PubliCalendar: Farm and Garden in the City
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Urban Farm Fling
Seattle Tilth's first Farm Fling fundraising dinner will take place at Rainier Beach Urban Farm. The farm formerly known as Atlantic City Nursery just needs an extra does of cash to become a full-fledged urban agricultural haven.
To raise that money, volunteers will serve a hot meal on the beautiful grounds of the Farm, an experience the organizers hope will inspire a love of urban farms, and encourage residents to try their hand at urban farming.
Urban Farm Fling, Fri, June 27, 4:30–8pm, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 South Cloverdale Street, $300–$5000.
Town Green Day of Service: Just Garden Project
Town Hall teams up with Seattle Tilth's Just Garden program to build raised-bed gardens for community centers and low-income households in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
The program begins at 9am with a breakfast and brief lesson about organic gardening before crews split up to work in various locations. Once the beds have been built, a 1pm lunch rounds out the day's events.
Town Green Day of Service: Just Garden Project, Sat, June 28, 9 am-1 pm, Mount Baker Full Life Care, 2600 South Walker Street, free.
Let's Go Beacon! A Clean 'Hood, Clean Water Walk
Sustainable Seattle and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition would like to take you on a tour of Beacon Hill from a unique perspective.
Follow the path taken by flowing rainwater while exploring multiple green buildings, gardens, and other neighborhood fixtures and learning practical methods to promote sustainability within your own home. The approximately two-hour walk starts at 11am at El Centro de la Raza, which is also the place participants will return to just in time for the Beacon Rocks! Festival.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to RSVP, and those who attend will recieve a free ticket for a Duwamish River boat tour.
Let's Go Beacon! A Clean 'Hood, Clean Water Walk, Sat, June 28, 11am, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, free.
10th Annual Body Pride Ride
This year's ride completes a decade of bare-what-you-dare cycling to spread positive vibes about different body shapes and sizes by taking a circuitous route through Capitol Hill before joining the main body of the Pride Parade at 11:30 on 4th and Madison.
The Body Pride Ride Yahoo! group's about us link says, "The difference between public nudity and indecent exposure may seem subtle, but it is simple too (see RCW 9A.88.010)," so don't worry about legality. Just arrive, ditch whatever clothes you feel comfortable without, glob on some body paint during the 8–10:30am private painting party, and ride. No cameras or lewd behavior allowed.
10th Annual Body Pride Ride, Sun, June 29, 8am–5pm, Secret Location in Capitol Hill (Contact the Yahoo! group), free.
Science On Tap
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) research toxicologist John Incardona will be at Third Place Pub in Ravenna Monday evening to talk about coal dust. The powdered form of coal invades environments both on land and at sea, causing serious health problems in humans and fish alike.
Dr. Incardona has an MD and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University, and has been studying the effects of pollution on fish with NWFSC for more than a decade.
Science on Tap, Mon, June 30, 7pm, Third Place Pub, 6504 20th Avenue NE, free.
Advance Notice for July 2
National Forests Committee Meeting
Washington state has some of the most beautiful forests in the country, but they won't stay that way without some volunteer muscle.
Join the Sierra Club at their Washington chapter office next Wednesday to learn more about the state's national forests, trails, and other roadless areas, and find out both what help is needed and how to make yourself useful.
National Forests Committee Meeting, Wed, July 2, 7pm, Sierra Club Washington State Chapter Office, 180 Nickerson Street, Suite 202, free.
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