Local Sustainable Food Production Tour

Out for Sustainability invites you to celebrate local sustainable food production with an owner-led tour of Field Roast Grain Meat Company and a discussion and dinner  by Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe featuring Field Roast and Terra Organics products, all taking place in the International District.

There are 20 tickets available at $14 each.  Click here to go directly to Brown Paper Tickets to secure a place at this event.

For more information contact Out For Sustainability at outsustainability@gmail.com.

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SWS General Meeting: Food Preservation

Camp Long Lodge

5200 35th Ave. SW (turn east into SW Dawson St., Camp Long Lodge is at the end of the street)

Monday, October 19, Camp Long Lodge, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
5200 35th Ave. SW (turn east into SW Dawson St., Camp Long Lodge is at the end of the street)
Join us in October for information and tips on canning, freezing and drying your harvested fruits and vegetables

Join us for our October general meering for information and tips on canning, freezing and drying your harvested fruits and vegetables. We will have experts in the field of home canning along with additional experts on home growing and storage.  “Vine Lady” Sarah Elmore will introduce us to the food preservation tips that will extend our fall boundaries into winter and beyond.

Come early, about 6:30, and bring a food dish and join us for our monthly potluck and social…

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Olympic Peninsula Wild Mushroom Intro

Intro to Wild Mushroom Identification on the Olympic Peninsula
Friday through Sunday, October 30, 31 and November 1, Olympic Park Institute, all day
Olympic National Forest, Olympic Park Institute-Lake Crescent, 111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles
An overview of wild mushroom species, edibility/toxicity, and field identification methods. This course provides an introduction to wild mushroom identification. Emphasis is on basic identification skills, including edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. Students will learn what to look for and terminology used to distinguish common mushrooms and their relatives. Basic fungal biology and ecology will be discussed. Advanced students are welcome and would also benefit from the class.
Olympic National Forest
Olympic Park Institute-Lake Crescent
111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles

The EOS Alliance is offering this course which is an overview of wild musroom species, edibility/toxicity, and field idenfitication methods for wild mushroom species. This course provides an introduction to wild mushroom identification. Emphasis is on basic identification skills, including edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. Students will learn what to look for and terminology used to distinguish common mushrooms and their relatives. Basic fungal biology and ecology will be discussed. Advanced students are welcome and would also benefit from the class.  The course is $425 for the 2 1/2 days, Register Online.  There is also a recommended list of items to bring since much of the course is taught in the Olympic Forest outdoors – see those recommendations  http://www.eosalliance.org/bio-302_what_to_bring.htm
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West Seattle Crop Circle

The West Seattle Crop Circle is a monthly Circle for food gardeners in West Seattle to share experiences, ask and answer questions, and create community.

    More information at www.gleanit.org (Community Harvest of SW Seattle). To join the discussion and receive announcements of future Crop Circle updates you can join the yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WestSeattleCropCircle/join.

    The location is at the Common House of the Duwamish Cohousing Community (access via Brandon or Dawson from the north and Myrtle from the south).

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    Delridge Produce Coop

    Delridge Produce Co-op
    A new food co-operative in the Delridge area has begun. It’s an offshoot of the King County Food & Fitness Initiative project being adminstered by Delridge Neighborhood Development Association. To get involved please contact Galena White, galenawhite@gmail.com

    Delridge Produce Co-op

    A new food co-operative in the Delridge area has begun. It’s an offshoot of the King County Food & Fitness Initiative project being adminstered by Delridge Neighborhood Development Association. To get involved please contact Galena White, galenawhite@gmail.com

    Eat Local Now

    6th Annual Eat Local Now Dinner Celebration
    Sunday, October 11, Alki Mason Lodge, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
    4736 40th Ave SW
    For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73073 adults $25. kids $10. For more information: http://eatlocalnow.org
    Always a sell-out, this year Sustainable West Seattle and West Seattle CoolMom will be joining BALLE Seattle in hosting the Eat Local Now! fundraising dinner promoting and educating about local food systems – featuring local chefs and locally produced food. Start the evening with a beverage and appetizers, bidding on silent auction items and chatting with local organizations about local food efforts, how to grow your own edible garden, and connect to your local food community. Dinner will be served around 6/6:30, followed by presentations until 8 or so including Dave Muehleisen of 21 Acres and the announcement of the recipient of the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. Top off the evening dancing the night away.
    Please join us! Education * Dinner * Chefs from West Seattle and City-wide * Food from WS Farmers Market participants and others * Silent Auction * Dancing (after dinner) * Kid’s Activity Corner
    The goals of this event (in no particular order) include :
    promotion of year-round support of local food
    promotion of the growing of food in West Seattle,
    increasing access to locally grown foods to all income and social groups,
    strengthening the connections between local food growers, producers, and consumers, and
    giving neighbors the opportunity to share in community with those who feed them.

    6th Annual Eat Local Now Dinner Celebration

    Sunday, October 11, Alki Mason Lodge, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

    4736 40th Ave SW

    For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73073 adults $25. kids $10. For more information: http://eatlocalnow.org.
    Always a sell-out, this year Sustainable West Seattle and West Seattle CoolMom will be joining BALLE Seattle in hosting the Eat Local Now! fundraising dinner promoting and educating about local food systems – featuring local chefs and locally produced food.  Start the evening with a beverage and appetizers, bidding on silent auction items and chatting with local organizations about local food efforts, how to grow your own edible garden, and connect to your local food community. Dinner will be served around 6/6:30, followed by presentations until 8 or so including Dave Muehleisen of 21 Acres and the announcement of the recipient of the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. Top off the evening dancing the night away.
    Please join us! Education * Dinner * Chefs from West Seattle and City-wide * Food from WS Farmers Market participants and others * Silent Auction * Dancing (after dinner) * Kid’s Activity Corner
    The goals of this event (in no particular order) include :
    • promotion of year-round support of local food
    • promotion of the growing of food in West Seattle,
    • increasing access to locally grown foods to all income and social groups,
    • strengthening the connections between local food growers, producers, and consumers, and
    • giving neighbors the opportunity to share in community with those who feed them.

    New West Seattle P-Patch

    A location for a new P-Patch has been approved for West Seattle. The project is in its beginning stages, and the P-Patch has not yet been created. The new site will be located near the West Seattle Christian Church near the Junction. The project manager is in need of volunteers to help build the plots. Volunteers will have a better chance of getting a plot, especially if they are WS residents. Please e-mail Aaron (wscc.grounds@hotmail.com) if you are interested, and include “WSCC P-Patch” in the subject line.

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