Lots going on:
A message to all members of Transition Whatcom
Events and Recommended Readings
(A Peak Oil Update) from David MacLeod
Transition Whatcom Sponsored Events
April 26, Tuesday
Transition Ferndale Movie Night Presents: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONTSANTO
April 26, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm – Whatcom Educational Credit Union -Ferndale A very important documentary at the time we face peak everything. This corporate goliath is one of the forces we face as we try to transition. From the poisons they sell to be spread far and wide,… Organized by peggy borgens | Type: potluck, and, movie
April 29, Friday
Food Forest workshop at Wild Thyme Farm
April 29, 2011 at 7pm to May 1, 2011 at 3pm – Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville WA Food production and ecology come together in the permaculture concept of a food forest. Using nature as our template, these intentional ecosystems offer an abundance of food, medicine, habitat, and s… Organized by Marisha Auerbach, Kelda Miller. Sponsored by Transition Whatcom | Type: permaculture, workshop, reskilling, educational, gardening, transition, restoration
April 30, Saturday
April 30, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm – Public Market in downtown Bellingham Gather with Transition Whatcom folks to discuss our Transition efforts, ideas, visions, hopes, concerns, etc. An evening of informal conversation and sharing. Stay as long as you like. Organized by David Marshak | Type: cafe, conversations
May 2, Monday
Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) Meeting #6
May 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm – Travis’ House Please join us for our EDAP Preparation Meeting. ANYONE WELCOME! WE encourage people to drop in and see what we are doing and see if they can get involved. 6:00 – 6:30 pm – social period 6:30 – 8:3… Organized by Travis Linds | Type: meeting
May 7, Saturday
The Economics of Happiness- Special Film Showing
May 7, 2011 from 3pm to 4:30pm – The Pickford Film Center
The May Transition Whatcom Spring Event kicks off with a special showing of the magnificent film, “The Economics of Happiness”, on Saturday May 7th at 3:00PM at the new Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The films message of localization and the growing efforts to create a more resilient and self reliant future speaks to the heart of the Transition Town movement. It’s a great way to spread the word about Transition, so make sure you invite your friends!
“A powerful new film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!” – David Suzuki
May 7th at 3:00PM at the new Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay…Organized by warren miller | Type: film, showing
May 13, Friday
Place Making Workshop with Michael Cook of Portland’s City Repair
May 13, 2011 from 10am to 4pm – Bellingham Food Bank Garden Michael Cook of Portland’s City Repair and Transition Whatcom are hosting this workshop on Placemaking. What is Placemaking, you say? From City Repair’s website (cityrepair.org) placemaking is a proc… Organized by Paul Kearsley | Type: workshop
May 14, Saturday
Transition Whatcom – 350 Home & Garden Challenge!
May 14, 2011 to May 15, 2011 – Several – To be announced We’ve received several great proposals, and will announce results later this week! Thanks for all proposals submitted! Transition US National Home and Garden Challenge is taking shape for the weekend…Organized by TWog | Type: community, event, and, celebration
Other Community Events on the TW Calendar
April 26, Tuesday
Plastics Pollution Reduction Month
April 12, 2011 at 6pm to April 30, 2011 at 7pm – The Sustainable Living Center and throughout The City of Bellingham Plastics Pollution Reduction Month April 2011, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Bag It Bellingham are hosting a series of fun, alternative events which show you how you can re-use waste c… Organized by Hannah Coughlin | Type: event, series
April 27, Wednesday
Bellingham & the Cherry Point Coal and Dry Commodities Terminal
April 27, 2011 from 11:15am to 2:30pm – Northwood Hall Our April Program will explore the pros and cons of the proposed development of a large pier and cargo terminal at Cherry Point. A four person panel will share their views of the project: Bob Watters… Organized by Bellingham City Club | Type: panel, discussion, community, meeting/forum
Common Threads Farm Site Work Days
April 27, 2011 at 3pm to June 15, 2011 at 5pm – Bobbibrook Farm, Fairhaven Join us every Wednesday from 3-5pm at our urban farm site in Happy Valley where we run seed-to-table programs for kids. There is plenty of work to get done as we prepare for our best season yet, and… Organized by Tessa M Bundy | Type: work party
April 28, Thursday
SB Roving Garden Party – 4/28 – Fairhaven – 6pm
April 28, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm – Fairhaven SB Roving Garden Party – 4/28 – Fairhaven – 6pmJoin Sustainable Bellingham’s 3rd annual Roving Garden Party series, where volunteers help their neighbors create an edible garden. These fun events con… Organized by Sustainable Bellingham | Type: work, party, shared, meal, garden
April 30, Saturday
Spring Fever! Whatcom Plant Sales & Swaps!
April 30, 2011 at 9am to June 6, 2011 at 3pm – B’ham & County Spring Fever! Plant Sales & Swaps! Listing of local sales. Choose your favorites & mark your calendar. Click ‘follow’ to receive updates or join Earth Gardens network- http://transitionwhat… Organized by volunteers & neighbors | Type: plant, sales, &, seed/plant, swaps
RE Sources’ Sustainable Garden Series
April 30, 2011 from 9am to 1pm – The Sustainable Living Center Learn how to make your world more sustainable from the ground up through our series of garden-based classes and workshops. The six-part series will cover a variety of sustainable gardening technique… Organized by Hannah Coughlin | Type: educational, series
Using Raised Beds for Growing Food
April 30, 2011 from 10am to 12pm – Sonlight Community Church / North City Community Garden This event will begin with a brief lecture describing the benefits of using raised beds in your garden as well as good methods and techniques for building them. It will then conclude with an on-the-…Organized by Dave Timmer | Type: informational, event
April 30, Saturday
Beltane Celebration & Ritual
April 30, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm – Presence Studio Beltane Saturday April 30, 2011 7:00pm -10:00pm At Presence Studio 1412 Cornwall Street Adults: $5 suggested donation, children 12 and under are free. Celebration & Ritual Light the Fires of Ab… Organized by Ashley Tula Benem | Type: celebration, fundraiser.
May 1, Sunday
Plant Sale at Fairhaven Middle School!
May 1, 2011 from 12:30pm to 3pm – Fairhaven Middle School – Lower Soccer Field May Day plant sale (May 1st) at Fairhaven Middle School in the lower parking lot from 12:30 – 3pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit the school garden. There will be both ornamentals and edi… Organized by Deanna Lloyd | Type: plant, sale, fundraiser..
Encore Presentation “Bag It” – The Movie
May 1, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Join us for an encore presentation of the award winning film “BAG IT – Is Your Life Too Plastic?”. Presented by the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Program. Brooks Anderson from Ba… Organized by BUF Green Sanctuary Program | Type: film.
May 4, Wednesday
Horticulture Presentation with Birchwood Garden Club
May 4, 2011 at 7pm to December 7, 2011 at 9pm – Bellingham – Whatcom Museum The Birchwood Garden Club – Members Meeting (open to guests) – 7 pm – Whatcom Museum of History & Art. Monthly Presentation- check the website: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org/ Meets most 1s… Organized by members of Birchwood Garden Club | Type: presentation, &, meeting
The Coal Hard Truth Forum
May 4, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm – Bellingham Public Library Big Coal wants to ship millions of tons of coal per year through Cherry Point Terminal in Bellingham to Asia — spewing toxic coal dust, putting our safety at risk, clogging our railroads and ports,… Organized by Coal-Free Washington | Type: panel, discussion, informational, event.
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