Showing posts from January, 2016

Heirloom Seed Swap

Heirloom Seed Swap - Bellingham's 8th Annual
Sunday January 31st 2016      Doors Open 3pm-4:30pm at the Magestic Ballroom Corner of North Forest and Maple St. 

"Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine"
* Amateur & Professional Seed-Savers Welcomed.
* Seed-Potatoes & Permaculture - Edible Tubers Too!

Past Volunteers & Seed-Savers Sign-Up for Task to Arrive Early!
Sign Up Genius -
Or Email Volunteer Coordinator:
Naomi at:

Donations of Seeds & Currency Supports this Community Event.

Sustainable Bellingham - .

Chuckanut Center- Formerly the Center for Local Self-Reliance

Salish Seed Guild - . - .

Transition Whatcom -

Grow Northwest Magazine-



With winter in full swing our top priority was getting heat into the house.  We scrapped the 1950's gas heater since it hadn't been functioning since 1999, and updated to an electric heat pump which was professionally installed by Feller Heating.  Volunteers are really appreciating a much more temperate work environment on Saturday mornings!
We have been working with the Sustainable Connections Community Energy Challenge team to update all of our energy related projects.  Click here to learn more about their work in our community. As winter moved into spring we focused on electrical and plumbing details. We installed a ceiling fan in the bathroom and completed the extensive modifications required to provide disability access to future users The kitchen is now set up to accommodate a commercial style 3 compartment sink in addition to a hand washing sink. By mid-spring we were completing construction of the arched wall now separating the former living room and kitchen. To wrap things …

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