Coming Up

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 ‘Gathering’:

Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 pm,
via Zoom

Magnificent Mycelium
A deeper look into the symbiotic relationship between Plants and Fungi

with Taylor Fairbrother

Fungi and plants have been allies for millions of years! Learn about the fascinating relationship between these organisms, and how to harness this ancient symbiosis to enrich green landscapes at any scale. We will discuss the use of mycorrhizal fungi, gardening with edible mushrooms, and how fungal sugars may benefit bees.

Presenter:


Taylor Fairbrother specializes in mycorrhizae and beneficial fungi for the offices of Fungi Perfecti. Her educational focus in college was on Environmental Sciences and her love of the natural world and passion for gardening has led her down the path of sustainable agriculture and mycology. Taylor lives on Harstine Island and spends her free-time hiking, photographing fungi in the old growth forests, gardening, and kayaking.

Fungi Perfecti, LLC is a family-owned business out of Olympia dedicated to promoting the cultivation of high-quality gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. In business since 1980, we have been instrumental in developing new technologies and markets for gourmet mushrooms throughout the world. Through our in-depth classes and information networks, we encourage the establishment of a constellation of independent, organically minded growers whose collective consciousness will define this emerging industry well into the next century. We hope you will join us in this endeavor. The future is ours.

Their mission: To explore, study, preserve and spread knowledge about the use of fungi for helping people and planet.

 

Later this year:

September 28, 2021
Climate change effects on Pacific Northwest forests

Climate change is expected to affect Pacific Northwest forests, mostly negatively, in future decades. We will review the effects of climate-related stressors, and discuss management practices that can be implemented to ensure long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems and their values.

Presenter: Dave Peterson, Professor, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, retired US Forest Service
Dave is our lead scientist on the ACFL Forest Monitoring Program and has been a key figure in forming and launching this program. Dave’s career in the Forest Service as well his focus as Professor at University of Washington is the effects of environmental stress on forest ecosystems, with emphasis on fire ecology and climatic change. He has authored/contributed to numerous publications including contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (for which he is a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize). He and his wife live on a tree farm in Skagit County.


Food Stand Season will be back soon:
Our “Share the Bounty” food stands are taking a winter rest, and will back up again in May. 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.

Forest Monitoring:
Our studies in the ACFL are fully involved again! We have volunteers documenting when local plants bud and bloom, checking soil moisture, photographing the Little Cranberry burn area, checking cedar tree health, measuring the weather, counting birds, and so much more! Join us if you wish.


Fix-It Days — Ways!

By Larry Collinge,
TF&F Member

The Fix-it Booth is alive and well in Old Town. We
(the Fix-it Techs) missed this summer season at the
Farmer’s Market because of Covid concerns.
Maggie and I are not going to Mexico this winter,
so we’ve decided to re-boot the Fix-it Booth in my
garage, located at 1914 11th St.

My phone number is 360.202.5618.

Give me a call if you have a small appliance, lamp,
furniture or what have you that needs some TLC,
and I’ll give it my best, or tell you that it may not be
worth the time and energy to repair it. I’m doing
this free of charge, with the exception of any new
parts (switches, sockets or wire terminals) that may
be necessary to complete a repair.

I also do small welding jobs, as long as it isn’t aluminum. All I ask is
for a donation to Transition Fidalgo & Friends.
If and when you visit my shop, please wear a mask,
and I’ll do the same. Thanks.

 


 


 






 

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