“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
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…"
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
"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…"
"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
"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…"
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
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
"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…"
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
"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…"
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
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.
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