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Margo Terrill
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  • Bellingham, WA
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Ragfinery accepting new volunteers

Started Sep 12, 2014 0 Replies

See description on their website here: Ragfinery.  If you like working…Continue

TW T-shirts from up cycled clothing, screen printed by We Creations. Resilience, sustainability, community building all in one affordable T-shirt.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margo Terrill Aug 18, 2014. 3 Replies

TWOG now has a small selection of Transition Whatcom T-shirts for sale. Used T's were purchased from Ragfinery and screen printed by …Continue

Seeking volunteers for WWU Zero Waste End of Year Event

Started May 8, 2014 0 Replies

The Office of Sustainability at WWU is looking for a few volunteers for the end of the year Zero Waste event.  Here are links for more general information. Reply here if you are interested and I will…Continue


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Margo Terrill added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

Mason Jars for sale

My daughter and her boyfriend are moving to a studio apartment in Seattle and need to purge her abode in Birchwood. She has about 60 mason jars she cannot take with her. She is a starving student so she could use a bit of cash. Any offer gratefully accepted. Contact: Kelly Smith at kcsmith18 at gmail dot com to arrange a time to see them.Thanks!See More
Jun 18, 2016
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Feb 26, 2016
Margo Terrill liked Jamie Jedinak's discussion Roving Garden Party - March 24th
Mar 15, 2015
Margo Terrill is attending warren miller's event

TW Monthly Film- Seeds; Seed Swap Kick Off at Pickford Limelight

January 20, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Tuesday Jan 20th 6:30PM at the Limelight.One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk! This film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. While the price of gold and oil skyrockets, the fate of our most priceless commodity is ignored. Seeds provide the basis of everything from fabric to food to fuel. They are as essential to life as the air we breathe or the water we drink… but given far less attention. Over…See More
Jan 15, 2015
Margo Terrill is attending Amy Vergillo's event

NWAIA Design Awards at Bellingham Cruise Terminal

February 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9:30pm
The 2015 Northwest Washington AIA Design Awards celebrates the best architectural designs available from Architects in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. These projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance and overall integration with the client and surrounding community.See More
Jan 15, 2015
Margo Terrill liked Heather K's event COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 - 7th Annual!
Jan 5, 2015
Margo Terrill added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

Wanted: Straw for mulching

We have a few raised beds that need to be mulched. Clean straw or other mulching material would be appreciated.See More
Jan 5, 2015
Margo Terrill replied to Margo Terrill's discussion FREE: Large, leather cargo trunk in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Hi Kristen,  When are you available? We live in the Birchwood neighborhood and our schedules are fairly flexible. Margo 408 six 7 four 8 nine 3 three"
Jan 4, 2015
Kristen McLewin replied to Margo Terrill's discussion FREE: Large, leather cargo trunk in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Margo, I am interested.  :)  Let me know when we might meet.  As odd as it sounds, I need to smell trunks to know if they will work for me -- I'm pretty sensitive to some smells.  But I LOVE trunks.  :) Kristen"
Jan 4, 2015
Margo Terrill replied to Margo Terrill's discussion FREE: Large, leather cargo trunk in the group Community Asks and Offers
"I will try to post a picture later. In Birchwood neighborhood."
Jan 3, 2015
Margo Terrill added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

FREE: Large, leather cargo trunk

39" Wide X 24" High X 24" Deep. Good condition, a close as I can tell.
Jan 3, 2015
Margo Terrill is attending Heather K's event

7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 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
Dec 19, 2014
Margo Terrill commented on Kate Clark's group Transition Film Series
"Thanks Heather! "
Nov 27, 2014
Margo Terrill is attending Jill Kiepura's event

