Hi Heather, thanks for the offering for the help for the class.... I guess I did miss that option. Still learning how to work this website!! The class went pretty well, I think about 8 or 9 folks showed up and it was a lot of fun. My friend Chris Wolf was there, whom i hadn't seen in awhile. Good to reconnect with her. I'm hoping to meet you sometime soon!! Perhaps we can just set a date and time and make it happen??
I hope this finds you feeling all blessed up. Take care.
Can olives be grown here? I was thinking it would be grand to grow olives, make oil, soaps, etc., as olive oil has so many health benefits; good for the body inside and out, yet very expensive. Anything preventing olive farming here? I confess - I know zero about growing olives, but my husband suggested it might be possible here. I said, well if it were, honey, don't you think someone would have been doing it by now? :-)
Heather, Thanks for your acknowledgment, it is encouraging and inspiring to have your enthusiastic support! I wanted to tell you also, that I really appreciated your contribution to the workshop. The herbal infusion and your greetings, vibes watching and even helping direct people in the door and boots off helped the workshop go smoothly and everyone comfortable and at ease. I felt relieved because they all were things I would not have thought of doing, and inspired and excited because we each offered what came easily to us and the event came off so well, it was a really positive experience in collaboration for me. Thank you!
Also, I want Joanne Cady to have credit for the photos, she took them and gave them to me for posting. Ah, that was a great event too! How fun.
Location ideas for possible earth garden medicine sharing circles:
Urban ( Jasmin, Christy, CEA, coop, ReStore, Lia) and Rural (Suki, Nicole, VZ Hall)
Plant walk on Sehome Hill with David Zhang, with focus “How to stay healthy through the winter”.(He'll share how to maintain good health & recover from illness without pharmaceuticals.) Bring your plant id book: “Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast” by Pojar/Mackinnon. Or the heavy & classic Hitchcok book "Flora of the Pacific Northwest" http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/how-to-stay-healthy-through
Are you still interested in being on the website team? you do a rockin' job at welcoming new members and connecting with others for TW sake, and for the sake of community....here's a link to the Doodle where we're trying to plan a meeting. Thanks for your work. http://doodle.com/5cn56vcvg2vhrxpw
Heather, I will not be able to make it to the fence building clsr work party. I'm scheduled for a class on the vedic text Bhagavad gita from 6 to 8 thirty at three pedals yoga. I'll spread the word though.
Perhaps David Zangs band Sweet Medicine would like to play.
Hi Heather....good to hear your comments. We've been working with Steve, Mary, etc. on the fencing. I know they are very intent on finishing. I think a work party with a more festive atmosphere might help to draw more people in. They've been scrambling to get enough people to help out; this might be one way to do it. Of course, abiding by their wishes is of great importance. Look forward to meeting you sometime soon.
Hi Heather, thanks for your words and welcoming me to this amazing network of amazing people!! When exactly is this seed swapping/barter event going on?? I've got a lot of travel plans in the next few weeks, but that seems like something I would really like to check out and maybe bring some of my products down. I haven't connected with the folks at Wonderland teas quite yet, but have made contacts with The Ground Floor and Living Earth Herbs. I taught a few classes at Bloom last weekend, but had a really low turnout... that's one of the main reasons I'm so excited about this network of Transition because I feel like I'll be able to be in touch people on this same wavelength.
Thanks for taking the time to share some of your words with me.... I feel so welcomed here, I feel like Whatcom county has just given me a big hug!!
Heather thanks for your help promoting and proof reading the seed swap and barter event. It will be fun! I have bee franticly creating beds and planting garlic and preparing beds for the over winter wheat and cover crops. Winter wet is on its way!
I didn't know there needed to be any explanation. For the record, there is no mystery. My interpretation is the internet is deep and this site is complicated. It is hard for me to know what is here, what has been established and to find who is doing what. Group discussions in person are hard to orient to pre-existing web-based structures... we need a good guide to manage the structure of groups in person AND link it to how the online communication flows.
I am not going to be administering the site - I just don't have the time. However, finding someone who can manage the site, someone who thinks at the system/organizational level who will hold the vision for the in-person and web-based interactions having similar structures, and who can be the administer of it would be GREAT. It's important to the continuation of the work.
Hi Heather ,,I think we did meet at Goshen's potluck ,,I was with Stephanie who is now heading up the perrenial project for the schools ,,,I hope you can come to our presentation (my husband Sandy ) is giving a great slide show on Peal Oil and reaching for sustainable energy above the ReStore on the guide on 10/10/10 at 6pm ,,,would be great to meet up again ! I do edible landscaping ....
Thanks for friending me Heather. My name is Charlie. I don't know if I have met David Z yet or not, but we are FaceBook friends regardless. I have known Christie for a couple of years, but mostly involving political activism. All we talk about when together is gardening and permaculture though. She is sweet as pie - Eli is a lucky guy. I am sure I will run into you sooner or later. I am planning to attend as many TW events as possible (with my wife when she will go).
Yes, I will be between Bellingham and Seattle from August 17th to 27th. Would be great to reconnect while I am in town. I may have met some of the folks you are referring to when I had Robyn at the Bullock's last year. They mentioned wanting to move to B'ham and start a business, etc. I also heard there was a descent turn-out at Starhawk's pdc at river farm. As I mentioned before, it's too bad that the river farm didn't utilize the permaculture teachers from the local area instead, or at least integrated them into teaching with starhawk. I met starhawk at a book signing at village books back in 2003. She and I discussed working together to teach and then subsequently blew me off, so I am a little biased.