Events

Support Group

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Third floor ballroom of the Keystone Building, 619 Commercial

Community resilience grows more important every day, but personal resilience is also vital, and many are feeling deeply troubled by current events. This will be a safe place to gather and share one’s feelings about what is happening in and to our world. Sessions are planned on second Sundays through April. Two facilitators who have a good deal of experience working with groups  guide the sessions. No need for RSVP – just show up.

Build Our Garden

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Island View Elementary, 2501 J Ave. Anacortes

Celebrate Earth Day by helping create the newest community garden in Anacortes: join this “bed building and garden gathering.” For more information, click here.

Seventh Generation Supper: Native Plants as Food: Integrating human ecology and natural history in a time of shifting climate

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this evening is “Native Plants as Food: Integrating human ecology and natural history in a time of shifting climate.” Abe Lloyd is an ethnobotanist and director of Salal, The Cascadian Food Institute, whose mission is to integrate human communities and native ecosystems through indigenous foods. Native plants thrive in our soils and climate, without supplemental fertilizers and care. In a time of rapid change, they provide a local, sustainable, predictable, and resilient source of food. Come learn about the many sources of native, nutritious food. Abe’s Institute performs research, farms with native food plants, develops wild food products for the local market, and supports educational efforts on topics related to human ecology and natural history. For his Masters research he collaborated with Kwaxsistalla, clan chief with the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, with whom he experimentally restored a traditional estuarine salt marsh root garden in Kingcome Inlet in British Columbia. Abe wrote the field guide “Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon” and will have copies to sign.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings, or simply join us for the presentation around 7:00. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

PAST EVENTS...

Seventh Generation Supper: Jellyfish Increases in Puget Sound and Beyond

January 31, 2017

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

The Puget Sound food web is changing. One indication of this is an increase in jellyfish. Come learn about the many types of jellyfish in Puget Sound and around the world, where jellyfish blooms have increased, possible causes for the increases, and the problems they cause for humans.

Jennifer Purcell is a Marine Scientist at the Shannon Point Marine Center (WWU). She has authored over 125 publications and is the associate editor of the Marine Biology science journal. In her research, Jenny explores the food web interactions of jellyfish, including who they prey on and compete with. She also studies how climate affects the formation of jellyfish blooms. Jenny’s work has taken her to many parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans.

Suppers are open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Join us at 5:45 for supper, or 7:00 p.m. for the presentation only.

Skill Share workshop: Fermenting Food

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10:30 - noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Julianne Ash, R.N. teaches us how to ferment vegetables and fruits for colorful winter food storage, improve digestion and create a healthier immune structure.

Click here for more info.

Skill Share workshop: The Craft of Creative Rug-making

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:30 - noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Sara Joy will share her mother’s self-taught, award-winning rug-making craft. She’ll give instructions regarding the construction of braided rugs, two varieties of crocheted rugs, and chair bottoms, all from old clothing.

7th Generation Supper: Fire in the Anacortes Forest Lands

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Fire in the Anacortes Forest Lands

We live in a unique community where large portions of our island have been set aside as protected forest lands and parks. These forested areas are community treasures that also present risks.  Get a first-hand account of the recent fire in the Anacortes Forest lands. Anacortes Fire Chief Richard Curtis will talk about:

  • What happened during the August fire
  • Who worked to control and put out the fire
  • What the residents of Anacortes should expect in the future
  • What people can do to ready themselves for that future

Chief Curtis’s presentation will tell much of this story using the pictures taken during the course of fighting the fire.

Click here for more information.

Skill Share workshop: Mushroom Identification and Foraging

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:30 - noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Harold Meade and friends will share the basics of hunting, identifying, and enjoying mushrooms found locally.

7th Generation Supper: From Glaciers to the Estuary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

The evening’s presentation begins our new series with the Skagit Climate Science Consortium. From Glaciers to the Estuary: Climate Change Impacts on Water in NW Washington. As temperatures increase and precipitation patterns shift in response to climate change, many important water resources in northern Puget Sound are affected. Come hear Jon Riedel (National Park Service) and Roger Fuller (Western Washington University) discuss what’s happening with our glaciers and snow pack, and what this means for river floods and summer low flows. We will discuss impacts on the humans, plants and animals that live in the area, and inspire you to consider how we can respond, as individuals and as a community.

Skill Share workshop: Permaculture: Implementing Design Principles from Nature

Saturday, September 10, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Certified permaculture designer Nancy Chase has been perfecting her permaculture skills at her local Shambala Farm, and other projects, for several years. Come find out how you, too, can use permaculture to create beautiful, tasty, productive gardens.

