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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
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 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

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dryland farming of heritage grains and small seeds

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 8:14am 0 Comments,fantastic article about grwoing heirloom varieties ,sustainably,feeding our friends,also do look up camelina sativa,now allowed in poultry feed 10%,better omega 3 than flax,a dryland crucifer with tiny seeds  grown in NE Europe for 3000 years,lets grow some as green…


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At 2:58pm on February 13, 2012, Krista Rome said…

Hi There,

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. 

At 8:28pm on December 28, 2011, Heather K said…

Welcome north-to-west neighbor, to the Earth Gardens network!

 If you know some seed-savers in BC, you might want to pass the word to have them attend our 4th annual Community Seed Day & Seed Swap on Jan 29th in Bellingham -   We are "Getting Seeds Into The Hands of the People!".


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