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  • Deanna Lloyd
  • Avielle Heath
  • Travis Linds
  • Brook Hayes
  • Shannon Maris
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  • Colleen Mitchell
  • Rob Van Arsdale
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Joseph Ford commented on Chris Elder's group Bellingham Urban Garden Syndicate
"I've got lots of strawberry plants that are free for the taking. I need to clear them out soon so I'll be posting on craigslist this soon... they'll go fast after that. 733-2515"
Apr 8, 2012
Joseph Ford is attending Sara Southerland's event

Complete the Streets Livability Workshop & Walk at Pickford's Limelight Theater

July 13, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Futurewise Whatcom and Sustainable Connections will host a “Complete Streets” livability forum on July 13 focused on creating safe and inviting road and transportation networks in Bellingham. Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities. This walk and workshop brings in senior planner Pete Lagerwey of Toole Design Group, one of the nation's leading…See More
Jul 13, 2011
Joseph Ford is attending Hannah Coughlin's event

Seed Saving Workshop at @ the Sustainable Living Center (above The RE Store)

June 7, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Never buy seeds again! Join Celt Schira, for this invaluable workshop on how to plan for, produce, and cultivate a garden that will last forever. Topics will include: basic seed saving, garden planning considerations, introduction to vegetable breeding, harvesting, cleaning and storing your seeds. Suggested donation: $20.See More
Jun 6, 2011
Joseph Ford commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"Thanks Laura. I'm familiar with Jeff. I'll be getting my panels throught him. I found the person who can help me... Travis. I'm not sure why I didn't think of that right off. Sometimes I have a hard time seeing what's right…"
May 29, 2011
Joseph Ford commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"I'm in search of a local plumber, mechanical engineer or alternative energy geek with solar hot water & hydronic heating knowledge. I'm aware of Chris Soler. Unfortunately he is too busy with other endeavors. Any ideas?"
May 11, 2011
Rob Van Arsdale and Joseph Ford are now friends
May 5, 2011
Joseph Ford commented on Rob Olason's group workgroup aka 10-10-10
"I'm trying to figure out how to be best set up for hauling tomorrow. What sizes of pots will we be transporting?"
Oct 9, 2010
Joseph Ford joined Rob Olason's group
Thumbnail workgroup aka 10-10-10 is coordinating ideas and input from thousands of organizers from around the world, with community level demonstration projects. Let's use this group to coordinate our local efforts!
Oct 9, 2010
Joseph Ford is attending Rob Olason's event

10-10-10 World Wide Day of Action in Whatcom County at Bellingham City Hall

October 10, 2010 from 9am to 4pm
A Transition Whatcom Event!The local 10-10-10 event begins at 9 a.m. on the steps of Bellingham City Hall. Live music, info booths and speakers get us started, with Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike planting our first tree in the Bellingham Public Library grounds at 10:10 a.m. Then we load up bike trailers with our assembled plants and head to the schools to plant the new additions to the school gardens. Bring your energy and enthusiasm, and a shovel if you can!We will be planting at Alderwood,…See More
Oct 4, 2010
Joseph Ford commented on David Waugh's group Sustainable Transportation
"Oh, and I'll let you know if I can firmly commit soon."
Aug 25, 2010
Joseph Ford commented on David Waugh's group Sustainable Transportation
"Rob, I believe I'm available on that date and would love to help. I would suggest putting the word out on craigslist in the for sale-bicycles section. I know it's only supposed to be postings for selling bikes but it's often used for…"
Aug 25, 2010
Joseph Ford replied to Rob Van Arsdale's discussion why natural building? in the group natural building bellingham
"I've been trying to arrange a trip down there to work for the past month. Timing has not worked out for me personally yet... but they're open to people coming down pretty often. I just got an email from Bonnie asking if I could come down…"
Aug 24, 2010
Joseph Ford joined Rob Van Arsdale's group

natural building bellingham

a forum for questions, answers and community around earthen and alternative construction in Whatcom Co.
Jun 14, 2010
Joseph Ford is now friends with Renata Beata Kowalczyk and Travis Linds
Jun 13, 2010
Joseph Ford commented on Bruce Horowitz's group Community Living
"Thanks all for a nice evening. My wife Catherine brought up the Lammas eco village in Wales and there was a request for a link to it. Here it is:"
Jun 10, 2010
Joseph Ford is attending Travis Linds's event

Community Living Group Potluck at Travis' house

June 10, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Community Living Group Members Please join us at our frist potluck in order for us to get to know each other and hopefully make some connections. Please RSVP and let me know what you plan to bring. This will be a BBQ. Limited to 20-25 people. More
Jun 10, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
cultivating resilient system design skills, transforming resource intensive lawns into resource producing edible landscapes, advocating for a pedal powered Bellingham
I'm focusing on transforming my pessimistic perspective and my fatalistic tendencies into positive action. I believe this a very crucial task in the Transition and one I could use support in. If you catch me displaying my old ways please fell free to give me a nudge and ask "How can you/we transform (fill in the blank) into positive action?" Thanks for your help.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
concern about peak oil
interested in orgainizing with like minded people to design/ create resilient systems
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
interests: permaculture, urban agriculture, rainwater harvesting, small scale low tech greywater systems, low tech human powered machines

skills: CAD drafting, rainwater harvesting system design
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Broadway Park

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At 10:41pm on May 11, 2010, Shannon Maris said…
Hey Joseph
Do you have any info on ecological fluidized beds ?? Big words for residential black water system like Jack Todd has in his Maine house with (3) 50 gal. drums in his daylight basement and a septic tank outside.
I had a video link in one of the Garden e-news..... I'd love to see someone do a prototype of this system locally.
At 10:35am on November 19, 2009, Jo Ann Heydron said…
Thanks for getting in touch, Joseph. I hope my husband and I can meet your family some time soon. In the long term--after the holidays? next spring?--I'm interested in a Broadway Park group, too, and can contribute some time.
At 1:15pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Joseph! Thanks for the link for another bicycle-powered tool website:
I'm thinking I may get a discussion going about 'Sustainable Energy using Renewable Resources for heating, transportation, & powering tools' you want to join in if I or another posts a forum?
At 10:53am on October 19, 2009, Shannon Maris said…
Hey Joseph
Great to dig potatoes with you.
I need your email address to put you on the Garden E-news list...
At 12:20pm on October 11, 2009, Heather K said…
HI Joseph, Welcome to the Organic Gardeners & Edible Forest Gardeners group! I'm also interested in low-tech human powered machines, ie bicycle powered and so are WT members Travis & Brian....I'll look forward to seeing you at seed-swap...If you can help out with take down or set up we could use the extra help...Contact Bruce (or me & I'll pass the word!)
At 1:05pm on June 26, 2009, Cindi Landreth said…
Happy Birthday, Joseph!
At 5:10pm on June 9, 2009, Colleen Mitchell said…
Hi - Thanks for the invite. And thanks again for all of your help last weekend, it was a blast!
At 12:25am on May 31, 2009, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Joseph,
So happy to see you and Cath here. Nice to hear you're in the permaculture class too.
At 10:18pm on May 12, 2009, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Joseph, it is fun to be in Permaculture class with you. See you this weekend, maybe, for swail making.
At 8:08pm on May 11, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Good to see you here Joseph, my Permaculure classmate! Thanks for joining, and let me know if you have any questions!

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