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October 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Kirtan with DAVE STRINGER, Sparrow, Brent Kuecker, Stephan Cihelka & YOU!

♥ Tickets on sale now for Friday, Nov 9. We are predicting a sold out KIRTAN. ♥ Looking forward to Sparrow for vocal response, local bassist Brent Kuecker's grooves & Stefan Cihelka on Tabla. Bring a cushion for sitting, although you might not sit for too long. Come prepared to move your body and stir your…

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Added by JC Spicer on October 27, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Celt's Garden - Four Hundred Pounds of Potatoes!

That's right, four hundred pounds of potatoes from 400 row feet with 33 pounds of seed potatoes. Which sounds very organized, but actually it was 15 different varieties and the yields were highly variable. German Butterball, 5 pounds of seed potatoes, over 60 pounds harvest. That's the second year of stellar performance. Krista and I got the same result last year in our variety trials. The German Butterballs also had the most gaps in the row, so the yield was from 2/3 of the plants. I think…

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Added by Celt M. Schira on October 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Whatcom County, Meet the Post Growth Economy (Richard Heinberg)

I've changed the title of Heinberg's latest essay.  See the bolded sentences below.  Beyond the many great reasons already circulating about why we need to "Power Past Coal," here's one more: building a huge terminal for the purpose of sending coal to China could become one of our greatest boondoggles.

- David

Australia, Meet the Post-Growth Economy…

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Added by David MacLeod on October 8, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

“extreme energy = extreme methods = extreme disasters = extreme opposition”

Last night I had the privilege of introducing author Andrew Nikiforuk to the “Literature Live” audience assembled at Village Books in Bellingham, WA.  His latest book is The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude.  It…

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Added by David MacLeod on October 5, 2012 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

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