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December 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Memories Are Our Duct Tape

An interesting perspective on who we are: Another Year And I'm Still Here: A New Year's Meditation

Added by Joy Patterson on December 31, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments


As I reflect back on 2012, these are some projects that were another step forward: a better composting system, getting rid of the back lawn and adding about 200 more square feet of garden beds, growing lots of spagetti squash, finding GREAT recipes for the squash, and using our produce to create fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut. 

Added by Joy Patterson on December 28, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Crank It Down


I read two related posts today that I wanted to pass on.  The first is John Michael Greer’s latest, which he calls The Beginning of the World.  He begins by discussing the Mayan calendar, and all of the myriad failed predictions, from apocalypse to a…


Added by David MacLeod on December 28, 2012 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Celt's Garden - Thoughtful essay on urban agriculture in Boston

" The third reason, she said, is that we’re paying more attention to the structure of our cities. Rust Belt cities that formerly relied on manufacturing, such as Detroit and Cleveland, “were in a state of utter catastrophic fall.” The land in Detroit is relatively inexpensive because there is no market for it, Tumber said, making agriculture a viable use. Another appeal of urban farming is that “people are losing confidence in the food system,” Ladner said. They are “realizing how perilous…


Added by Celt M. Schira on December 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

November Activities You May Have Missed

Transition Whatcom sponsors many wonderful events every month. They include co-sponsored author events at Village Books, our monthly movie night, gatherings and talks. In addition our members create and participate in many, many events.  With such a creative, diverse community, it is easy to miss out. The TWOG has decided to provide a recap each month of some of the many events that have brought us together and inspired us during the month.

Hopefully we will see you at some of the TW…


Added by Twog on December 18, 2012 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Power struggle

On the first night of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program Certification offered by the IBEW 191, the topic of the price of power came up. FERC mandates states sell citizens the lowest priced electricity available which in Washington is hydro produced. Thus, energy produced by the windmills in the eastern part of the state is not being fully utilized. Just another unintended consequence on the path to greener power.

Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 5, 2012 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

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