Join Sustainable West Seattle on Saturday, May 18, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the new Westcrest P-Patch. SWS members and members of the Westcrest P-Patch will be taking knowledge learned from the past two Successful Gardening with Nature forums and applying that knowledge to creating a new permaculture-oriented community garden, the produce of which will go directly to the White Center Food Bank.
The project is called Presto Garden and is possible through ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Junction Association are pleased to announce that the application for the 2013 GreenLife section of West Seattle Summer Fest is now available online.
Summer Fest is West Seattle’s three-day street festival and GreenLife is a special section of the festival focusing on sustainability and environmentally-friendly approaches with presentations, for-profit and non-profit booths and representatives, and live urban farm animals. This year’s Summer Fest and GreenLIfe are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 13 ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle’s April Forum, a continuation of our Spring series “Successful Gardening with Nature,” will be on Monday, April 15, at the West Seattle Community Orchard. This time we’re looking at ”Designing the Perfect Garden.”
Before you start planting, start planning, it’s as simple as that. Successful food gardens are well planned to take advantage of natural features such as sun and shade as well as structural features like walls, concrete and fences. From pathways to the kitchen a good plan benefits plant to plant interaction, pest control, aesthetics, and ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle selected three organizations at our March 18 forum from six applicants for the Green Project Incubator Grant program. The rating criteria for the grant applications included these elements: Feasibility, Sustainability, Social and Economic Justice, Community Building, and Educational Elements.
Shown accepting their award in the photo are (l to r) Ranette Iding, Delridge Grocery, Stu Hennessey, DIY Bikes, and Tansen Spengler, Timebank ..continue reading
Join us Monday, March 18, at South Seattle Community College’s Horticulture Center for a new approach to communtiy forums. Sustainable West Seattle is changing the way we conduct our monthly community forums.
For over 5 years SWS has had monthly meetings on the 3rd Mondays of the month to bring interested West Seattleites together over a variety of topics. Much has been learned and shared and many community alliances have been formed.
Now, a new concept is being ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle received six applications for the $1000 Green Incubator Grant Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Coho Team at Windermere Agents.
SWS is now asking you – everyone – to weigh in on these applications. Please rate the six applications using this Green Incubator Grant Application SurveyMonkey link. The rating criteria for the survey is the same as SWS cited in the original announcement for the grant – Feasibility, Sustainability, Social and Economic Justice, Community Building, ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle received six applications for our Green Incubator grant program. On Tuesday evening, February 19, at SWS’s monthly forum at the West Seattle Senior Center, the six proponents presented their ideas and how their project would benefit the community and be an engaging and sustainable component of life here in West Seattle.
Listed below are the six proposals in alphabetical order:
Delridge Produce Cooperative Membership Outreach
This project would help the Coop build membership in advance of their plans to open a storefront operation on Delridge Way in 2014. ..continue reading
We are about to become a Tool Sharing Community of 1,000 Members!
Just two and half years after The Tool Library started, we are about to welcome our 1,000th member through our doors. Thank you to each and every one of you who have helped to make The Tool Library such an amazing success!
The West Seattle Tool Library is a project of Sustainable West Seattle and is located in the rear of the Youngstown Cultural Art Center, 4408 Delridge ..continue reading
Come join Sustainable West Seattle’s Annual Membership meeting 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St., around the corner from California Ave. SW.
At our membership meeting you’ll hear about SWS programs for 2013 and ways that you can get involved as a volunteer. We will be encouraging attendees to join SWS as a member and describing the benefits that SWS has brought our community over ..continue reading
Join Sustainable West Seattle and BackyardBarter.org this Saturday, November 10, at the Camp Long Lodge from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a fun and unique barter session geared toward the holiday season. There will be pot luck selections for the hungry so plan on bringing a dish. The event takes place in the historic Lodge at Camp Long.
Camp Long is accessible via SW Dawson Street, in the 5200-block of 35th Avenue SW. The Metro #21 bus ..continue reading