Regenerate Cascadia and Transition Whatcom invite you to join us for an evening of presentations, and an opportunity to visit regenerative projects throughout Whatcom. The presentation and tours aim to highlight and empower the incredible place-based networks, innovations, and on-the-ground work taking place across watersheds in the Cascadia bioregion, with a focus on Whatcom County, to regenerate damaged ecosystems, protect healthy ecosystems, address climate change, and promote sustainable ways of living, working and learning together that are just and equitable.
If you have questions or want more information, contact David Ketter at email@example.com.
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I am a transplant from the east coast, and couldn’t be more delighted to call the PNW home. I have always loved farms, plants, nature, and animals of all kinds. I’d like to learn as much about regenerative agricultural practices as I can, and hope to own a farm/animal rescue/sanctuary one day. Also available to volunteer to help someone with their land/practices and to learn.
I am an Education and Earth advocate. At this point in my learning journey I am trying to better understand how to live in harmony with nature, learning from others who have been on that journey longer than I have. I also have a background in technology and organization. I am passionate about the ocean as well and have volunteered for ocean education programs. I am also passionate about the arts as a beginner musician and volunteer in several arts related projects and non profits.
Landscape Designer, consultant and educator with 20+ years experience of making food forests, native plant and rain gardens in Whatcom County, Washington. Her training includes rain garden design and low impact development (Department of Ecology), Permaculture Design Certification (Earth Activist Training), & B.A. in Art & Design from Hampshire College. In 2014 Janaki completed an internship at Cloud Mountain Farm Center and has been a rain garden educator at various events, including the Whatcom County Master Gardeners Advanced Training. She is now an ecoPRO Certified Professional offering comprehensive design services through her business Wonder-Flora Landscape Designs. Janaki’s five year position as Landscape Specialist at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA focused on culinary plants and sustainable systems.
I am an architectural designer looking to further connect with the ecosystem I am a part of. This connection could be through physical labor, design efforts, or other miscellaneous collaborations.
I’m an ancestral lineage healer and weaver between the seen and unseen worlds, including the nature spirits and beings of the land. I also work in peer-led mental health and believe that connection to place is the foundation to good mental health
Howard Sharfstein is a co-founder and serves as President of the Kulshan Carbon Trust. He is a retired environmental attorney, having worked as legal counsel to Kimberly-Clark’s environmental, energy, safety, and sustainability teams for nearly 25 years. He is also a former corporate sustainability leader. In fact, Howard was a charter member of the Atlanta Sustainability Leadership Forum.
After his retirement in 2017, Howard taught Environmental Law and Energy Policy at Western Washington University and is a climate resilience and restoration advisor in his hometown of Bellingham, WA.
I grew up on a farm in Lynden, Washington. Attended WSU to study Agriculture Technology and am now I am the Vice President of Planet One Solutions. I am starting a Food Forest / Permaculture Design and Install Company and am looking to partner with and learn from entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.
I just moved to place I am designing for just outside of Bellingham Washington. I am looking for inspiration and connection in growing this project- to provide for the family, repair the earth, grow community, and provide an example of permaculture in action.
I am a retired software developer, living in a cohousing community in Bellingham. I am an avid practitioner of Buddhist meditation and philosophy,
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I live in Washington state and consider myself a social permaculturist (exploring “invisible structures”), and am involved with the Transition Initiative movement as a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom. Transition Training in 2008 from the original UK Trainers Sophy Banks and Naresh Giangrande, and Permaculture Design Certificate earned at Inspiration Farm (where I lived for about a year and a half), 2009. I have a particular interest in what I call Integral Permaculture, as well as PatternDynamics (TM) (informed by both Integral theory and Permaculture) as a facilitator of the PatternDynamics workshop.
I was excited to organize Joe Brewer’s visit to Bellingham and Whatcom County in 2019, and am excited to to see the Bioregionalism Activation tour in 2023!
I moved to Bellingham, WA from Tucson, AZ in September 2023. I have been educated in bioregional herbalism and received my permaculture design certification in the Sonoran Desert. I moved up here to be in a more abundant water environment and to be in closer relationship to the spectacular natural spaces of this area. I love to paint, draw, design, create… I have been doing this for as long as I can remember. My goal is to merge design and art with permaculture. I am also passionate about healing the body through the breath, movement, and artistic expression. My healing journey is directly reflective of my ability to contribute to healing the earth.
I am a recently retired high school science teacher currently serving as a climate change education consultant. Have been involved in environmental, sustainability and climate change education for over 40 years. Have lived in WA for 24 years, including several years in the Port Townsend Ecovillage. Currently delving into the intersection of theories and practices related to the transformation of consciousness and existential threat. Do the facts point us to the conclusion of inevitable collapse or are quantum leaps into news ways of perceiving and relating to the world and each other possible? What do you think?
As a co-steward of Inspiration Farm for the past 20 + years, Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance.
Being interested in gardening and appropriate technology since I was a kid, I have followed a path towards a regenerative lifestyle. Inspired by my grandpa Jerry who ran an integrated farm on South Whidbey island. He was visited by Bill Mollison in the early 70’s. After taking many short workshops on animals, grafting, gardening etc. my wife took a PDC with the Bullock brothers which I visited often. We held a PDC in 2009 here at Inspiration Farm featuring Robin Francis and Doug Bullock as instructors among others.
Inspiration Farm is an 13 acre homestead styled farm since 1994. Integrating Biodynamic and Permaculture practices in relation to annual & perennial food systems, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, land/water nutrient management. Currently we have 1.5 acres in annual production and 2 acres of fruit, nut and other perennials. We have chickens, milk cow, goats and raise turkeys and pigs most years. Our vision at Inspiration Farm is to co-create an environment to experiment and learn methods of creative and regenerative, resilient thriving.
Biodynamic farming is a type of organic farming that incorporates an understanding of natural dynamic forces not yet fully understood by science. By working creatively with these subtle energies, we are able to significantly enhance the health of our farm affecting the quality of the soil, nutrition and flavor of the food grown.
Throughout the year we have a variety of Events, Tours and Workshops. This year we are hosting several workshops on permaculture and sustainable practices. Contact us if you would like to be notified on workshops that we will be hosting or would like to bring a group for a experiential farm tour.
Are you interested in taking a Permaculture Design Certificate Course? We want to hear from you. 619 E Laurel rd.
Bellingham Wa 98226
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At the moment, we are still confirming the schedule for the Columbia River portion of the tour. Soon, we’ll have each event created with information and the ability for people to RSVP directly for each event. In the meantime, please sign up for updates, and we’ll let you know as updates come.