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
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“Getting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”January 27th, 2013 Sunday 1:00-4:001027 North Forest Street- MajesticOpen to the Public -No Fee -Donations accepted! GMO Free Event!SCHEDULE:1:00 Doors Open1:15 Opening Circle & Swap Etiquette1:30 Swapping Seeds & Sharing Stories2:00 “Basic Seed Saving” talk by Celt Schira4:30 Swap Ends & Clean UpWHO SHOULD ATTEND:*. People with Heirloom Seeds, Packaged Seeds, Edible Tubers& Seed Potatoes To Share*. People without seeds who want…See More
The quarterly Transition Whatcom all member potluck and membership gathering (Sunday Oct 21st) is a chance for you to meet other members, find out about recent TW events and learn about what's being planned. IntroductionPotluck- Harvesty SnaxGratitude circleSkillShare Faire after partyUpcoming EventsDesign Grant process update- planned training classesWorkgroup updatesBrainstorming Exercise- What would you like Transition Whatcom to be doing in 1 year, in 5 years? What is most important?CloseSee More
I am glad you took an interest in me because it is mutual. Nice to see you interested in experimenting with sustainable community living options especially with the ecological (or dialectic) concept of permaculture as a model.…"
Join other Transition Whatcom members at the quarterly Hub meeting to share recent experiences and discuss future plans. The TWOG will provide an overview of the schedule and plans for the next years activities. All members who want to help brainstorm, plan and/or participate in events and work group activities are invited to attend.Proposed Agenda-1) Introductions2) Overview and Actions from Assembly Meeting3) Proposed Schedule and Plans from the TWOG4) Discussion and Brainstorming5) Matching…See More
Update 3/18: Not just a meeting - we'll sing a song by Jack Johnson & Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands (...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMWS-wbuss). If you can play guitar, bring it along or email me (juliet).Also Cyndy Sheldon (www.cyndysheldon.com) will help us get to know each other better.The Assembly is a quarterly event, and the opportunity for group leadersor representatives to inspire and inform others of your Workgroup's progresstowards learning, sharing and helping our…See More
Heather K referred me to you, as we were talking about a film series I'm coordinating for the Center for Local Self-Reliance (www.caretakershouse.org). We're hosting a series of 4 films for this winter/spring at RE-Sources…"
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I am glad you took an interest in me because it is mutual. Nice to see you interested in experimenting with sustainable community living options especially with the ecological (or dialectic) concept of permaculture as a model. Looking forward to working with you in research / planning / implementing potentially viable projects in TW ecosociosphere.
Heather K referred me to you, as we were talking about a film series I'm coordinating for the Center for Local Self-Reliance (www.caretakershouse.org). We're hosting a series of 4 films for this winter/spring at RE-Sources learning center. I'm looking for people who have some expertise on the topics of the films to be available for questions at these films; specifically on soils (for the movie "Dirt"), water (for the movie "Blue Gold"), or an update on Cuba (for "Power of Community). She said you might be able to identify people if you, yourself, would not be able to attend. So, thanks in advance in you can help! Jean
Would you like to come to a website infrastructure meeting? We have a Doodle poll set up - http://doodle.com/5cn56vcvg2vhrxpw If you could mark the times and dates you're available that'd be great. We'll talk about software upgrade, limitations of current software, how to make decisions, who's doing what in terms of admin. Thanks, Juliet
Hey Rhys, it was great meeting you this weekend (I was the one who brought his own chair, ha ha). I wish you luck with your work with Cascadia NeoTribalism. Be sure to update the board here with any interesting events which are coming up (and Perm 101 & 201 classes in October).
Hi Rhys! Great to read of the two Permaculture events being held at the Outback Farm! Will these events be held regardless of how many folks sign up?
The last time I referred some of my Earthcare Garden Design clients to this class series, the class was cancelled just a few days before the weekend.
Once this September class is a sure thing, let me know, as I have some folks I would like to refer, and I can help promote once its a sure go.
( If I'm in town I'd be willing to help out also. )
I attended the Outback event at the stage but came late.
It would be great if Western would count this class towards students credits! Someday Western may actually offer Permaculture Design & Application classes that include a Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).
Oh, I forgot: you mentioned NVC as a skill you might want to have workshops on--you're aware that Alan Seid teaches an intro to NVC the first Saturday of every month at Explorations Academy (same building as Sustainable Connections)? Sliding scale and well worth it, I took it earlier this month. David and Angela MacLeod handle registration, I believe. As far as piggybacking on what other groups are already doing, that one's a slam dunk. Cheers, Laura jean
Rhys - Great to see you again at planning time for Great Unleashing! We would welcome you & Oasis friends to come out to the Heartsong Garden Sanctuary again and enjoy a lakeside fire & potluck. We're still planting more trees & shrubs!
If you know anyone who is currently looking for a semi-communal living situation, my partner and I have the upstairs of our house available for rent (bedroom plus living space) and we are friendly and into sustainable community living. We have lots of garden space and knowledge to share if someone is into that. They can email me at chrisandbella at yahoo dot com or call me at 961 9028. Thanks!