Support the Tool Library Garage Sale!

The West Seattle Tool Library is excited to participate in the West Seattle Community Garage Sale on May 13th. Our sale will run from 11am – 4pm in the parking lot of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

We will feature an assortment of garden tools, small power tools, and manual woodworking tools. We’ll also have a free tool table, so be sure to stop by early for the best selection. All proceeds from the sale to benefit the West Seattle Tool Library Community. Hope to see you there!

Meaningful Movies Saturday May 6th

Saturday, May 6

West Seattle Meaningful Movies 

and West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice

present

 

COMMAND AND CONTROL

A riveting documentary about an accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in 1980 that almost caused the detonation of a nuclear weapon 600 times as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

1 hour and 32 minutes

Directed by Robert Kenner, 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCPlm-mQ9Kk

Mary Hanson, from Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, will speak briefly after the film and be a resource for the discussion.

6:30  doors open for refreshments and social time

7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House

6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126

Bus numbers 21 and 128

 

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

www.westseattlemeaningfulmovies.org

www.facebook.com/westseattlemeaningfulmovies?ref=hl

www.meaningfulmovies.org

Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvement Project

Statement from The Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvement Project:

The Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvement project was among 12 projects selected in late 2016 by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee for funding through the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

The 2015 voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle includes $24 million to continue the NSF program over a nine-year period. Learn more about the program:www.seattle.gov/transportation/nsf.htm

Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvement Project

The project will improve connectivity, walkability, and safety for residents and students who currently use two unimproved and overgrown paths on 25th and 26th avenues SW, between SW Trenton and SW Cloverdale streets. Project elements include:

  • Two 10-foot wide asphalt walkways on 25th and 26th avenues SW running between SW Trenton St and the cul-de-sac to the north
  • Pedestrian lights along the two paths
  • Removal of overgrown vegetation and installation of new trees and plants where appropriate
  • Possible new plaza space at 25th Ave SW and SW Trenton St, either defined by paint or constructed with concrete

Visit the project website to view the early design concept: www.seattle.gov/transportation/NSFChiefSealthWalkway.htm

This is the first phase of outreach and we’d like to hear from you! Email us by April 9 to let us know:

  • What do you like about the design so far? Do you have any concerns?
  • What would you like to see at the possible plaza area at 25th Ave SW and SW Trenton St? How would you want to use this space?
  • What else would you like us to know about how you use this area? What improvements would you like to see?
  • Do you have recommendations for how to keep people informed about the project?

Stay Involved!

This project is being designed in 2017, with construction scheduled for 2018. We’re committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. We’ll keep you engaged as design begins and stay in touch throughout the year. Are you interested in joining the project’s email list? Click here to sign up!

Visit the project’s webpage at www.seattle.gov/transportation/NSFChiefSealthWalkway.htm to learn more.

 

Do you need information in another format?

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations, call (206) 451-8191.

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a: (206) 451-8191.

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi (206) 451-8191.

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market: May 5th and 6th

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

UW Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 NE 41st St., Seattle

Friday, May 5, 4-8 PM open to public

For the Friday Preview Party, tickets available online

Saturday, May 6, 9-5 PM

NO SUNDAY

This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-Day Sale.

The weekend starts with the Preview Party a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County, Friday, May 5. Tickets are available.

Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives and specialty vendors with garden art. Master Gardeners will help to to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Join us to get your garden growing this year.

NEW this year. Garden Education Talks on Saturday, May 6th. Open to the Public: Ciscoe Morris, Karen Chapman, Bill Thorness, Elaine Sherbrooke.

Please visit website for times and more details: mgfkc.org

 

 

Celebrate the start of spring!

Power to the Partnership.

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Celebrate the start of spring!

This month we officially say goodbye to winter and welcome the the start of spring. This means that it’s that time of year when our forests will be getting greener, giving us all the more reason to get outside. Check out how we are celebrating the spring season by spreading awareness about invasive species and learning about Washington’s early bloomers.

Invasive Species Awareness Week

Last week, we celebrated Invasive Species Awareness Week by featuring insights from local ecologists on their “favorite” invasive plants. Click HERE to see what Seattle Parks and Recreation’s own Bridget Kelsh has to say about invasive blackberry and her time spent tackling it on Seattle’s Natural Areas Crew.

