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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
cultivating resilient system design skills, transforming resource intensive lawns into resource producing edible landscapes, advocating for a pedal powered Bellingham
I'm focusing on transforming my pessimistic perspective and my fatalistic tendencies into positive action. I believe this a very crucial task in the Transition and one I could use support in. If you catch me displaying my old ways please fell free to give me a nudge and ask "How can you/we transform (fill in the blank) into positive action?" Thanks for your help.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
concern about peak oil
interested in orgainizing with like minded people to design/ create resilient systems
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
interests: permaculture, urban agriculture, rainwater harvesting, small scale low tech greywater systems, low tech human powered machines

skills: CAD drafting, rainwater harvesting system design
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Broadway Park

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At 10:41pm on May 11, 2010, Shannon Maris said…
Hey Joseph
Do you have any info on ecological fluidized beds ?? Big words for residential black water system like Jack Todd has in his Maine house with (3) 50 gal. drums in his daylight basement and a septic tank outside.
I had a video link in one of the Garden e-news..... I'd love to see someone do a prototype of this system locally.
At 10:35am on November 19, 2009, Jo Ann Heydron said…
Thanks for getting in touch, Joseph. I hope my husband and I can meet your family some time soon. In the long term--after the holidays? next spring?--I'm interested in a Broadway Park group, too, and can contribute some time.
At 1:15pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Joseph! Thanks for the link for another bicycle-powered tool website:
I'm thinking I may get a discussion going about 'Sustainable Energy using Renewable Resources for heating, transportation, & powering tools' you want to join in if I or another posts a forum?
At 10:53am on October 19, 2009, Shannon Maris said…
Hey Joseph
Great to dig potatoes with you.
I need your email address to put you on the Garden E-news list...
At 12:20pm on October 11, 2009, Heather K said…
HI Joseph, Welcome to the Organic Gardeners & Edible Forest Gardeners group! I'm also interested in low-tech human powered machines, ie bicycle powered and so are WT members Travis & Brian....I'll look forward to seeing you at seed-swap...If you can help out with take down or set up we could use the extra help...Contact Bruce (or me & I'll pass the word!)
At 1:05pm on June 26, 2009, Cindi Landreth said…
Happy Birthday, Joseph!
At 5:10pm on June 9, 2009, Colleen Mitchell said…
Hi - Thanks for the invite. And thanks again for all of your help last weekend, it was a blast!
At 12:25am on May 31, 2009, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Joseph,
So happy to see you and Cath here. Nice to hear you're in the permaculture class too.
At 10:18pm on May 12, 2009, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Joseph, it is fun to be in Permaculture class with you. See you this weekend, maybe, for swail making.
At 8:08pm on May 11, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Good to see you here Joseph, my Permaculure classmate! Thanks for joining, and let me know if you have any questions!

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