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Nicola Hoffman is attending warren miller's event

Escape from Affluenza- TW Movie Nite at Limelight Theatre Bellingham

March 18, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Escape from Affluenza shows how people can declare their independence from the epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism ailing Americans and our environment by adopting the practices of simple living. This sequel to AFFLUENZA uses expert commentary, thought-provoking vignettes and humor to show how people can reduce their consumption and simplify their lives. With stories of real people from Seattle to the Netherlands who have altered their lifestyles and re-discovered the joy of living,…See More
Mar 16, 2014
Nicola Hoffman is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Scythes the Cutting Edge of Power Down at Inspiration Farm

April 13, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
 April 13th $40 10am to 4pm -12 students Sell your weed whacker and pick up a scythe! Maintain your body not your lawn mower and weed whacker. Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool. Scythes are thought to be old school, but better blades and better ergonomics makes them one of the most efficient tools out there. Get your exercise and cut the grass at the same time. Learn what makes a good scythe, what to look for in picking a mowing outfit for your needs and how to properly maintain and…See More
Mar 16, 2014
Nicola Hoffman commented on Krista Rome's event Tool Sharpening Workshop
"Looking forward to learning. Thank you for putting this class together."
Mar 11, 2012
Nicola Hoffman is attending Krista Rome's event

Tool Sharpening Workshop at Riverhaven Farm

March 24, 2012 from 10am to 12pm
Join the Riverhaven crew in learning how to sharpen a variety of farm and garden tools from Expert Tool Sharpener Elmer Ortez. We will use our tools as examples, but feel free to bring a few tools of your own to work on as well. $5-$10 sliding scale. Please carpool if you can!See More
Mar 11, 2012
Nicola Hoffman might attend Chris Wolf's event

Composting is HOT, baby! at Ginger Kennell and Mark Falcone's farm

June 4, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
This fun outdoor workshop will have you sweating in the sun while learning how to entice microbes and worms to break down your kitchen scraps and yard scraps into rich compost.  Learn the elements necessary for several different methods of successful, fast, and stink-free composing.  Then participate in a hands-on building of a real-live hot compost pile with a bunch of enthusiastic friends.  Wear clothes for gettin' dirty! Taught by: Chris Wolf, certified permaculture designer.  Hosted by…See More
Jun 2, 2011
Nicola Hoffman updated their profile
May 27, 2011
Nicola Hoffman updated their profile photo
May 27, 2011
Nicola Hoffman is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Food Forest & Permaculture Guild Plants at inspiration Farm

May 29, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
Plant a garden and eat for a year, plant a Forest Garden and eat for decades! This hands on workshop will give you a good understanding to design, plant and orchestrate a perennial food forest. Northwest fruit and nut trees suited to our bioregion, guild plants that fertilize, attract pollinators and mulch will be covered. By stacking the systems one can create the productivity of a forest by capturing and storing available nutrients, water and sunlight. Once established it will continue to…See More
May 22, 2011
Nicola Hoffman and Dov Shoneman are now friends
Feb 14, 2011
Chris Wolf and Nicola Hoffman are now friends
Feb 7, 2011
Nicola Hoffman left a comment for Chris Wolf
"I noticed that your friend Hanna Winter was looking for houses with rain barrels. Can you tell me more? Thanks Nicola"
Feb 7, 2011
Nicola Hoffman left a comment for Chris Wolf
"Hi Chris, It was great to meet you the other night. I talked with Sarah and Missi and they would love to meet you. Sarah is a great friend, gardener and lives one road east of us and Missi lives at the end of the road and has garden space for…"
Feb 7, 2011
Chris Wolf left a comment for Nicola Hoffman
"Hi Nicola, So nice to meet you the other night.  About the Cedar Basket workshop... we are actually full with 10 participants, but if you like I can put you first on the waiting list.  Thanks!  --Chris Wolf"
Feb 6, 2011
Nicola Hoffman might attend Kelda Miller's event

Permaculture Design Course at Wild Thyme Farm at Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville WA

