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Joann Kerr
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  • Seattle, WA
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Celebrate Community

Guild to organize community events involving the whole community and focusing on fun, sustainable living.See More
Joann Kerr commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"A little bit about our lunch speakers: Anne Biklé and David R. Montgomery will talk about their new book, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. The book weaves history, science, and…"
Feb 2
Joann Kerr commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"Additions and a subtraction made to the Workshop schedule. Check it out. Still need helpers making soup Fri night at Meadowbrook for the luncheon. Plus a few hands on set-up/tear down on lunch. Thanks!"
Feb 1
Ja Neen commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"Thanks again for the info.  I think it's great you've streamlined the event by skipping pre-registration and making it free.  It took me a bit of time before to create user names and logins for each person I wanted to register…"
Jan 19
Joann Kerr commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"No need to register cause it is free all day and people don't necessarily show up even if they register so others miss out taking the class. Lunch is soup made by the community. They will be doing that Friday evening at Meadowbrook if…"
Jan 19
Ja Neen commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"So to clarify, is the whole fair free?  Or just hearing the authors speak at lunchtime?  Will we sign up through Seattle Parks and Rec "Sparks" on-line registration for individual classes?  Is lunch a potluck?  Thanks! "
Jan 19
Ja Neen commented on Joann Kerr's event SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair
"I also added a direct link to the html list of workshops to Facebook pages for "Meadowbrook Community Center" and "Sustainable NE Seattle."  Thank you to whomever posted the Sustainable Skills Fair as a Facebook Event. …"
Jan 19
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SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair at Meadowbrook Community Center

February 6, 2016 all day
Sustainable NE Seattle is collaborating with Meadowbrook Community Center to offer our 6th annual ‘HANDS ON!’- a community skills–share fair.The Fair is FREE. No need to register although some classes have size limits, it is first come, first served.We have posted THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE now. Check back often in case we add or modify the classes. Be sure to read what…See More
Jan 16

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What parts of our mission are you interested in (for example, growing food/food security, appropriate energy technologies, transportation, community building, etc.)?
All aspects however in the interest of focusing, community building, farming and getting the word out to help empower people
How do you see yourself being involved with Sustainable NE Seattle? What skills, talents and passions are you willing to share?
I will help with organizing meetings, making contacts with support groups and organizations, and facilitating gatherings when required. As I am a graphics designer I will help produce materials to help us spread the word. I will also help in outreach projects and show up for work where needed.
List other affiliations/groups that you participate in with similar missions.
Green Sanctuary committee at the University Unitarian Church, SCALLOPS, and Sound Alliance

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Beneficial Bug House – know anyone that has built one?

Have you seen one of these? It is a beneficial insect house. We are hoping to find some one that might want to demonstrate building one, or help direct others on how to do so. It is an assortment of found materials and they can be fashioned in a variety of ways. If you are a handy person and would like to give  it a try, contact sustainable ne seattle at

And if you think you would like to build one of these or just help collect materials, things like bamboo of…


Posted on September 28, 2015 at 3:40pm

Community Effort Makes Another Successful HandsOn Skills Fair

Well, it is the day after the 2015 HandsOn Skills Fair so I am reflecting on what happened there. When you are in the midst of the planning then the bustle of the event you can't always see what is happening. But today I would say that we had a  successful day based on the following: new community members that became teachers and felt their class went well; new participants that have been introduced to one of our events and some of our community and may seek out other things to get involved…


Posted on February 8, 2015 at 12:32pm

Another HandsOn! Fair Built Skills

Well our annual HandsOn! fair is done and more people can now:  sharpen their own tools rather than send them to the dump; make their own feta, lip balm, toothpaste, soap, lotions, deodorant, nut milk, jam, tortillas, gluten free pasta and sourdough starts, mushrooms, soil, vegan food, beeswax candles, and pickles instead of buying them pre-packaged in plastic; prune and plant their gardens better; grow veggies in containers and homemade coldframes or aquaponic systems; understand why mason…


Posted on February 11, 2013 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Free Emergency First Aid Training to 90 people

Some openings left, and this should hit the news tonight.  Please feel free to distribute this to your hub teams and neighbors....

