Skagit Valley and San Juan Islands
This portion of the Cascadia Activation Tour is being organized by Larry Greene, executive director for Navigating our Future. It will be a hybrid in person event, with locations on Lopez, San Juan and Mount Vernon, and connected together by zoom. RSVP below to stay updated as events are added, or contact the Skagit coordinator if you would like to be involved in the planning.
Skagit and San Juans Organizers and Partners
I serve on the board of TRANSITION FIDALGO. WE are part of the Salish Sea Hub and work to build community resilience through leading projects focused on enrolling community and building self reliance here on our island. Our projects include: Seed Share library, locally grown open pollinated heritage varieties of seed. Fix it Days to build a repair and restore economy. Forest Monitoring to measure the changes caused by climate change in our local forest lands. Garden to Kitchen class at our middle school. Mentoring the high school Green Club. Share the Bounty organizing local farmers to serve the community with fresh harvested organic food at give away stations.
My name is Aviathar and I am an “institutionalized communitarian” . This means that I have lived in different community systems over a 45 year period. ( Im 69). I am presently the president of The Evergreen Land trust listed below. We have five urban properties and three rural ones. This includes Prag Farm 20 acres in Snohomish county( A vital part of the Tilth movement), River Farm 65 plus acres in Whatcom county, and my home Walker creek in Skagit county. Looking forward to seeing the direction this movement goes.
Retired retired park ranger naturalist master gardener regional ecotourism expert.
Owns and operates Childs Creek farm arts and ecology gardens. Planted and maintained Skagit County’s first conservation reserve enhancement project started along Childs creek in the middle Skagit Valley. 1999…much more support for local conservation organizations and community.
I am Nicole, a massage/craniosacral therapist interested in all things nature. My partner and I are opening a healing retreat center on a piece of forested property on the Skagit River. I have just recently been turned on to permaculture, and am now investigating how to incorporate it into our project.
I worked in the Houston area for a major corporation for 34 years leading R&D programs but retired at the end of 2021. My partner and I relocated to this area to be able to do more outdoor activities and live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. We purchased a 34-acre property that had originally been a dairy farm (homesteaded in 1878). The property had been severely abused by the previous owner for the past 40 years. We are working to regenerate the property for both agricultural use and natural habitats. In our first two years, most of our effort has been:
+ removing trash and invasive species;
+ beginning to improve soil quality with organic material (ag and forestry waste), cover crops and biochar;
+ beginning to plant fruit trees, berries, grapes, native plants and seasonal gardens.
Being new to the PNW, we are on a steep learning curve: climate, flora, fauna, etc.
Decades of work and study with plants and ecosystems. Community gardens, organic agriculture, permaculture, foraging, eating “weeds”, landbased cooking, food preservation, herbal medicines, observation of natural cycles.
Hello! I am Hailey Lampe and I run Cruising Climate, a regenerative garden coaching and landscape design company in the Salish Sea bioregion. Through 1:1 coaching, landscape re-designs, custom soil care routines, and garden planting schedules, I empower folks to achieve their backyard, garden, farm, and homestead goals, all while using regenerative methods. Cultivating our soil lets us cultivate the community and the future that we want and is an action we can all take together!
Founder and Director of Navigating Our Future (navigatingourfuture.org)
Political Economic Systems Change Consultant and Social Impact Marketing Communications
I am a whole community systems change consultant and Founder/Executive Director, Navigating Our Future, a 501 (c) (3) organization. (navigatingourfuture.org).
I work to develop specific elements of a new societal systemic design of our capitalistic, social and political systems to support values that our nation was built upon and move toward a society that realizes the dream of equality for all, strong, participatory democracy, liberty, social justice, regenerative community development and economics.
I started as a marketing communications consultant who became interested in using my skills to effect social change.
Following selling my business, Network Direct, Inc, after a successful 30+ year career in the call center services and direct marketing business, I retired to focus on cause-related work in education and building healthy, vital, sustainable communities and economies.
My skills include:
– bringing people together around positive, hopeful, yet attainable visions and practical ways to implement them to attain a better future society;
– expertise and experience in integrated, mass media direct response marketing to achieve socially responsible goals and objectives;
– a passion about and understanding of subjects like systems change, sustainability, climate change, participatory democracy and education to create new forms for educating and engaging citizens.
Stay Informed, Stay Ahead
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.