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Janaki Kilgore joined J. C. Walker,Jr.'s group

Whatcom Mycological Response Team

The purpose of Whatcom M.R.T. is to advocate and facilitate the use of mycelium to support ecosystems in the Anthropocene.See More
Feb 2
Janaki Kilgore and Meghan Andruscavage are now friends
Jan 27
Janaki Kilgore is attending Heather K's event

COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 - 7th Annual! at The Majestic- 1027 N. Forest St -Bellingham, WA

January 25, 2015 from 2:30am to 5pm
- 7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser!"Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine".Sunday,  January 25, 2015 - Majestic Hall - B'ham.We Are All Volunteers - Help With A Task."Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine!"  is our swap mission. Doors Open to Public: 2:30-5 pm .Swap & Fundraiser by Donation (cash, check, plastic card)Who Should Attend:     - Seed-Savers & People Donating Heirloom Seeds, or Edible Tubers or Seed-Potatoes (Label your envelopes with…See More
Jan 15
Justin Bartolini left a comment for Janaki Kilgore
"Hello, I am not sure if you have read the reply I made to your comment but I wanted to tell you of the book How to grow more vegetable by John Jeavons.  It is great especially for annuals.  I have read the PDM and the edible food forest…"
Feb 12, 2014
Janaki Kilgore commented on Justin Bartolini's blog post Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop
"While this post contains many excellent points it reads like a sales pitch for a trademarked system and makes many specific unsubstantiated claims. As Heather says, double digging is not appropriate for older bodies, and I question whether it is the…"
Jan 7, 2014
Janaki Kilgore is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Hands on Plant Propagation Workshop at Inspiration Farm

November 24, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
Learn how to propagate woody perennials from hard wood cuttings and layering for your own food forest plantings. Fall is the best time to select cuttings of many different types of shrubs and bushes to root through the winter dormant season. Learn how to strike cuttings from currents, gooseberries, grapes, autumn olive, seabuckthorn, kiwi and more at this time of year. We will also demonstrate layering as a propagation technique, which is typically done for filberts,  blueberries and other…See More
Nov 18, 2013
Janaki Kilgore replied to Laura J Sellens's discussion homebrewed libation in the group Community Asks and Offers
"I would love to trade LDs for your libations. I also can offer perennials. Please call 920-1082 or email janakikilgore(at)peacemail(dot)com- thanks, Janaki"
Oct 10, 2013
Janaki Kilgore replied to Pamela Novotny's discussion Laying ducks in the group The Chicken Club (The Flock)
"Would you consider selling three good layers separately to live on a double lot in town?"
Aug 16, 2013
Janaki Kilgore replied to Andrew Eckels's discussion Roving Garden Party Offered! in the group Community Asks and Offers
May 21, 2013
Garrett Snedaker replied to Janaki Kilgore's discussion Happy Valley Cohousing seeking members
"I'm curious to know if the current members have discussed the history of intentional communities, including the high rate of failure."
Mar 16, 2013
Janaki Kilgore is attending David MacLeod's event

Pattern Dynamics Evening Workshop with Tim Winton at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center

January 29, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, January 29th, 7:00 PMAt RE Sources Sustainable Living Center(above the RE Store)2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham (map)$15 suggested donation Direct from Australia - we're very excited to have Tim Winton in Bellingham for this evening…See More
Jan 25, 2013
Janaki Kilgore commented on Kate Clark's group Transition Film Series
"I would love to see Starhawk's film Permaculture: the Growing Edge"
Oct 8, 2012
Janaki Kilgore joined Kate Clark's group

Transition Film Series

Featuring Films About Energy Issues and Building Community Resilience
Oct 8, 2012
Janaki Kilgore might attend warren miller's event

TW Film Showing- The Global Gardener: Bill Mollison at Limelight Theatre Bellingham

