I recently bought a farm in Whatcom County and am in the process of converting my way of life and the farm to prepare for the coming collapse of an economy based upon a concept of unlimited growth in a world of finite resources.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I welcome this opportunity to engage with others in the transformation of myself, my farm, and my community into a vibrant, healthy, sustainable ecosystem.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Let's figure that out together.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
A link on the Sustainable Bellingham website.
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To connect with and learn from others engaged in Transition.
Hi Richard, sorry I always forget to check for messages here! The recipe for that bean recipe (at least I think it is this one.. it is good either way!)
* this recipe is based on using a 5 quart crock pot, so you can cut it in half if you have a smaller crock pot
3 cups dried black-eyed peas, cleaned and washed thoroughly
2 medium tomatoes
1 medium yellow or red onion (chopped)
1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut in small pieces
4 cloves of garlic (but we always add around 8 or 9!)
2-3 green Thai, serrano, or cayenne chilies, stems removed
2 large bunches of cilantro
2 tbs roasted cumin and coriander
2 tbs salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp red chili powder
6 cups of water
I hope you enjoy, and again I am sorry it took me so long to get this to you!
Richard...welcome to the group. My wife Barb Schickler and I [Sandy Lawrence] have been members for a while but not made any useful contribution yet, but plan to find time to do so. We run not a real farm but a hobby farm with goats and now chickens...although my wife is a serious gardener and produces almost all of our vegetables during the summer, both for us and for our guests at our B&B. Again, welcome.
Hi Richard, the couple who were hosting the Poop Group meetings before was Peter and Lorraine Holcomb. They live on Hemmi Rd near Hannegan, so they might be somewhat close to where your farm is? Anyway, they (along with their housemate Joe) would have plans you are looking for and some other things I know you would be interested in. I can give you their phone number if you call me (360-734-3510) or email me (chrisandbella-at-yahoo-dot-com); I just don't feel comfortable posting their phone number here w/out permission. I am excited to come see your place and hopefully we neighbors can help you out there! If you need any Permaculture consultation, let me know; that is what I do. --Chris
Welcome Richard, (I also posted this on the Humanure/ composting toilets group). As a group, we were pretty "regular" when we started (prepare for the poop metaphors), but we have been pretty constipated the last few months, meaning that not a lot has been happening. We need to get flowing again! Richard, I wonder if you would want to host a meeting of this work group at your farm, to show us the place and tell us about your composting toilet plans? If so, pick a date and time and tell us where! If you are ready for a work party, it could even be a work party. Thanks, --Chris