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Charles Kelm
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Inexpensive quality farm and garden tools

Started Oct 2, 2011 0 Replies

This week I am putting an order together at for farm and garden tools.  They have great stuff at great prices, and excellent rates on…Continue

Tags: permaculture, gardening, harvesting, agriculture, Farming


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Charles Kelm is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Great Grafting Gathering at Inspiration Farm

March 9, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
As you prune, remember to save scion wood for the Graft Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum scion varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft on root stock to start new trees! We will demonstrate grafting techniques. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! Rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. When you register you will receive more information on collecting and storing scion wood.There is interest in Asian pears and heirloom apple and pear varieties, so…See More
Feb 8, 2014
Charles Kelm is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Hands on Plant Propagation Workshop at Inspiration Farm

November 24, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
Learn how to propagate woody perennials from hard wood cuttings and layering for your own food forest plantings. Fall is the best time to select cuttings of many different types of shrubs and bushes to root through the winter dormant season. Learn how to strike cuttings from currents, gooseberries, grapes, autumn olive, seabuckthorn, kiwi and more at this time of year. We will also demonstrate layering as a propagation technique, which is typically done for filberts,  blueberries and other…See More
Nov 22, 2013
Charles Kelm liked Brian Kerkvliet's event Hands on Plant Propagation Workshop
Nov 22, 2013
Charles Kelm commented on Brian Kerkvliet's event Natural Farming Observations With Larry Korn at Inspiration Farm
"Can't wait. Nothing like being at Inspiration Farm.  Heard such great things about Larry - should be a great afternoon.  Thanks for the invite Brian."
Jul 15, 2012
Charles Kelm is attending Brian Kerkvliet's event

Natural Farming Observations With Larry Korn at Inspiration Farm at Inspiration Farm

August 14, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm
Join us for an afternoon experiential insightful tour of Inspiration Farm's perennial and natural systems including grains and orchards with special guest Larry KornLarry Korn lived and farmed with Mr. Fukuoka for two years in the mid-1970’s.  He translated and edited Fukuoka’s The One-Straw Revolution. Larry traveled with Mr. Fukuoka and translated for him during his trips to the U.S. including the…See More
Jul 15, 2012
Charles Kelm left a comment for David MacLeod
"Hey David - hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!"
Apr 3, 2012
Charles Kelm commented on Vince Biciunas's event Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale
"Awesome sale today.  In addition to the chestnut and hazelnut trees, aronia, seaberry and honeyberry bushes, I found a huge bamboo plant, a tea plant and 4 of Travis Lind's black currants.  I think I will be looking forward to this…"
Apr 1, 2012
Charles Kelm commented on Vince Biciunas's event Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale
"I'm placing an order with Burnt Ridge Nursery today over the phone so they can bring me my order to the FPS.  Lot's of great edible plants.  I'm getting hazelnuts, chestnuts and honeyberries."
Mar 29, 2012
Charles Kelm liked Vince Biciunas's event Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale
Mar 28, 2012
Charles Kelm is attending Vince Biciunas's event

Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale at Gravel Parking Lot at Mill and 11th in Fairhaven

March 31, 2012 from 10am to 3pm
Fairhaven Neighbors' 24th Annual Plant and Tree Sale is a tradition for gardeners to stock up on hardy perennials and trees for early spring planting.See More
Mar 28, 2012
Charles Kelm is attending Chris Wolf's event

Pruning Overgrown Fruit Trees at 4445 Northwest Rd, behind the old buffalo farm

February 26, 2012 from 10am to 12pm
Come to a hands-on workshop about pruning fruit trees at an orchard where there are large trees in need of help. There are a variety of mature trees that have been left unpruned for 4 or 5 years. Here's a rare chance to problem solve and actually work on trees in the real orchard environment. Our teacher will be Travis Dickson, who has been pruning fruit trees for 12 years and has taught many classroom style seminars about pruning theory. Come prepared for any weather, and bring your saws,…See More
Feb 17, 2012
Charles Kelm shared Heather K's event on Facebook
Jan 25, 2012
Charles Kelm joined Brian Kerkvliet's group

