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February 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Gasifiers

Hey everyone. I want to see what everyone thinks about the viability of this product. Does anyone have any experience with one. My main HOPE for it would be using it as a stop gap between an oil crisis and whatever alternate energy arises. Here are a couple of good websites to read up on them.

http://www.gekgasifier.com/wpgallery/…

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Added by Scott Mclendon on February 21, 2011 at 10:47am — 5 Comments

Blog from a Twog - Muddling through

All writers are faced with challenges with what to write about, and as I approach my blog posting, I am faced with the same. This is a column or blog devoted to musings - and my general approach to writing is to write for an audience, to share good ideas, and to attempt to inspire rational action in the face of what can appear to be overwhelming odds. But to be real, to reveal...well...I'd say best make a date for coffee to do that.

As we probably all have experienced, there's a lot…

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Added by Twog on February 15, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Biochar and sequestration of toxics

Followup of Heathers announcement of WSU conference on herbicide contamination readers might be interested in this poster I prepared for a conference last year. 

 

In the experiment I was comparing biochar from a known sources to grosafe, a commercial type of activated carbon used to clean up pesticide spills. So far I have tried with several types of preemergent herbicides and all work well. 

 

Also very interesting to me is evidence that biochar and AC…

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Added by Richard Haard on February 15, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Herbicidal Contamination of our Farmlands & Waters! Enough! (And Say No to GMO!)

Can We Create Solutions to Protect the health of the soils & waters of our homeland? 

Can we resist & eliminate toxic abuse from corporations selling products that do Not have strong scientific evidence showing our lands & waters will be kept pure & safe for the children?…

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Added by Heather K on February 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

End Corporate Rule!

Hey Vicki Lake et. al.

Do NOT post offers from corporations like Wall Mart in Transitions Whatcom.  It absolutely goes against everything we are trying to accomplish here.  We are transitioning away from corporate rule, especially corporations that destroy communities by putting small businesses out of business.  Talk to people you know who are part of Transitions Whatcom and find out why we are here.

Keith Fredrikson

Added by Keith Fredrikson on February 11, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

2011!

Egypt is free! What a historical day! Throughout the day, send your positive thoughts over there for a peaceful and smooth transition. 

 

And things are going well at WWU's AS Environmental Center too. We've had tons of great events lately. We all got together at the end of last quarter and talked about what our main goal for the year was going to be. Our finished product came out to be raising awareness for our office and letting people know who we are and what we do. We…

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Added by Amy Holm on February 11, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Are We Listening to Egypt's Warning?

Chris Martenson has the ability to discuss things very clearly and logically and without excess verbiage.  I recommend his latest post. 

 

Egypt's Warning: Are You Listening?

by Chris Martenson

 

One day, a fruit and vegetable seller was arrested in Tunisia, sparking social unrest, and a few weeks later the government of Egypt was set to topple. 

Such is the nature of complex, chaotic, and unpredictable systems. The stresses…

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Added by David MacLeod on February 10, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

TWOG Blog 2-7-11

Ah, I’ve noticed that the days are a little longer. My mind begins to anticipate them being a little warmer and thoughts of spring start to arise. This immediately brings up my panic as my greenhouse plans are not ready, my trees are not pruned, my new garden path is not complete and basically I am not ready for spring! Work is still slow so I should have lots of time to do all those things but here it is approaching March and I need to get my act together to be ready for…

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Added by Twog on February 7, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Videos- Permaculture & Horticultural Lectures -plus- Edible Forest Garden Talks

 

Gardens of Destiny (creating edible forest gardens & seed-saving)

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/video/gardens-of-destiny-with-dan…

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Added by Heather K on February 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

How being a locavore might add to global warming

Being a locavore means trying to eat foods grown locally, say within 100 miles from home, but in much of USA, local agriculture is cattle ranching.  Beef cattle.

 

Cattle grazing is much of what one sees within 100 miles of towns in places like eastern Montana.  Not the best place to grow tomatoes, but cattle can graze.  Problem is, cattle create methane which is a greenhouse gas.  One recommendation for reducing greenhouse gas emission is to eat less beef.  That might mean being…

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Added by Robert Ashworth on February 5, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Great opportunity at BTC!

BTC receives grant to create anaerobic digester technician certificate

Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/04/1851504/btc-receives-grant-to-create-anaerobic.html#ixzz1D450igT3

 

Added by Kate Clark on February 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

responding to invitation

I'm not sure where the best place is to respond on this website,  but am interested in future meetings,  but had to work yesterday the 1st -  sorry.

Added by Dianne Foster on February 2, 2011 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

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