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
The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is awarding 4 to 6 contracts for community groups and neighborhood organizations for projects that engage the community in reducing climate impacts.
They are interested in supporting efforts that will help people reduce the climate impacts of personal and household choices in one of the categories listed below. Proposals accepted for projects with a budget of $10,000 or less.
In Your Home -There are plenty of ways beyond lightbulbs to save energy in ..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
Want to help restore Seattle’s tree cover? the Washington Native Plant Society is partnering to provide free Native Plant Stewardship Training this Spring.
Become a WNPS Native Plant Steward and help restore Seattle’s forested parks! the Washington Native Plant Society, King Conservation District, and the Green Seattle Partnership are offering free stewardshiptraining this spring. The series is at Pritchard Beach Park in Rainier Beach and the Parks shop on Beacon ..continue reading
King County’s Water and Land Resources Division wants us all to take action to save Puget Sound.
Stormwater, or polluted runoff, is the leading contributor to reduced water quality in Puget Sound. Sustainable West Seattle and Tox-ick are already working to bring knowledge about stormwater to our members.
Learn more about polluted runoff, its impacts on the environment, how King County is addressing the issue, and how you can help.
To assist, King County has assembled a series of videos on ..continue reading
Join with Sustainable West Seattle’s Spokespeople and celebrate the diversity of Seattle on Cinco De Mayo.
The West Seattle Spokespeople ride is a 24 mile ride and leaves at 11:00 am, Sunday, July 5, from Jack Block Park in West Seattle, the entrance is on Harbor Avenue SW just south of Salty’s entrance.
The ride starts at Jack Block Park and procedes on mostly traffic-free routes through the International District and up to El Centro de La Raza on Beacon ..continue reading
White Center Food Bank wants everyone to know about the availability of garden beds for community use. These beds are FREE, with only a commitment to care for the space as it’s provided.
The Food Bank also offers a tool check-out for use in the garden, though their selection is limited so the West Seattle Tool Library might also be a useful option.
Anyone wanting more information can contact Mara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mission of the White Center Food Bank ..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
The Washington State Department of Ecology is about to start a Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Sampling & Cleanup Program and has an open Public Comment Period from March 14 through April 29.
This year, Ecology will begin sampling and cleaning up residential yards. This “Yard Program” will focus on the most contaminated areas of the Tacoma Smelter Plume - Ruston, west Tacoma, and southern Vashon-Maury Island.
To see more information about the comment period information and to view the program ..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