The Ballard Prepares team, a committee of the Ballard District Council, with the funding of a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant and community donations, is offering free emergency first aid training to 90 people.  Our objective is to have 90…


Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:41pm

All Fun, No Waste - Ideas for the holidays

About a dozen NE neighbors showed up to share in Stone Soup Salad, the film "What Would Jesus Buy?" and discuss alternatives to high stress, high consumption holidays. We thought those of you that were not able to be there might want to add your ideas and read what thoughts we had.

Notes from General Meeting…


Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:01pm

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At 9:40am on July 23, 2014, Janet Seki said…


I am willing to table a topic like Neighborhood Emergency Prep at the Green Community Picnic on Aug. 12, 2014. Please contact me if you need my help

Janet Seki   flotilla23educate@yahoo,com

At 1:48pm on November 16, 2012, Rita Howard said…

Dear Joann:


Thanks for friending  me on Susainable NE Seattle.  I went on the website to upload my picture but when I tried to “open” the picture the program kicked me back to my documents file.  Not sure what the problem was. 


At any rate, I have several things I’d like to do on the site, but am not sure how to.  I’m wondering if I might gt together with you for an hour Saturday afternoon or Monday at Third Place Books to work on these things:


Uploading a picture

Sending out my own friends requests

Joining some guilds

Creating an event to discuss seed saving with others


As well, I saw the poster at the library for the events of the group for the fourth quarter.  The December event is a potluck and crafting gathering.  However, the poster doesn’t say how the crafting comes into the picture.  Are we to bring crafting projects to work on at the event?  Crafts we have made?  Is it an exchange.  I would like to sign up for this event, but don’t want to show up with the wrong thing in terms of the crafting segment.


Please call me if you are willing to meet for a short time.  I will not check email anymore until Sunday or Monday.  206-877-3545.


Thanks, Joann.


At 4:51pm on November 14, 2012, Sylvan Bonin said…

Hello, Joan,

I have a message from another fake "member" that is clearly phishing. (I sent you a message in September about the first one, and you booted them.) Are other people getting these messages as well? I'm wondering why our little group, which seems too small to attract much attention, is being targeted. Weird, and a little creepy. I don't have this problem in any other group I'm in.

The message I got:

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.
Have a nice day.

Pauline Atta


Sylvan Bonin,

 P.S. I tried to send this as a message, but the "send" button wouldn't work. So I decided to post it as a comment. When I came over here, I saw the same message to you. I guess that answers one of my questions.

At 11:16pm on September 10, 2012, nikki nichols said…

Is there going to be a barter fair this year?

At 6:28pm on September 10, 2012, Nancy Bowen-Pope said…

Hi Joann,

I've missed seeing you and have wanted to reconnectt. I thought I'd check out what's happening here before calling you and found out about the Emergency Preparedness Kits. I'd like to attend. Is there a fee? Will you be there?

Hope to see you soon,


At 11:47am on August 6, 2012, Jeff M. Hall said…
This message is primarily for Bill Aston. I'm Jeff Hall and I'm interested in volunteering for the green drinks and Ice Cream making. My phone number is 425-315-5912 and my email is and the website for The Sustainable Living Institute is

Peace and Harmony
At 8:55pm on May 1, 2012, Alex Snyder said…

Hi Joann,

I see from your profile info that you are a graphic designer! I was wondering if you'd have any interest in using your skills to help make a Transition-related computer game as part of the Awareness Guild here. I am a game programmer, and I would like to lead an effort to develop computer games that would help spread awareness and understanding of issues such as peak oil, soil erosion, sustainable agriculture, and financial systems.

If this sounds interesting and you'd like to know more about it, send me a reply on my page!



At 7:56pm on January 11, 2012, Trudy James said…

Thanks, Joann,  Yes, I wish I could have been with you at that event last summer. I look forward to becoming more family with the group and contributing my skills and talents where needed. Warmly, Trudy

At 9:32am on November 11, 2011, Jim Mathieu said…

Thanks Joann. Yes, Sander's leading a Spokespeople NE, Nov 19. I plan to post it -- may call you if I cannot figure out how-to. Jim

At 9:23am on June 27, 2011, Monica Wood said…

Thanks, Joanne.  Not only did I find my way into registering on the site ... but also joined the emergency prep group :-)  Saturday meeting was great.  Thanks again. 



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