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Great news! You can now access old Sustainable Bainbridge e-newsletters--still chock full of good information--on our website!
Link here to read copies starting from January 2009.
Support Bainbridge Youth
Purchase a copy of "Standing
Here", a fusion of B&W photographic images of Bainbridge Island, shot by
local resident David Cohen, with text by high school students, parents, and
other Island voices. The project's goal is to raise funds to provide over 330
hours of free mental health counseling for Bainbridge students from 12 to 19
years of age.
Available at Eagle Harbor Book Company for $20. Eighty percent of the
sales proceeds go directly to BYS.
Lazy days of summer are here! And so it is for the Sustainable Bainbridge e-newsletter! While the activity level is slow and easy, there is still plenty to do to keep your sustainability commitment flowing! Read more below, and remember--on these hot, dry days,
it's more important then ever to use water wisely!
Winter Gardening Presentation
6-8pm, Real Foods Cafe, Harbor Square (across from Ferry Terminal)
We live in winter garden country! Plant the right veggies at the
right time and you'll be eating fresh produce throughout the winter and
next spring. Best varieties, times and methods for a productive winter
garden. Dinner snack food provided by Real Foods Café. Food and talk
For more info: Bios Design
July 25 & 26
Matinees That Matter: The Garden
(2009 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature)
5:00pm both days, Historic Lynwood Theatre, $9.00 all seats
The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South
Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States.
Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992,
the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the
country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding
their families. Creating a community. But now, bulldozers are poised to
level their 14-acre oasis. The Garden follows the plight of the
farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble
of City Hall.
A Walk in the Park at Gazzam with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust
10am-Noon, Vincent/Marshall Road entrance of Gazzam
A variety of guided tours of the Preserve, or take
a self-guided hike (trail maps available and interpretive stations
along trail). Lots of fun for families, refreshments, games, and a photo scavenger hunt for the kids (bring your digital cameras or cell phones; some loaner cameras will be available on site, if needed).
For more information: BI Land Trust or call 842-1216 for details.
Food, Farming, Culture and Education: Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
Global Source is presenting its 3rd annual summer institute on food,
farming culture and education, at Suyematsu-Bentryn Farms, Bainbridge
Island. Current itinerary for the 2009 Summer Institute can be found
at Global Source.
July 31- Aug. 2
1st Annual First-Ever Blake Island Environmental Reunion Camp
Friday, 4:00pm through Sunday, 4:00pm, Blake Island
Do-It-Yourself" Camp, Paddle, Row, Kayak, Sail, Surf, Hike Adventure
... a friendly green antidote to loud-not-so-green Seafair. Bring
friends, families, kids! Spread the word! Help us found this annual
event! Don't forget your LAWN CHAIRS, games and solar cookers! Local
musicians joining us!
For more information contact: kathy [at] sustainableballard.org
Winter Gardening Workshop
1-4pm, Holly Lane Gardens
Come to a hands-on workshop to learn different methods for creating
a winter garden. On lawns, in fields, or in existing garden patches.
Pros and cons of the different possibilities. Also we'll cover the
basics of when, what and how to plant in your productive winter garden.
Bring some garden tools (shovel, etc.), gloves and laughter. Workshop
For more info and directions: Bios Design
The Great Peninsula Future Festival
10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday; 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, Port Gamble
This second annual festival
will host scores of green exhibits, hand-made crafts by local artists,
delicious food, informative speakers and practical workshops on such topics as
alternative energy, beekeeping, weaving, sustainable gardening," buy local"
opportunities and heritage trees. There
will also be a trash art contest and science fair open to all ages. The festival will offer lots of fun stuff for
kids, including FIN, a walk-in mobile salmon.
is $7.00 for adults. Children 12 and
under are free. Youth 13 to 18 - $5.00. Parking is free.
you would like to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, vendor or volunteer
or call 425-788-7496.
Monday, August 3
Sustainable First Monday: Harvest Swap & Ice Cream Social
7-9 pm, Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Drive SE
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge.
Join Sustainable Bainbridge and Sound Food for this
first ever harvest swap--a wonderful opportunity to share what you are growing
in abundance, and enjoy the fruits and vegetables of others. Bring fresh
produce to swap, or something made from locally grown produce, such as zucchini
bread or raspberry jam. Anything left over will be donated to Helpline
House. To celebrate the social aspects of this occasion, Sustainable Bainbridge
will host an ice cream social -- to enjoy that you need to bring your own bowl
Contact: info@SustainableBainbridge.net or 842-4439.
Permaculture Design Course
Trout Lake, WA
The international Permaculture Certificate course is a 2-week (72-
hour) curriculum encompassing whole-systems design methods for creating
healthy communities of people, plants and animals. Topics covered will
include: design, agriculture, plant propagation, seed-saving, natural
building, water catchment, alternative energy, aquaculture,
agro-forestry, eco-villages; governance; urban permaculture,
alternative economic systems, and more.
Cost: $1300, including a copy of Permaculture: A Designer's Manual;
vegetarian food; and campsite facilities on the scenic ranch site
located at the base of Mt. Adams, 30 miles north of Hood River.
For more info: Bios Design
Squeaky Wheels "Bike for Pie"
10:30am, Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way W. to Fort Ward
Bring donations of food for Helpline House to the Marge Williams
Center. Choose a short or long ride, or just ride from your house to
Fort Ward. Co-sponsored by Helpline House, Trust for Working Landscapes, and Sustainable Bainbridge
Link to Squeaky Wheels for more information.
For More Regional Events visit our Website!
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Sound Food's Ferry Farm Stand is now open Wednesdays, through September 30, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. Stop by and purchase a wide variety of
fresh produce from farmers on Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, all of which
use organic methods and sustainable farm practices. Everything is sold in $5
increments to make transactions quick and easy!
Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge Island
The Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge (SBN), SB's new project partner, is now an official chapter member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Mark your calendars for August 18th, and stay tuned for more details on their first "open house" event.
Sign up for SBN's email announcements.
Contact SBN@sustainablebainbridge.net for more information.
Sustainable First Monday (July Report)
A good time was had by all who attended the community potluk in July! Delictable food, delicious conversation, and zero waste of course! If you missed this event, no worries--you can join us August 3rd for a harvest swap and ice cream social! (See Events above.)
Community Shellfish Farm
Final approval for the city permit with the Department of Ecology was
received. That means, two down and one more to go! The
public comment period for our Army Corps of Engineers Permit ended on July 18th. We'll keep you posted!
One Call For All
Thank you to all of our fellow community members who donated to Sustainable Bainbridge through One Call For All. If you are still considering a donation, you can do so through One Call For year-round! We get 100 percent of all donations made to us!
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citizen engagement and fostering collaborations on behalf of the environmental, social and economic
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Have a great topic idea or expertise you would like to share with the community? Sustainable First Monday may be the right venue for you. Contact us!
Sustainable Living Tips
Homeowners Can Save $5,000 in Under an Hour (and be kind to the plant)
tough, and as the recession rolls on for the foreseeable future, it is
important to consider what you can do to save money. The good news is that saving money at home can be easy. The twelve
tactics listed can all be completed in about an hour and are free of any
outside costs. They have the potential to immediately save a homeowner $500,
and $5,000 over the next decade!