July Newsletter: Celebrate Independence Days
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Chuckanut Transition

July Newsletter: Independence Days

We're all rural, independent and capable people seeking community resiliency by learning to live cooperatively with one another and with our natural surroundings while recreating our lost village economic network.  This is our newsletter.  If you live in or around the Samish Watershed please submit positive stories, information, volunteer opportunities, and events at

Bow Little Market Opening Day - July 11th, 1 - 6 pm 
Peter Ali, Native American Flutist, will be volunteering his talents from 3-4pm opening day.

Weekly at the market, Chuckanut Transition will be hosting a guest in our community tent. 

July 11th from 2-4 pm local alternative energy expert, Chris Soler, will be answering questions about living off-grid through solar, passive solar, hydro and wind energy.  He has practical advice on efficiency and choosing the right alternative energy project for your budget, location, and needs. 

Chris's preferred and most frequent form of transportation, his hybrid gas bicycle, will be there to look at and ask questions about as well.

July 25th 2-4 pm Robert Fiut will be sharing knowledge on raising meat rabbits.  More info on our website.

We create resiliency when we share information and re-skill as a community.

The Little Red Hen Says, "Don't Kill This Weed."

Go to our blog to read more about lambsquarter and cleavers, both nutritious foods that grow without effort.
Skagit By Hand
DIY radio co-hosted by a couple of Bow Farmers, Jess Gigot of Harmony Fields and Kathryn Isserlis of Well Fed Farm.
on Skagit Talks - 
KSVR 91.7fm, KSVU 90.1fm
Thursdays at 5pm
A weekly radio segment about the artisan spirit of Skagit! 

Upcoming Shows:

6/27 Cottage Foods in Washington

7/4 Interdependence Day

7/11 Homemade Fats

7/18 Home Dairying

"Art In the Barn" Classes at Harmony Fields in Bow: A farm growing food and culture. 

For a complete list of classes go here.

Community Bill of Rights

If people have a Bill of Rights on the individual level, what about a set of rights bridging the individual to her or his community? A right to water and clean air, a right to exist in a peaceful environment, a right to sustainable energy.
Read article.
Learn more about similar actions in our area go here.
We create resiliency when we cooperate as a community to create local solutions.

Alger Food Bank Needs Your Recycled Donations

Containers with lids, twist ties, aluminum cans.  Read more on our blog.

Help Break the Cycle of Poverty

Algerite, friend and good neighbor, Mariah Brown-Pounds, is looking for volunteers to help with an exciting new Community Action Program called Circles, targeting families in Alger and other areas around Skagit County.  Learn more on our blog.  Mariah will also be at the Bow Little Market Community Tent, Aug. 8th, 2-4pm.

Volunteers needed for Shellfish-tival,

1-Day Family Camp 7/24. Contact Kristi Carpenter

Work Party a Success!

The Alger Community Hall Butterfly Garden Beds are ready to plant next September 28th.
Good food, good people, good music and drink all made this a fun, community building experience.
Thanks to all! Go to our website to see a slideshow.
We create resiliency when we participate in local economy and culture.

Bow Little Market Season Opens July 11th, 1 - 6pm

Go to our website to learn more:

Community Guest in Tent Series

Free Kid's Vending

Free Kid's Activities

Collecting Produce For Food Bank

Community Yard Sale July 18


1-Day Family Camp

July 24, 11am- 4pm
Chuckanut Transition will be there making cork boats with the kids and educating about ocean acidity.  To read more go to events blog.

Fidalgo Transition and Friends Tour de Coops and Crops - July 27th, 1-4:30pm

learn more go to our events blog.
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