Back row from left to right: Anette Witter, Sarai Stevens, Waylon Stevens, Samson Stevens, Janet McKinney, Chris Soler, Chuck Nafziger, Mike Stevens, Wendy Swanson Front row from left to right: Dan Sweaney, Patty Sweaney, and Kathi Marlowe Not pictured: Mac Stevens, Keith Witter, Kate Bowers, June Jones
This is a picture of the Chuckanut Transition Initiating Committee. We are a group of folks dedicated to initiating an area wide movement towards creating resilient community in the Samish Watershed. In 2010, we started the Bow Little Market to create an inclusive, non-political platform to create a resilient network of doers, producers, and consumers in our rural area. We also co-sponsor such projects/events as the Samish Garden Tour, classes at the Alger Community Hall, and a Living Seed Bank Project. We advocate cooperative efforts within the greater community, like forming or joining buying groups, but we also practice what we preach within the initiating group, sharing skills, raising pigs, trading food and lending hands and encouraging one another in our individual efforts. We all share a deep concern for the global economic, social and environmental challenges we face, but through building resilient community through cooperative action we have found much joy, hope and happiness.
Chuckanut Transition Community
We're all rural, independent and capable people learning to live cooperatively with one another and with our natural surroundings while recreating our lost village economic network.