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Action News
Sustainable Living Tips
SB Board News

Some Sustainable Bainbridge board members will be at the upcoming Future Fest (see Events). You can find our booth at the SCALLOPS Commons Cafe.

Community Sharing Idea
Here's a way to help local farmers help food banks. Members of Cedars
Unitarian Universalist Church are funding a local grower to provide fresh local food to an area food bank. Read More...

If your faith group, school, or organization has any great ideas they would like to share, contact info@

Regional Actions
Get involved in this Pledge Campaign
designed to motivate
people to use their bikes
instead of their cars. It
will run from now untill
August 31 2008. People
sign up (no cost) and have a chance to win a bike. One-hundred and thirty bike shops are
part of this great effort.

To sign up, visit:



Berries are bountiful and so are the great activities available in August! Events listed below prove that sustainable living is fun for the whole family!
Upcoming Events

Marine Critical Areas Ordinance

July 30, 6:30 pm, BI City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue
Start with an Ice Cream Social sponsored by People for Puget Sound and Bainbridge Alliance for Puget Sound outside of City Hall and at 7:00 pm be a part of the Public Hearing, the first
opportunity for the public to comment on the draft Marine CAO. 
For a copy of the ordinance and additional information, follow the project link at the bottom of the city's home page at:
Great Peninsula Future Festival 
August 2-3, Port Gamble
Join Sustainable Bainbridge and scores of community service organizations, business leaders, conservation groups, educators, "buy local" groups and volunteers at the Future Festival !
The Festival will focus on sustainability education and actions on behalf of the future health of our community, our economy and our environment while providing family fun and entertainment including: headline entertainers, live music, food, crafts, speakers, workshops and lots of activities for the kids. 
You can find more information at:
Farmstock Festival of the Arts
August 1-3, Bottom's Up Farms and Bainbridge Island Farms
Art, Music, Local History and a bit of Folklore ~ The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of historic farmland on Bainbridge. Farmstock seeks volunteers to help with art exhibits and concerts. Farmstock Festival of the Arts is supported in part by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.
For more information:
Contact Elizabeth Gadbois at 206.842.3700 or 206. 819.3618
Sustainable First Mondays!
Community Shellfish Gardens
Aug. 4, 7-9pm, Commons (Senior Center), on Brien Dr
LOCALLY GROWN SEAFOOD!  Explore the possibility of creating more local seafood options directly from our coastal island waters!  The folks from Puget Sound Restoration Fund will be doing a presentation about an exciting new project to start a Community Shellfish Garden on one of our local Bainbridge Island beaches!!!  This would represent an important new, local source of protein in addition to added filtration of local waters.  They are planning a hands-on event to seed the shellfish garden with clams and oysters and they would like this to be a broad-based community effort.  That means YOU can help participate to make this vision a reality. 
For more information, contact Lisa Macchio at 842-4439
Bike for PIE
August 17, 10:30am, Marge Williamson Center, Winslow Way to Ft. Ward Park
A time to bike and eat great pie!  Squeaky Wheels sponsors this annual event to benefit local biking. It's free though donations are welcome. T-shirts with local art by Peggy Brunton will be for sale, and  all the pie you can eat will be waiting for you at Ft. Ward Park! 
For more information, contact Dana Berg at veloberg66 at
Tales from the Farm
 August 16, Yonder Retreat Center, BI

Trust for Working Landscapes is hosting "Tales from the Farm", an evening of food, music, wine, dancing and "hilariously poignant" stories of Farming on Bainbridge Island told by local farmers and chefs.

A donation of $100.00 secures you a seat at this special event, with all proceeds to fund TWL's efforts to promote and protect Farming on Bainbridge through Education, Open Space Preservation, and Support Systems for Publicly and Privately owned farmlands.

For more information visit:

Sheet Mulching Workshop
August 23, 1-4pm, Lofall
Presented by Chuck Estin

Tired of the double-digging, back-breaking veggie garden methods? Learn how to get a new lease on a weed-free garden - let your worms do the work for you! Sheet mulching methods for long-lasting weed control, when converting lawns or fields into productive garden spaces.  We'll address bed layout, design and plant needs, and we'll work with keyhole beds and other strategies for maximizing production with efficient design. Fee for workshop is $35.00 and includes snacks.

For more information contact Chuck Estin at  cestin at

For more local and regional events check our website at:
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News

Sound Food

The Ferry Farm Stand is open every Wednesday evenings from 4:30-6:30 at the Chamber's Information Kiosk at the Bainbridge ferry terminal.  A variety of locally-grown produce will be available in convenient $5 bags. A project of the community benefit group, Sound Food, the Ferry Farm Stand is a pilot project to encourage Kitsap commuters to eat more food grown close to home. All of the food sold at the Ferry Farm Stand will be picked fresh at farms on Bainbridge Island and in North Kitsap. Sound Food provides all the staffing, organization and promotional support, so that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the farmers.

Earth Day 2008: Report

The Sustainable Bainbridge "bean jars" were a big hit again this year at our booth! A fun way to involve community members in expressing their wishes and interests in current topics, this year, we asked people to "vote" their beans by indicating which types of foods they would like to see grown locally. In some cases, that meant new foods such as more eggplants, and in other cases, that meant new types of foods, such as more shellfish and seafoods grown or raised around the island (notably not farmed salmon). The counts are not definitive in such an exercise, but the process allows people to engage in discussions about such topics as local foods, and it provides an opportunity to point out the wide array of locally produced foods that already exist on Bainbridge.  Many people were delighted to learn about Sound Food's local food map through this interaction.

Sustainable First Monday: Resources for Winter Gardening

Many people asked us to provide the handouts from Chuck Estin's geat presentation on Winter Gardening at our June SFM. Visit to download these handouts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sustainable Bainbridge Communications Outreach Volunteer

Have a knack for public relations? Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for someone who can work about 8 hours per month helping us get the word out about all of the exciting things happening with the organization.


Carbon Neutral Bainbridge

Are you intrigued with working toward a "Carbon Neutral Bainbridge"?  Paul Ziakin has been in touch with Sustainable Bainbridge and  would like  to engage interested people in some in depth investigation and strategizing.  This effort would require solid input from the sciences, LEED, Sustainability experts, accountants, congressmen, city council members etc. to pull together a comprehensive initiative. 

Contact:  Paul Ziakin at

Tilth Producers

Tilth Producers is expanding its volunteer program and is looking for folks who are passionate about organic and sustainable farming. Getting involved lets people connect with other like-minded people and also gives them the chance to be an ambassador for the local agricultural community. 

For more information, contact: Christina Robertson at, or 425-252-5434.
Sustainable Living Tips

If you're one of the lucky ones who can find time to relax on these beautiful days of summer, check out these 15 green books you can read at the beach!

Fifteen Green Books for Summer Reading