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Vicki Robin, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us at Village Books

January 28, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home in her new book, "Blessing the Hands that Feed Us; what eating closer to home can teach us about food, community and our place on earth." Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable…See More
Jan 28
Susan Templeton updated their profile
May 18, 2011
Kate Clark left a comment for Susan Templeton
"Hi Susan!  We are forming at TW communications team and I was wondering if you might be interested.  We'll be helping promote TW events, doing press releases, social networking, and making sure our marketing stuff is consistent and…"
May 18, 2011
Jill Clark and Susan Templeton are now friends
Feb 28, 2011
Susan Templeton replied to Susan Templeton's discussion Peak Dollar
"Thanks for your contributions to this discussion John. The slow degradation of our monetary system is akin to how slowly we are extiincting species from bad practices...we reach a tipping point when it seems 'sudden' events…"
Feb 28, 2011
Susan Templeton and John Hammell are now friends
Feb 28, 2011
John Hammell replied to Susan Templeton's discussion Peak Dollar
"Please come to Whatcom County Council Mtg Tuesday Feb 21 7 PM Whatcom County Courthouse.... I have been talking with members of the Council. Some share my strong concern about the pending probably economic collapse and they are personally taking…"
Feb 21, 2011
John Hammell replied to Susan Templeton's discussion Peak Dollar
"Watch The Day the Dollar Died  and ask yourself if you are ready for the coming collapse. What are you doing to prepare? What can you do to alert others? What can all of us do here in Whatcom County to protect ourselves and avert martial law? I…"
Feb 21, 2011
Susan Templeton and Forest Garden are now friends
Oct 4, 2010
Susan Templeton replied to Susan Templeton's discussion GMO crops challenged by Super Weeds and Moratoriums!
"Heather, I understand many of our farmers are aging and one organization that knows who and where they are is 'Farm Friends' whose aim is to encoourage a younger crop of new farmers to preserve their wisdom. Failing that we have the…"
May 4, 2010
Susan Templeton posted a discussion

GMO crops challenged by Super Weeds and Moratoriums!

As it turns out, 20 years of using Roundup oon Monsanto's GMO crops is backfiring. The emergence of an increasing number of super weeds that are resistant to Roundup have many farmers back to old school methods of plowing and pulling weeds by hand. Using even more toxic chemical cocktails on their depeleted soils and further degrading our food supply.…See More
May 4, 2010
Susan Templeton commented on Celt M. Schira's blog post Celt's Garden - Ag Mech for Grownups
"Celt, HEY... thanks for this practical and thought provoking run down! My dad restores old farm implements as a hobby so I can snag you a hand wheel plow (one or two rower) in bright red!"
Apr 14, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Coming to the potluck to find out more!
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am a greenie from way back.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Sure! I have a profound ability to make sense out of complex subjects (marketing/writing/design) and a degree in environmental design so I've been a 'form follows functioner' for many moons.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Laurel-ish
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.focusnorthwest.com
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
I am founding director of Focus NW (501(c)3 non profit dedicated to best practices among entrepreneurs in the home and lifestyle arenas.

Also a biznik nut.
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Susan Templeton's Blog

Beware of Govenments Bearing Gifts

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Perhaps you've read news about the many rescue programs for distressed homeowners. Powering down may need to start with the home itself and go from there. Ultimately, a person in financial distress will always face difficult decisions. Some of which may be as simple as accepting they cannot sustain such a large or expensive home and the attached energy, transportation, tax and insurance burdens. A good chat with your family…

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Being Open to Abundance

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

It seems the more we are challenged to our core, the more we tend to contract our energy and hold onto things, money, our stuff we perceive we might need. Heck some of us are holding onto old memories, self views and fat cells that do little to insulate us from life. It's easy to say that such things are not making us any happier. I sometimes wake up at night realizing I have clenched my fist. I just remember what an old teacher said once to me: "You can't receive abundance and joy if you are… Continue

More LESS DEBT Slower!

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

I've been musing more and more about the subject of debt management in the face of so much gone wrong in our culture. Ironic given my work is about helping people buy homes and find funds for things like renovations and building or business expenses. You see, I see people every day who have gotten in too deep. I hear their stories and try to help them find a way to get out of the situation. Most are smart, motivated people who simply did not see a loss of income ('cash for clunkers' killed a… Continue

Hopping Off The Debt Cycle!

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:30am 2 Comments

Paying your mortgage payment on time every month is a great practice and your credit will reflect that good habit. However, this practice is not enough to get ahead. It's just enough to keep you chained to the high interest rate wheel of cyclic existence. Otherwise known as thirty year mortgage hell.



To understand what's happening, take a look at the interest you are paying your bank every month for the priviledge of maintaining that account balance. Most people don't realize that… Continue

http://www.netcredit.blogspot.com

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I have written about 4 years of posts on ways to help folks understand/restore or build your credit. If you are considering the long term effects of maintaining debt, the sooner you understand the cost of poor credit on all your accounts the sooner you can benefit from a little work pulling up your FICO scores. The better your credit, the lower your rates and the sooner you can pay off your debt and free up your capital for better things...! (All these pointers are free information I've gleaned… Continue

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At 9:59pm on May 18, 2011, Kate Clark said…

Hi Susan! 


We are forming at TW communications team and I was wondering if you might be interested.  We'll be helping promote TW events, doing press releases, social networking, and making sure our marketing stuff is consistent and upbeat! If you would like to help in a small or large way- join us at the Public Market on May 25 at 6:30 pm.

Thanks

Kate

 

PS: If you have any questions feel free to email me at kateclark101 at hotmail dot com.  

At 11:52pm on November 25, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Susan, Glad to meet you at Laurel potluck & welcome to the groups you're now connected with! Re your post on needing help planning an urban garden next to the E. Laurel St. housing development. There are lots of us here with community gardening experience that you could network with. You might try posting a new discussion with your specific needs & vision, and then cross posting to either the 'Organic Gardener's-Permaculturist' TW group, or 'Food Security' group. I've been one of the garden-design-team members with CLSR (Coaltion for Local Self Reliance at- http://www.caretakershouse.org/ -that is in process with the city planners for creating a garden at the old Rose Garden site in Fairhaven. You might consider making contact with some of the board members of CLSR who've worked closely with the city.. Also, Laura Platt has experience with grants & programs, along with Dee Anderson, and even myself. It makes sense that whomever is going to be actually using & maintaining the urban-housing-garden be part of the planning & visioning process, and to have a design team that works together. Also, there are some visionary Western students that might take on projects as an intern.
At 2:42pm on September 3, 2009, Ginger Kennell said…
Susan. It was great to meet you at the potluck. I'd love to have you out to the farm to meet the horses. Give me a call 360-739-8676.

Ginger
 
 
 

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