Skill Share Workshop: Sourdough Savvy

Saturday, July 9, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Regina Zwilling with teach the health benefits of traditional methods of preparing grains (i.e., SOURDOUGH!); which grains are best for which purposes; why gluten isn’t the problem many people think it is; and what to really avoid. Participants will take home recipes for bread, pancakes, pizza dough, and crackers. Step-by-step instructions for keeping sourdough starter going strong and the starter itself available! Click for more info.

Skill Share Workshop: Sleep Better Tonight!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

If you are struggling to fall asleep, or finding yourself wide-awake in the middle of the night, attend this class taught by Sharon Swan, certified Nutrition Counselor. You don’t have to feel tired all the time. There are healthy, natural solutions to getting a good night’s sleep. Hear a dozen tips, develop a few new habits, and with a tiny bit of discipline you can fall asleep quickly and avoid those middle-of-the-night wide eyes. Click for more info.

Seventh Generation Supper

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

5:45-8:00ish

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this evening is from Liz Lovelett, Anacortes City Councilwoman: Comprehensive Plan 2016: Where do we go from here?

A lot of work and vision has gone into creating Anacortes’ Comp Plan, but many of you want to know, “Now what?!” The answer: There is still much more to do! Join City Councilmember Liz Lovelett as we talk about the goals and policies of the Comp Plan and how we turn them into new Development Regulations, sub-planning documents, and to strategically determine the direction of the City. Anyone interested in how Anacortes will develop over the next 20 years should plan on attending. Bring your questions, comments, and concerns – it’s your City!

Liz Lovelett has served on the Anacortes City Council since 2014. She is on the Public Works, Public Safety, Parks and Rec, Affordable Housing and Community Services, and the Skagit County Marine Resources Committees. She also serves as an advisor the Anacortes Farmers Market Board, is the President of her daughter’s PTA, and teaches art and yoga.
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Skill Share Workshop: Four-season Gardening in the Maritime Northwest

Saturday, June 11

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Learn how to garden year-round in our mild climate with Peter Heffelfinger. We’ll cover the use of floating row covers, grow tunnels, simple greenhouses, vegetable storage, cover crops, and some of Peter’s latest interests—purple and pink tomatillos. Click for more info.

Seventh Generation Supper

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

5:45-8:00ish

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this month centers around Al Gore’s TED talk, “The Case for Climate Change Optimism.” We’ll watch the 20-minute talk together. Eric Shen will give an update on Climate Change projections for the Pacific NW and what we, locally, are doing to slow global warming, followed by conversations on the topic at your table. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Skill Share Workshop: Container Gardening for Fall

Saturday, June 25

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Join Ginny Sharp to learn what makes a great container garden. She’s cover texture, structure, and color; soil, ferilizer, and water; which plants go together; and how to plant containers that will be beautiful even through fall and winter.  Click for more info.

Skill Share Workshop: No More Ach-ooo! Natural Approaches to Seasonal Allergies

Saturday, May 14

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for an informative and entertaining look at why we get seasonal allergies and what natural approaches work best.  Click for more info.

Skill Share Workshop: The Lazy Gardener's Guide to Insect Management

Saturday, May 28, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Learn to minimize your lawn and garden pest frustration with Bev Gerdeman from WSU. She’ll teach you to identify locally common insects and the damage they do to plants; select plants to minimize frustration, understand the seasonal life cycle of insects, and attract beneficial insects to your garden. Click for more info.

7th Generation Supper: Spring Fling

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

May is our annual Spring Fling! This is a chance to celebrate all that we’re doing to help ourselves, our neighbors, and our city transition to a fossil-fuel free future. Dessert potluck included. We’ll also be raising funds with a farm stand and a silent auction, so if you have any items of value to donate to the auction, or desserts to offer for the potluck, please email Sommer at info@transitionfidalgo.org.

Food for Thought

Tuesday, April 26

5:45 to 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this month is “Food for Thought,” a panel discussion on local food resources and what we can do to “buy local.” Panel members come from the Farmers Market, Fidalgo and Guemes Island Gleaners, the future Anacortes Co-op, and local grocery stores. Each speaker will give a summary of their local-food program, and there will be an open question session. Bring your questions about local food resources and how each one of us can participate in our local resources.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

Skill Share Workshop: Save Money, Eliminate Wasted Energy

Saturday, April 23

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Join us at our free Skill Share workshops every second and fourth Saturday. This time, learn several do-it-yourself projects to discover and correct how you waste energy, and see what a difference that can make to your bottom line, with Eric Shen.

