Sustainable NE Seattle

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Event Details


Time: August 6, 2011 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Hunter Tree Farm in Wedgwood
Street: 7744 - 35th Ave NE
City/Town: Seattle, Wash.
Event Type: summer, festival
Organized By: Keith Mastenbrook
Latest Activity: May 23, 2012

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Event Description

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Come to Sustainable Northeast Seattle's second annual Planet Home sustainable living festival! This free community event offers speakers, workshops, conversations and demonstrations on a variety of different topics such as organic gardening, materials reuse, DIY home repair, urban farming, emergency preparedness, food preservation, alternative energy, sustainable transportation, and more. We'll have local musicians providing entertainment throughout the day and fun activities for kids as well!

Come to learn more about our grassroots organization, how you can become involved, and how your participation can assist you to transition to a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle.  We are all about building a strong community that will remain healthy despite any hardships that might occur.

Meet members of our Guild organizing structure.  These are smaller groups of individuals who focus on specific topics.  Our guilds include: Urban Farmers, Local Motion (transportation), Local Economy/Local Currency, Emergency Preparedness, Community Kitchen, Permaculture Design, Community Orchards & Gardens, Tool Share, Awareness, and Community Celebration.

Give a listen at our Speakers Forum; keep posted for who will be speaking.  Check out a variety of displays and demonstrations by members of our community.

Stay for lunch at one of our sustainable food providers, and give a listen to acoustic music, or settle in for a cup of calming tea at our Tea House.

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Comment by Seattle Electric Bike on August 7, 2011 at 7:53pm

We gave out 17 (!) test rides on the electric bikes yesterday and that made it fun for us! Almost every one who came by our tent in the "garage" was game for a test ride, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and warm welcome from Sustainable NE. We also loved the tea room and the tamales. See you at Moving Planet!


Comment by Joann Kerr on August 5, 2011 at 12:17pm

We have demos in the kitchen area:

11am-12,  and  2pm - 3: Summer Bock, Fermentationist and Health Coach, Fermenting Your Veggies for Better Health

Home Cracker making, as well as cheese making. (schedule TBD)

Also conversations on Foraging for Edibles, Your Sustainable Kitchen, Medicinal Herbs, and What Makes a Successful Community Kitchen.

Comment by Susan Gregory on August 3, 2011 at 8:40pm
FYI- The Gazebo Gals have changed their name to Podorythmie!
Comment by Elise Koncsek on August 3, 2011 at 11:28am
Try out this solar bbq at Planet Home this Saturday!
Comment by Brooke Richardson on August 1, 2011 at 9:11pm
We will be serving locally grow tea! and other teas.  Bring your own cup if you can.
Comment by Joann Kerr on August 1, 2011 at 8:16pm

Our musical line up is as follows:

11am-12pm, The Torn ACLs
12pm-1pm, The Gazebo  Gals (French Canadian accordian and fiddle band)
1pm-2pm, Andrew of  Woodland Experimental Groove Orchestra (improv acoustic focusing on groove, counterpoint, and vocal-harmony)
2pm-3pm, Kaia & Tim
3pm-4pm, Patrick Tewson as Seven Stars Panda
Comment by Joann Kerr on August 1, 2011 at 1:50pm
Come to 2011 PLANET:HOME sustainable living festival, Aug 6th, from 10 – 5!
We are very excited! This year's festival is going to include some new things we did not have last year;
converted electric cars, bikes and scooters; the Zero-Energy Model Home; alternative currency presentation; community solar project, as well as repurposing clothing ideas, and emergency preparedness presentation. In addition to those new things the community will have the opportunity to learn and get light bike repair, have tools sharpened, see cheese making, talk to urban farmers on a variety of topics like: compost, food forests, raising ducks, etc., see demos of solar cooking, participate in a community art project, get some plant starts, listen to local musicians and much, much, more!

2011 Speaker Stage schedule:

10:30-11:30  Francis Ayley of Fourth Corner Exchange in Bellingham

                        Fourth Corner Orientation

11:30-12:30   Lisa Taylor of Seattle Tilth-  Your Farm in the City

12:30-1:30   Candy Castellanos, Cleanscapes, Reduce Your Waste!

1:30-2:30  Marion Maxwell, Puget Sound Mycological Society

2:30-3:30  Jenny Pell, Permaculture Now!

3:30-4:30  Joel Gregory, King County Housing Authority, Energy Efficiency Throughout the Home

Urban Farmers Community Conversation Circles in the Garden:
Raising Ducks, Growing Medicinal Herbs, Container Gardening, Rainwater Catchment, Compost/wormbins and soil improvements, and edible food forest gardening.

Sustainable Kitchen Community Conversation Circles  include-
foraging, cheese making, fermenting, medicinals, setting up a sustainable kitchen, and making a community kitchen work

Don’t forget to bring your bikes to repair, tools to sharpen, clothes you are thinking of redesigning, and plant starts to swap!
If you can help us with some last minute needs and/or set-up, take down manpower, please contact
Comment by Joann Kerr on July 1, 2011 at 12:10pm

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