GMO Awareness and Action

Genetically Modified Organisms have a potentially disastrous impact food resilience, seed saving, and overall health of our food system. Lets work to prohibit GMOs within Whatcom county and toward labeling laws on food containing GMO ingredients.See More
Oct 14, 2011
Charles Kelm liked Brian Kerkvliet's group GMO Awareness and Action
Oct 14, 2011
Charles Kelm might attend David MacLeod's event

The Farmer Who Took On Monsanto at WWU Fraser Hall 4

October 21, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 21, October 2011, 3:00 pm, Fraser Hall 4Farmers have been saving seeds since the dawn of agriculture, but that practice and crop diversity are threatened by consolidation of seed ownership by a handful of large chemical and pharmaceutical corporations. Agricultural resiliency and the integrity of neighboring ecosystems are further threatened by promotion of transgenic (GMO) crops by those same companies. Corporate control often is exacerbated by regulatory capture of the agencies charged…See More
Oct 14, 2011
Charles Kelm liked J. C. Walker,Jr.'s group Aminopyralid
Oct 14, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
In the process of creating a food forest on our little lot north of Bellingham. Gearing up to convert my diesel truck to run on waste vegetable oil. Buying local. Researching ways to get our property off the electrical grid, etc.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Transitioning off of petroleum is smart no matter where you lie on the political spectrum. Why would anyone think it is a good idea to continue to rely on something which is in finite supply?
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am am student of permaculture design and implementation. It is my passion and what takes up most of my focus.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Blaine / Custer / Ferndale border.
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
On website I heard of it by Googling their information I read on a sign placed near some blueberry bushes they were selling at Thee Market in Birch Bay.
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 hope to meet other like-minded people in my area. I meet lots of like minded people on the net, but not very many who are local to me.

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At 1:05pm on March 28, 2011, Juliet Thompson said…

Hi Permie.

I couldn't help butting in about your comment on the Mycological Restoration page. I am on the webteam for the site.

If you want to send a private message to one individual, the best way is to go to the Members page and search for them. Then you can go to their personal page and comment. 

For following comments on a Group page, you can check under the Comment box to see that you've clicked on "Follow - Email me when people comment" . If you have - it should say "Stop Following - Don't email me when people comment." 

I'd love to know if that solves the problem.

Juliet Thompson

At 2:20pm on December 8, 2010, Laura J Sellens said…
Hi there,

I think I sent you a message with the price and tariff information for the oil press but now I can't find it so apologies if this is the first you're seeing of this. This is a friendly harassment to please confirm a final yes or no regarding the oil press group order to my email address We have more than 8 confirmed which means your grand total will be $91.89 USD or real close to that depending on the exchange rate on the day I place the order. If you say yes, I’ll send you my address so you can send me a check.

Thank you,
Laura Sellens
At 5:40pm on October 29, 2010, Lady Hamster said…
Hey Charlie! I have some DVD' s on my front porch for you that have been there FOREVER that I have been trying to get back to you. Remind me next time you visit okay?
At 11:55pm on September 10, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi! Welcome to TW and the Earth Gardens group!
Glad you've gotton some fava beans, you'll find they are soo delicious steamed when fresh! You may be about to become a seed geek, so I'll send you another invite to our seed group. Remember sometime in Jan or Feb we will host another local seed exchange, and last year we even did one in the fall for those of us who had just harvested our summer seeds.
At 10:20am on September 4, 2010, Shannon Maris said…
Please email me: so I can add your email to the Garden E-News list.
At 9:14am on September 4, 2010, J. C. Walker,Jr. said… This is a link to N.Y. dealing successfully with the Aminopyralid question in their state.
At 12:16pm on September 3, 2010, David MacLeod said…
Welcome Permie! You can find many more Permies at, and local Permies at The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is coming up Sept. 17-19th in Seattle.

And most importantly, we have a group here on this site:
Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Beyond Organic)

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