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Megan Westgate
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  • Bellingham, WA
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  • Melissa Elkins
  • Matt McBeath
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  • Jean Westgate
  • Woody Deryckx
  • Dale Krause
  • Dr. Jean Layton
  • Jo Ann McNerthney
  • David Pike
  • Renata Beata Kowalczyk
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  • Heather K
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  • David MacLeod

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
My husband Noah and I are just beginning to farmstead 5 acres on the Y Road. Noah grew up here, I grew up in Massachusetts, and we've both spent most of the last 10 years in California. I am SO ecstatically happy to be settling into Bellingham as my long-term home, and am completely inspired by how conscious and motivated people here are. Transition Whatcom epitomizes a lot of what I love about Bellingham's culture, and I'm looking forward to getting more involved!
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am the Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project (http:/// Safe, healthy food is my life passion. I recently got elected to the Board of our Community Food Co-op and am excited to serve that wonderful organization and to help connect the Transition vision to the Co-op's activities. Noah and I are already hard at work trying to grow a lot of our own food, and I am also loving cultivating the flower gardens at our home, for the good of the pollinators, the fairies, and my own enchanted, grateful heart.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am a registered yoga teacher, avid student of Chinese medicine, and an experienced bodyworker. Although I spend most of my days weaving visions and manifesting change through the language of the computer (and I love the work I do), I am a healer at heart. I am deeply committed to cultivating practices that allow me to live as skillfully as possible, which for me include yoga, meditation, and conscious eating (and consumption in general). I also love cleaning and organizing--whether of the house, office or spirit! I treasure my library of books, but if I could only keep one it would be the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Lake Whatcom watershed, at the corner of Y and Jenson Roads
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I'm enthusiastically settling a farmstead on the Y Rd with my husban Noah, and am looking forward to connecting with the broader network!

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At 3:51pm on July 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Megan!  Hope you & Virginia will connect with our online network- 'transition Northshore Squalicum Stewart Neighbors" located on our transition website at-

Hope you can take time to sign on to the website & click the 'Join' button, this group was created about a year ago, and slowly I'm getting a email list created.

I can click you on as an online adminstrator, and we can both add news & info useful to protecting & restoring our valley watershed that extends all the way to the sea in B'ham.  So far, we have 6 transition family-neighbors, and about a dozen on my email list.   We could consider also seeing if  the Silverbeach, Emerald Lake, &  Mt. Baker Hwy side of Squalicum would be interested in connecting in with our efforts.

I'll be much more motivated to use the group site if both you & Virginia are supporting this.

Call and come visit anytime and I'll share tea & nourishment and offer restful space in our garden sanctuary!

At 3:04pm on September 29, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Neighbor! I just sent you a TW message with my email/phone number.
Lets connect sometime. Pass on your email when you have the chance.
Hope all is well with you & family during the autumn transition days!
At 4:35pm on August 31, 2010, Heather K said…
Megan! Thanks for your encouragement! I've also posted a seperate discussion that lists Resources. The Ted Talk video of Paul Stamets is good to view in case you've not seen it before!
All this on top of GMO seeds being added to our lands!
At 8:46pm on April 21, 2010, Jean Westgate said…
Hi Meggie! I miss you! : )
At 10:47pm on April 19, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Megan! Welcome to the seed-savers group! I think we may be neighbors within bicycling distance, as we live in the Squalicum & Stewart Mt. watersheds! I hope you'll come visit sometime!
I'm very active in the garden & at garden-work parties. There is an "Organic Gardeners...Permaculturist" group also on this website. Take a look under the "Events" tab. Maybe see you Sunday at potluck at Davids!
At 8:27pm on April 18, 2010, David Pike said…
Hi Megan,

We are having a potluck at my house on Sunday the 25th. We will be having conversations about food as a continuation of the Great Unleashing - but mostly I just want to have fun. Hope you can make it, and if not I want to have you visit another time. 1589 Mt. Baker Hwy. 5 pm.

take care,
At 6:41pm on April 18, 2010, Woody Deryckx said…
Hi Megan - - so good to see you here. I hope we can run into each other soon - I'm eager to meet Noah too and would love to introduce you to my Rachel and her family. How's the garden coming - I would love to give you some seeds or transplants from my place.
all best wishes to you and yours..
woody deryckx
gratitude gardens

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