Well, it is the day after the 2015 HandsOn Skills Fair so I am reflecting on what happened there. When you are in the midst of the planning then the bustle of the event you can't always see what is happening. But today I would say that we had a successful day based on the following: new community members that became teachers and felt their class went well; new participants that have been introduced to one of our events and some of our community and may seek out other things to get involved…Continue
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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
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…
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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.
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Added by Joann Kerr on November 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Check out this link from TransitionUS about all the recent things happening in the Transition movement across the US. Including our summer festival, Planet:Home. "If we wait for government to make the changes, it will be too little too late. If we do it alone it will be too little. If we make the changes together, it might be just enough, just in time."
Added by Joann Kerr on August 9, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
I want to send a big shout out to all the members of this organization that participated in our Planet:Home Urban Country Fair yesterday. Whether by coming as a vendor, getting the word out, attending as a member of the community, or helping on-site as a volunteer or organizer, you contributed to building relationships within this community. The point of this kind of event is getting to know one another by having conversations that inform our lives and choices while having fun in the…Continue
FYI, there is a new addition of The Transition Handbook now in print. If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend it as it is a positive outline for a new kind of lifestyle that many towns and cities all over the world have adopted. It is the handbook from which we take our guidance. If enough folks want it, perhaps there is interest in a group purchase or re-invigorating the discussion groups around this text.
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…Continue
Added by Joann Kerr on April 12, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Joann Kerr on April 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Our Northeast Seattle community centers are starting registration March 8th at 12pm for the spring session of classes and activities. Take a look at their catalog on the Parks Dept website Parks Dept and join the fun and learning. Brochure pdf on right hand side of the page.
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