Friday, May 28, 2010

Seattle Green Week

Seattle Green Week started on Wednesday, but there are still a ton of great activities coming up!  A lot of these are perfect for the long weekend.  Here are a few that I am excited about:

- Tonight (5/28) is a free showing of the movie Good Food- airing 7-9 PM at The Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

"Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest.  Small family farmers are making a comeback.  They're growing much healthier food, and lots  more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms.  For decades Northwest agriculture was focused on a few big crops for export. But to respond to climate change and the end of cheap energy, each region needs to produce more of its own food and to grow food more sustainably.  Good Food visits producers, farmers’ markets, distributors, stores, restaurants and public officials who are developing a more sustainable food system for all."

- This Sunday, May 30th- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Goods for the Planet is hosting a "no frills" home canning lesson for fruit and tomatoes.  You do need to pre-register via e-mail, and the class fee is $20.  Class info can be found on their website under the "events" tab.

- Monday, June 1st 3:30-5:30 PM at the Ballard Library Seattle Free School has a class on making garden baskets out of recycled paper bags.  

- Thursday, June 3rd 7-9 PM is another free movie night at Phinney Center.  A Sea Change:

"Imagine a world without fish. It’s a frightening premise, and it’s happening right now. “A Sea Change” follows the journey of retired history teacher SvenHuseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. A must-see! It’s the first documentary about ocean acidification, and it’s winning lots of awards. Directed by Barbara Ettinger and co-produced by Sven Huseby of Niijii Films."

- Saturday, June 5th Earth Corps is hosting a trio of park restoration parties from 10 AM - 2 PM.  The focus is on maintaining restoration sites, planting native trees, and removing non-native species.  

     "1. Seward Park: Work with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership and the Friends of Seward Park as we continue to maintain our restoration sites, plant native tree and remove English ivy from this stand of old growth forest right in the city! Home to diverse wildlife and impressive trees, Seward Park is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, and those who love the outdoors.

     2. Cheasty Greenspace: Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership and Seattle Parks and Recreation in our ongoing efforts to restore Cheasty Greenspace. Volunteers will be performing maintenance on restoration sites, creating "survival rings" around trees and planting native trees, shrubs and ground cover in this 43 acre south Seattle greenspace. Other work may include non-native plant removal, past restoration site stewardship, or woodchip application.

     3. Kiwanis Ravine: Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle partnership and the Heron Habitat Helpers as we continue to restore the wildlife corridor adjacent to Kiwanis Ravine. The Kiwanis Ravine in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood just east of Discovery Park. At just 14 acres this Seattle Park space is home to Seattle’s largest heron rookery with over 60 active nests. Come help out our herons by installing new native trees & shrubs."

Are any of you participating in any Green Week activities?   Note that attending any of these events will also score you a one-day pass for Seattle Green Festival!

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