79. Transition Fidalgo & Friends

Status: 
Official

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Years Active: 2006-Present

Current Activities: TF&F has been engaged in a number of activities over the years. Current activities include monthly presentations on the climate and/or building resilience, the Anacortes Community garden, Fix-It Days, a gleaning program (Fidalgo Island Gleaners or FIG), a forest monitoring project (Fidalgo Forest Stewards), and scholarships for graduating seniors.

Accomplishments: Our group formed in 2006, and prior to officially transitioning to TF&F in 2011, we established Anacortes’ first community garden; created Eat Your Yard classes; published a community cookbook, "Serving the Skagit Harvest", and the free guide, "Living Well, Living Green"; held a Cool Community Cafe; petitioned the County to pass a climate resolution and establish a climate task force; and successfully encouraged the Skagit Council of Governments to hire its first resource conservation manager. As TF&F, we've published our well-received Vision 2030 document; held numerous skill-share classes; provided vital support for local community solar projects; held special events, such as New Energy for a New Day and a two-day FutureFest; and began a baseline forest monitoring project against which to measure climate-connected changes. Stats from 2018 include approximately 200 people at FutureFest; 683 pounds of community garden produce to food banks and a family shelter; plus 20,442 pounds of fruit from the gleaning project.

Contact: info@transitionfidalgo.org

Location:
Anacortes, WA
United States

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