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Community Resience starts with Seeds

Posted by Terri Wilde on March 21, 2022 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Salish Seeds .....Local Community Seed Project

The Salish Seed Guild has started a remarkable project toward local food security. We are collectively growing out useful seed for home gardeners that are selected for and adapting to Whatcom County.  We knew at the beginning of the pandemic that it was well time to take our community's sustainability seriously. While we had been organizing Bellingham's community seed swap for years, much of the seed shared was last year's left overs from…

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Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One Straw Revolutionary - May 2016

Posted by David Pike on January 18, 2020 at 5:18pm 0 Comments



An Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One-Straw Revolutionary

May 4th 2016

By: David Pike



Since The One-Straw Revolution was published in 1978 it has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over one million copies worldwide. In “One-Straw” as the book has been dubbed, Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka presented an entirely new approach to agriculture which he called “natural farming.” After 25 years of research and trials he demonstrated he could achieve yields…

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Ten Weeks In

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 22, 2017 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Succession came to pass on July 1st, ten weeks ago. A-1 Builders, Inc. is now A-1 Builders, A Design/Build, Worker-Owned Cooperative!  My former employees are now my bosses! For the time being I’m helping the new team deal with marketing on a part time basis; my hours worked per week since July 1st has been on the order of working 1/4 hour a week!  Can’t really call this ‘part time’; I think I’ll call it ‘microscopic time’.

Perhaps in other…

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Slow Sand Fresh Water Filter

Posted by David Culver on November 22, 2016 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

I live in an all-electric home and when the power grid is out we have nothing. No water, no sewer, lights, cooking or anything else. I will have a generator to run sparingly to keep the freezer and the refrigerator going. Our home is a passive solar home with great insulation.

If the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake happens, the grid could be out for a year. During that time, with the well pump not working, we will need a source of clean fresh water.

A slow sand filter, made…

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Second Aid: Lessons Learned From Past Adventures

Posted by Rick Dubrow on November 3, 2016 at 11:51am 0 Comments

All too often I’ll run into another hiker and the following conversation ensues:

“How many nights are you staying out?”

“None… I hope. We’re on a day hike.”

“Then why are you carrying so large a pack?

Allow me to unpack my answer… an answer that addresses situations well beyond wilderness travel. An answer that extends into my settled, civilized life as well.  Why, at home, are Cindi and I prepared for a major natural or…

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Welcome to Transition Whatcom's Community Networking Site!

This is a community networking site for those interested in helping us achieve our vision of resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County with a local food supply, sustainable energy sources, a healthy local economy, and a growing sense of vitality and community well-being.

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We aim to unleash the collective genius of our community to find the answers to this momentous question:

For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we...

Dramatically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
Significantly increase resilience (in response to resource scarcity);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

Transition Initiatives make no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and to start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

(Why Transition, Peak Oil, Climate Change, Economy, Peak Everything)

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Mutual Aid in the Great Unraveling at Online

November 17, 2022 from 11am to 12:15pm
The Post-Carbon Inst. will host a free, two-part online event series, "Mutual Aid in the Great Unraveling", on November 10 & 17, 11AM - 12:15. The series will explore:    -What kinds of disasters and challenges we should anticipate in this Age of Crisis    -Why social ties are so crucial in determining how well our families and communities fare    -Where mutual aid and other forms of solidarity have transformed the fate of communities across the US and abroad; and    -How you can help build…See More
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Transition Bellingham - Hands: Trash Club at Trash Club

November 6, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm
Transition Bellingham (formerly known as Forward Bellingham)Our next featured Hands Activity is Trash Club this Sunday, November 6th from 1:00-4:00pm at 110 Ohio St. This will be a family-friendly clean-up – kids are welcome! We’ll meet at 110 Ohio St and bike to Squalicum Beach to clean up*. Bring work gloves and good work shoes. Unless you plan to meet at the beach, please bring your bike! Yes, we bike and pick up trash in the rain. J *Please let Matt know at …See More
Nov 12
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Webinar at UN COP27 Climate Conference: From Conflict to Opportunity at online

November 14, 2022 from 6am to 7:30am
Local resident Spring Cheng will present a webinar on UN COP27 Climate Conference taking place in Egypt right now.  The event will have three components: on-site in Egypt; zoom online; and live broadcast to Chinese audience.The webinar is open to the public. Please register by sending an email to: spring@resonancepath.comIntroduction:From Conflict to Opportunity: Transforming the Outer Climate Through Harmonizing the Inner ClimateSpring Cheng, Co-founder of Resonance Path Institute, Author and…See More
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Webinar at UN COP27 Climate Conference: From Conflict to Opportunity at online

November 14, 2022 from 6am to 7:30am
Local resident Spring Cheng will present a webinar on UN COP27 Climate Conference taking place in Egypt right now.  The event will have three components: on-site in Egypt; zoom online; and live broadcast to Chinese audience.The webinar is open to the public. Please register by sending an email to: spring@resonancepath.comIntroduction:From Conflict to Opportunity: Transforming the Outer Climate Through Harmonizing the Inner ClimateSpring Cheng, Co-founder of Resonance Path Institute, Author and…See More
Nov 10
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