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March 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Event: Bridge to the Future: Communities in Transition

You're invited to connect with members of the local community in a participative event to explore what might be in store for the next chapter of your life and work. The economic situation is revealing new opportunities to connect and support each other. Engaging with members of the community to share ideas and support have never been as important as they are now.

The Community Conversations Project ( has created a workshop in two… Continue

Added by Rachel Lyn Rumson on March 30, 2009 at 10:32pm — 2 Comments

Work Party Sunday 2-4 Dig In!

For those of you ready to get your hands dirty, come to a work party at Caitlin's Sunday March 29 from 2-4 p.m . There are beds that need to be fluffed up and tilled, chicken manure to be moved from the coop to the beds, a trench dug to bury an electrical wire so we can finally finish the path that goes over it, and spring crops to be planted. Address is 4016 NE 56th St. 206-729-2485. Thanks!

Added by Susan Gregory on March 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Seattle Times Editorial: Act now to preserve Metro bus service

Act now to preserve Metro bus service

Cutting Metro bus service must be a last resort. "Without bold action, those investments will suffer losses that will take decades to recover from," argues King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. "We've made too much progress to sit idly by, and let our bus system be dismantled. Our mobility and quality of life are at stake."

By Larry Phillips

Special to The Times

HEADLINES proclaim record growth in transit… Continue

Added by Maggie on March 24, 2009 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Want some clean straw??

I got a bale from my farmer sister and only have a small planting area. I've got about 2 or 3 large yard waste bags full. Email me here.

Added by Deb on March 20, 2009 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Making connections in our Community

At our Feb. general meeting, we had a brainstorming session around the subject of how we connect within our community. We asked those present for a list of values they felt were important to consider when answering the connection question. You all came up with the following:

Fun – Play Together, All Ages, Trust, Community, Education, Sharing, Common Purpose, Respect, Responsibility, Safety, Slow – Take your time, Knowledge, Work Together, Creativity, Nurturing, Welcoming, Open Space,… Continue

Added by Joann Kerr on March 18, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Work Party Cancelled

No work party today at Joann's- we'll reschedule soon!

Added by Susan Gregory on March 15, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments

Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) - Making a Difference at the Federal Level

Citizens concerned about stopping greenhouse gas emmisions as soon as possible are forming small groups around the nation to lobby their Congressional representatives. Taking inspiration from Marshall Saunders, founder of Results - a 28 year old organization that has lobbied effectively on hunger and poverty issues, they are learning effective techniques to persuasively influence key decision makers.

The first Saturday morning of every month these citizen groups get together at a… Continue

Added by Carol L. Kibble on March 11, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Yellow Is the New Green

From the New York Times: Yellow Is the New Green, by Rose George

There, up a few steps on a tiled platform, sat a toilet unlike any I’d seen. Its pan was divided in two: solid waste went in the back, and the front compartment collected urine. The liquids and solids can, after a decent period of storage and composting, be applied to the fields as pathogen-free, expense-free fertilizer.

Added by Leo Brodie on March 1, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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