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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 Judith Culver on April 6, 2010 at 2:05pm
Hello, all,

I for one had a great time at Peggy's on the 30th. I can just see working together on local edible and medicinal plants and doing community preserving. What a bright future.

I'm glad we settled on getting together on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Mark your calendars for our meeting at Ro's on April 13 and our potluck and movie night on April 27 with details to be determined.
Comment by peggy borgens on March 20, 2010 at 12:18pm
yes, it is hard sometimes to stand helplessly (it seems at times) by as horrible things are done in our name. i have heard john perkins on the radio many times and i can't imagine the courage it took for him to come forward.
I am expecially mindful today as it is the 7th anniversary of our attack, invasion and occupation of Iraq. I remember river on this day, she used to inform me of what it was like to be a human on the recieving end of our criminal actions.

on a brighter note....WE DO ROCK!!! and i believe we are doing what needs to be done and i am very grateful to all of us.
Comment by David Culver on March 19, 2010 at 9:09pm
Thanks Peggy for the link to Dave Ewoldt. It was excellent reading and I agree with him and hope we can all work toward a sustainable peace.

Thanks to Alys Kennedy for being a great host to a great meeting. I input the names and data for our roster and will be sending it out soon.

Judith and I just got back from a short trip to some of our neighbors houses where we dropped off a flyer about the upcoming Transition Ferndale "Potluck and a Movie Night". I hope it will be another great turnout. Along with the "Movie Night" flyer, we gave out info about Transition Whatcom.

I just started reading the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and boy what an eye opener. Thanks to Keith Foecke for the loan of the book. It's a very personal story about a man and his job to ruin foreign governments to promote and sustain American Empire. I am so embarrassed to be an American sometimes. At least I can rest knowing that most "People" of foreign countries like we the people of the USA, they just don't like "The USA Government".

I got the message that the Transition Movement is watching us here in Whatcom County. I am proud to be a member of Transition Ferndale.

"We Rock!"
Comment by Alys Kennedy on March 19, 2010 at 7:23pm
Thanks for the link to Dave Ewoldt, Peggy. I haven't yet had the time to read all of it, but what I did ready was impressive. Wish he was here instead of in Tuscan.
Comment by peggy borgens on March 18, 2010 at 4:56pm
great get together last night. thanks Alys! and thanks all who shared and listened. i believe there is alot of value in these get togethers. i continue to think about many of the things i heard last night and will get a post up real some about our meeting at my house on 3/30. hmm...skills, resources...this should be very productive and fun too!!

i just read a post from Dave Ewoldt who is a Tuscan member of Transition Whatcom and Whatcom County ex-pat. it is really excellent reading.
Comment by peggy borgens on March 15, 2010 at 9:46pm
here is the playlist from the great presentation by Walter on soil...peggy
Comment by Judith Culver on March 5, 2010 at 2:33pm
Here's the link to movie night that I couldn't get into my last message.
Comment by Judith Culver on March 5, 2010 at 2:31pm
Hey, hey! Check it out two Transition Ferndale events coming up.

On Wed 3/17 our meeting at Alys'. Go to the link to find out what's happening and how to get directions.

Then movie night on Mon 3/22. Peggy and I have both previewed the film "In Transition" and it is filled with ideas for moving communities forward.

See you there!
Comment by Judith Culver on March 2, 2010 at 2:09pm
Meeting at Alys' is posted as a Transtition Whatcom event here:

Give her a call to RSVP and get directions.

David and I signed up for the next CERT class. That's the Community Emergency Management Team. It starts April 15 and runs for 9 weeks. You register through BCT. It's on page 26 of the BCT catalog that just came in the mail. As part of that, we plan to survey our neighbors just like Ro. We think it's a non-threatening way to get started with the people around us. We know a lot of them, but not all.

Lastly, mark your calendars for our next potluck and film at WECU on Monday, March 22. Film to be announced. That means we haven't picked one and are open to suggestions.
Comment by Ro Donelson on March 1, 2010 at 9:38am
Alys, yes I agree we need more F'ites. I'm thinking of doing an Emergency Management survey among my neighbors just as a door opener for bonding as a support group. Hopefully we can then discuss our views on peak oil, etc. ... Thanks for your phone call, I've been doubled booked the last two weeks, but do want to come to the TF meeting at your house, and would also like to get together for mutual work projects, socializing, etc

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