Monthly Archives: June 2007

OK downtown workers and condo dwellers – get your grow on

Seattle Tilth has announced a series of classes aimed at downtown condo dwellers (or those gardening in limited space anywhere, really). These classes will be held in downtown parks! Whether you are a beginner or expert organic gardener, Seattle Tilth … Continue reading

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Get your summer camp fire fix at Camp Long

Camp Long is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. … Continue reading

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Chef in the Garden

Few organizations can pull off an authentic “chef in the garden” dinner like P-Patch Trust. I just completed three years of service on the Board of Directors of this Seattle nonprofit, a land conservancy that works to acquire, build, preserve … Continue reading

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An ugly battle over clean power

An interesting conflict is developing in Ellensburg (Kittitas County) regarding wind farms. The number of wind farms built so far means that future wind farms may be closer to where people have homes. Land owners living in the area are … Continue reading

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High Point selected as one of Top 10 Cottage Communites for 2007

I must tip my hat to Cottage Living Magazine for selecting High Point as one of its Top 10 Cottage Communities of 2007. Each year they look for neighborhoods they’d “like to call home.” Criteria for their 2007 favorites are … Continue reading

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Paper or plastic? How about neither.

Today’s Tip from Ideal Bite is about using an alternative to paper or plastic when needing to bring things home from a store. A lot of resources are wasted in the making of paper or plastic bags, and the after-effects … Continue reading

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Land value disagreement + garden conservation group = Heronswood open for a day!

The Seattle Times today has news of Heronswood Nursery. Evidently there’s been a hitch in the sale of the property and in the interim the garden will be open FOR ONE DAY as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days … Continue reading

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Be a part of Live Earth!

Be part of LIVE EARTH, a 7-continent, 24 hour live concert event taking place on July 7th, bringing together over 2 billion people to combat the current climate crisis. The United States concert will be held at Giants Stadium in … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Trees: We need the green

Good editorial in the Seattle PI today, regarding the loss of tree coverage in the city of Seattle due primarily to development. There also are several interesting comments (click on SoundOff), about the Mayor’s “greenwashing” pr machine, the effects of … Continue reading

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Dogbert the Green Consultant

My husband thought today’s Dilbert was funny and that I should post it. Click here to see it at the Dilbert Comic Strip Archive web site. For those of us who actually experience environmental guilt, it’s not as funny. But … Continue reading

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