Transition Whatcom

All Blog Posts (415)

Weekly Newsletter Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Get Involved!

Check out this weekends schedule at the SkillShare Faire. Find skills and learn them from a local sharer!

http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/2014-schedule/ 

TW Featured Events

Today…

Continue

Added by Margo Terrill on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

All the Peak Moment Videos Filmed at Inspiration Farm

I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place.  Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).

I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Open Source Everything

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

Nafeez Ahmed

Thursday 19 June 2014

theguardian.com…

Continue

Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 19, 2014 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

New Energy Report from IEA Forecasts Decline in North American Oil Supply

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:

NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Come to the Farm and Be Inspired! Primary Practical Permaculture

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

sky_2

If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm — No Comments

An Energy "Renaissance"?

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking.  Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking.  Can you elaborate?

Ken Mann

Whatcom County Councilmember

Yes Ken, I…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Wise Man, just learned of him

Sounds like a rebel to me - I like rebels.

"There is now a single issue before us: survival.
Not merely physical survival, but survival in a world of fulfillment, survival in a living world, where the violets bloom in the springtime, where the stars shine down in all their mystery, survival in a world of meaning."
—Thomas Berry

Added by Margo Terrill on March 25, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Oil Company Woes: This is What Energy Depletion Looks Like

The Bellingham Herald had a front page article Wednesday indicating the dismay being expressed by the County Council over the fact that the two largest corporate taxpayers are challenging their property tax assessments.  These would be BP Cherry Point refinery and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale.

The…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on March 14, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Compost Islands for New York

An architectural designer has proposed a series of compost islands for New York City. Not only does it look nice but, of course, solves a huge problem for New York. Good for them! I like all the good, creative energy going into sustainable practices all over the globe. I don't know if this would work - but it is my 'feel good and hopeful' news for the day.…

Continue

Added by Margo Terrill on March 14, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Celt's Garden - California Dreaming in a Drought

It's time to pull out the seed starting trays. Onions, scallions, tomatoes, and perennial herbs first, then as March gets on, Asian green stuff, salad greens, brassicas and flowers. Some delicious green stuff, such as spinach, is essentially water. Water that is becoming expensive and possibly unavailable to California farmers. Even the cute plastic bags of organic salad greens are water piped hundreds of miles from rivers, sprayed on 10,000 acre lettuce patches in the desert and then…

Continue

Added by Celt M. Schira on February 24, 2014 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

Nicole Foss on Deliberate Attempts to Cause System Failure

This post is a continuation of my series discussing David Holmgren’s Crash On Demand essay, and the multitude of responses that have popped up in the peak oil blogosphere.

One of those responses was by Nicole Foss, of The Automatic Earth. In fact her response was a…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on February 22, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

David Holmgren Responds to "Crash on Demand" Discussion

The blog post I wrote below is one of many circulating in the peak oil scene. I’m looking forward to hearing David Holmgren in his own words on this radio interview on Sunday, Feb. 2nd.  He’ll be answering  some of the questions raised in the recent debate on his essay “Crash on Demand.“ 8pm London time, I believe that’s Noon PST, here in Bellingham.

Here’s…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on February 1, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

What Is PatternDynamics?

I'm excited for our workshop to begin tomorrow morning, and as I was waiting for Tim's arrival I was studying some of his material.  What follows are all Tim's words, but I've organized and put together various statements he's made to form another summary of what PatternDynamics is about.  There's still a little time…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Embodying the Patterns of PatternDynamics

In my previous PatternDynamics post (Following the Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity), I focused mostly on giving a fairly brief explanation of the underlying theory. In this post I’d like to share a little bit about the embodied experience of some of the Patterns that occurs during the PatternDynamics…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on January 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

PatternDynamics: Following The Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity

 

 

The natural world is staggeringly complex, and yet amazingly elegant in how it manages the multitude of interconnected parts into organized, unified wholes that thrive.  What is the secret for harnessing this elegance for use in human systems? Tim Winton found that observation of the most common patterns found in the natural world led to the development of high level principles which can then be used to address the most complex challenges that human systems…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Crash on Demand: David Holmgren updates his Future Scenarios

Future Scenarios David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, published Future Scenarios in 2007, originally as a website, and then published by Chelsea Green in 2008 as a…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on December 17, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

The Global Butterfly Effect

"We are Life, in human form. Ancestors of the stars and galaxies, children of the oceans and forests. We are creative expressions of Nature, as much a part of this planet as the rivers, trees, mountains and butterflies."



~ The Global Butterfly Effect ~



For thousands of years people in Western cultures have been wrestling with the illusions we've spun from our dualistic mindsets and beliefs. It's…
Continue

Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 15, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop

Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop

The most common conception in agriculture is to grow crops for market. What this model does not take into consideration is the…

Continue

Added by Justin Bartolini on December 10, 2013 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

3 Minutes of Wisdom from Robyn Francis

"Robyn Francis is one of the 26 contributors to Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier. In this short interview, introduced by co-editor Kerry Dawborn, Robyn talks about how permaculture informs everything in her life now,…

Continue

Added by David MacLeod on December 5, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

1999

© 2014   Created by David MacLeod.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service