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March 2011 Blog Posts (8)

What is Permaculture?

Check out what I think is a pretty good answer to that often asked question!

Added by Susan Gregory on March 22, 2011 at 8:14am — 3 Comments

Herbicide Contaminants in Purchased Straw, Compost, Manure & Dairy Waste

Herbicide Contaminants in Purchased Straw, Compost, Manure & Dairy Waste


by Tom Allen 


For the coming season be very careful what off-site inputs you bring into your garden or farm. Though they have been de-listed for lawn use, the herbacides Clopyralid, and Aminopyralid can still turn up in mulch and compost. They are used in industrial ag. as a weed killer in grain fields and pasture. They are…


Added by Tom Allen on March 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

chicken and duck novice

I am planning on putting up a coop and duck house this fall and will be looking for unusual layers of all types (pullets). I'd like a mixed flock of good layers and prefer large birds but open to the smaller ones if you like yours. I will be taking classes and reading all I can on raising Cs & Ds. However, I do have one question you experts might readily know. The prospective location for my coop/duck house is in a shady area surrounded by conifers. Will this be a comfortable and healthy… Continue

Added by K. M. Lake on March 18, 2011 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Link to our blog

Hey Everyone, 


I am new to Sustainable Seattle and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Curt Andersen and I work for a company called Net Zero Impact. We are a solar hot water installation company that focuses on mainly commercial projects (think high needs for hot water, ie schools, breweries, hospitals, etc.). We also work with homeowners to find the best possible solar solutions. We are based out of the Lake City area and are trying to get the word out about what we…


Added by Net Zero Impact on March 15, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

CSPS Crops almost ready!

Hey Folks/Farmers,

Spring crops are almost here.  April 1st delivery.  

Check out!  

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on March 13, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

BJ and her Ducks Featured in the Seattle Times

One of our active members and gung-ho urban farmer, BJ Hedahl, was featured recently in this article in the Seattle Times:

City slickers play Old MacDonald: Now ducks and goats join the chickens 


The article includes a nice list of resources, including a link to Sustainable NE Seattle.


Congratulations, BJ!

Added by Leo Brodie on March 11, 2011 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Community Solar meeting at REI

Are you interested in community solar and want to know what the possibilities are? Well there is a meeting about this at REI March 14th with a panel of experts who have been working on this. Go to Solar WA eNews and see more details.

Added by Joann Kerr on March 9, 2011 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Check out the Community Centers

Our Northeast Seattle community centers are starting registration March 8th at 12pm for the spring session of classes and activities. Take a look at their catalog on the Parks Dept website Parks Dept and join the fun and learning. Brochure pdf on right hand side of the page.


Added by Joann Kerr on March 2, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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