You may have noticed my absence over the last several months. From early October until recently, my primary focus has been on receiving the gift of new vision. Due to a hereditary, degenerative corneal disease diagnosed several years ago, my vision was undergoing changes that, left unchecked, would lead to functional blindness. Luckily the condition is completely reversible via replacement of my diseased tissue with healthy tissue from cadavers. On a crisp, clear day (a day on which I…Continue
Hey all- Warren here. We have been doing the blog for a while now and have had some great feedback! We want more!
This post is usually a personal view, not a collective TWOG view- it is a place where we can share our thoughts, hopes and ideas with the wider membership. Once in a while we will insert a shameless plug for something we think is a good idea to pass along. That's what this one is...
I went for a hike along Whatcom Creek with my wife JoAnn and dog…Continue
Here are Links for Gardener/Farmers Needing Access To Land - or - by those Offering Land to grow edibles.
Click on the links below to take you to the UrbanGardenShare online program:
Bellingham & beyond UrbanGardenShare link-Continue
Added by Heather K on January 24, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Gathering with others in a circle to share healing stories, plant identification, and plant/fungi medicine-making, is something more of us are being called to do.
Added by Heather K on January 23, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
Reflections of visions & patterns within nature - to inspire us in creating a resiliant comunity landscape & culture.
I had just returned from being immersed for 3 weeks in the Olympic Parks ancient forests & shorelines observing the movements & patterns within nature. Now while back in our consumer-culture, I sense the movement & patterns within our community's emergent awakenings, and I am inspired to share words from Paul Krafel's observations of leadership…
Just sending a shout out to the group here that I am searching for a rental for myself and my dog Jackson. He's an Aussie who is nearly three. I work in Fairhaven daily and also am the auction coordinator for the Whatcom Land Trust. It's my hope that I will find a small cottage, mother-in-law space or similiar sized home I can care for and love while of course gardening! Please shoot me a response if anyone knows of or has such a home. Thank you!
Seems like food is a bargain compared to the rent or mortgage costs that most people have to pay. I'm lucky because my rent is fairly reasonable, but folks I know are nearly broke just writing out their rent checks.
As oil gets more expensive, it seems like food is what people think about first. They say it's going to make food, which uses fossil fuel in its production, scarce. Strategies for dealing with this situation revolve around growing more of our own food and even…Continue
Hi, Travis Linds from the TOWG here. I wasn't sure what to write about so I thought I would reflect on my personal struggles to live in the Present.
This year I'm testing the waters on the 100-mile locavore diet. I'm pretty excited about it. So far my guidelines are to source 95% of my purchased food locally for the year 2011. (I did not prepare for this experiment. So, after a night of New Years' revelry, I woke up New Year's Day with a hankering to go out for breakfast and remembered, oh yeah, I'm not doing that anymore). In order to make this workable, it makes sense to eat the foreign food that I've already got, which buys me…Continue
I gave a talk on peak oil and energy issues for 10/10/10, and since then have expanded it to a discussion of about an hour and a half. I have the computer and projector, but not a projection screen upon which to show it. Would be delighted to give this talk to any group, large or small, in a school or anybody's home or in our home for that matter. [My wife and I run the Axton Road Bed & Breakfast].
This would probably be a good outreach activity even for people not…Continue
Added by Sandy Lawrence on January 10, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments
I hate to add an opinion, when I'm not sure how it works out in practice, but I would trust the TWOG's judgement, and vote for the change. As long as it is truly easy to find the old discussions...
Added by Dianne Foster on January 2, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments