Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future...you'll find all this and more at the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. When you join this group of Ballard neighbors on Aug 27th at Ballard Commons Park, you'll encounter creativity, passion and community while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. In a time of uncertainty about our nation's leadership, People Power has been chosen as this year's festival theme as a reminder of what is still possible locally and as a model for all communities.
80% of antibiotics in the US are used in livestock on factory farms, primarily to boost profits and compensate for living filthy conditions. This is not how our antibiotics should be used, and it's making these critical medicines less effective when we really need them. In fact, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year, where life-saving medicines no longer work.
That’s why Food and Water Watch's local chapter is kicking off this fall's effort here in Seattle to demand federal action to ban the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
Sustainable Ballard has a lot planned for its annual festival this September 19th. Combining creativity, passion and community, this group of Ballard neighbors always "brings it" to produce an exceptional event full of quirky mischief and old-fashioned fun. Attendees will also learn daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. This year's festival is sporting a garden party theme featuring a Taste of Ballard Tea Garden with delicious treats and an "Alice in Wonderland" atmosphere.
Join North Helpline and our Lake City community for a night of spaghetti on Friday, February 20 from 5-8 pm at the Lake City Community Center! This annual Spaghetti Dinner is sponsored by the Lake City Lions Club and the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce. A meal of spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert will be served. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. There will be raffle tickets for a variety of prizes available for purchase, as well as games. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Sawhorse Revolution is a carpentry program for diverse high school youth. Sawhorse works with students to become resourceful, conscientious, and mature members of their communities through collaboration with professional builders on inspiring projects. Each fall and spring, Sawhorse undertakes new building projects rooted in Seattle's urban communities. Students work in crews to remodel or build new structures in local schools, non-profits, and small businesses. Currently, Sawhorse students, builders, and designers are working on two micro-houses for the Nickelsville homeless community.