An up-to-date list of shelters in King County can be found at:…Continue
Added by Theresa Edwards on December 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Do you know about the Buy Nothing Northeast Seattle group on Facebook? It is a marvelous place to post when you have usable things you want to give away, or to ask for something you need. In other words, it's a forum for micro-local gift economy in action. I got rid of a big pile of (useless to me) rocks this week to a guy who was excited to have them for landscaping, and I gave a pair of shelves to a woman who wanted to build steps for her cat. Last month a fellow gave me a…Continue
In August of this year, my wife and I started a new peer-to-peer self-storage company right here in Meadowbrook called StowThat.com. The basic premise is this: if you have extra space to spare – like a garage or basement or shed – we have an online marketplace where you can rent it out to people looking for local, less expensive, and safer self-storage space.
StowThat.com helps support sustainability in a number of ways. By helping people put to use underutilized space as…Continue
Added by Joe Mele on December 3, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments
The Towhees, in the front yard, have been successful so far in raising a chick this summer. I have been hearing a buzzy trilling sound in the morning and evenings. Birds make such amazing sounds it is impossible to translate to human language and almost silly to try to sound it out linguistically. That being stated, it sounds a bit like: Twzreeee. It is very regular, evenly spaced and coming from the southwest area of the yard, so while I was puttering, enjoying the cool evening air…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on July 13, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments
I am worried about a yard resident I have not seen for a few weeks. I think of this resident as Little Mother and, until recently, I have seen her every day when I look out my big kitchen window. We have a little family of crows consisting of an adult female and her one, or some years two, offspring, that has been using this yard as home. An observer can always tell by behavior which of the three crows is mother, which is baby and which is in-between because the baby is beseeching mother to…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on June 27, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments
For more than a year, a community-driven planning effort has been occurring for the 35th Ave NE corridor. We started off the planning process by hosting a series of community meetings, called Coffee Talks, to learn about various planning topics. Since that time, the steering committee has been behind the scenes gathering data on…Continue
Added by Per Johnson on June 17, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
I have been doing battle with Scot’s/Scotch Broom in my Forest Steward assignment park the past few weeks, with this plant, as with almost all noxious weeds, it is a long, and possibly endless, war with strategies and plans of attack. This first effort is simply to stop the blooming shrubs from providing additional mature seeds to the already existing seed bank in the soil, the seed of this plant can stay viable in the soil for 5-60 years (one source said 80 years!). I have been able to…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on June 14, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments
I got to go to two classes last week. I attended a little four hour training class put on by Sasha Shaw and other King County Noxious Weed Control Program Folks. The class was in Kenmore and supplied the experts in the field with four hours of CEU Credits, but I attended for my never ending quest for knowledge. The website for the hard working and ever helpful Sasha Shaw troops is www.kingcounty.gov.weeds . You can look up some…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on May 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Our monthly general meeting on May 16, 2013, was both a celebration and an outline for our future. As part of our planning for the future, Sustainable NE Seattle is applying for 501(c)3 status. The steering committee has been working to come up with by-laws to form a framework for our work together.
For those who couldn't make it, here's a summary of the presentation.
Added by Leo Brodie on May 20, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments
Second Use is hosting an event to gather unused portions of paint - there's a sight fee to drop off paint, but worth it to keep paint out of our waterways and landfills!
Added by Susan Gregory on April 27, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
13701 NE 171st Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
Added by Cascadian Edible Landscapes on April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Hi, my name is Keith, and I am a beekeeper."
Does this sound familiar? Sometimes that's the way it feels, like I have to admit that I am hooked on keeping bees and I need help.
Are there others, keeping bees in Northeast Seattle, that think they could benefit from working together rather than alone, with their bees? Regular monitoring of the bees and doing what's right to keep them happy goes a long way towards achieving a successful harvest of honey. And I would like to…Continue
All over the world we are confronted with rising sea levels and more frequent hurricanes and tropical storms. We will see more heavy rains and low lying regions and coastal areas will get seriously affected by flooding. Rising sea levels and current action will allow waves to reach further on to our beaches, and our fragile beach and dunes systems cannot always cope with these forces and have no time to adjust. This is when beach erosion will occur, and we will have to protect ourselves and…Continue
Added by Kate Deliso on April 21, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments
Saturday, May 11, 2013. 10 am - 4 pm
Mercerdale Park, 7701 SE 32nd Street, Mercer Island
See the wnps.org website, for details.
Added by Lucy Weinberg on April 20, 2013 at 8:40pm — No Comments
OPEN HOUSE DAYS at Tadpole Haven this week end! Saturday, April 20, 10-4, or Sunday afternoon, April 21, NOON-4. No appointment needed on “Open Days.”
Tadpole Haven will be featured on “Gardening with Ciscoe” this Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. on King 5. It replays on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Kong 6/16 and Sunday 11:30 a.m. on NWCN. Pass the word!
See web site too: …
Added by Lucy Weinberg on April 18, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
This is one of the announcements extracted from the latest - King County Weed News [firstname.lastname@example.org] – A very informative news letter. You can sign up and get the whole news letter.
Weed Watchers Needed to Help Detect Invaders in the Wild
The Mountaineers and the King County Noxious Weed Program are looking for plant enthusiasts who like to hike with a purpose. …Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on April 18, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I hope this is the right place to post such a thing.
My husband recently left us - our 9yo son Oliver, and me. He is living with his mistress now. :( Because of this, my stepfather, Max, is planning to move back to Seattle from Ecuador, for emotional support and etc.
He is in his 60's, and quite handy. Plumbing, carpentry, gardening, computers, pet care, etc. He wants to move back in May.
He is hoping to find a room in a house, or some space in a MIL etc in exchange…Continue
Added by Holly Girouard on April 16, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Sharon J. Collman (WSU Snohomish County Extension) has posted information about a little red invasive beetle and I thought some of you might be interested in keeping a look out for it. It was found & identified last spring and now is about the time it could start to show up if you are going to see it. The wordpress link has a good picture.
I asked permission to pass on her information and she said yes, so here is what she had posted to an email group I subscribe to:…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on April 11, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments
I found that there is a Lecture & Fancy Fermented Foods Dinner with Fermentationist Revivalist and Author Sandor Katz in Olympia,WA on April 10, 2013 starting at 6:30pm.
I am new to Seattle, and in a middle of looking for a car. If I can find a group of people who are also interested in going to this event, I would like to go together and share the gas cost. (I live in Seattle area)
Added by Junko M on April 2, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments
Added by Cascadian Edible Landscapes on April 1, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments