Entries from August 2014
August 31st, 2014 by master
Seattle Tilth’s Annual Fair Celebrates Our Local Harvest Season
Now in its 27th year, the family friendly Tilth Harvest Fair is back and overflowing with a bountiful harvest this Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Meridian Park
How lucky are we to live in a city with such a vibrant farming and gardening community! It’s a place where a next door neighbor may be growing prized tomato’s or a friend down the way might drop off a basket of sweet peas. It’s also a place that you can easily make a meal with all local ingredients.
Seattle Tilth has been providing hands-on education in organic agriculture for 36 years. It is with this commitment to sustainability that they put on the Seattle Tilth’s Harvest Fair. With fun activities and great community, it’s a great way to enjoy harvest season and celebrate our amazingly fertile place on the map.
Seattle Tilth’s Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle)
The Harvest Fair isn’t just for the green thumbs and their fans, it’s also a great opportunity to see some live music, join a parade, press cider from local apples and hang out with and even meet some neighbors! With all the deliciousness around making your mouths water, food truck and booths will be there to fill your bellies.
Kids will love the opportunity to nuzzle a goat or chicken, make an herb crown, and everyone can learn about farm crafts, native and edible plants, garden supplies and sustainable goods. You can also learn tips for canning and cooking — or bring goods to trade at the barter organized by Backyard Barter.
get your snuggle on with some farm friends
See the full schedule of activities and the list of participating farmers, vendors and organizations.
- Live music
- Local food trucks and tents
- Organic farmers market
- Urban farm demonstration
- Sustainable vendors
- Kids parade (noon)
- Barter (1-3 p.m.)
- Canning and cooking demonstrations
- Cider pressing
- DIY herb crowns
- Seed swap
- Kids crafts in the children’s garden
As with all local community events, it’s volunteers like YOU that make it all happen; plus, it’s a fun way to participate. Sign-up to volunteer!
Sponsors including PCC Natural Markets, Big Dipper Wax Works and media sponsor KUOW.
Admission is free but donations are encouraged at the entrances to help cover event costs.
Tags: Bastyr Center, baxter barn, Big Dipper Wax Works, canning, Chinook Book, cider pressing, food trucks, Gardening, Herban Feast, KUOW, local, new roots organics, parade, PCC, Seattle Tilth, sustainable, urban farm, wallingford
August 14th, 2014 by master
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews will conduct soil tests near the Lake Washington Ship Canal to Investigate potential locations for underground sewage and stormwater storage.
When rain overwhelms the combined sewer system, raw sewage and polluted stormwater spill
into the ship canal in Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford.
As part of a ten year project to protect human health and the environment, and comply with existing laws, SPU will need to construct storage for approximately 9.4 million gallons of sewage and polluted stormwater.
Crews will drill holes up to 150 feet in depth, primarily in the parking strip and on side streets. “No Parking” signs will be placed 72 hours in advance of the work and will be removed as soon as work is completed.
Work will occur from late August through September at 14 locations near shilshole Avenue, Leary Avenue NW, and NW 35th Street. It will take approximately four to five days to complete at each location. Work will be occurring in the Right-Of-Way and happen during normal work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
SPU would like people to be prepared for:
• Crews working on and around the location
• A vehicle-mounted drill rig and support truck
• Paint and other temporary markings in the right of way
• Reduced nearby parking
• Limited traffic impacts in a few locations
• Periodic noise from drilling operations, including engine noises
August 13th, 2014 by master
Group Health has a fun Photo Contest Going On. You Have until August 17th to get your entry in!