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April 2009 Blog Posts (6)

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PUBLIC PROCESS AND THE BELLINGHAM WATERFRONT



On Monday, April 20, in a poorly publicized mid-day meeting, the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Commission voted to accept a framework plan for the Bellingham waterfront that details the basis for a new street grid configuration and assumptions for the waterfront master plan. It also assumes the destruction of numerous historic buildings on the site. This was done with very short notice, in a… Continue

Added by Doug Banner on April 24, 2009 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

My Favorites

My favorites:

Book of the week: The Answer, by John Assaraf and Murray Smith

Person: Bill Moyers...be sure to see Bill Moyer's Journal, PBS, interviewing William K. Black

Healing Tool: EFT -Emotional Freedom Technique, works for me, EFT World Summit

Video of the week: The Kitchen Garden with Geoff Lawton...be sure to see the clip,

300 Year Old Food Forest System in Viet Nam.

Online Radio Show… Continue

Added by Lynnette Allen on April 22, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Rob Hopkins, Permaculture, and Transition

I'll be giving a short talk at the "Introduction to Nature Awareness and Permaculture" workshop this Saturday, discussing the relationship between Permaculture and Transition Initiatives. So I'm in the process of looking at items on the web that relate, and thought I'd just share here a mish-mash of excerpts I came across that I found interesting.



By the way...there's still one remaining open spot at this… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on April 16, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Story of Activism in Bellingham--Event being held on April 30th

Hello everyone.



My name is Jenna Shankman and this past summer I went to New Mexico and India to explore my different talents and perspectives about the world through a program called SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE, a program for youth aged 16-22 that focuses on leadership, current, issues and development of the whole person. This experience helped me become especially passionate about environmental issues and the present human impact/cultural relationship with the planet.… Continue

Added by Jenna Shankman on April 15, 2009 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Speaking of Permaculture...

"Permaculture: Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent (sustainable) agriculture has evolved to one of permanent (sustainable) culture." - David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond…
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Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Observe and Interact

"It is as if we are wandering about a landscape littered with the pieces of many different jigsaw puzzles. Our task is to pick up as many pieces as seem possibly useful, limited in the end by how many we can recognise, and carry them to a place we don't yet know, where we must construct a new jigsaw puzle from what we have. Good observation and design skills will be the key to our success." - David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond…
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Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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