We are interested in creating a sustainable community in Glacier. We want to create a hub for environmental learning, focusing on areas such as: community gardening, alternative energy, native and medicinal plants, reused household goods and building materials, and more.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
This is what we want to do in the town we live--Glacier.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
We believe that in our community, we have all the interests, skills, talents, and resources we need to create a sustainable community. We want to create a hub to bring everyone together.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
I received the following from your profile:
It's Anne Baker. We want to be part of Transition Foothills, whatever that may mean. I want to focus especially on Glacier. Keep us posted on whatever is going on :)"
The contact person for Transition Foothills is actually Brita Adkinson. You can find her here. I'm currently more of a peripheral support person. Another core person is Adriane Bonaparte, in case you know her.
Talk to you soon,
Hi Paul! I used to live upstream in the south fork valley! You may already know lots of folks from that community and there is a community center!
Maple Falls now has a community garden. It is right next to the bakery!
Also, be sure to connect with folks around Bodhi Creek, near Kendal Creek watershed!
Welcome to Transition Whatcom, Paul! I grew up in Maple Falls and lived in Glacier in my late teens early twenties (mid '70s) and am very happy to hear that you have a group of people that want to do this critical work. Did you know that there are folks in Kendall and Maple Falls that are working toward a similar vision? You might support and collaboration with them. I don't know if they have defined their catchment area - whether it is Transition Foothills or Maple Falls or Kendall or what - Alan Seid and Brita Atkinson are both a part of it. Look around the membership here and you should find their names. Another suggestion is for you to start a group - Perhaps Transition Glacier or Foothills - on the Group tab so that you all can find each other easily and communicate as a group here. It is easy to do.