Transition Initiatives are living out the saying "Many hands make light work" in so many ways! From gathering in-kind
donations to tearing out sod and turning lawns into bio-diverse gardens.
Gardening to live music? with friends? Sounds lovely. Thanks to Laura
Sellens for sharing this report with us!
The workPARTY was our first try at a Roving Workparty around Whatcom County that will hopefully solidify as a monthly event. The vision is that we can swarm neighborhood Transition Initiatives,
workgroup projects, or resilience-related projects of other local
existing groups, giving a fresh burst of energy to each. This project was a collaboration with Transition Southside and the Center for Local Self-Reliance,
who were happy to have some help putting in a perimeter deer fence that
will protect their gardens. We got donations of apples for fresh
cider, food, a lovely banner, and about $250 worth of prizes including 3
massages that we gave away at intervals, and also had a local band come
down and play for us! It was amazing how much our local businesses
supported our efforts.
It was a lovely event and the work we got done on the fence exceeded the Center's expectations for the day! In addition, building skills
were exercised and connections were made between community members.
December's workparty is still in the works but we're thinking tree
planting with Transition Goshen and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement