com

I usually can get email in the evenings.

Namaste

At 7:32pm on December 22, 2012, Heather K said…

Community Seed Swap http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-swap-2013

January 27th, 2013 Sunday  1:00-4:30

Getting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”

5th Annual Bellingham Community Seed Swap!

*.  1027 North Forest Street- Majestic upstairs *.

Free and Open to the Public - Donations accepted!

SCHEDULE:

1:00  Doors Open

1:15  Opening Circle & Swap Etiquette

1:30  Swapping Begins

2:00  “Basic Seed Saving” talk downstairs with Celt (to be confirmed)

4:30  Swap Ends & Clean Up

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

*. People with Heirloom Seeds, Packaged Seeds,

      & Edible Tubers & Seed Potatoes To Share

(Please No Squash Seeds & No Genetically Modified Seeds !)

*. People Without Seeds who want seeds to grow & save welcomed!

Label Your Seeds & Bring Extra Envelopes to Share --

 

SPONSORS:

Sustainable Bellingham – Center for Local Self-Reliance - Earthcare Garden Designs – Majestic – Forest Gardens – Community Food Coop

and More Sponsors Being Sought from –  Transition Whatcom, WSU Master Gardeners – Outback Garden

Light refreshments will be provided & Finger Foods Welcomed.

 

Join our Volunteer Team to set up, take down,

& assist with promotion & planning!

At 3:59pm on December 22, 2012, Heather K said…

Democracy Cafe- December 29th at Bagelry

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/democracy-cafe

How Can We Minimize Our Ecological Footprint? - In our families, businesses, local community, & our government" - Is our December topic.

RSVP is requested by our host Terry Garret at tgfordemocracy@gmail.com or call 676-7525.

Location: The Bagelry- 1319 Railroad Ave

Time: Saturday December 29, 2012 from 5:45-9pm.

Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available.

Join us in creating this 'World Cafe'” style of knowledge sharing conversation, with members of Transition Whatcom and Living Democracy.

The book World Café by Juanita Brown & David Isaacs inspires our Democracy Cafe' through 'knowledge sharing”. We each have a special voice to be shared & heard.

Here’s how Democracy Café works: Each mini-conversation rotates between tables with 4-5 people. At 30” or so, we play musical tables and everyone moves to a new table to converse with an entirely new group. One person stays at the original table as a “host” of the ideas the group has come up with. The others leave as “ambassadors” of the ideas from their table & go on to a different table. A new round of discussions begin with the table host presenting the ideas generated by the first group & the ambassadors joining in with the ideas brought with them from their first table discussions. After 30” another table change takes place, and then another. The ideas created are “cross pollinated” again & again; usually creating a result that is far beyond anything a single person or round table discussion would come up with.

At the end, the table notes are placed on the wall so everyone can look them over. A whole group discussion takes place over what came up. Personal & family improvements might be New Years resolutions. Community improvement ideas can be presented to the city & county. National ideas can be communicated to our representatives.

At 8:39pm on November 8, 2012, JC Spicer said…

Thank you. THANK YOU. Yes. It is us you are thinking of... we meet through Spruce. I'd love to connect soon. I appreciate you so much.

At 5:53am on October 22, 2012, Sara Kali Sabine Stern said…

Wow, I had a look on the skillshare event - looks really great :-)

thank you for appreciating my networking activities :-)

blessings,

sarah

At 10:43pm on August 30, 2012, Elaine Nichols said…

Hi Heather! I would love to help out but I will be on Whidbey cooking at an event that weekend. So bummed that I will miss this. Thanks for thinking of me, perhaps the next one.

Elaine

At 3:29pm on August 30, 2012, Megan A. Harried said…
Thanks for sharing info, I love volunteering so I appreciate that. I wont be able to commit to helping at Skill Share, but I can at future times with other things:) I am 50% chance coming on the 22nd, looking forward to it!
At 1:33pm on July 17, 2012, Heather K said…

Whatcom SkillShare Faire- http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/index.html  Sat Sept 22 - Deming Logging Grounds.  Arrive fri pm to set up and camp, take down sun am.

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

At 5:51pm on July 11, 2012, Heather K said…

Edible Ecocsystems Emerging: Forest Garden Design Intensive- 9 days.

Sept 14-23 near Portland Oregon with with David Jacke.  http://www.manav.org/courses/food-forest/ or  http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/events   Author David Jacke is one of my mentors from the oceanic Atlantic watersheds. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/edible-ecocsystems-emerging-forest-garden-design-intensive-9-days

At 9:18am on June 22, 2012, Gretchen Norman Woody said…

Hi Heather! Thanks for your sweet comments!!! I will post events on the links that you provided.


Have a great weekend!

Gretchen

At 8:48am on April 26, 2012, Theadora Sideras said…

Hi Heather,

Looking again at happenings. Hoping to actually meet you and others now that we have some pleasant weather to go out in!

 What are the things you are going to?

At 1:32am on April 26, 2012, Roseanne said…

Are there any places in Happy Valley area to garden that have space available?

At 4:42pm on April 25, 2012, Suzanne Jordan said…

Hello, hello! Lovely to see you here on Transition Whatcom! I'm finding some difficulty traversing around the site. So much information!! I'd love to offer workshops for the transition people, but can't figure out how to go about doing that. Any advice? Thank you!

At 1:45pm on January 20, 2012, Future Man said…

Hi Heather,

Thanks for connecting with me here. I don't log on very often, but I want to make it more habitual, because there are so many cool people to meet and things I want to participate in around town.

I'm planning on checking out the Quarterly Meeting this Sunday. Maybe I'll see you there.

Peace,

FX

At 1:28pm on January 2, 2012, Heather K said…

Photos:  public domain images: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/

At 8:26pm on December 28, 2011, Heather K said…

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-day-seed-swap

“Getting Seeds Into the Hands of the People!”

4th Annual COMMUNITY SEED DAY on January 29th, 2012 Sunday 1pm-4pm – Bellingham at The Marjestic 1027 N. Forest St.

At 6:47pm on July 14, 2011, Brooke Waaga said…
We have a plot in the Cordata garden! We're A-4 I think. Or maybe A-5. The second to last A. It's been awesome. I've never really gardened before and I was amazed at how relatively easy it's been. You just plant it, and it grows! And I'll check out that other link you sent me. Thanks!

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