David McCloskey is a retired Professor of Sociology at Seattle University, and founder of the Cascadia Institute. The interview took place on October 30, 2013, at his home in Eugene, Oregon.
Fiercely independent (but not in a militia kind of way). Environmentally progressive (forget about Hanford for a second). Dark, hoppy beer. The Timbers Army flag. Cascadia, a land whose mythos has grown faster than its population in the past two decades. Grandeur! Hoopla!
Kindle Cascadia! is a bioregional gathering focused on evolving culture through the practical use of primitive skills and indefinitely sustainable lifeways. They are part of the emerging movement reclaiming and co-creating place based village with primitive skills, permaculture, nature awareness, and rites of passage at its core.
A Cascadian Resilience Gathering is growing in the woods of Southern Cascadia. The Guild of Scholars, Scribes and Independent Posties (G.O.S.S.I.P.) has called this gathering during the week of September 9-15, 2013. They intend to create a safe time and space for Cascadians to share important information pertaining to resilience and networking in a uniquely Cascadian setting. The gathering will have skill shares, conversations, presentations, reverence for nature and live music.