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Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule?

Posted by Kit Robinson on February 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

Transition Woodinville Changes

Posted by Jocelyn Campbell on September 10, 2013 at 9:35am

productivity

Posted by John Harrington on July 5, 2013 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Farming And Paradox

Posted by Cynthia D. Swenson on November 4, 2012 at 6:58am — 5 Comments

One Woodinville Visions

Posted by Kit Robinson on August 11, 2012 at 8:38pm

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Transition Free Press ~ Cascadia/US

Transition Free Press is a tabloid newspaper printed in the UK. It is a Transition enterprise worker co-operative reporting on stories that matter--stories that inform, connect and strengthen us. The aim is to help with the shift to a low-carbon, resilient and equitable future. Transition is a network of local community responses. www.transitionfreepress.org

Transition Free Press ~ Cascadia/US supports this bold venture. Here on Salish Sea, in the Pacific Northwest, our stories are told through local Sustainable Heroes and Heroines.

Meet Dave Hunter, our local bee expert, at Crown Bees:

 Mason Bees: For Food and Life

 Our food supply needs more bees! Crown Bees offers a powerful solution.

 “Mason bees are awesome pollinators. They can supplement the declining honey bee to pollinate 1/3 of our food supply,” said Dave Hunter, Crown Bees owner. “The United States alone needs 4 billion bee pollinators. We have 5 million today.”

 To increase the mason bee population, the gentle bee educator and product retailer launched BeeGAP (Gardeners Adding Pollinator) in 2013. BeeGAP enlists gardeners to raise mason bees for increased garden yields. The company buys their excess bees and “rehomes” them. As the population grows, BeeGAP bees will be placed in commercial fields.

 “The power of our backyards is key to protecting and sustaining our food supply,” Hunter said. For more information, visit www.crownbees.com.

 

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Trilliums ! at Tadpole Haven

April 12, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
News flash!  I’ve got my paws on some beautiful native Western Trilliums (Trillium ovatum)!  Right now is prime Trillium time in the forests of Western Washington.  They are bright pure white, but will gradually turn pink and may darken all the way to purple before the flower withers.  It ages very gracefully.  I should take notes. This wild lily had an aura of magic for me as a child (still does).  My mother would fiercely tell me never to pick them, impressing on me: “It won’t bloom again for…See More
Apr 10
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Meaningful Movies - Transition 2.0 at University Unitarian Church

April 11, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
 In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations.Doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments and movie begins at 7:00. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted!See More
Apr 9
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Tadpole Haven's Story

By Shirley Doolittle-EgerdahlI have a confession to make.  The name “Tadpole Haven” has a dastardly origin.  In the 1920s, a neighbor started a Bullfrog “ranch”, raising the big frogs for their tasty (I guess--never been brave enough to try them) legs, served up at Seattle restaurants. The name of the Bullfrog ranch was –you guessed it-- Tadpole Haven.  When the Depression hit in the early 1930s, Tadpole Haven went belly up, so to speak, the Bullfrogs were let loose into the adjoining lake and…See More
Apr 3
donald karhu is now a member of Transition Woodinville
Mar 28
Trish Knox commented on Cynthia D. Swenson's status
"Okay, I am updating the site so I will leave your group as is knowing it is thriving.  Good work!"
Mar 28
Cynthia D. Swenson commented on Cynthia D. Swenson's status
"Hey Trish, The Sharecroppers Farm is alive and expanding...in a good way. It is one of ABUDNAICA's projects. I hope that answers your question.c"
Mar 27
Trish Knox left a comment for Kit Robinson
"Kit, I'd like to delete some of the photos.  How to do this? Trish"
Mar 27
Cynthia D. Swenson posted a status
"Hey friends join me Saturday March 29th for a wonderful farm heritage event and feast!"
Mar 26
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Farm Heritage Day at Enter at Classic Nursery and drive straight down the unpaved road, until you hit the Heritage Garden, adjacent to the Sharecroppers Garden.

March 29, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
 The Sammamish Valley Grange and ABUNDANCIA are teaming up for a big celebration on the heritage of farming in the Sammamish Valley, in Woodinville, WA...with feature presentation of from:*Carl Golden ...presenting The Healing Drumming Ceremony (bring your drum and join the circle)*Ron Baum presenting The Call to Harvest (Pageant). Participants will circle around the garden and spread four types of seeds at the Heritage Garden.*Cynthia Swenson presenting Abundant Nourishment accompanied with a…See More
Mar 26
Kit Robinson posted a status
"Help plan, launch, and maintain a local Green Map© website. Join The Samammish Valley Green Map© Group! http://j.mp/QcyOxD"
Mar 25
Trish Knox posted a status
"Hey, Kit...can you post a comment here about your new Green Mapping group??"
Mar 25
Kit Robinson commented on Joel Cuellar's event MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE GRANGE
"Sorry to flake out at the last minute; got stuck at work till almost 7 with server issues, so just came home to decompress. :/ Hope you folks enjoy the film in any case. Looks awesome!"
Mar 24

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Kit Robinson responds to our Spring Makeover::

 Great Idea! I like the inclusion of the bio-regional reference for sure. Would having "guest" blogs possibly fit the format? Also, perhaps this might be a potential venue to finally leverage a "Green Map" feature(?).

In any case, thanks for this initiative, and all that you folks do; for the Sammamish Valley watershed, and mother earth!

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"While peak oil and climate change are undeniably profoundly challenging, also inherent within them is the potential for an economic, cultural and social renaissance the likes of which we have never seen. We will see a flourishing of local businesses, local skills and solutions, and a flowering of ingenuity and creativity. It is a Transition in which we will inevitably grow, and in which our evolution is a precondition for progress. Emerging at the other end, we will not be the same as we were; we will have become more humble, more connected to the natural world, fitter, leaner, more skilled and, ultimately, wiser." -- Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook

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