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
Cooking with Chinese herbs and building immunityIn classical Chinese medical texts, principles were described for using special food herbs and dietetic remedies for regeneration. Through understanding diet and the energetic nature of foods we are able to play a more active and responsible role in our therapy of preventing illness and promoting vitality. Traditional principles of food therapy will be presented including recipes, materia medica and incorporating Chinese herbs into the Western…See More
We are dedicated to supporting experiential, nature-inspired education that contributes to a joyful, ethical and sustainable culture with courses determined by consensus of the teachers, students and their families.See More
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
We are facing three simultaneous crises in the world today: a crisis in energy, economy, and climate. These add up to the greatest challenge in all human history. Biologist Sahtouris is optimistic about the future and points to biology saying, “Life gets creative in a time of crisis.” She explains how the survival of bacteria, which has been on the planet for over four billion years, has given us a model of how we may evolve into a mature species. In the best case scenarios in evolution there…See More
This Group is closed. It is archived here for information and history only (and may be deleted soon). Please visit the Earth Gardens group for the most closely related Group that is still active.This was a Work-group of Earthcare Volunteers & Landowners dedicated to co-creating biodiverse landscapes of community gardens, farms, orchards, forests, greenhouses & kitchens to balance localized food growing with…See More
"anyone interested in growing a plot of camelina sativa,archaic 3000 yr old crucifer from NE europe,fantastic omega 3 profile comparable to flax,low rainfall req,now being developed for dryland biodiesel,also see…"
The Bellingham Alternative Library is an educational cooperative and lending library which is run by and for its members. Our goal is to provide a community of passionate learning that is free from oppression.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
joined Transition Victoria,Transition Salt spring,have joined several groups,am working to organize 6 neighbors in Village Burnaby into a more effective collective or at least help each other more with gardening work parties,build greenhouse to improve food security for seniors,and inspire youth to take over my chores and chat up grandma over tea and cookies
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
after our training session in victoria bc 3years ago resolved in 2 years o be a free man growing my food,saving seeds ,keeping bees,repairing fish &wildlife habitat and helping other in the country,at age 60 am now a year late but moving better spent many happy hours working through Lane Parks madrona centre web site and found it so inspirational,want to go out and meet the pioneers and activists mentioned,to learn how and to do like them
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
some science background read voraciously-now on wiserearth..need mentoring so that i too can help with convening in few years,would like to participate in seed saving,.nut tree experimental stations help to build green houses for seniors & members for food sectrity,to help with outreach,work parties city boy ,learn about 4H to reinvent it in urban settings,former tree planter,let build pollinator pathways on riparian zone,nut savannahs higher,put interrupted crenellation on stream banks to control&utilize flooding/create shade,build more spawning channels.replant wildfirs sites withfood plantsmrestore wildlife habitat,learn to use biochar tocontrol flooding and erosion,increae complexity and resilience
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
presently in bcmhoping to visit infeb meet new friends and put my sheoulder to the wagon.do hands on
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
transition in action social net,transition us,contacts lists of myfellow initiates from sophy banks training,plus reading transition articles,keep an eye open for people doing fun things,
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to mee t many good peole who can teach me lots of good stuff so that i can pas it on and be a big helpto my neighbor and be good enoughtoreach it to kids too,and witha smile-justlike i do at work.have worked for 30 years at CFcmnad planted trees for 7.lets get the woods back into good form for the future of us alls
I tried growing Camelina seed last year and so did a farmer friend. We tried in the field and in the greenhouse but none of it germinated. We got the seed from Scratch and Peck. Is your seed from elsewhere? I would like to try it again if your seed source is different.