By Mary Donaty – Owner and operator of Paradise Found Fiber Farm Early this year my farm was part of a rescue effort; 176 alpacas were in trouble in Oregon. OSU stepped in and treated the neglected and undernourished animals then Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue of Tenino, WA organized a massive project to rehome the […]
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By Greg Meyer Greg! Greg Meyer is a food lover, organic gardener, photographer, skateboarder, and active member in the sustainability community. He is the Outreach Coordinator for Übrlocal. The listing read; “Eggs: Delicious! – One dozen assorted colorful M-XL eggs from happy chickens.” And for $6, the same price as other organic, free range eggs […]
May Day is a joyous spring holiday and it is also International Workers’ Day. This holiday is associated with the Roman festival of Flora, the goddess of flowers, Celtic Beltane and German Walpurgis Night. Traditions include young women washing their face with the morning dew to ensure lovely skin, dancing the maypole and crowning the […]
Becca Fong makes great things happen. From her work with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Good Food Team to her current work with Seattle Tilth she has been instrumental in moving urban agriculture forward. Hear her thoughts on the future of urban ag.
“There is so much to be excited about right now here at RBUFW,” said Seattle Tilth farm manager Katie Pencke, “We are expanding programs and really looking forward to this growing season.” All around I could see neatly mulched beds, vegetable plant starts pushing up their Reemay covers and the calls of Redwing Blackbirds were […]
Being around Megan Horst for just a few minutes makes me want to get solar panels, plant more food and change the world into a more sustainable place. She grew up in Milwaukee in a family that gardened, had a big raspberry patch and liked to shop at thrift stores but didn’t label themselves as […]
In just four years Elaine Corets has transformed her city yard into a place of food and beauty. She is using a low till method and instead of weeding she “edits” the volunteers that appear; moving salad burnett, mache, bachelor’s buttons and mint, to name a few, to more pleasing places. I love the way […]
“I will trade you a basket for that garlic aioli.” I said with conviction. “Done!” said the woman next to a row of promising jars. This month’s Backyard Barter fair was held at the Ballard library and featured a range of delicious and interesting things to trade; tangy pickled brussel sprouts, Elaine Corets’ quince paste, […]
Imbolc is on February 1st this year. It is an ancient holiday that falls half-way between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and you may know it better as St Brigid’s Day, Groundhog’s Day or Candlemas. This is one of my favorite days as it is noticeably lighter and you truly can start to feel spring in the air; early blooming flowers […]
On a foggy, wet, grey day in Seattle one of my favorite places to visit is the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Walking into this fragrant, warm place is like taking a small vacation.