February 27, 2011 at 9am to March 20, 2011 at 2pm
Food production and ecology come together in the permaculture concept of a food forest. Using nature as our template, these intentional ecosystems offer an abundance of food, medicine, habitat, and so much more. Please join us for this workshop and learn how you can apply permaculture principles in a high-yielding orchard with diverse understory and minimize your work over time. Learn design strategies for creating guilds, smooth succession, and ease in harvest. Attract wildlife and grow plants…See More
Feb 6, 2011
Nicola Hoffman might attend Chris Wolf's event

Cedar Basketry Workshop at Chris Wolf's house

February 10, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm
This workshop will be led by Irene Hinkle who has been weaving baskets for over 20 years, and hosted by Chris Wolf in the cedar forest where she lives.  Using cedar is an important piece of re-skilling for residents of the Pacific NorthWest.Workshop participants will learn to how to harvest cedar bark sustainably so that the tree remains viable and alive.  Participants will harvest their own share of cedar bark and will separate the layers for use, learning how to prepare bark for basket…See More
Feb 6, 2011
Nicola Hoffman might attend Dov Shoneman's event

Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Part II at Bellingham

February 27, 2011 from 12pm to 4pm
This is event is co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom Foundations of Traditional Chinese MedicineThis is a 2-part class introducing the Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It will be geared for beginners but will also provide useful information to professionals of all healing backgrounds.I encourage those who are interested, to attend both classes to insure a more in depth understanding of this material. Upon completion of these classes, students will have greater understanding of…See More
Feb 6, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am not, however I am very interested in what I have heard and seen.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
For the greater good of all, doing what we can locally - now, empowerment, community.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
permaculture, hazelnut orchard, farm
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
north of Bakerview off Hannegan and the farm just south of Everson
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
at a permaculture event in Bellingham this summer/spring.
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).
community, knowledge, experience

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At 11:30pm on February 6, 2011, Chris Wolf said…

Hi Nicola,

So nice to meet you the other night.  About the Cedar Basket workshop... we are actually full with 10 participants, but if you like I can put you first on the waiting list.  Thanks!  --Chris Wolf

At 1:46pm on January 20, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Nicole!  Great to meet you in person at coop's Food Security dessert event & at Cloud Mountain!

I'm excited for us to get together with Chris Wolf sometime!  I'll send you a message with phone number /email so we can swap info.

You might notice there is a Mushroom event on our website here, and Chris will be there, and I possibly will also attend.-

And link to the seed-swap is at-


At 2:31pm on January 5, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Nicola!  Thanks for your comment & appreciations!  I hope you'll share with us what you learn about caring for the hazelnut orchard, and the possibilaties of it evolving into an 'edible forest garden'.  You might appreciate the books "Edible Forest Garden' for a resource on interplanting & maintaining...Its my favorite permi-geek book.

During the warmer weather, some of us help out at rolving garden-work parties where the host puts us to work & feeds us a meal.  Jeff W. often organizes that through emails & phone calls, and you might consider having folks out to your place in the future for a work-party.

Remember to pass your email onto Shannon & request the local Garden E-News she sends out.  There is so much happening locally, and not all of it gets posted as an event on this site.   Here's a link to her page to leave a comment with your email on:

I'm considering joinging the Everson Garden club.   This Sat I'll be in Fairhaven to help out with the garden planning at the Center for Local Self Reliance.

Looking forward to meeting someday & working together in the garden or forests.


At 7:25pm on January 4, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Nicola!  How great to hear you care for a hazelnut orchard!  I'm also a student of permaculture & caring for the earth.  I live in the rural western foothill area of the county, south of Everson & east of B'ham.

I thought you might be interested in connecting with other active garden-type folks through our email list...(Pass email on to me if so),

Or through networking with the EarthGardens group on this site at:   (click 'join' in interested).

There is an annual seed-swap coming up soon...Event info located here:

At 1:23pm on October 24, 2010, Chris Wolf said…
Hello Nicola,
My name is Chris (female) and I just moved off of Hannegan north of Bakerview. Do you still live in this area of the county? I would be really excited to meet some like-minded neighbors and be able to socialize and help each other out with projects sometimes. I have strong interests/experience with gardening, Permaculture, and Transition work and I have a deep belief in knowing my neighbors and my community. Feel free to message me back, or call me at home 734.3501 or cell 961.9028 if you want to come over for dinner some evening or otherwise get together!

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