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April 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Tomorrow 10am - 2pm - Sponsored by D.E.A.

Hi, everyone:  Maybe you already know by now but tomorrow is a one-time, four hour window in which you can safely recycle you expired prescriptions and other drugs.


Check out the site:


If you put in your zip code you can find out the locations.  Bartell's is participating but not all stores.  There is also a collection at the N.E. Precinct of the police department.


This collection and…


Added by Anne Foster Angelou on April 29, 2011 at 9:22pm — 1 Comment

Seattle Tree Fruit Society Lecture Day - May 14th

I want to pass this information on to this group.  All lectures are free and open to the public:


Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Spring Lecture Day

May 14, 2011 - Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA   -   Building #406 (“The Brig”) 


All Lectures are Free and Open to the…


Added by Mike Ewanciw on April 29, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Nathan Hale High School Horticulture Class Plant Sale

NHHS's horticulture students are excited to offer organic vegetable starts, hanging baskets and bedding plants to our community.  This year, we are teaming up with Jane Addams K-8 students to sell a nice selection of native trees and shrubs as well.

Plant Sale dates and times are:

Wed 5/4--2 to 6 PM

Thurs 5/5--2 to 6 PM

Fri 5/6--1 to 6 PM

Sat 5/7--9 AM to 1 PM

Our greenhouse is in a NEW location just north of Jane Addams K-8 School.  From Lake City…


Added by Jessica Torvik Lee on April 26, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

collective impact, instantaneous (practically)

What can we do to help the earth that requires no money, new infrastructure or technology, no legislation or political will, not even time (to speak of)?


I’ve been wondering, why not kick our disposable cup habit together and make an instantaneous, collective shift?  Take three weeks.  So I’ve put together a website and joined with some non-profits (Sustainable Seattle, Zero Waste, Green Fest).  Coffeehouses are also onboard, including Caffe Ladro, Grateful Bread, and Cafe…


Added by Karin de Weille on April 22, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Help CEL Raise Money for Schools through Edible Plant Sales

Dear Garden Lovin’ Community,

We are an edible landscape company that would like to support schools and help create healthy communities by offering fundraising opportunities through edible plant sales. Cascadian Edible Landscapes is a mission driven company: Our Goal is to create an edible Cascadia region: healthy environment,…


Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on April 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Edible Container Gardening Class - April 17

Edible Container Gardening Class

April 17th, Sunday at 1:00 – 2:00pm

Taught by Maia Eisen at

Urban Earth Nursery

1051 N. 35th St, Seattle 206-632-1760,


  Maia does container garden design and installation and is a garden consultant and coach.  She will show…


Added by Maia on April 14, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Help available for green shoreline projects

If you live on the Lake Washington shoreline, this is for you. Are you considering doing a “green” shoreline project, such as removing or setting back a bulkhead and adding beach area? Have you already done a green shoreline project?

If your answer to either question is “yes,” we would like to talk to you. We are looking for:

  • Projects in the concept, design or permitting stage that might benefit from free technical or permitting help
  • Projects that are completed…

Added by Annette Frahm on April 12, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Attention all confident cyclists in NE Seattle

In an effort to launch a SPOKESPEOPLE group in this corner of the city, we are hoping that some more of the avid confident cyclists in the NE will attend the MAY 5 leader training for SPOKESPEOPLE. Presently we have 2 committed to do so. See below for details. THANK YOU so much for your attention.

Cascade Bicycle Club's…


Added by Joann Kerr on April 12, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Spokepeople maiden voyage with Sally Bragshaw along.

The SPOKESPEOPLE ride on  Sat the 9th was very fun and informative. We stopped along the way to see the proposed sites for improvements to the roadways and additions of Bicycle Greenways that will be safer and better connections to main bike friendly routes and the Burke Gillman trail. We have…


Added by Joann Kerr on April 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Cookus for "fresh local organic foods despite life's interruptions"

Check out our own NE Seattle "comedieness"-down- to- earth- and- with- a- smile- chef- of- good- and- simple- to- prepare- whole- food

delights, at, Cynthia Lair and her crew will tempt you with dry humor and food that is tasty and definitely meant to accessible to everyday cooking schedules and skills! Really appreciate the smiles and recipe ideas!!!

Added by Nancy Plunkett on April 8, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Global Warming, infomation for the curious

Here's a short list of some global warming and climate change resources I've gathered over the years.  I hope you find some of it useful !



For an interesting account of what the scientists have been trying to do for the last 40 years or so to…


Added by Jim Gagnon on April 6, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Sustainable NE Skills Fair Video

A big thanks to Bill Aston for making a big effort into a big success. 


As I watched the video this morning it reminded me of the events we've staged over the past couple of years. Bill included scenes from most of them as back drop for the interviews. My reaction was "It's working! It's working!" We are involving people in events that are fun and productive on a personal level and a community level too. Combine this action with all the community and group action across the…


Added by Tom Allen on April 6, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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