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Food Security Group


Food Security Group

We will be supporting existing community and TW food security-oriented projects, organizations, and the local ag industry; assessing gaps and how to fill them; and starting a plan for dramatically increasing food security in the next 10-20 years.

Location: Art used with permission by Sue Zimmerman
Members: 60
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2017

Original Greetings Letter from the Food Security Workgroup:
Greetings from the Food Security Workgroup.doc

Good Links for Food Security Information:

Sustainable Connections Food and Farming Program (Sign up for the newsletter on this page)

WSU Extension Office

Discussion Forum


Started by Krista Rome. Last reply by Penny Chambers Jan 11, 2017. 25 Replies

Ok Folks! Take Note! I have created a list of every food I could think of that helps me to eat locally year-round here. I suspect I could be 100% easily, if only I could make the decision to give up…Continue

Roving Garden Party - March 24th

Started by Jamie Jedinak Mar 15, 2015. 0 Replies

ROVING GARDEN PARTY ~  March 24th ~ 6pmWhere: 5463 Noon Rd ~ just a few driveways north of Smith Rd ~ Watch for parking signs!! Parking will be in property next to me, watch for signs!!Requested…Continue

Global Dimming Caused By Chemtrails + Ph Changes Caused by Aluminum Spraying Screws With Food Security

Started by John Hammell. Last reply by John Hammell Oct 15, 2012. 1 Reply

All Gardeners: Please read this article about Global Dimming  We must all learn about weather modification…Continue

invitation to join the planning group for the Whatcom Food Network

Started by Laura R.. Last reply by Penny Chambers May 8, 2012. 19 Replies

Hi folks,re: planning for a food security summit, I've been working with a small group to plan the formation of a food network in Whatcom County, to work toward all of us being coordinated in some…Continue

Tags: summit, food

Comment Wall


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Comment by Shannon Maris on July 30, 2016 at 11:55pm

Worm Composting Class with Alicia Wills

Sunday August 14th
1 pm – 3 pm
Chuckanut Center (outside)
107 N. Chuckanut Dr.

Composting your kitchen waste is a boon for your garden, the landfill and many thousands of worms! And doing so in a worm bin keeps food scraps contained so they don’t attract compost-raiding wild critters. Come learn about the care and feeding of red wiggler worms and how to build your own worm bin.

One bin will be made during the class, which someone can buy for cost ($40). If you'd like to make your own bin during the class, contact Alicia by August 10th so she can bring your materials and worms. (360-715-1259). Or, if you prefer, learn what’s needed here and build your bin at home later.

Only $10 for a 2-hour class! Register at (470) 236-8374 or email
Bio: Wearing many hats, Alicia is an avid and experienced gardener, community organizer and long-time student of sustainable practices. She enjoys sharing what she’s learned and is especially passionate about worm composting.

Very limited parking on site. Loading and unloading on site only. If you drive, please park at Fairhaven Park and walk sidewalk to Chuckanut Center, or park at Fairhaven Middle School and walk across street. Or bike, bus or walk from Fairhaven via road or Padden Creek trail.
All the transportation info here:

Comment by Jamie Jedinak on March 15, 2015 at 8:33pm

ROVING GARDEN PARTY ~  March 24th ~ 6pm

Where: 5463 Noon Rd ~ just a few driveways north of Smith Rd ~ Watch for parking signs!! Parking will be in property next to me, watch for signs!!

Requested Items to Bring: PLEASE bring wheel barrows (there will be some here), trench shovels (I have one), Shovels (I have 3), clippers (I have a couple) and heavy gloves if you have them! 

1 ~ putting in two rain barrels, all supplies will be ready to go and a Rain-barrel buddy friend will lead! Brad Walters

2 ~ moving chips (not bark) onto various berry bushes........with wheel barrows and flat headed shovels....

3 ~ BABY Blackberry Patrol ~ Going through the property in a systematic way scouting out rogue small blackberry plant starts and digging them deeply and easily due to moist ground and small Blackberries to keep atop of.......irradication........people could take home any of these for starts if they want.....

Food: Chili feed, Cornbread and salad, passion apple cider......
GLUTEN FREE - omnivore/vegetarian/vegan, wine, beer and any other legal substances welcome!

Host: Jamie Jean Lima Bean Queen
mobile ~ 360-746-4270, please call or text with any questions

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 18, 2015 at 5:30am
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 11, 2015 at 8:23pm

A couple of my Shitake logs are starting to fruit, early Spring?

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 1, 2015 at 7:54pm

Can someone direct me to a food preservation section if there is one set up? Thanks.

Comment by warren miller on June 21, 2013 at 10:28am

I attended the meeting last night on the city Parks and Rec 6yr plan-

Here are my comments:

Margo and I attended this meeting. It was a workshop to collect public input for the new PRO Plan. Probably around 50-60 attended. Most represented specific recreational uses (disc golf, swimming, biking, hiking, pickle ball, etc.) The meeting broke up into 3 groups with each group listing things they would like to add to the plan (under the 4 topics of parks and facilities, open space/natural features, trails and programs). Each group reported back their suggestions and then all members were able to place 4 stars among the topics they thought were most important (as a way to prioritize).

In reading over the previous plan I noticed that the word 'garden' didn't appear at all! Seems like gardening is not (yet) a recognized recreational activity. We need to change that!

Margo and I put all our stars on gardening related topics but the most heavily 'starred' topics were baseball, disc golf and swimming pools...

If we want to get 'garden' and 'food forests' included in this plan we will need to mobilize members to come to the next meeting or fill-out the online forms to show more gardening interest.

Anyone want to help organize this 'get out the vote' effort for gardening and other food security activities?

Comment by Celt M. Schira on May 30, 2013 at 12:47pm

Garden Plots available: Fairhaven Neighborhood, near Fairhaven library. Organic methods only. Looking for a place to grow some vegetables in the city? Contact Celt 756-8957.

Comment by Celt M. Schira on October 23, 2012 at 10:48am

I have organic potatoes (reds, russets, fingerlings, including several heritage varieties) and winter squash available for a donation to the cause. My apple trees is loaded with apples for gleaning. One tree is a cider apple and the other has two heirloom varieties for fresh eating, juice, applesauce and rounding out the cider. The apples need a ladder and a spotter. You are welcome to come get some. Contact me through TW or eh, look me up in the phone book. Regards, Celt

Comment by warren miller on October 11, 2012 at 11:58am

Don't forget to attend the next TW Quarterly potluck and membership meeting on Oct 21st at 2:30PM at the Cordata COOP. You can update the membership on any recent activity and invite new work group members.

Comment by T. Abe Lloyd on October 8, 2012 at 11:37am

The Pickford is screening a film called Survival Prayer that is about Indigenous Food Systems on Haida Gwaii. It screens at 7:15 PM on Saturday the 13th. The trailer is available at

Wade Davis endorsed Survival Prayer, calling it a “a wonderful film, and a moving portrait of a people struggling to keep their traditional hunting and gathering ways alive to inspire new generations of Haida men and women.”


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