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At 3:20pm on June 18, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi JC!  See 'Healing Toxic Soils” - ie aminopyralid contamination discussion on Earth Gardens group -

Most of compliled info from myself, Walter, you, & others is on this EarthGarden group discussion....But not the most recent stuff you have posted in your Aminopyralid group that you may end.   Take a look at EarthGarden discussion, and compare to your Aminopyralid group, to see where I have some info gaps....Or maybe consider writing a blog and preserving your group info there.

Two other discussion links you might review to see if we have some gaps in info & resources are at:

Compost & animal poo' -

Nourishment...& Fertilizers”-

I hope you'll consider attending the October permaculture convergence in park near Port Townsend! Its a great time to come together as a human tribe for camping & sharing info & resoureces.  Thanks for all you do!

At 10:31am on August 22, 2011, Behrouz said…
Thanks J.C. for your welcome - my first.  I have a lot to learn about mushrooms but am aware of some of their amazing qualities.  I have a general science background with no particular specialty interests.  That means I am interested in everything as they form elements of the web of life.  But as I look at the forest I stop by and size up the trees in their individual characteristics and varieties mindful of the ecological interconnections.  That applies to mushrooms and people too.  Hope to get to know you better in the future.
At 12:49pm on March 15, 2011, Karin Grimlund said…
Thanks for being forthright and welcoming me to the Transition Whatcom community!
At 9:55am on March 3, 2011, Heather K said…
Hi JC!  I attended two of the Ag Extension talks on Herbicidal Contamination of Dairy 'Compost'. I haven't written up yet what I learned. If you want to connect on the phone sometime, Friday would be good. I'd like to hear what you learned.
At 1:09pm on February 9, 2011, Angela MacLeod said…
JC, could you give me a call. I have a question about the 'shroom thing you gave me after seed packing at Celt's last Sunday. Thanks, Angela 733-3541
At 12:51pm on January 29, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
WEdnesday sounds great for me, JC.  I will check with Heather and Janaki.  Thank yoU!  --Chris
At 1:01am on January 27, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
Hi J.C.,
I talked with Heather and she is not able to come visit your place this Saturday like we had talked about on the phone. Are you free to have visitors next Wed, Thurs, or Fri instead (Feb 2, 3, or 4)? We were thinking we would include a few people (Janaki and one other) who wanted to come to your place before but didn't make it.... only if that is OK with you.
Thank you! --Chris Wolf
At 4:50pm on January 26, 2011, Heather K said…

JC! Awsome youtube post on 'Gardens of Destiny'! I've added to the resource pages within both the Seed-Savers group and Earth Gardens group!

My breathing deepens when I watch this!

At 3:48pm on January 25, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi JC ! Good to see you again down in the lower valley at Inspiration this Sat! 

 I'm still sorting seeds for the Sunday Seed-Swap.  After that I'd enjoy carpooling with a few folks up to your fungi forest sanctuary & lab to help out!   Lets get in touch after the swap!

At 3:44pm on January 25, 2011, Janaki Kilgore said…


J.C. Hope to see you in the forest around Deming sometime. I am here most Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:30. I am excited to learn more about the world of fungi and how to integrate them into my garden and shady yard and see what projects you have going. I would enjoy helping out any way I can.


At 8:02am on January 19, 2011, Angela MacLeod said…

J.C. I won't be attending your event today. I hope to meet you in the near future.  Thanks for doing this work.

Angela MacLeod

At 11:46am on September 4, 2010, Charles Kelm said…
Hi J.C.
Yes, I have areas which are still growing with Aminopyralid in it. I think the highest concentration is in 5 gallon buckets with a 50/50 mixture of Smit's affected compost and peat moss which I am growing tomatoes in. Most of them have pretty bad leaf curl and aren't doing much. I should have gotten rid of them long ago, but I did not. I was planning to dump them out and spread it on the lawn. I would be glad to give you some if you would like. I am on the Blaine / Custer border off of Birch Bay / Lynden road, but I go to Bham often. Let me know.
At 3:32pm on August 13, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi J.C. Can we swap emails? I'm swamped with both TW messages & email, and I'd be better able to track our TW message discussions through personal email, and then we can include Juliet & Chris and any interested fungal aware gardeners/farmers.
I'm not able to respond to all my TW messages, since would have to sign on to TW site each time I do. I'll be available for a little while by phone today.
I have a couple ideas of at a few folks who might be willing for you to use part of their garden for mycoremediation, but they don't live near you. Best for us to talk on the phone.
At 7:20pm on August 11, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi J.C. Great to hear you've done both of Paul Stamets courses!
Remember to type that into your TW bio is worth tooting your horn about that training with the globelly respected Paul Stamets!
Would you consider adding some of the TED site links you think are useful to the Myco group site sometime?
At 4:04pm on August 7, 2010, Brian Kerkvliet said…
we have a lot of mushroom logs that are about to fruit. have you done mushrooms long?
At 12:29pm on August 7, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi! Yes I've seen Paul's main TED talk. If you have a website link on any newer talks then his first TED one, it would be great if you could post it on my comment page, or even start a discussion on how fungal bioremediation can be used to break down toxic chemicals in our soils.
At 11:40pm on August 2, 2010, Travis Linds said…
I would love to learn how to grow mushrooms, are you able to teach others? workshops? THANKS
At 3:29am on August 1, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi! Here is another TW group that might interest you in regards to seeing if anyone has a used mountain bike:

Another good local site is which is one of our local alternative currency exchange groups.
At 10:03pm on July 20, 2010, Heather K said…
Welcome JC! I also used to live out in the valley near Deming.
You might be interested in the local permiculture & gardening group on our Whatcom Transition site. Its located under group tab or you can find it direct here:

You also might be interested in a small Ecological Restoration group we also have on the Transition site. If you send me a friend request I can pass on more info. Many of us are also becoming members of fourthcornerexchange or exploring alternative currancies.

Mushroom remediation is so important for reclaiming the earths health! In whatcom county there has recently been a lot of commercial cow compost being sold that has been contimated by an herbicide and is harming grower crops!
I've not heard if anyone is trying to use fungi! At least two of our Tw members have received training from Paul Stamens and plan to attend his bioremediation class too.

Please introduce yourself sometime if we end up at the same event or garden work party!

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