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Nettles: What, Why and How, from Field to Kitchen and Beyond!

This past Saturday, an intrepid half dozen of us set out on a quest for NE Seattle's feral nettle. The class was organized through Sustainable NE Seattle with resources from Meadowbrook Community Center, the Sustainable NE Seattle Community Kitchen, and the NE Seattle Tool Library. We met at Cedar Park School, on NE 135th St. and after a few comments about harvesting…


Added by Patrick Linder on May 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Land Use Planning for 35th Ave NE

NE Seattle residents will be discussing streetscape design and zoning for the 35th Ave NE Business District over the coming months.  This is a community-driven planning effort that is funded by a grant from the City of Seattle.  The 1st of 3 public workshops takes place TOMORROW (4/22), from 7-9PM at Messiah Lutheran Church (7050 35th Ave…


Added by Per Johnson on April 21, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Support Local Restoration and Bring the World To Your Home

EarthCorps, a locally based nonprofit, provides service and leadership training experiences for young adults from around the US and the world.  We are in need of a few more homestay host families or individuals for our international participants who arrive at the end of May.  Homestays receive a stipend of up to $500 per month to offset food and utility costs.  Host family must provide a clean, furnished room, shared bathroom and a welcoming home environment. International…


Added by Su Thieda on April 10, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Sustainable NE Seattle Working Group

Hi Everyone,

As Leo said, we had an excellent response to our meeting on March 23rd, looking at how Sustainable NE Seattle will look as we move forward. We had a very clear message, in the form of a unanimous vote on a single model. 

Based on that, we are moving forward with hammering out the details, with the intent of having things ready to pass over to the Board of Directors in just a few weeks! We are eager to have the input of any who want to contribute, so…


Added by Patrick Linder on April 4, 2014 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Another milestone in redefining Sustainable NE Seattle!

A huge "thank you" goes out to the 30+ people who participated in our "(Re)Building Sustainable NE Seattle" event this past Sunday! Attendees sacrificed a gorgeous Spring Sunday afternoon to help determine how the organization will be structured, now that a Board of Directors is about to be elected and the Steering Committee will turn over the reins.

After four…


Added by Leo Brodie on March 26, 2014 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Seattle Tree Fruit Society Grafting Event & Show

Seattle Tree Fruit Society Spring Grafting Fair - March 22, 10-3pm at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

Join STFS at the Cedar Valley Grange, and practice grafting apples, pears and stone fruits. More than 200 varieties of apples, and numerous varieties of pears, plums and cherries will be available for sale, as well as a limited number of potted berries, and currants.  In addition, grape, kiwi and fig cuttings will be available. Learn about fruit…


Added by Mike Ewanciw on March 12, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Cold weather shelters open throughout King County

An up-to-date list of shelters in King County can be found at:

This post was updated on December 14, 2014

Added by Theresa Edwards on December 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Buy Nothing Northeast Seattle

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…


Added by Nancy Rauhauser on December 4, 2013 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

StowThat: Peer-to-Peer Self-Storage Site Starts in Meadowbrook

In August of this year, my wife and I started a new peer-to-peer self-storage company right here in Meadowbrook called  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. helps support sustainability in a number of ways.  By helping people put to use underutilized space as…


Added by Joe Mele on December 3, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The Future of 35th Ave NE: Survey Out Now

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…


Added by Per Johnson on June 17, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Progress Report on By-laws from our 5th Anniversary Meeting

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.


›Becoming a 501(c)3 Corporation
We are taking…

Added by Leo Brodie on May 20, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Paint Collection Event- May 12

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: Cooperative Growing in Your Neighborhood

When: Saturday April 27th, 1pm-4pm

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living

13701 NE 171st Street

Woodinville, WA 98072

What: One of the best ways to ensure a sustainable future is to take charge of growing your own food, and with the help of others, it's also a great way to bring neighbors together. Cooperative Growing will teach neighbors how to combine…

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

BEEKEEPERS Support Group Forming, Join Us

"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…


Added by Keith Mastenbrook on April 22, 2013 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

Sustainable New Ways to Fight Beach Erosion

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…


Added by Kate Deliso on April 21, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments

Step-Dad looking for a room in NE Seattle

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…


Added by Holly Girouard on April 16, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Fermentation & Community Economics

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

Grow Food Not Grass! Join the Sod Cutting Spree on April 6th and benefit the Just Garden Project!

Remove your lawn and benefit the Just Garden Project (JGP), sponsor of Spring into Bed!

When:  April 6th

Who:  Anyone who want to remove their lawn/sod! Neighbors are preferred!…


Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on April 1, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Permaculture Nursery Expotition

The Sno-Isle Permaculture Network has developed a regular project oriented work party and potluck schedule, a model for what we are doing in SusNE.  It's not just a lot of talk, but a chance to help your friends or host a project yourself.  The next one in March 20th and I'm attending.  If anyone is interested in going along, I'll be driving and would welcome the company.

Added by Keith Mastenbrook on March 14, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

First Earth video

Check out the video "First Earth" by David Sheen from the Seattle Public Library. It's all about cob architecture. Not how-to, but why-to. It shows people in Ethiopia building traditional homes, and Yemen, as well as the movement in the U.S., England, etc. Even the extra features are great - interviews, slide shows.

Added by Nancy Rauhauser on March 10, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments

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