Get ready for a long and prosperous growing season. Start by building your soil. This week at COWS, (Community Orchard of West Seattle) we will be showing how to build rich and lasting soil beds using the lasagna garden method. The lasagna garden method is a layered approach to soil building using stuff you already have. This May Day edition of our usual Thursday Health and Harvest starts at 5:00 pm with the soil building class between 5 and 6:00 pm. The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the ..continue reading
Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, works toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because open spaces and greenspaces provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them.
For example, our own Camp Long spent 2013 training the next generation of environmental stewards, helping 2,500 participants enhance their teamwork and leadership skills at the ropes challenge course, training 32 teens ..continue reading
Please come join Sustainable West Seattle at the Cross Fit Gym in Admiral for our first Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our new date is May 3 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Our exciting and informative agenda will include: orientation for new volunteers including a description of what Sustainable West Seattle volunteers do and where new volunteers can help with ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Junction Association are pleased to announce that the application for the 2014 GreenLife section of West Seattle Summer Fest is now available online: https://oliverlittle.wufoo.com/forms/greenlife-2014-registration-form/
The mission of GreenLife is to to raise awareness and equip our community with tools, knowledge and capabilities to create a more sustainable West Seattle. We are looking for local businesses to showcase merchandise, products and services related to these goals.
Organizations, including many local non-profits, contributing to ..continue reading
After nearly 3-1/2 years of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its first fundraiser and inclusive “Festivus” party.
Everyone is welcome. No cover charge.
The fundraiser gala, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Any funds raised will go to the maintenance of tool library operations, as well ..continue reading
The West Seattle Tool Library
announces extended hours for the summer. As of July 1st, WSTL is adding hours on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. We are also adjusting our hours on Thursday and weekends to accommodate members.
“We’re expanding our hours to keep up with demand for our tools,” said WSTL Manager Micah Summers. “Our new hours should help accommodate more people and increase the convenience of checking tools in & out.”
The new West Seattle Tool Library summer schedule begins July 1st:
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Sustainable West Seattle is throwing a Pedals for People Party to accept donations of used bikes and repairing them at the West Seattle Tool Library on Sunday July 21st at noon. Bikes are donated for kids to ride to school in the West African country of Togo.
Join SWS to recycle and repair the bikes, which will be shipped to Togo through Alafia.com. Bikes for these children are crucial for them to get to school. Many children in rural areas walk 5-15 miles ..continue reading
GreenLife will once again be an integral element of the West Seattle Summerfest – West Seattle’s annual three-day super street festival along California Avenue in the West Seattle Junction.
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Nursery are sponsoring GreenLife, located in the Chase Bank drive-through area next to Sleepers in Seattle and adjacent to Edmunds Street SW.
The GreenLife area has vendor booths for local businesses which specialize in green and sustainable services, technologies and products, ..continue reading
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 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