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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!

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

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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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!

Indoors or Outdoors at the Youngstown Cultural and ..continue reading

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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All Walk Encouragement Rally This Easter Sunday

save_the_arcticFollowed by a march to Terminal 5 to encourage the Port to rescind the lease agreement with Shell Oil through Foss Marine.

This is a special All Walk Encouragement Rally not only because it is Easter Sunday but because we are going to have our voice heard on the Port of Seattle’s decision to store Shell Oil Companies Arctic Drilling Equipment in West Seattle at the port’s Terminal 5.

After the All Walk Encouragement Rally in the Alaska Junction from noon-1pm we will ..continue reading

2015 Killer Whale Research Presentation

Photo by Candice Emmons, NWFSC, NOAA Research Permit #16163 Come see a great presentation at CP Coffee: 2015 Killer Whale Research Survey Presentation by Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center When: Thursday March 26, 7 – 8:30 pm. –Doors open at 6:15 Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com Presented by The Whale Trail Researchers recently spent 21 days aboard the NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada, tracking endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) off the coasts of Washington and Oregon. Good weather and ocean conditions allowed researchers exceptional access to the whales, including the first sighting ..continue reading

Seattle Land Use Committee

This is what a "Land Use Notice" should look like.

Are you terrified, concerned, or at least interested in the development happening around West Seattle and Seattle in general? If so, check out Ethan Phelps-Goodmans new “Seattle In Progress” website and app. Its a cool way to see a birds eye view of development in the area. If you are interested beyond passively observing the buildings go up around you, the West Seattle Land Use Committee is having their monthly meeting on February 25th.

Agenda Items Include:

Special Guest: Ethan Phelps-Goodman, creator of the..continue reading

City Technology Matching Fund Grants Open Now, Two Workshops Feb. 10, 12

TechMatchFundAwardeeThe City of Seattle is inviting community organizations and nonprofits to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding.

“As a city, Seattle is known for technology and innovation, yet too many residents do not have sufficient internet access or the skills necessary to participate fully in today’s economy,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This funding leverages the resources of ..continue reading

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