Skill Share Workshop: How Local Plants Benefit Your Health

Saturday, April 9

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Kelly Atterberry shares how to use medicinal plants found on Fidalgo Island to make preparations that will benefit your health.

The Hidden Half of Nature

Thursday, March 31, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

A special presentation and book signing of David Montgomery and Anne Bikle’s new book. Learn what your guts and dirt have in common, and how essential microbes are to you and to the planet. Click here for more info!

Seventh Generation Supper

March 29, 2016

5:45 pm

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center.

Our presentation this month is “Changing the Climate Change Conversation,” by Susan Wood. Learn to tell a story about climate change that will engage people in positive ways, overcome traditional barriers, and cue people to think productively about solutions. This interactive talk will explore cultural models or understandings that keep people from taking action on climate change, and will introduce tested metaphors that let you communicate more effectively.

Susan Wood is a Fidalgo Island resident and and environmental educator at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. She has recently completed a NSF-funded training offered by the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, led by the New England Aquarium in Boston.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Skill Share Workshop: Water-wise Gardening

March 26, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Ani Gurnee brings her water conservation knowledge and experience to share with you. She’ll deal with drought gardening, mulching, drip irrigation, rain water storage, how to space plants, dry farming, water requirements for different vegetables, and more.

Click here to see our entire season schedule.

Skill Share Workshop: Preparing Garden Soil

March 12, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Join Callie Martin to get the dirt on dirt. It’s spring; how to do you start the annual cycle of soil care and get your garden ready to plant? What’s the difference between mulch, compost, and fertilizer; how important is it to use organic amendments, and where do you get them; and much more. Bring all your questions!

Click here to see our entire season schedule.

Skill Share Workshop: Tool and Knife Sharpening

Saturday, February 27, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Back by popular demand, Andy Gladish will teach the basic principles of sharpening knives and tools, using common tools for sharpening, and using sharp tools safely. Get your tools ready for the season!

7th Generation Supper

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:45 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, February 23, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center.

This evening’s presentation will be about the Anacortes Energy Challenge, which is coming up in March. Jensen Lovelett will speak about the Georgetown University Energy Prize we’re in competition for, how we can all take part, and what we’ll win!
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

Skill Share Workshop: Seeds or Starts?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

10:30-noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Should you start your garden from seeds or starts? Becky Stinson will discuss the pros and cons of each, and give tips on how to give your garden a great start using either method or both. She’ll also discuss seed sources and types – how important is it to get local seeds, and how do you find them?

Anacortes Seed Exchange

Sunday, January 31, 2016

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Come celebrate the coming spring by attending our annual seed swap. Everyone is welcome to this free event. If you don’t have vegetable or flower seeds to share, but do have space to plant, just bring yourself, your curiosity, and envelopes to put seeds in. We’ll have vegetable, flower, tea and medicinal herb seeds to share, information tables on pollination and alternatives to pesticides, raffles, contests, and more!

7th Generation Supper: What local people think about climate change

Tuesday, January 26, 2017

5:45 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

In addition to our presentation, we’ll have the official annual meeting of Transition Fidalgo and Friends.

Carol Macilory of The Skagit Climate Science Consortium (SC2) will share the results of a local public poll on climate information. SC2 and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication partnered to conduct a public opinion poll in the spring of 2015 regarding Skagit County resident’s attitudes and perceptions regarding global warming.  The effort, part of Yale’s renown 6 America’s Project and their work to create a national model for public opinion, provided SC2 critical information to help understand local concerns and beliefs about climate change, in order to better provide relevant and timely climate science to a broader Skagit community. This presentation will provide an overview of SC2’s theory of change regarding the role of climate science in supporting local communities as they seek to increase their climate resilience, and show the results of the polling, which confirm both the need for and interest in climate information.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary.
Suggested supper donation (catered by Gere-a-Deli):
$5/adult; $3/10 and under.
Please bring your own place settings.

Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

7th Generation Supper: Harvest Faire and Share

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

November Harvest Faire and Share: On this night we’ll celebrate the fruits of our labor. Tables will be set up to showcase our community’s bounty. Bring what you are proud of. Bring works in progress. Bring your inspiration. Bring what you learned. Bring your story. Bring a pie for sharing. Or just bring yourself! The night is dedicated to exploring and enjoying. Likely there will be freshly harvested food for sale. Come ready to fill up! We have so much to give thanks for.

7th Generation Supper: "All in the Same Boat"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, October 27, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center.

