PubliCalendar: Farm and Garden; Internet and Radio
Today's picks for civic nerds
Seattle Tilth Farm Works Farm Walk
Nine acres of mixed vegetables, an egg-laying flock of hens, a pork product production facility, and a beekeeper's paradise await in Auburn for those who join the tour at Seattle Tilth Farm Works (STFW).
The Auburn facility is home to STFW's "farm incubator" program, in which over 20 aspiring farmers ply their trade while learning the skills necessary for agricultural success at business trainings and hands-on planting and harvesting trainings.
STFW Farm Walk, Mon, July 14, Seattle Tilth Farm Works, 17601 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd.Auburn, WA 98092, $15–$30.
Chef in the Garden
GROW, the organization formerly known as P-Patch Trust, will be raising funds this year with the help of chef Tom Douglas. The James Beard Award winner will be cooking at the Interbay P-Patch for up to 100 people while GROW volunteers run a garden-themed silent auction.
Proceeds from ticket sales ($135 each) and the silent auctin will go toward GROW's efforts to build and maintain P-Patches throughout the city.
Chef in the Garden, Tue, July 15, 5:30 pm, Interbay P-Patch, 2415 15th Ave West, $135.
John Foreman: Big Data’s Possibilities and Our Fears
Massive amounts of internet data are being collected at all times by both businesses and governments, and your Facebook profile is just the tip of the iceberg. Should we panic? Is Skynet our imminent future? Would Bentham consider the modern world the epitome of his conception of a panopticon?
In Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight, author and MailChimp.com chief data scientist John Foreman delves into the many benefits of his line of work while addressing common fears that have arisen as big data has gone from small niche topic to big headline issue.
He'll be telling Seattle all about it downstairs at Town Hall on Wednesday.
John Foreman: Big Data's Possibilities and Our Fears, Wed, July 16, 7:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, $5.
Radio Bust Out
KEXP just held a fundraising event to help build their new home in Seattle Center, but they're not the only radio enthusiasts in need of a cash infusion around town. A new non-profit, community-driven radio station, called Fulcrum Community Communications, is looking for a monetary jolt to get their North Seattle-based FM broadcasts off the ground.
Join Seattle's FCC at Pono Ranch in Ballard next Saturday for free live music from local acts (School of Rock, Yaima, COHO, and I'm with Amy), free food, and an opportunity to donate to a radio station seeking to double Seattle's community-driven FM output.
Radio Bust Out, Sat, July 19, 2–11pm, Pono Ranch, 4502 Shilshole Ave NW, $20 suggested donation.
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