Botanical Rambles is the WNPS Blog and it has a new post 'Gardening with Edible and Useful Native Shrubs', by Jane Wentworth. She writes about her Phase 2 plant seletion of 5 excellent plants.
You may view the latest post at http://ning.it/15J1Pl5
Added by Lucy Weinberg on March 24, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
I will proselytize about native plant gardening whenever I think I can get away with it, and I consider spreading awareness of this topic as important as awareness of global warming, ocean acidification, toxic emissions control, etc., etc,.To that end, I would like to introduce this informative website:
and its newsletter:
Sustain biodiversity; garden with native plants.
Even though our city Yard is blessed with 14 mature cedar trees, it has been many decades since this area was what one might call a forest. I once spent some time in 1979, while looking to purchase my first house, with an 80 year old real estate man. He talked and explained at length about how he remembered the Northeast area of Seattle as a forest and all the little cottages along Lake Washington as summer season get-a-ways on the lake for Seattle families. The house in this Yard was built…Continue
Added by Lucy Weinberg on March 21, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
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
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
You could describe my job as an environmental engineer as getting clean water to people and dirty water away from people. This takes some energy, and so it can be expensive. We try to take advantage of the fact that water goes downhill - especially on the Columbia and Snake rivers, from which Pacific Northwesterners get the majority of our energy (followed by coal and natural gas). Some quick Google searching turns up other…Continue
Added by Erin Thatcher on February 21, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Dear Cascadia Food Lover ,
Added by Cascadian Edible Landscapes on February 14, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Hi sustainable friendsl!
The climate is changing rapidly and irrevocably. Fossil fuel companies ALREADY have the rights to more than enough carbon-based fuels to drive our planet past any possibility of recovery if they are burned. It is economically short-sighted and morally wrong for our state to invest in companies whose business model is incompatible with a sustainable…Continue
The globalization of economies and cultures creates both danger and opportunity at home and abroad. For some of us, the issues feel academic. To those…Continue
Well our annual HandsOn! fair is done and more people can now: sharpen their own tools rather than send them to the dump; make their own feta, lip balm, toothpaste, soap, lotions, deodorant, nut milk, jam, tortillas, gluten free pasta and sourdough starts, mushrooms, soil, vegan food, beeswax candles, and pickles instead of buying them pre-packaged in plastic; prune and plant their gardens better; grow veggies in containers and homemade coldframes or aquaponic systems; understand why mason…Continue
I am volunteering with an amazing nonprofit organization in our community called EarthCorps. We are currently recruiting homestay families/individuals for the international corps members. Given how close our neighborhood is to Magnuson Park where the corps members do their environmental training during the week, it would be great to find some good homes for them while they are in Seattle!
Please feel free to pass this…Continue
Added by Kimberly Rakow Bernier on February 10, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Today marks the beginning of the Red Cross’ “Safe in the Sound” campaign.
Below is a truncated description of the preparedness campaign:
“Safe in the Sound is a three-year regional initiative which aims to better prepare 1,000,000 individuals in Western Washington for emergencies and disasters. We want the public to take tangible steps toward preparedness through making a…Continue
Added by Theresa Edwards on February 4, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments
For more photos, see the Tool Library blog.
And don't miss member Justin William Almeida's personal…Continue
Added by Leo Brodie on January 21, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments
Some openings left, and this should hit the news tonight. Please feel free to distribute this to your hub teams and neighbors....
The Ballard Prepares team, a committee of the Ballard District Council, with the funding of a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant and community donations, is offering free emergency first aid training to 90 people. Our objective is to have 90…
Added by Joann Kerr on January 18, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Greetings Cascadia Food Lovers
Its seems like not a day passes without a new story breaking about abuses within the agricultural system. The brands that you once trusted to provide you with organic foods turn out to be owned by big ag, grocery stores are selling GMO fruits and vegetables, factory farming is destroying the environment, etc. Where do you turn to, who can you actually trust? The answer is…
Added by Cascadian Edible Landscapes on January 17, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Until recently many of us thought that pristine beaches and beautiful weather were part of our daily live, and would be forever.
Well. superstorm Sandy taught us an important lesson when it attacked the eastern seaboard in October and damaged many beaches in a short period of time. If we would like to enjoy our shorelines, we must protect them. Our beautiful beaches and their surroundings will suffer severe damage from erosion by these storms if we will stay…
Added by Kate Deliso on January 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Check out Seattle Times article on the tool library -
Added by Nancy Rauhauser on January 6, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
Another really interesting article from Low Tech Magazine http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/
about Open Modular Hardware…Continue
Added by John Samaras & Sue McGann on December 20, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
About a dozen NE neighbors showed up to share in Stone Soup Salad, the film "What Would Jesus Buy?" and discuss alternatives to high stress, high consumption holidays. We thought those of you that were not able to be there might want to add your ideas and read what thoughts we had.
Notes from General Meeting…Continue
Added by Joann Kerr on November 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
..just read another good article at Low-Tech Magazine on velomobiles:…Continue