Transition Milwaukee

Rebuilding Community Resilience & Self-Reliance

Barbara E. Burbey
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • United States
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  • Tim Bailen
  • Chris Terbrueggen
  • Rachel Gross
  • Ann Wegner LeFort
  • Jackie McGraw
  • Melissa Tashjian
  • Cornelia Beilke
  • Mike Arney
  • VAinWI
  • Mark Gill
  • Jessica Cohodes
  • Christie Mole

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Barbara E. Burbey commented on Michael W. Pettit's event Nuts and Bolts
"Hope your meeting is productive.  Would like to attend but since you switched the day from Tuesday to Wednesday I can't due to another Wednesday evening commitment."
Jan 11, 2011
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Bryce Ruddock's blog post The Notes
"This is great news for the members of Milwaukee's Transition Initiative. Members will more easily recognize the tough work involved in getting a transition initiative off the ground in a city our size when they can easily access the…"
Dec 8, 2010
meghan mary gille commented on Barbara E. Burbey's album

DayLily Stir Fry

"yes yes yes. as a kid. I had Gibbons' books. I used them endlessly to the endless dismay of those around me until I made day lily pods (unopened flwrs) with flowers embellishing. They got it-and loved them!"
Nov 10, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Chris Terbrueggen's event Riverwest Screening of Starhawks' Consensus Webinar Part 1 at the Pink House
"Kristin, Watch it online at the link below. The advantage of viewing it with others is the discussion that follows, however, it is worth watching with or without others. It is in two parts. Barb"
Oct 30, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Bryce Ruddock's photo


"Great bunch of photos thanks for sharing them Bryce."
Oct 24, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Bryce Ruddock's photo


"WOW look at all that water from one rainfall...I'm impressed. Step? looks like a nice shelf for a long narrow planter full of climbing beans or peas."
Oct 24, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Chris Terbrueggen's event TM Water Working Group-Rainwater Collection and Permaculture Project Site Meeting at Wright Street Resource Center
"Gail, Thanks for the link below. I looked over the entire website very carefully and saw that the information you refer to was from 2006 and that the website is now defunct. None of the "credible sources" were identified which is always a…"
Oct 22, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey posted photos
Oct 18, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Chris Terbrueggen's event Water Working Group
"Water working group members wishing to have input into the direction this group will take won't want to miss this meeting."
Sep 8, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey posted a photo
Aug 28, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey updated their profile
Aug 20, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey commented on Erik Lindberg's blog post Bifurcated Realities: Sustainability and Economic Growth on NPR
"Once a near constant listener and supporter of NPR, I pulled the plug on so-called "Public" radio last May. I am finding that the silence in my workplace is a vast improvement over the near constant irritation of listening to what NPR…"
Aug 14, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey updated their profile photo
Jul 27, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey and VAinWI are now friends
Jun 26, 2010
Barbara E. Burbey is now a member of Transition Milwaukee
Jun 13, 2010

Profile Information

Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
Because it is one of the few attempts to address the future that is positive, hopeful and communal in nature.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Member of water group
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
Twenty-five years of vegetable, herb and edible weed gardening experience. I own and operate a small business repairing and reupholstering furniture. I live a pretty frugal, recycle, reuse, make it yourself or do without kind of life. I have many other skills but whether or not they are appropriate to list here is another matter.
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
Sustainable food production, edible wild plants, food preservation, water conservation, water quality and communal living. I hope to learn as much as possible and to share whatever skills and information I have with others. I hope to meet and work with others who are committed to creating strong community connections and to finding ways to reduce energy use as well as our impact on the earth and its resources.
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At 7:32pm on July 27, 2010, Jackie McGraw said…
Hi Barbara,

I'm going to send out another e-mail to the VGI list soon. I'd like to do monthly outings and I think there are a lot of folks itching to get back out there with a larger group.

Would you be interested in taking on more of a leadership role with these outings? The structure of the last one seemed to work well - we broke up into two smaller groups and each group had at least one somewhat experienced forager to help the others find the edibles a bit quicker/easier and help with positive ID.

At 3:30pm on July 27, 2010, Ann Wegner LeFort said…
Hi Barbara: Wanted to say hello last night as well, but had to run away. With my little one, morning comes pretty darn early so by the time I motorscooted home it was nearly 9:30. Next time.

Was thinking of you the other day when my daughter was pulling seedpods off the daylilies. I need to look into this edible more.




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