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July 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Politics and Transition

I feel that TW is again moving towards a left-political agenda, and it is not necessary or good for the movement locally.  Again, IF we are to build true resilience, we must ALL work together- liberals and conservatives- to do so.  Just because most of the people involved in TW are liberal politically, this does not mean that we have to identify the larger group as such...there are so many other avenues in our community for expressing our political opinions, can we please have one group that…

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Added by Kate Clark on July 25, 2012 at 1:01pm — 22 Comments

I HATE the word Sustainability...

“We are environmentalists now,” he writes, “in order to promote something called ‘sustainability.’ What does this curious, plastic word mean? … It means sustaining human civilization at the comfort level that the world’s rich people — us — feel is their right, without destroying the ‘natural capital’ or the ‘resource base’ that is needed to do so.”

I cringe at the use of the word "sustainability" anymore, and this is why...from an article by Paul Kingsnorth, here:…

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Added by Kate Clark on July 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Rappin' with The Gubernor

  This might seem incongruous with my previous writing on the subject, but I found it a great pleasure speaking with Governor Chris Gregoire at Taylor Shellfish Farms Wednesday. She was there to meet with members of the Puget Sound Partnership, which she formed in 2007 to help heal our severely polluted inland sea.…

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Added by Stephan Michaels on July 21, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Celt's Garden - Time to Plant Your Winter Garden and WSU Mt. Vernon Research Update

Summer having barely arrived, it's time to plant the winter garden that will sustain us through fall, winter and early spring next year. Summer gardens are mostly fruits: zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers. Cool season gardens are mostly leaves and a few roots: carrots, beets, cabbage, bok choi, chicory, hardy lettuce, parsley, leeks, kale, radishes. It's OK to start with purchased starts. Look for varieties that say suitable for fall planting, or have "fall" or "winter" in the name.…

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Added by Celt M. Schira on July 18, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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