Our presentation this month is by Bret Lunsford, Anacortes Museum Maritime and Education Curator. He’ll be telling us about the current exhibit, “All in the Same Boat,” which highlights how Anacortes dealt with challenging times in the past by frugal living, cooperation, creativity, and do-it-yourself/grow-your-own/help-your-neighbor-type efforts. We’ll look at how the lessons learned in the Depression era can guide and encourage us today.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Fermenting Food Skill Share Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 2015

10:00-11:30

The Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910 11th St., Anacortes

Julianne Ash, R.N., teaches how to ferment vegetables and fruits for colorful winter food storage, improved digestion, and a healthier immune system.  All Transition Skill Share workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.  For more info, visit transitionfidalgo.org. (Please note location.)

Home Brewing Skill Share Workshop

Saturday, October 3, 2015

10:00-11:30 a.m.

The Depot, 611 “R” Avenue, Anacortes

Join Von Kuehn and friends to explore a brief history of brewing beer, a demonstration of processes, microbiology and chemistry; equipment used; and a discussion of the vast varieties of beers and the additives and techniques that produce them. All Transition Skill Share workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.

7th Generation Supper: curbing carbon pollution

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center.

Carbon tax? Cap and trade? Are you confused about which would work better in our state to cut carbon pollution? Alex Epstein of Climate Solutions will discuss cap and trade, and Kyle Murphy of Carbon Washington will present info on the carbon tax (Initiative 732). Bring your questions and decide which approach has the best chance of curbing carbon emissions.  After the presentation, enjoy an organic Autumn Bounty Silent Auction to help raise money towards our matching grant campaign!

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

7th Generation Supper: Citizen Stewardship of the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center.  The presentation focuses on the Aquatic Reserve program, and why the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve, in particular, is so valuable to our area. What are some of the risks it currently faces?  The Volunteer Stewardship Committee assists the Department of Natural Resources to manage the Reserve. Learn who they are and what they do.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Beyond I.C.E. (Internal Combustion Engine)

Saturday, August 22

10;00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Depot, 611 “R” Avenue, Anacortes

Many people in our community have found alternatives to transportation that cut down or eliminate carbon emission. A panel of folks who choose alternative transportation have come together to answer your questions about electric car ownership, bicycle commuting, walking to work: the reality, the joys, the wonderful quietness of a non-combustion world. If you are contemplating making a change in your mode of transport, these folks will offer you a taste of what it takes. You may find that you are ready for new transportation in your life, and can help make Anacortes even more liveable than it already is! Various bikes, cars, and footwear will be available to examine. (Wanna see a Tesla?) Hosted by Linda Zielinksi.

All workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.  See the whole schedule of workshops.

SKill Share Workshop: Knowing Your Energy Field

Saturday, August 1

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Depot: 611 “R” Avenue, Anacortes

Julianne Ash, RN, and Sue Jones, RN, will demonstrate basic energy healing techniques. You will learn techniques to apply to yourself and others to reduce stress, calm anxiety, decrease pain, and support your immune system. These easy-to-learn energy techniques help create a greater sense of well-being and deeper spiritual connection. All workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.

See the whole schedule of workshops.

FREE Transition Fidalgo Skill Share Workshop series: Raising Backyard Chickens

Saturday, July 11

10:00-11:30 a.m.

The Depot: 611 “R” Avenue, Anacorte

You like the idea of raising chickens, but wonder how much work it really is?  Linda Zielinski will share all you need to know about food, shelter, health care, breed types and behaviors, safe egg storage, safe manure composting, and more. Free and open to the public; donations needed and gratefully accepted.  See the whole schedule of workshops at www.transitionfidalgo.org.

See the whole schedule of workshops.

FREE Transition Fidalgo Skill Share Workshop series: Berry Production for the Home Gardener

Saturday, June 27

10:00-11:30 am

The Depot: 611 “R” Avenue, Anacortes

WSU faculty member Lisa Devetter will review site selection and general plant requirements for the successful cultivation of blueberries, strawberries, and red raspberries. Free and open to the public; donations needed and gratefully accepted.

Click here to see the whole schedule of workshops.

7th Generation Supper: Climate Change and Skagit County

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

5:45 pm

Anacortes Senior Center

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center. The evening’s presentation will feature Roger Fuller of WWU speaking on “Climate Change and Skagit County.”

