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
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 www.re-store.orgSee More
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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!
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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!
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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.
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 class...as 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
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.