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Sarah Robertson
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  • Jenalyn
  • Chris Testa
  • Jon-Erik Jardine
  • Nolan Hoppe-Leonard
  • Richard Kauffman
  • Jaren Hoppe-Leonard
  • Anna Luna
  • Meaghan M
  • Caitlin Quigley
  • Aron Standley
  • Eric Jensen
  • Jenna Kuczynski
  • Rhys Faler
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Jenalyn and Sarah Robertson are now friends
Dec 22, 2012
Sarah Robertson commented on Heather K's group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Thank you for sharing Heather!  "
Nov 6, 2012
Sarah Robertson might attend Virginia Malmquist's event

Country Living Expo at Stanwood High School

January 28, 2012 from 7:30am to 5pm
160 classes on poultry, gardening, sheep, beef, bees, goats, rabbits, chain saws, drip irrigation, and more.  Check out's at Stanwood High School See More
Jan 17, 2012
Sarah Robertson might attend Jody Gerdts's event

Introduction to Beekeeping Course at Fairhaven Library, Fireplace Room

January 17, 2012 at 7pm to March 6, 2012 at 9pm
This course is designed for new and beginning beekeepers focusing on beekeeping fundamentals essential for keeping bees healthy and happy.Topics covered:•Natural history of pollination•Honey Bee biology•Hive management techniques•Pest and disease biology•Integrated pest management techniques•Hive productsThe course will be taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers, and video clips. For more information and registration, please visit the Honey Bee Awareness Project…See More
Jan 17, 2012
Sarah Robertson might attend Jason "Jay" Darling's event

Free workshop - Building Bookshelves From Used Materials at The RE Store at The RE Store

January 7, 2012 from 11am to 2pm
Join master furniture maker, Eberhard Eichner, at The RE Store to learn tips and tricks in building freestanding bookshelves from thrifty materials like cabinet doors, salvage molding and reclaimed hardware. The FREE workshop takes place on Saturday, January 7, 11am-2pm  at 2309 Meridian Street. More info at See More
Dec 30, 2011
Sarah Robertson might attend Angela MacLeod's event

Change Agent Road Map with Alan Seid at Bodhi Creek Farm, Kendall, WA

December 9, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Are you committed to making the biggest difference you can in this lifetime?  Do you have a vision for your life that inspires you, and could use some tools, tips & tricks to manifest it powerfully (and sooner)?This class will give us an overview of the highest caliber tools and processes this presenter has found for being the most powerful change agent you can be, and for manifesting the life of your dreams.Whatcom Folk School…See More
Dec 5, 2011
Sarah Robertson is attending Krista Rome's event

Easy Gluten-Free Baking With Homegrown Grains at 741 River Road

November 13, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
It’s really possible: tasty gluten-free baked goods from local ingredients! Join us as we create and enjoy tasty baked goods from our own homegrown grains and other locally produced ingredients. The menu will include buckwheat pancakes, cornbread, and pumpkin pie. Other than salt and baking powder, this class will have a “no store-bought ingredient” policy.  Due to limited space, registration is required for this workshop. Please call to ensure space is available, then mail the registration fee…See More
Nov 13, 2011
Sarah Robertson joined warren miller's group

Transition Lettered Streets

Neighborhood group for Transition Whatcom centered on the Lettered Streets neighborhood in Bellingham. A connection point for transition activities in the lettered streets neighborhood.See More
Sep 25, 2011
Sarah Robertson is attending Kelda Miller's event

NW Permaculture Convergence at Columbia County Fairgrounds, near Portland

October 13, 2011 at 10am to October 16, 2011 at 5pm
Join us for 4 days full of information, inspiration, action and traction towards re-defining our material, economic and social needs and how we take care of them.This year’s Convergence theme is “Finding Common Cause”. The necessity is to not only go deeper with this work, but to also broaden both our thinking and our networks to include a wider range of allies and par...tners to work with for making those deep changes.Permaculture and Finding Common Cause – this year’s event is designed to…See More
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson commented on Linda J Fels's event Health Risks of Genetically Modified Foods (And How to Avoid Them)
"I look forward to this discussion!"
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson is attending Linda J Fels's event

Health Risks of Genetically Modified Foods (And How to Avoid Them) at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

October 11, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for a presentation on how foods are genetically engineered, the known & unknown dangers from their consumption, and how you can protect your family by the choices you make every week.  Help to achieve a “consumer rejection tipping point” which will force GMOs out of the US market, just as they have already successfully done in most European countries. Together we can do this. In fact, momentum is already afoot. From Oct 1-16, thousands of people will be walking from NY City to the…See More
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson might attend Tessa M Bundy's event

Family Potato Harvest and Cider Pressing at Contact for directions

September 24, 2011 from 2pm to 5pm
Join us at the beautiful Agate Pond Preserve, just 20 minutes east of town, to celebrate the harvest season by digging potatoes and pressing your own cider. Contact for directions and more information.  All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Participation is by donation (suggested donation $5 per person, $20 per family).See More
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson commented on Krista Rome's event Threshing Party and Equinox Harvest Potluck
"I will come straight from work around 5pm!"
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson is attending Krista Rome's event

Threshing Party and Equinox Harvest Potluck at River Haven Community Farm

September 25, 2011 from 2pm to 8pm
River Haven Community Farm is hosting a Threshing Party and Equinox Harvest Potluck. Come for both or just come for the potluck.  Co-Sponsored by Transition Whatcom. From 2-5:30pm We'll teach folks how to thresh and winnow dry beans and grains as we process the harvest from the Backyard Beans and Grains Project 2011 farming season. Bring gloves and your best stomping boots. A fiddle or two wouldn't hurt, either! At 6-ish we will have an equinox harvest potluck, so bring your favorite dish made…See More
Sep 20, 2011
Sarah Robertson is attending Krista Rome's event

