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October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Family plowing its way to zero waste

When the Peterka family moved to Shoreline, they brought part of the farm with them. They ripped up the backyard lawn and planted a large garden.

They built a fenced chicken coop in one corner, and worm and compost bins in the other. Then they made some sacrifices.

"We stopped buying groceries that came in plastic, essentially which was a big deal, not an easy task," explained Brian Peterka.

Watch the video here:…


Added by Leo Brodie on October 30, 2009 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

350 Toys for a Healthy Planet

Hi Folks-

I really want to take part in the 350 action this Saturday, but the stuff going on downtown is during the girls' nap time. So I decided to start a new action: 350 Toys for a Healthy Planet.

In case you're wondering...350?

Folks from all around the world will be raising awareness of “350″ and global warming. What’s 350 about? From the 350 website (, “350 is the most important number in the world—it’s what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon… Continue

Added by Rebecca Thomas Einhorn on October 21, 2009 at 9:51pm — No Comments

offer excellent bodywork for food~

greetings NE Seattle neighbors~

in the spirit of creating a sustainable, local economy, i offer 22 years experience as a highly skilled bodyworker in trade for other goods and services of equal value.

at the moment i'm looking to trade for good organic veggies, meats, fish, grains, teas, etc.

my skills include medical massage, certified feldenkrais teacher, level 2 reiki practitioner, trigger point/deep tissue work and cranio sacral work. i live in north… Continue

Added by meg rinaldi on October 8, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Barter Fair was really fun!

An abundance of produce, canned items, honey, seeds, pancake mix, homemade bread, skills and other good stuff was traded yesterday in the parking lot of Maple Leaf Lutheran. We pressed apple cider and grape juice ( Yum!! ), learned that quince do not make good juice, and most importantly, laughed and joked together.

So put the first Sunday in October on your calendar for next year, and we'll do it again then, if not sooner.

Added by Susan Gregory on October 5, 2009 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

Report from Open Space Event

Here is the compilation of notes taken from each session, in PDF form.

20090926_open_space_local_economy.pdf (updated 10/6/09)…


Added by Leo Brodie on October 4, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments


There exists a wonderful resource called the Freeconomy Community, which provides an online venue for everyone to post skills, tools, and spaces we are willing to share with our neighbors. Once registered (free, of course), you can also search for a specific skill, tool or space you would like to borrow within a specified radius from your listed location. Are you building something and needing to borrow a saw or an extra set of hands to help move something? Would you like to learn how to do… Continue

Added by Elise Koncsek on October 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Talk on Oct. 8: Ocean Acidification of the Northeastern Pacific Coastal Waters and Puget Sound

Hi Folks-

With our theme this month on climate change, I thought people might be interested in an upcoming talk at the North West Fisheries Science Center auditorium (2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle). The talk is at 11 AM, Oct. 8, and is open to the public (bring picture ID).

Additional information about the Monster Seminar JAM Series, as well as upcoming installments can be found at:

The Northwest Fisheries Science… Continue

Added by Rebecca Thomas Einhorn on October 1, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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