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April 2010 Blog Posts (8)

New book

Here is the opening paragraph of a new book review for

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

by Bill McKibben... (that is not a typographical error, in the title)

Community may suffer from overuse more sorely than any word in the dictionary. Politicians left and right sprinkle it through their remarks the way a bad Chinese restaurant uses MSG, to mask the lack of

wholesome ingredients. But we… Continue

Added by Irv Thomas on April 29, 2010 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

PLANT SALE Saturday May 22, 11 to 3pm hosted by Cascadian Edible Landscapes & Meadowbrook Community CARE

Perennials, herbs, fruits & vegetable plants are offered at 10005 32nd Ave NE in the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church parking lot. Any profit from the sale will go to our efforts to educate and support care for our environment and work for those less fortunate. LIVE MUSIC will be provided by Wes Weddell. Contact Community Director, Terry Vogel ( for more information.

Added by Terry Vogel on April 28, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Scholarships Available for Natural Step Workshop

The Natural Step Network is offering partial scholarships for the May 27-28 "Strategic Sustainability for Leaders" workshop at UW. Scholarship covers half the cost of the event. See details

Added by Chas Martin on April 26, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Sod Cutting Fundraiser for Spring into Bed

Partl fund-raiser for SPRING INTO BED, and part to fulfill a long held fantasy of Michael Seliga (CEL co-owner), on April 24th 2010 Cascadian Edible Landscapes will be hosting a promotional day of Sod Cutting across Seattle.

About Sod Cutting Spree is:

We send a team, a truck, and a sod cutter out to cut the sod for all the willing neighbors in a neighborhood/community. We remove lawns for as many people in 1 day as possible.

We cut and roll up sod as quickly as… Continue

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on April 20, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

Next City: Sustainable Urbanization Series - UW Provost Lecture April 21

City in Five Acts: Interpreting Urban Experience

You're invited to the sixth lecture in the University of Washington's NEXT CITY: Sustainable Urbanization series. Daniel S. Friedman, Dean of the UW College of Built Environments, will deliver the Spring 2010 Provost Distinguished Lecture, City in Five Acts: Interpreting Urban Experience.

Presented by UW Provost Phyllis Wise, Dean Friedman's lecture will explore the…


Added by Nancy Rauhauser on April 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Open Garden Saturday, April 17 from 1-4

Hi fellow gardeners!

I'm hosting an open garden at my place this Saturday. The location is 5710 NE 56th St, 98105 and I'm trying to raise proceeds for which is bringing organic gardens to low income people next month.

I feel like my garden might be of interest to those of you who want to grow more of your food year round since that is exactly what I do - I grow all or our veggies and once the 22 fruits I have… Continue

Added by Annette Cottrell on April 15, 2010 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

New Composting Toilet at Picardo Farm P-Patch in Wedgwood

April 3 marked the grand opening of the first composting toilet on public land in Seattle.

See some photos of the event (includes an embedded video news story from Komo 4 TV.

Added by David Atcheson on April 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

No Trash Week - April 18th-24th

No Trash Week is coming up again - Earth Day Week, April 18th-24th!

Website -

Facebook event -

For anyone who's never done this before, here's the gist:

No Trash Week is an event created to inspire and help us support each

other in our efforts to reduce waste-making habits… Continue

Added by Elise Koncsek on April 6, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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