Winter Gardening Workshop at Riverhaven Community Farm

July 30, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm
Join us for a workshop on Winter Gardening as we improve our capacity as a community to produce fresh food year-round. The first hour or so will be an informational lecture and Q & A conversation about winter gardening techniques suitable for Whatcom County. The remaining 1-2 hours will be hands-on learning, helping to prep and plant a winter gardening area on the property. Stay for an optional potluck dinner if you want to enjoy the sunset on Mt. Baker or a walk down by the Nooksack River…See More
Jul 29, 2011
Sarah Robertson commented on Travis Linds's group River Haven - Community Farm
"I will not be able to make it to the herb spiral, i will be working that day.  I can make it to the one on July 30th though! I look forward to that!"
Jul 22, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am involved in helping Common Threads Farm with school gardens, and I would like to be involved in many other groups as well! Right now, I am focused on trying to go to several different group meetings and I want to get to know more people that share my interests. After I graduate college in December 2012 I will have much more time to dedicate!
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have such a wonderful feeling about the transition movement, it is really what we need in this moment. I feel it is uplifting to meet with people that share similar beliefs and discuss ways in which we can help make a difference. The transition movement is something positive that is happening and I feel a crucial need to be a part of it. I want to learn about different positive movements that are going on around Bellingham!
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am extremely interested in food and healing. I am motivated to learn about the human body and how we can heal ourselves from the damage we have caused (to ourselves and the planet) from diet especially. I do not have many skills yet, but I hope to gain more as I become more involved with different groups on Transition Whatcom. I am currently a student at Fairhaven College and I am studying food and wellness. I have several other interests as well and these include: natural building, alternative medicine, mindfulness, reskilling myself in general (canning, cooking, gardening, etc) Learning how to become self-reliant in this world!
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Sunnyland Neighborhood!
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://not yet...
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Friends, The Great Unleashing! The Great Unleashing was my favorite day!
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
I want to learn how to live more sustainably and I want to be more involved in the community

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At 8:06pm on November 6, 2012, Heather K said…

Thanks for your work with Common Threads Farm & the kids!  I wish I could have attended the Harvest Meal this year! 

At 7:05pm on June 2, 2011, Chris Wolf said…

Hi Sarah,

I saw that you are a "maybe" for the composting workshop this Saturday from 2 to 4pm.  If you do decide to attend, the address is 221 W. Bartlett Rd.  From Bellingham you go north on Guide Meridian, about 5 or 6 miles, past Smith Rd, Axton, Laurel, and Hemmi then turn left onto Pole Rd (at a roundabout), in 2 blocks turn right on Old Guide Rd, then after passing the nursery you turn right onto Bartlett.  Their house is just a few houses in, after the huge yellow barn. 


The workshop is "pay as you can" to help us with our materials and time.  Wear clothes you can get dirty in.  Carpooling or bussing is highly encouraged, contact me if you want to hook up with other carpoolers.

Thanks!  -- Chris, phone 961-9028

At 11:31am on May 16, 2011, Jamie Jedinak said…

Hi Sarah,

It was so very lovely to meet you yesterday out at Richard's place.  Thank you for sharing so much lovin' goodness with my pooch, Pepper!  I look forward to passing our paths again!  

Perhaps consider Sunday, Ski to Sea weekend to come back up with your entire family again and perhaps we can have the 2nd well as cheer on the canoe paddlers as they paddle by during the 18 mile leg of the Ski ti Sea race! Richard will have his wife and son up as well and I think that it would be lovely for all of us to meet them and all enjoy our company together...perhaps a picnic potluck by the river watching the boaters!  Love,  Jamie

At 12:11am on May 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Sara!  Welcome to the original Food Security Events group.

 Most of the current discussions are happening on a 2nd group that Laura R at Sustainable C. often posts info on.  Here is a link to that group, and tp the discussion she started months ago while she worked to co-create the Whatcom Food Security Network forum - 

You might want to both join this 2nd food group, and click 'join' to follow Laura's discussion.  You're welcome to post your thoughts on the group too.

  I hope to see you some Weds on Common Threads, though mostly I've been volunteering at the Thurs Roving Garden Parties!

At 10:30pm on May 12, 2011, Eric Jensen said…
Gee whiz, thanks Sarah, that's mighty thoughtful of ya, and I wish you the best on this beautiful spring day as well, see you soon!
At 2:39pm on April 18, 2011, Richard Kauffman said…

Hi Sarah,


Thanks for a great weekend of work and fun at the farm.  Your enthusiasm is inspiring, and a ray of sunshine.  I have some ideas for editing our document, and will hopefully get to it by the end of the day.

Would you mind sending me the recipe the bean dish you and Jaren created for the potluck?  I'd like to start doing some easy by delicious recipes here at home to generate interest in growing the foods necessary to create such a dish.

Thanks and have a lovely week!


At 6:20pm on March 13, 2011, Heather K said…
Hi Sara! Welcome to the Earth Gardens network, and the Gaia's Guardians volunteer group!

Let me know what your volunteer intersts are, and I can share some of the needs I see too.


Here are some links for you, that I think you'll be interested in:


Earth Gardens new member page & resoureces -


Request Garden E-News email- this is where most of us share our events & news, and Shannon volunteers to compile & email out


Couple upcoming events, although lots more under the TW Events tab:

Weekday pm Work party-

Biodynamic Weekend Work party-


I look forward to working in the Earth Garden together!

At 10:32am on May 3, 2010, Eric Jensen said…
Hey Sarah!

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