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Bicycle Power with Pedal-Assisted Electric Motors for Long-Distance Commutes

Bicycles are one of the most efficient human powered machines.

Riding a bike can be a joy!

However, not everyone in our community is able-bodied enough to ride up our hills or go the long commuting distances from rural home to the urban market on our hilly roads or in our often dark, cold & wet climate.

The new bicycle technology that combines the efficiency of the human powered bicycle with the technology of a power-assisted electric motor & a rechargeable battery…


Added by Heather K on November 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Cover Crops-Green Manures & Soil Restoration

With Pleasure I Walk through our small garden, tossing cover crops seeds under the still standing fall plants, knowing the seeds when sprouted will protect the soil from erosion, increase soil tilth, increase bio-mass, and result in some food for both the birds & our family.

My Favorite Autumn Cover Crops for Sowing are Crimson Clover, Fava Beans, & Tyfon Greens.

I often spread a thin layer of straw (not seedy hay), onto any bare soil. Be careful not to…


Added by Heather K on October 11, 2009 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Salmon Peoples & Salish Sea Watershed - Open Space & Stewardship Campaign

I am interested in working to bring Peter Donaldson's Citizens Stewardship Campaign & his community building performance called 'Salmonpeoples', to our area during the coming year.

Our local Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association may also be interested in this.

This event could be supported by multiple groups & part of our evolving earth-people-in-transition work.

Info on the three-year partnership stewardship campaign is at… Continue

Added by Heather K on September 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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