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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.

About Transition Whatcom

See Transition Whatcom sponsored events here

Did you know??

You can find other TW members in your neighborhood by typing your neighborhood into the search box on the Members page.

To learn more about Transition Whatcom, Start Here


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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B-ham Naked Bike Ride #16 "Tour Du Trees" at Karate Church 519 E. Maple

June 2, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm
Each year we ride for "safety and respect for all bodies, cyclists, and the environment!" This year we we Ride for the health & protection of Bellingham's oldest trees! Join us in our 16th anniversary Naked Bike Ride!  Sunday June 2nd 2024!https://facebook.com/events/s/bham-naked-bike-ride-plus/436212122201369/Join us on Sunday June 2nd for our 16th annual Naked Bike Ride!  Theme:The City of Bellingham…See More
May 4
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The Drop That Contained the Sea at Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham

June 1, 2024 from 7pm to 9pm
The Drop That Contained the Sea In this beautiful contemporary work, Christopher Tin brings to life the realization of a Sufi concept: just as a single drop of water contains the essence of the entire ocean, inside every human being is the essence of all humanity. The Kulshan Chorus will be joined by Cantabile Chamber Choir and Sno-King Community Chorale, as well as a 50-piece orchestra.Tickets:  …See More
May 4
David MacLeod is attending Zachary Robertson's event
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B-ham Naked Bike Ride #16 "Tour Du Trees" at Karate Church 519 E. Maple

June 2, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm
Each year we ride for "safety and respect for all bodies, cyclists, and the environment!" This year we we Ride for the health & protection of Bellingham's oldest trees! Join us in our 16th anniversary Naked Bike Ride!  Sunday June 2nd 2024!https://facebook.com/events/s/bham-naked-bike-ride-plus/436212122201369/Join us on Sunday June 2nd for our 16th annual Naked Bike Ride!  Theme:The City of Bellingham…See More
May 3
Zachary Robertson posted an event
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B-ham Naked Bike Ride #16 "Tour Du Trees" at Karate Church 519 E. Maple

June 2, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm
Each year we ride for "safety and respect for all bodies, cyclists, and the environment!" This year we we Ride for the health & protection of Bellingham's oldest trees! Join us in our 16th anniversary Naked Bike Ride!  Sunday June 2nd 2024!https://facebook.com/events/s/bham-naked-bike-ride-plus/436212122201369/Join us on Sunday June 2nd for our 16th annual Naked Bike Ride!  Theme:The City of Bellingham…See More
May 3
David MacLeod updated an event
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International Permaculture Day Tour & Plant Swap at Inspiration farm

May 4, 2024 from 2pm to 5pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pmWe will celebrate International Permaculture DayPlease RSVP on the websiteMay 4th 2024! A day to showcase permaculture around the world. Throughout the year we have a variety of permaculture Events, Tours and Workshops at Inspiration farm.This year we will have a tour and Plant Swap for …See More
Apr 30
Brian Kerkvliet posted an event
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International Permaculture Day Tour & Plant Swap at Inspiration farm

May 4, 2024 from 2pm to 5pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pmWe will celebrate International Permaculture DayPlease RSVP on the websiteMay 4th 2024! A day to showcase permaculture around the world. Throughout the year we have a variety of permaculture Events, Tours and Workshops at Inspiration farm.This year we will have a tour and Plant Swap for …See More
Apr 27
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Apr 24
Lesley Rigg posted an event
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The Drop That Contained the Sea at Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham

June 1, 2024 from 7pm to 9pm
The Drop That Contained the Sea In this beautiful contemporary work, Christopher Tin brings to life the realization of a Sufi concept: just as a single drop of water contains the essence of the entire ocean, inside every human being is the essence of all humanity. The Kulshan Chorus will be joined by Cantabile Chamber Choir and Sno-King Community Chorale, as well as a 50-piece orchestra.Tickets:  …See More
Apr 14
 
 
 

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How in the World Are People Doing?

Journalist and podcaster Rachel Donald (Planet: Critical) interviews Dr. Omnia El Omrani, a medical doctor and Climate and Health Policy Fellow at Imperial College London. Omnia shares reflections on Connecting Climate Minds—a landmark project looking at climate and mental health across the globe, with a specific focus on the lived experiences of youth, Indigenous communities, small farmers and fisher people.

Târ y donc a tori – Lessons on the Subversive Nature of Transmission, from a Stubborn Welshman

To transmit is to empower – as many people as possible to be trained to become farmers; as many people as possible saving and adapting seeds to their own conditions.

Levke Caesar: “Oceanic Slowdown: Decoding the AMOC”

On this episode, Nate is joined by climate physicist Levke Caesar for a comprehensive overview of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and its connections to broader planetary systems.

Essential voices for the turn away from car dependency

If transportation departments and urban planning staff do not include the voices of nondrivers, they are unlikely to develop policies and infrastructure that will reflect the needs of their whole communities.

Biospheric Cognition

Biospheric cognition, when brightly lit, always places the biosphere first and central. Always. Biospheric cognition is a context in which understanding and meaning take place as the very biosphere itself (Herself) cognizing with and through us, awake or awakening to itself/Herself as us.

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