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Transition Ferndale

Join other transition enthusiasts from the Ferndale, WA area. If you live, work, shop, play or just drive through Ferndale, you are welcome!!!

Location: Ferndale, WA
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2013

Discussion Forum

Power Past Coal booth

Started by Terese VanAssche Aug 19, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,Our Mt Baker Sierra Club group is going to be hosting a booth at the Ferndale Public Market on the following dates, and we are looking for volunteers to work 2 hour shifts talking to the…Continue

Poll for Meeting Times

Started by Shirley Jacobson May 28, 2011. 0 Replies

I encourage everyone to take a couple of minutes and use this link to participate in the poll to find ideal meeting days to enable maximum opportunity for participation with Transition…Continue

Moving foreward

Started by Keith Foecke. Last reply by Keith Foecke Mar 8, 2011. 4 Replies

Transition Ferndale has been active for some time. We are loosely organized and like it that way. There is no one leader, we have no titles, and there is no solidly set agenda, yet we do a pretty…Continue

Meeting Notes and Resources

Started by Judith Culver. Last reply by Judith Culver Aug 1, 2010. 2 Replies

Our members are a wealth of information and resources.  Let's post some of them here.Continue

What do we want from Transition Ferndale?

Started by Judith Culver. Last reply by Judith Culver Apr 18, 2010. 5 Replies

On Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 we met for the first time at Transition Whatcom event, "Let's Walk the Walk". We are in the process of getting to know each other and finding out what we want Transition…Continue

LETS system, "lending library" and Fourth Corner Exchange

Started by james bauckman. Last reply by james bauckman Apr 14, 2010. 3 Replies is some information about LETS (local exchange trading)To me, it seems as though I have enough…Continue

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Comment by Terese VanAssche on December 3, 2012 at 1:48am

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all braving the torrential rains the last few days and looking forward to the spirit of the holiday season.

We are having a holiday gathering at Fern Hollow on December 6th to celebrate all the goods things happening in our corner of Whatcom.  

5581 Second Avenue, Ferndale.  Across from Pioneer Park and south of Cherry Street.  Parking on the street in front of our home.

5 pm on, light snacks and maybe a chowder will be provided as well as beverages.  Please come and share the seasonal glow with us!

RSVP to let me know you can attend.  



Comment by David Culver on January 9, 2012 at 11:16pm

Our next Transition Ferndale meeting will be at the Culver's home west of Ferndale on Tuesday January 24th at 6:30 PM. The address is 3390 Hidden Pond Dr. Ferndale WA 98248

During the meeting you will watch my presentation about the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. My presentation is 28 minutes long and covers most of the impacts this terminal would have on our area.

So far I have presented this power point and script that I read to a neighborhood organization, a common security group that we belong to, and a local high school ecology club. I hope to present it to many more groups in the future. Please let me know if you have one that would want to learn about the terminal project.

Come join us for our next meeting.

David Culver

Comment by Terese VanAssche on July 31, 2011 at 10:12pm

HI everyone,

I failed to mention the time for our meeting Thursday, it will be at 6:30 pm.

Thanks, Terese

Comment by Terese VanAssche on July 28, 2011 at 2:51pm

Hi all,

Next Thursday Aug. 4 some us will be meeting at The Frank-N-Stein to discuss planning for a Coal Forum similar to the one held in Bellingham by ReSources, Sierra Club and others in the coalition to stop the coal trains in Whatcom County.  Time will be 6:30 pm and will be fairly informal.  The actual Coal Forum won't be until after school starts Sept. 7th.  I have been active with the SC national organizers on this topic.

Please let me know if you are interested and plan to attend.  Probably about an hour or so meeting.



Comment by Judith Culver on June 18, 2011 at 2:05pm

Greetings!  this is a reminder about the first meeting of the Whatcom Investing Network on Tues, June 28.  This is a spin off from the TW Personal Finance Workgroup and some of us have been talking about this for a long time.  The event listing is here

And did I say there will be food and drink?  Hope to see some of you there.

Comment by Judith Culver on May 19, 2011 at 2:07pm

Hello, everybody,  We have a new member, Richard Kauffman.  He has a farm near Lynden. 


Richard, a lot of our communication is in face to face gatherings and emails outside of Transition Whatcom ning site.  You are welcome to join us and we will post our events here to let you know what's happening.  If you have any specific requests in the meantime, comment here and we'll see what we can do. 

Welcome, Richard!


Comment by Alys Kennedy on May 12, 2011 at 9:52pm
Hello Everyone....looks like I missed the last meeting; and, I am confused now!  I thought we had agreed to meeting the first Monday of the month and the 4th Tuesday.  And, unfortunately due to an unexpected situation, I was not able to come to the meeting on the first Monday of May, 5/2/11, I assumed I had just missed out on the meeting.  Then, today I checked in to TF and discovered it was held this Monday instead.  Did it get changed to the second Monday of the month?  Could someone out there please clarify for me?  Thanks, Alys
Comment by David Culver on May 6, 2011 at 10:22am

Hello everyone,

Just a reminder that the next Transition Ferndale meeting is at the Culver's house at 6:30 PM Monday 5/9/2011. I will demonstrate bending EMT for use to support greenhouse plastic for making a garden cloche.

There will of course be other topics discussed and we may have an overview of what the Birchwood neighborhood is doing if Rick and Gary come to our meeting. Judith also wants to discuss what the Transition local investing group is doing.

We hope to see you here Monday night!


306-0852 David and 306-0853 Judith



Comment by Terese VanAssche on March 16, 2011 at 6:38pm

Good show Keith!  After all the health issues I'm working through, it was uplifting to see everyone and have a good learning session too.

Your map and compass training was a great refresher for me.  Our Outings Committee for the Sierra Club is going to focus on this for our annual campout in June, and I will be helping out so thanks again for organizing this and all the research you did.  I am interested in the handout you gave us, is this from the USGS site?  What a great tool and it would be good to use for our SC campout also.  I am staying positive in the light of events now as we have to carry hope to sustain us through the present chaos of living in the industrialized society!  Terese


Comment by Ann E. Wales on March 16, 2011 at 2:39am
I wanted to say "thank you" again to Keith for the engrossing presentation on map reading/compass use on 3/14 and to Alys for hosting.  Given the serious nature of world events right now, being in Transition Ferndale and being with everyone Monday night was both comforting and strengthening for me.  Thanks to everyone for the unblinking, pragmatic, even humorous perspective on the situation, come what may....    Ann

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