Survey: Motivations to participate in transition at Online Survey

November 22, 2014 at 1pm to December 15, 2014 at 7pm
Hello, I am a graduate student studying Environmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. I am very interested in the Transition Network, and am currently researching what motivates people to become involved and remain active in Transition Initiatives.  I would like to invite you and your Transition Initiative's members to participate in a short online survey that will contribute to…See More
Nov 26, 2014
Margo Terrill commented on Jill Kiepura's event Survey: Motivations to participate in transition
"TWOG is looking forward to seeing the results of this survey. We hope that many of our members will take it."
Nov 23, 2014
Margo Terrill liked Jill Kiepura's event Survey: Motivations to participate in transition
Nov 23, 2014

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am a member of the Transition Whatcom Operating Group - better known as the TWOG.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have been interested in environmental issues most of my life. My Dad did his thesis on water resources when I was 9 years old and there was a lot of family discussion about such subjects. Since then I've done what I could to be a good steward of the earth.

The other aspect of Transition that appeals to me very much is the non-partisan, inclusive, stance and the exhortation to connect with your neighbors to build resilience in your own neighborhood.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am interested in possibly helping out in a community garden. I have technical and organizational skills. I don't know yet how I can contribute but I am sure I'll discover ways. I spent most of my life working at a desk, doing, office management, project management, communications, bookkeeping, etc.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
It was mentioned in the Folk School catalog and also a friend invited me to join in late 2012.
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 learning so much through my friends and meeting more people all the time. Everyone has something to offer. The Transitioners I have met here in Whatcom County are really great people. This site helps keep me connected.

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Weekly Newsletter Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Get Involved!

Check out this weekends schedule at the SkillShare Faire. Find skills and learn them from a local sharer! 

TW Featured Events



Wise Man, just learned of him

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

Sounds like a rebel to me - I like rebels.

"There is now a single issue before us: survival.
Not merely physical survival, but survival in a world of fulfillment, survival in a living world, where the violets bloom in the springtime, where the stars shine down in all their mystery, survival in a world of meaning."
—Thomas Berry

Compost Islands for New York

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:13am 0 Comments

An architectural designer has proposed a series of compost islands for New York City. Not only does it look nice but, of course, solves a huge problem for New York. Good for them! I like all the good, creative energy going into sustainable practices all over the globe. I don't know if this would work - but it is my 'feel good and hopeful' news for the day.…


Catechism for a Witch’s Child

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Catechism for a Witch’s Child

When they ask to see your gods

your book of prayers

show them lines

drawn delicately with veins

on the underside of a bird’s wing

tell them you believe

in giant sycamores mottled

and stark against a winter sky

and in nights so frozen

stars crack open spilling

streams of molten ice to earth

and tell them how you drink

a holy wine of honeysuckle

on a…


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At 5:06pm on April 14, 2014, James Leder said…

Thanks for doing that! I'm super jazzed for it.

At 7:43am on June 12, 2013, Jean Kroll said…

Hi Margo!  There is a cat on my lap that looks just like your avatar!  I love black cats!

At 3:39pm on June 10, 2013, Heather K said…

HI Margo!  On Tuesday I plan to attend this work party with meal...There is a chance Jean Kroll will also attend....If you attend, there might be time to brainstorm re volunteer coordinator re skillshare faire    . Also good movie tonight, "More Than Honey' at the the honeybees & pollinators!

At 3:04pm on June 10, 2013, Heather K said…

Hi Margo!  Welcome to Transition Whatcom, and also being part of our 2nd annual Skillshare Faire!  I look forward to meeting you, although I may miss our next meeting.  Your neighborhood is just across the lake from ours, as we are in Agate Bay & Squalicum Valley/Stewart Mountain watersheds.  You would be welcome to meet me and visit our pollinator garden sanctuary - ie. a micro edible-forest 'beyond organic' co-creative ecological-chaos rewilding garden!  You are also invited to join our network of TW Earth Gardens group at

Plant Seeds - Sing Songs - Create Community!

At 11:30pm on February 8, 2013, Joy Patterson said…

Yay Margo! Let's go get some manure!


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