Learn about how communities across the country are investing locally to build a more sustainable food system and get involved here in Seattle.
Our speakers are Woody Tasch, the founder and chairman of Slow Money, and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, which outlined a vision to bring the financial system back to earth & sparked the formation of dozens of affiliate organizations and Carol Peppe Hewitt, co-founder of Slow Money NC and author of Financing our Foodshed.
From now until November, you are going to be hearing a lot about genetically engineered food. Some of the things you hear will be misinformation paid for by Monsanto and other agribusiness corporations working to keep consumers in the dark.
The bottom line is that all consumers have the right to know what's in the food they eat. That's why Food & Water Watch is working to pass the ballot initiative I-522 to mandate the labeling of all genetically engineered food. Join us on March 21st to learn the facts about GE food and stand up for your right to know.
The Sustainable Ballard Festival is one of the highlights of the year for Ballard. Each year, we celebrate our successes through engaging activities, how-to workshops, community building, art, music and creativity and old-fashioned family fun.
This year's festival will features an abundance of green building and transportation exhibits, a music stage with cafe/lounge area, food trucks, the Undriver Licensing Station™, Bikeworks Family Bike Expo, 50+ vendors, farm animals, cider-making, solar and raingarden displays, fun for kids and more!
This gala event, will include a “good food” focused silent auction, live music, locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, organic beer wine and cider, and a live dessert auction to cap off the evening. Robin Leventhal, former Owner and Executive Chef of Crave, star of Top Chef Season 6 and Slow Food Seattle Board Member, will act as Emcee and Auctioneer.
All event proceeds benefit Tilth Producers of Washington. We’ve been growing farmers since 1974, and with your help, we can keep the good food coming!
On Saturday, June 23, Sustainable Ballard is hosting the 4th Annual Edible Garden Tour of northeast Ballard food gardens. Their goal is to, “educate and inspire folks to grow food by giving examples of creative uses of parking strips, containers, raised beds, bee houses, chicken coops, fruit trees & berries and more.” Participants will have a chance to meet the gardeners and ask questions. The tour includes about a dozen gardens to explore, all within walking distance of the Whittier Elementary School (1320 NW 75th St.).
Whittier Elementary School(start point)
1320 NW 75th St. Gardens are located throughout NE Ballard