See it? Report it!

The Washington Invasive Species Council has created an easy-to-use app to report sightings of invasive plants, animals and other pesky organisms anywhere in Washington State. Just take a photo and upload it to the app, and your report will be sent directly to the right agency. Learn more about the app HERE.

Signs of Spring

It may be hard to believe, but the official start of spring is just two weeks away! Forterra wants you to know which native plants will be blooming in the month ahead, and to get to know Washington’s true first signs of spring. Click HERE to learn about Washington’s early-bloomers, and get to know more about our state’s native plants.

UPCOMING WORK PARTIES

Kick off the start of spring by getting outside and giving back to Seattle’s forests! Check out some upcoming events below, and many, many more can be found here online.

Hitts Hill Park

(S. Brandon St.)

Sat, March 11

10am

RSVP!

Martha Washington Park

(Warsaw St.)

Sun, March 12

10am

RSVP!

West Duwamish Greenbelt

(12th Ave. SW & SW Myrtle St)

Sat, March 18

10am

RSVP!

Licton Springs

(97th & Ashworth)

Sat, March 11

10am

RSVP!

SW Queen Anne Greenbelt

(12th W. & W. Blaine)

Thur, March 16

9:30am

RSVP!

Ravenna Park

(NE 55th St.)

Sat, March 18

10am

RSVP!

It’s time to come out of winter hibernation and get out into Seattle Parks! We hope to see you in the forest this spring.

– The Green Seattle Partnership team

Images: Green Seattle Partnership, Forterra, Nicole Marcotte, Ben Mawhinney

Tour a Tiny Home at GreenLife July 8-10th!

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Have you heard the BIG news about tiny homes? These low-impact dwellings are all over the media and minds of people looking to live smaller. There is only so much room on this planet and the more space we give to nature, the cleaner our air, water, and soil will remain. With so much development going on around Seattle, it is a breath of fresh air to see companies like Seattle Tiny Homes bringing the reality of low-impact living to our community.

Seattle Tiny Homes is a featured sponsor of this year’s GreenLife area at Summer Fest. They will have a Tiny Home on display all three days of the event (July 8th, 9th, and 10th) and be giving a talk about what it’s like to Live Small:

Living Small Community Presentation:

About Seattle Tiny Homes:

The way you live in a tiny space is different from everyone else. So why settle for a home that’s not designed with you in mind? Since 2010, Seattle Tiny Homes has offered a full range of options to create the perfect tiny house for you. We completely customize your home to meet your specific goals and dreams, and build it to the the highest standards of quality to last a lifetime.

Seattle Tiny Homes specializes in tiny structures on wheels. We believe smaller abodes create serenity and simplicity, and are better for the environment.  Depending on location, you can use a tiny structure as a dwelling, a mother-in-law apartment, a retirement cottage, an extra bedroom for a college student, a home office, or a studio. All our completed structures are licensed as RV travel trailers. Learn more about us at www.seattletinyhomes.com.

Visit the West Seattle Nursery Garden Stage!

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You probably already know, but if you don’t, the West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center is a wonderful place to get plantings, supplies and advice. They employ great people that are very knowledgeable about what to plant, where to plant, and when to plant it. This cool garden shop is sponsoring (and decorating!) the GreenLife Garden Stage this year.

Picture: fragrant hanging baskets, nice lush saplings, a billion 4″ plantings…and BEAUTIFUL music bellowing about! That’s what we’re picturing too! Come on by and visit, both the Nursery and the stage.

Meet Organic Grocer PCC at GreenLife July 8-10th!

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If you are new to the area you may not know, but PCC Natural Markets is a great grocery store, we are very lucky to have them in the neighborhood. They have very conscientious buyers and by being a member and reading their rag, The Sound Consumer, I know their due diligence in regards to sustainable food practices. I trust them with my family’s health and am very happy to have them as a GreenLife area sponsor this year.

PCC will have a “Build Your Own Trailmix” booth which highlights how to combine nummies from the bulk section to create great tasting, energizing trail mixes.