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West Seattle Tool Library
We Need Your Help!

Ever borrow a tool from your neighbor? Ever wish they had a better selection? Sustainable West Seattle has won a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and has set up a tool lending library. You can find out more information or check out our inventory!

Tool Library Garage Sale Saturday May 9th!

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Get great deals on tools at the WS Tool Library on Garage Sale Day! Come on down and borrow or buy. All proceeds go to further the Tool Library’s operations. Donations are also accepted all day.

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West Seattle Bee Festival May 16th

BeeFest FlyerBeeHelper Please join us in High Point for the Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival Saturday, May 16

This event celebrates the founding of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure and provides information about bee friendly living, green urban horticulture, art & culture related to a sustainable life style.  There are lots of activities for the whole family. The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Pond, SW Juneau & 30th Ave. S (no registration necessary, ..continue reading

WS Land Use Committee Meeting

West Seattle Land Use Committee -WSLuc At this meeting as the Person of Interest we will have Paul Haury of the NERDS – Paul and his group have many notches under their belt from experiences with DPD along the Avalon Way Corridor.

Agenda for WSLUC – Wednesday April 29 Meeting  – 6pm Southwest Library on 35th Ave SW:

6pm – Introductions and follow up on our Land Use 101 mini-seminar by Deb Barker and Cindi Barker 6:30pm – Person of Interest – Paul Haury 7:00 – Looking Forward – Discussion and Planning for helping to leverage the various West ..continue reading

A Very Inspiring WS Tool Library Story

At the Tool Library BBQ fundraiser last weekend (which was a great success!), I had the pleasure to meet many Tool Library regulars. Many people exclaimed their love of this awesome community resource and described how they use it. I was really blown away when I met Gaston and heard the story of how he and his wife had exclusively used tools from the West Seattle Tool Library to turn their fixer-upper into a lovable, livable home. This is a great example of how to use a Tool Library!

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A Tale of Two Otters Presentation at C&P Coffee This Thursday

What is the difference between a sea otter and a river otter? Where do they live, what do they eat, and what role do humans play in their environment? Join us to learn about these fascinating and playful creatures who share our shores.

Leo Shaw will discuss the natural history of river and sea otters in North America, with a special focus on the river otters of West Seattle! His talk will cover human interactions, population swings, social structure, anatomy and physiology  food preferences, legal status, and current threats.

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Tour EcoHomes and Get Ideas for Yours!

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Forty homes to open their doors for this

weekend’s free Northwest Green Home Tour

 

SEATTLE — Forty homeowners in the greater Seattle area will invite the public into their new, remodeled or energy-retrofitted homes this weekend — April 25 and 26 — during the Fifth Annual Northwest Green Home Tour.

 

From West Seattle to Woodinville and from Edmonds to Auburn, this free, family-friendly tour offers something for everyone — solar panels, advanced insulation and geothermal heat pumps; rainwater collection and stormwater management systems; reclaimed and recycled materials;LEED, Built Green and ..continue reading

APPLY NOW TO Get a Veggie Garden in South Park/Georgetown/Delridge

Live in South Park/Georgetown/Delridge? Low Income? Get a Veggie Garden on May 16!

 

Seattle Tilth’s Just Garden program is seeking people who are interested in growing some of their own food but can’t afford the start-up costs of building their own garden. On May 16, thirty raised bed gardens will be built in backyards and also apartment buildings, senior centers, schools, houses of worship or community centers (with the permission of the management) for people who have low incomes (qualify for food stamps). If that’s you and you live in South Park, ..continue reading

King County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale

2015 Master Gardners Plant Sale

2015 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be Sat. May 2, and Sun. May 3. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, get free garden design consultations and quick tips, mini-seminars about growing veggies and herbs, personal shopping advice from experienced Master Gardeners, information booths about pruning, natives, roses, and bees by local organizations. Select garden art and more from select vendors. See the veggie catalogs and tomato list at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale.

 

Find it all at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

 

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Earth Week Barbeque and Fun

WSTL BBQ Poster Celebrate Earth Week with your neighbors at the West Seattle Tool Library!

Save the Date, Sunday, April 19th from noon to 4pm for fun and food.

Activities for the whole family include,

Healthy local foods BBQ, including veggies, burgers, brats, and delicious side dishes-Kids seed start and worm farming-Free garden tool sharpening and wheel barrow repairs-Free DIYBIKES.org bicycle repair clinics-Bio Char demonstrations-West Seattle Tool Library membership discounts-and for the current members, LATE TOOL RETURN AMNESTY!

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April Meaningful Movies

Saturday, April 4, West Seattle Meaningful Movie

Dear friends, Saturday, April 4 West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents  

    1 hour, 8 minutes Trailer   A film that examines the subtle and gross dynamics of racial discrimination and what white privilege really means. We will also talk about how racial inequality relates to climate change.   6:30 doors open for snacks and social time 7:00 movie, followed by optional discussion   At High Point Neighborhood House   

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