5,000 Mile Tribal Journey to Oppose Expanding Fossil Fuel Exports from West Coast / Press Release, Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey

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First coats of paint.  Photo credit, Paul Anderson

13 hrs August 6, 2016  Media Contact, Paul Anderson

lummitotempolejourney@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2016

Bellingham (WA) On August 23 the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will begin a 5,000-mile trip across the western United States and Canada with a 22-foot long totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, oil trains, coal trains, and oil pipelines and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

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On growing Red La Soda potatoes with no fossil fuel inputs / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Walter Haugen

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10 mins  August 7, 2016 Walter Haugen

Yesterday I harvested these Red La Soda potatoes from half of a 4’x8′ raised bed (the other half is in strawberries). The yield was 17 pounds, so in the 16 square feet I got a yield of 1.06 lb/sq ft or about 1 pound per square foot. This is not an uncommon yield using raised beds for growing potatoes. Continue reading