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April 2013 Blog Posts (8)

My Personal Park

Back in 1999 I went in on 20 undeveloped acres of land in rural Whatcom County with some friends. Our plan was to create a small community, start with one shared house and expand out to several dwellings over time. I moved my converted school-bus, w/skylights, bedloft, propane appliances and great storage, onto the property early in 2000 and started clearing garden space. As it happened, the land partners found themselves unable to occupy the land for various reasons, seasons went by, and I…


Added by Richard Chrappa on April 29, 2013 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

Occupy Love - May 21 and June 11 at Pickford's Limelight Theatre

This is a 'heads up' that Transition Whatcom's Heart & Soul working group is partnering with the Center for S.A.C.R.Ed. Change, Community Food Co-op, Occupy Bellingham, Terra Organica, and the Pickford Film Center to show the film "Occupy Love" on May 21 at the Limelight Theatre, and an…


Added by David MacLeod on April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The RE Store Hiring

The RE Store is currently hiring Community Minded recyclers with an aptitude for customer service. You can pick up applications at our store on 2309 Meridian St. and ask for me. More details on craigslist or the RE Store website.

I've worked there for 7 years now and have never experienced a better organization!

Added by Richard Chrappa on April 23, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Principles for the Pulse that is Peak Oil

From PatternDynamics (TM) by Tim Winton

From PatternDynamics (TM) by Tim Winton

A comment has just appeared below my blog post on…


Added by David MacLeod on April 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Soil Test Labs & Resources for Soil Nourishment

Many garden-farmers are adding soil amendments in March & April, before planting..

I'll list some soil labs below that do testing.

At times it can be…


Added by Heather K on April 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Here's a Guy in Texas Hanging on with Native Grasses

This rancher is managing his cattle by managing his forage of native grasses. It's working for him. It's interesting that he has only 200 head of beef cattle and he's making a profit. Usually cattle operations in Texas are much bigger. It supports my theory about small business, that there are many sweet spots at different scales. it's all about making it work at a scale that is comfortable for you.

A Stubborn…


Added by Celt M. Schira on April 6, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Go, Sheep, Go!

Sheep for lawnmowers in Paris. 


Added by Paul Kuepfer on April 5, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Nation's First Food Forest

Seatlle to Build Nation's First Food Forest

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of…


Added by Paul Kuepfer on April 5, 2013 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

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