October 16, 2012 from 6pm to 8:30pm
The film "The Global Gardener- Permaculture with Bill Mollison" is an award winning film that showcases the permaculture approach to gardening that can help people turn wastelands into food forests. Bill uses examples from different climates to demonstrate permaculture techniques and one of the climates featured is on the San Juan Islands! A short question and answer period after the movie will provide an opportunity for audience members to share their experiences in implementing permaculture…See More
Sep 24, 2012
Janaki Kilgore commented on Richard Chrappa's photo


Mar 28, 2012
Janaki Kilgore commented on Richard Chrappa's photo


Mar 28, 2012

Janaki Kilgore's Discussions

Happy Valley Cohousing seeking members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrett Snedaker Mar 16, 2013. 1 Reply

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At 10:33am on February 12, 2014, Justin Bartolini said…

Hello, I am not sure if you have read the reply I made to your comment but I wanted to tell you of the book How to grow more vegetable by John Jeavons.  It is great especially for annuals.  I have read the PDM and the edible food forest books from cover to cover along with many other permi books and took a 9 month pdc integrated with naturalism and wilderness survival, I am quiet familiar with the use of creating a succession of plant species to bring soil to health.  All of John Jeavons work at EA and the claims they make for their system(which they didn't invent) have had more research and proof of their ability to build soil than any of the perennial and permiculture systems I have studied.  I would love to learn more about the research being done on food forest and permiculture systems.  permaculturalist are typically quick to call polycultures guilds and we have a lot to learn about this new to us frontier of horticulture.  I see the perfect situation being a blend of horticultural practices, bio intensive, food forests, Fukuoka no-til, agroforestry...

Double digging may not be for all those that are older but the man I learned from is in his young 70's and could out dig most youth.   if you learn to use tools like one does aikido and not have any self limiting though patterns it makes the work quiet easier, in fact the Irish call their double dug beds lazy bed.

the first eight years of EA 40+ years of research was at a Stanford industrial site that had no top soil left just poor sub soil.  In that 8 year period they created two feet of new soil.  I have not heard of any perennial system coming close to being this regenerative.

The work at EA is carrying out the legacy of Alan Chadwick, referred by E.F. Schumacher as the greatest horticulturalist ever.  Alan could be found double digging while dieing of cancer in his eighties.

the grow biointensive methods are based on all of the best practices in humanities long practice of agriculture.  one book that all of us that care about sound agricultural systems is Farmers of Forty Centuries.  Ecology Actions work has looked into all methods in their search to grow as much a possible in the smallest area and is primarily focused on the Law of Return.  on top of that they look at gardening as code to break like how to create a complete diet in the garden that is the proper amount of weight in food to calorie ratio.  their work is brilliant!  and in many ways is more permiculture than permiculture.

if we can get our calories, fiber and fuel out of the smallest area possible we can leave more space for the ecological diversity that is getting squeezed off the planet do to development and farming.  EA has a library of the research they have been doing for over four decades, it is incredible, based on patterns, and is the most incredible approach I have found in my search for learning how to be an Earth steward. 

At 8:33pm on February 23, 2012, Angela MacLeod said…

Yes the C.I.A. will begin Wednesday March 7th.

At 12:05pm on September 14, 2010, Chris Chisholm said…
Hi Janaki. Just a note to mention that the first Wolf Journey class of the academic year is tonight (tues) at 7:00 on the Fairhaven Village Green behind Village Books. I didn't get a chance to post it on the Transitions Site in time, but the topic is Nature Sketching and we will also have a primer on Hide Tanning per request of a student who is attending. If you have any questions, please see or call me at 425-248-0253. Thanks! Kim and I hope to see you there. - Chris Chisholm
At 6:33pm on July 29, 2010, Travis Linds said…
Please e-mail me at or call 360-305-5834 regarding berries. I am picking some up tomorrow and need to know how many to get. THANKS
At 6:34pm on May 18, 2010, Amy Martin said…

Thank you for your referrals to Nettle Tea Design! I hope this message finds you in joyous spirits. Amy
At 10:43pm on April 13, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Janaki! I rejoice in having met you 2 years ago at our first annual Seed-Saving swap!
I'm one of your fans & support the vision you have for creating community & a 'free range learning cooperative for kids"! What a great mission!

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