Hi All. I am happy to join! I am currently working at the RE Store, cultivating a healthy relationship, beautifying my front step gardens, thinking about what food to grow this year, harvesting winter vegetables and collecting wild herbs. I am not typically a joiner but do have a social life. It makes me happy to share with like-minded people. My friend Dean and I started the Bellingham Permaculture Club (though I always preferred to call it a "Guild") in about 1994 but have not been active lately. It was always hard to get people out to my County property so I ended up working alone a lot with not much time for groups. Since then I have moved to town and started working full-time. I miss those heady days of being lonely, poor and immersed in natural cycles. Ha ha!
I have a fair knowledge of natural systems and native plants so I may be of help transitioning your place to a natural state or identifying beneficial or hazard plant species. I'd like to offer some workshops on foraging and identifying wild edibles. I'd especially like to take a group out to ID all the wild edibles in their early spring transition to get to know them before the berries come and they are less obvious. You see, it is all about transitions!