Learn more about Chuckanut Transition's free bee keeping class, Harvest Market, Food Swap, buying groups, and other sponsored community actions.
Chuckanut Transition Newsletter October 2012

Participate in our vibrant rural community!

Chuckanut Transition is a growing network of neighbors creating resilient community in the Samish Watershed through collaboration and renewal of our lost rural village heritage.

“A BEE C’s” of Beekeeping FREE!

Thursday, October 18th, 7-9 pm,   “A BEE C’s” of Beekeeping:  This class will cover bee biology and lifecycle. Pat  Ray will show a year of beekeeping in a slide show. Then he’ll demonstrate beekeeping equipment with possible live observation of a hive. He will discuss beekeeping startup costs and resources. He will also cover the Beekeeping Course for the Master Beekeeper’s Program, for those who want to continue their beekeeping education.
Instructor: Pat Ray grew up in a beekeeping family in Western Minnesota and has been a beekeeper ever since. He spent 4 years teaching beekeeping in Guatemala for the Peace Corps. He was a co-owner of Belleville Honey Co., and now works for Bruce Bowen’s Bees. He sells his honey at Bow Little Market. Free. Held at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Ln., Alger, Wa 98232.  To sign-up call 724-0392 or email us at

Seeds For A New Day author/illustrator, Sarai Stevens, self-publishes children's book of papercuts.

The Journey is soon and those who will take it are still small...Seeds For A New Day, follows Earth's children as they learn to live more meaningful and connected lives on their way to respecting Earth's limits by using less energy and resources. 
Copies for sale at the Bow Little Holiday Market!


Bow Little Harvest Market
Oct. 20, 10-4

Come help us create Food Security in the Samish Watershed!

All day at the market, Tom Schoonover of Schoonover Farm will be pressing cider for folks for a small fee.  Bring your own clean container and apples.  There will also be a table dedicated to the formation of buying groups.  This is a great way for folks to get good deals on such things as quantities of produce for putting by, local meat, local grain or a way of getting things like dairy delivered so we no longer are so dependent on town.  Rita Ordonez of Community Action will have information on important food security issues like the dangers of GMO's and ending childhood hunger in Skagit Valley.
From 2-3pm there will be a Food Swap.  People are invited to bring their surplus canned, frozen, fresh and dried food (or extra seed) to trade.
Lastly, there will be music, facepainting for kids, joy, food, local products for sale at the market, and community - all the ingredients one needs for a vibrant rural existance! 
The market is located at the Belfast Feed Store, just south of Bow Hill Rd. Old Hwy 99, 6148 N. Green Rd.
For more information go to

Educate yourself on GMO's

This is a great documentary about GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods. Try to watch before Oct. 17th FREE on line !

Other Promoted October Community Events:

We support existing energy and wish to collaborate.  If you have an event you would like us to promote please email it to
Saturday, Oct. 20th, 6 pm,  Blanchard Community Hall Auction:  This year’s Auction promises to be as fun as ever, please join us by gathering with our friends and community in supporting our amazing Community Hall.  Invite your friends and make a night of it!  Free Admission.  Blanchard Community Hall, 3606 Legg Road. 
Saturday, Oct. 20th, 1-4 pm, Home Energy Workshop:   Topics include lowering your power bill, solar panels in Northwest Washington, current rebates and incentives, weatherstipping and caulking.  Skagit home owners will discuss their energy efficiency experiences and cost savings.  Call or register online, (360)428-1558,  Padilla Bay National Esturine Reserve, 10441 Bay View-Edison Road.
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 7 pm, Dana Lyons performs at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon:
$10suggested donation/students free
Dana Lyons is touring communities from Billings to Bellingham, and Portland to Coos Bay along the route of the proposed coal export trains.  He will perform a concert and give a short informational session, designed to be fun and inspiring, on the effects of these trains.  Information will be available to help the audience participate in writing letters of comment, and about the upcoming public hearings.
For more information and a continuing list of events go to

Bow Little Holiday Market at the Beau Lodge, Nov. 10 1-4

Come and join this seasonal celebration of our rural community!  Music, great gift ideas, food, and festive neighborhood cheer!  17581 Wood Rd., Bow.  For more info go to
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