Climate affects the human communities and natural ecosystems of Skagit County in many ways. Climate is naturally variable for many reasons, but humans are now altering the global climate system in ways that will affect our local climate. The Skagit Climate Science Consortium brings together scientists who are studying different aspects of climate change in the Skagit basin, from the glaciers at the top, to Puget Sound at the bottom. Our vision is to reduce the vulnerabilities of human communities and ecosystems to the impacts of a changing climate. We do this by fostering collaborative research that integrates many different disciplines, and by assisting communities in the development of adaptation strategies. This talk will summarize some of the research on climate change and ecosystems that has been completed in the Skagit basin, and how this information can inform the decisions that communities make.

Roger Fuller is an ecosystem ecologist and project manager at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment. His research focuses on estuary and floodplain ecology, habitat restoration, climate change impacts, climate change adaptation, and decision-support tools for community planners and resource managers. Prior to WWU, he worked for The Nature Conservancy for 12 years.
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

FREE Transition Fidalgo Skill Share Workshop series: Eating for Energy

Saturday, June 13

10:00-11:30 am

The Depot, 611 R Ave., Anacortes

What would your life be like with an abundance of energy and vitality?  Recognize energy zappers and how you are compensating for low energy. Subtle food and lifestyle adjustments can change your life. Learn which foods can decrease your energy and which foods are best to eat to increase your energy.  With Sharon Swan, Holistic Health Coach and certified Nutrition Counselor.  Free and open to the public; donations needed and gratefully accepted.

Click here to see the whole schedule of workshops.

Fix-it Day

Saturday, June 27

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Depot, 611 R Ave., Anacortes

Reduce, Re-use, Repair and re-use again!  Bring your small household items and get them repaired in return for a donation benefiting Deception Pass Park.  Click here for more information.

Seventh Generation Supper: "This Beautiful and Hazardous World"

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

5:45-8:00 pm

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, May 30, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center. The evening’s presentation, “This Beautiful and Hazardous World,” will feature Brock Ward, of Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), speaking about the newest earthquake research on Puget Sound and what it means to us.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

The evening’s presentation will feature Brock Ward, of the Citizen’s Emergency Response Team, speaking about the newest earthquake research on Puget Sound and what it means to us.

Part of TF&F’s Vision 2030 is to be a prepared, resilient community.  What does the geological science tell us about what we need to do to be ready?

In the light of the US Geological Survey and Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup’s findings about the Puget Sound, Brock will look at potential impacts to our area, some proposed responses, and how we can all be more prepared.

Brock grew up with earthquakes in the Southern California area.  He moved to the Puget Sound area in 1980, only to find potentially greater risks. He now lives in Anacortes, and is a FEMA instructor for the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Gardening with Mushrooms: Transforming Organic Waste into Gourmet Food

Saturday, May 9, 2015

10:30 - noon

Village Pizza, 807 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes

FREE Transition Fidalgo Skill Share Workshop series:
Gardening with Mushrooms: Transforming Organic Waste into Gourmet Food

Tristan Woodsmith will introduce mushroom cultivation as a way to sustainably convert organic waste into a healthy, gourmet food source. Free to the public; donations gratefully accepted. Tristan has studied the role of fungi in northwest forests and the cultivation of medicinal and edible mushrooms for over 10 years.

Skill Share Workshops are free to the public; donations gratefully accepted.  See the whole schedule here.

Preventing Cancer 101

Saturday, May 23

10:00-11:30

The Depot, 611 "R" Avenue, Anacortes

FREE Transition Fidalgo Skill Share Workshop series.

Local naturopath Alethea Fleming shares guidelines on what you can do to prevent cancer. Yes, we’ll talk about veggies, but much more!

Free to the public; donations gratefully accepted. See the whole schedule here.

Seventh Generation Supper

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5:45pm

Anacortes Senior Center: 1701 22nd Ave., Anacortes

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for the first annual Spring Fling, a celebration time to enjoy and amaze one another.

We are looking for home-made acts and desserts to celebrate our community and the season at this month’s supper gathering.  Our evening together will be a casual supper and socializing time followed by entertainment by all of us.  This is an invitation for people of all ages to join in!  Ideas include:

Readings / Poems /Stories
Music / Songs / Sing-a-longs
Dances
Jokes / Riddles
Juggling, unicycles, and other amazing feats
Short Skits
Rain Making
and whatever else floats your boat!

Just reply with what you’d like to do (or make)  and I’ll put you on the list; shy people are welcome to provide an appreciative audience.  Please know that the bar is low and the encouragement high.  Once upon a time this was how communities played.  Let’s bring it back!

Email Sommer with your plans: Sommerleecarter@yahoo.com

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary.
Suggested supper donation (catered by Gere-a-Deli):
$5/adult; $3/10 and under.
Please bring your own place settings.

Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.