Peter Holcomb will be helping me build a Rocket Stove Sunday at 1 pm. Please feel free to join us if you are interested. You will need a 25 gal steel barrel if you want to build your own, and some stove pipe and an elbow (3" or 4", elbow should be heavy or stainless steel to withstand heat). If anyone can lend us a cutting torch that would be most helpful. I could sell a couple people a 25 gal steel barrel for my cost, which was $10. You are also welcome to campout on the farm if you like. The…See More
Whatcom Folk School Class #35. PRINCIPLES AND PATHWAYS BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY - SERIES. First class at Cordata Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Road, at Cordata Parkway (See map and directions) 6 sessions - June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 5, (a Tuesday), July 11; all Mondays except one; 7 – 9pm If you want to join us beginning with our second class, please…See More
Celebrate Bicycling all day. Walk or Bicycling to work, school or errands and stop by one of the dozens of Celebration Stations around Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County, get treats and prizes and chances to win more. Most stations open from 6:30 am to 9:00 am; some open until 10:00 am. New this year: Bike to Shop - an all-day Celebration Station will be open at one or more grocery stores, too.See More
Friends of the Island Library (Lummi Island) is very excited to present Nicole Foss (Stoneleigh), co-editor of The Automatic Earth (www.theautomaticearth.blogspot.com). Ms. Foss will be speaking at the Lummi Island Grange Hall on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM. Suggested donation: $7.00. Proceeds will benefit library programs and support of the Island Library. The Grange is within easy walking distance of the ferry dock (about 2…See More
Village Books Literature Live and Transition Whatcom present James Howard Kunstler and his new book, The Witch of Hebron.Two years ago, renowned social commentator and novelist James Howard Kunstler, author of the bestselling The Long Emergency, imagined a post-oil future in World Made by Hand, which the San Francisco Chronicle called “an impassioned and invigorating tale whose ultimate message is one of hope, not despair.” Here Kunstler expands his vision of an America without oil, as he…See More
I have been to a few Transition classes. My bike is my main mode of transportation around town. I am growing an edible forest based on permaculture principals (Still learning) I have an off grid cabin with: sawdust composting toilet systems, rainwater catchment system, grey water processing, PV & wind energy. I am looking to learn from other members knowledge and share what I have discovered.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
The future is not the past and we must transition to a sustainable community. I am looking for the hope side of what we are facing. Community Gardening seems to be a great way for communities to grow strong & resilient
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Interests:Community building/gardening, Permaculture.
Skills: Use of my hands & physical labor, Master Electrician, construction
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
South Bellingham Fairhaven
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
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Hi Robert! Welcome to the "Organic Gardeners...Permaculturist" group! How great to hear you have some of your basic infrastructure systems set up with graywater to sawdust johns. I'd like to get a discussion started on the Permi group sometime, about graywater systems...and co-create a fall or winter tour that included some of the black & graywater systems.