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Ro Donelson is attending Terry Maczuga's event

Growing Stone Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Apricots at Cloud Mountain Farm Center

February 23, 2013 from 1:30pm to 3pm
“Growing Stone Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Apricots” is a free workshop on the planting, growing and pruning of stone fruits. Training techniques will be discussed, and techniques for pruning newly planted trees and renovating older trees will be demonstrated.Participants will benefit from the experience and expertise of Cloud Mountain ’s executive director, Tom Thornton, who has grown fruit commercially for more than 30 years, and over the years, has experimented with several growing…See More
Feb 12, 2013
Ro Donelson commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"You might also want to try the grains blades for a Vitamix."
Mar 19, 2012
Angela MacLeod left a comment for Ro Donelson
"Hi Ro, I won't be able to make it out to your place today to get Yarrow. I have a job that I won't be able to finish up until late in the day plus a dear friend is visiting from out of town on a surprise visit. I might just have to pass…"
Jul 20, 2011
Ro Donelson commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"Angela, I have white yarrow popping up in my beds and fields. You are welcome to as much as you'd like. Best to reach me by phone 380-4211 Ro"
Jul 17, 2011
Ro Donelson is attending Juliet Thompson's event

Growing a Mushroom Garden at River Haven Farm

June 20, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Interested in adding mushroom growing to your gardening skills? We will cover the benefits of adding mycelium to landscape and edible gardens, and will show you how in a hands on workshop to be held at River Haven Farm in Lynden. This will also be an opportunity to see the newly forming River Haven farm community, and to enjoy a potluck dinner and fire with others on a warm early summer evening.Please bring some food to share - we will provide tools, mycelium, and information about which…See More
Jun 14, 2011
Ro Donelson commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Hi Transition Ferndale GroupI will be hosting the Monday, April 11th meeting. From 6:30 til we've finished discussing our main agenda item: what we envision for our group's future - mission, structure, leadership, content - sort of a…"
Mar 16, 2011
Ro Donelson is attending peggy borgens's event

Transition Ferndale Movie Night Presents: King Corn at Whatcom Educational Credit Union

March 22, 2011 from 5:45pm to 9pm
"Corn" is America's most planted, most processed and most subsidized croplAverage weight of high fructose corn syrup comsumed by an American in 1970:  0.6 lbsAverage comsumed in 2000:  73.5 lbs How did we get here??  This movie does an amazing and entertaining job of answering that question.check out film site for more infoSee More
Feb 28, 2011
Ro Donelson replied to Keith Foecke's discussion Moving foreward in the group Transition Ferndale
"Great idea, Keith. Perhaps we can all put our own pet projects (a la check in ) here as well. It may pique some sharing of ideas and work among us.  For example: you and I are working together with bees, Alys and I have discussed growing our…"
Feb 28, 2011
Ro Donelson is attending David MacLeod's event

How Can We Create A Strong Local Food System? at YWCA Ballroom

January 14, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Bellingham Community Food Co-op: Dessert with the Directors Forum Looking ahead to 2020, how can we create a strong local food system?Free Event—Registration RequiredFollowing up on our conversation about Peak Oil at the October Dessert with the Directors, the Board invites you to a discussion about the future of local food. What role should the Co-op play, and how does that fit into our long range strategic thinking?  What will meet your needs, as member owners, in the coming years? Sue Webber…See More
Jan 10, 2011
Ro Donelson is attending Cindi Landreth's event

How to Stay Sane as the World Goes Crazy: Economic Hard Times, Climate Change and the Messy Issues of Oil at Bellingham Co-Housing Commons at 2614 Donovan

October 22, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
A Transition Whatcom Heart & Soul Event!Kathy McMahon, aka 'The Peak Shrink' is coming to Bellingham! In her words:As we’re bombarded with alarming headlines on a daily basis, how do we find the sane space between Doom and Denial? Is there a place for wit when we examine the major challenges of our lifetime: economic depression, environmental degradation, and energy depletion? Is blind optimism itself, a diagnosable mental disorder?With humor and insight clinical psychologist Kathy McMahon…See More
Oct 21, 2010
Ro Donelson commented on Kate Clark's group The Chicken Club (The Flock)
"My all time best mamas were Amerauncanas - faithful sitters, wonderful at hatching the full compliment of eggs, good at keeping the whole brood of chicks with her and being instructive about food, flight, etc and fiercely protective. They do tend to…"
Oct 18, 2010
Ro Donelson is attending Shirley Jacobson's event

The War Over Your Water is About to Begin at Ferndale WECU (east side of I-5)

October 26, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Transition Ferndale will view the new award winning documentary "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" at the regular meeting, Tuesday, October 26th. Optional Potluck starting at 6:00 pm. Film starts at 6:30 pm. All welcome to join us.Please, No parking in the first section closest to credit union because the Credit Union will be open for business.To learn more about the film use link below:…See More
Oct 9, 2010
Ro Donelson commented on Judith Culver's group Transition Ferndale
"Judith's last email announcing Transition Ferndale meetings initially stated the wrong evening for our regular meetings. Later in the email she mentioned Tuesdays, and we are in fact scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. I hope…"
Sep 26, 2010
Ro Donelson commented on Kate Clark's group The Chicken Club (The Flock)
"Congratulations to all "the family""
Sep 23, 2010
Ro Donelson is attending Judith Culver's event

Transition Ferndale: Dana Brandt on Solar Electric at Ferndale WECU

September 14, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Interest is high in Transition Ferndale to find out more about PV panels. The current 30% federal tax credit with no limit makes this a timely topic of conversation at our meetings.Dana Brandt, president and founder of Ecotech Energy Systems, will give an overview of solar electric, net metering, and financial incentives. Ecotech website iswww.ecotechenergy.comThe doors will open at 6:30 for socializing with Dana beginning at 7:00. There will be plenty of time for questions and visiting…See More
Sep 10, 2010
Ro Donelson is now friends with Jamie Jedinak and Mark Thompson
Aug 25, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Peripherally, through Cindi Landreth's former salons and the Pachamama Alliance
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
We will need each other more than ever in the coming post oil age. Grass roots is the best (really the only) way to bring about change.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Permaculture, off grid living, water preservation.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Ferndale/Custer area east of 1-5 between Grandview and BB-Lynden

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At 7:56am on July 20, 2011, Angela MacLeod said…

Hi Ro,

I won't be able to make it out to your place today to get Yarrow. I have a job that I won't be able to finish up until late in the day plus a dear friend is visiting from out of town on a surprise visit. I might just have to pass altogether this season on the yarrow.


If you want to harvest some for your self, it is very easy to just cut it near the lower end of the stalk and hang to dry or lay on a screen to dry. Then take the leaf and blossom parts off when it's bone dry, store in a tight sealing jar, in a cool dark place. Use it to help induce gentle perspiration when you have a cold. That can help ease the strain on the resp. system and move the healing process along. You could google yarrow for other uses.

At 10:24am on November 13, 2009, Alys Kennedy said…
Hello Ro, are you still interested in carpooling in to the chickenhouse tour on Saturday? if so, where did you have in mind to meet? It would be back tracking for me to come to Ferndale, so I am wondering if we could meet by the Slater Road exit? Would that work for you? call me and let me know, as I most likely won't be on line again before Saturday. My ph number is 312-0231. Alys

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