Seed Savers WorkshopBring your best tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, and the like for a hands-on seed saving workshop. We’re joined by seed selection guru Dan Borman of Orcas Island who will guide us through the seed-saving process, talk about the finer points of seed saving and his years of grain and vegetable growing experience.Come join us Sunday Sept 27 at 2pm at the Center for Expressive Arts, 1317 Commercial St., Downtown BellinghamSee More
Gathering together in person to plan and create learning events sounds like a great idea.
Count me in as well.
I have started to save junk mail envelopes (cut in half) to be used for saved seed.
"For anyone new to seed saving,
There are some great videos at the following link. I received this link from a recent Sustainable Connections announcement. Thanks go out to Raven, Dan, Meghan and Ken.
Working Together to Create Our Bio-RegionsNourishment & Food-Security Events & Garden/Farm Worshops.An Open Inclusive Group Welcoming All To Work - Plan - Vision & Share the Surplus Together.Use seperate discussion page for each event topic.See More
Cascadia Seed-Savers- Sharing & Saving Our Seeds, Educating Ourselves on the importance of regional seed-saving, Resisting corporate/laboratory bred GMO seeds, & Promoting Events for community food-security.See More
August 8, 2009 at 2:15pm to August 9, 2009 at 2:15pm
Held Over! Showing Sat (Aug. 8th) & Sunday (Aug. 9th) at the Pickford at 2:00pm.TW member Paul Langevin has commented, saying "Nancy and I have just found out that the Pickford will be showing the movie Food, Inc. on Sat. Aug. 8th at 2:00pm for the matinee price of $6.25. If anyone else reading this has wanted to see this movie and would like to meet up and see it with us just send us an email or comment…See More
Welcome to Transition Whatcom. I am very new to Transition Whatcom myself. In fact I am new to this area.
I have several interests with regards to sustainability including permaculture, seed saving, CSAs, community gardens, etc.
I saw that you had written that you had missed the movie Food, Inc. I left the following note on Heather's seed saving forum. If you still want to see that movie you are welcome to join us. Just let me know.
I found out, as I was…"
I look forward to finding some way to help in your efforts in seed saving.
Unfortunately working on a Ning-group probably would not work out too well for me. I am very new to this whole social networking thing and Ning. Also I am a…"
Dr. Steve Jones, the new director of the WSU Mt. Vernon research station and an expert wheat breeder, will give a talk describing his group's work to produce successful local grain varieties for Whatcom farmers. Among the topics will be the steps involved in small scale grain growing including planting techniques, harvesting, milling and what cooperative arrangements might make it feasible for Whatcom farmers. Steve Jones will give a small talk on grains grown in Western Washington followed by…See More
My interest in seed saving comes from a belief that a system that had worked so well for so many thousands of years should not be so easily and quickly replaced with the new "seeds" of the corporate agricultural…"
I no longer own an auto and walk, ride a bike or ride the bus most everywhere I go. I have also taken up the vegan way.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in local sustainability.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
gardening, sprouting, Native Wild Edible Plants
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Sehome Hill area
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Hi Paul & Nancy! Thanks for your comments on seeds and having Time to share is often more valuable than resources to share. Great you are taking bus & bicycle to grain meeting tonight. At some point make an announcement and I'm sure someone can give you & bikes a lift back to the bus stop or to town. Lets swap emails when we meet, or you can message me your email and I'll eventually get it put on a couple gardener's news lists a few of us have.
Hi Paul & family! Welcome to Bellingham/Whatcom community & -Cascadia bioregion!
Thanks for your friend request and your interest in seeds!
Myself & at least 2 friends have email lists for gardeners networking & events, and for planning future seed-swaps & educational events. I can get you hooked up with lists when we meet, (or message me your email and I'll get caught up on my computer work some cold dark rainy day!) .
We all do our best as neighbors to try to also post info & events on this ning site.
Currently a few of us are in the visioning & brainstorming process for next seed-event, and seeking to find what other organizations or individuals might be planning or visioning something so we can support each other.
(Myself & others co-created this past Jan-Febs public seed-saving events).
Let me know more of your interests in seed saving & gardening and how you want to share and what you want to learn! (I'm always trying to do both :-) )
I haven't really checked it out much since I knew I wanted a yurt the moment I set foot inside one - but this site: http://yurtinfo.org seems to be non-affiliated and a source of good information including a forum and used yurt classifieds.