So many good things are happening around Fidalgo — walks, talks, educational opportunities and rewarding experiences!
Below are some highlights of events coming up that we believe may be of interest to Transition folks.
|TF&F Monthly Gatherings:
In this time of great change and challenge, the TF&F Board has decided to take an “autumnal pause” from our monthly zoom gatherings to rest and reflect on how we might better connect with our members. Virtual gatherings are a good deal of work, and for the past six months we simply haven’t had a response that would justify the time and energy spent.
We get it – everyone, including the Board, is feeling overwhelmed by current events, and trying to connect with each other via computer can feel more like a chore than a joyful coming together.
So, we’re hitting the pause button on zoom gatherings (normally the last Tuesday of the month) through the end of this year.
The Board will keep working to find ways to meet the challenges of this extraordinary time, a time Transition groups were made for! Please know your comments are always welcome and even vital to this task. We’d love to hear what you think would be most important for TF&F to focus on now.
Most of all, though, as we move toward winter, we hope you’ll surround yourself in candlelight, music, good friends, and good work toward building the world we all long for.
Be well, and we’ll let you know in January how we plan to move ahead.
Food Stand Season coming to a close:
Our “Share the Bounty” food stands will be gathered in at the end of the month for the winter season rest and recuperation. Thank you to all who helped build, paint, stock, and support this effort for our community. It made a difference in the lives of many.
Our studies in the ACFL are wrapping up soon also. Fidalgo Forest Stewards have been busy throughout the year, but especially in spring and now in fall, as we look at the timing of trees and shrubs in their leafing out, flowering, fruiting, and now losing of leaves. Cedar trees continue to be monitored for their health, soil moisture measured accurately, and weather details are now being tracked at a permanent weather station purchased by supporters through generous donations.
Returns again when we can gather safely.
Skagit Land Trust
Friends of the Forest
Fidalgo Democrats and Friends