Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other
You know the stereotype: Environmentalists are big-city liberals obsessed with government regulation, and farmers are stubborn rural conservatives. The conflicts between the two parties are more nuanced than that, but it would seem from the outside looking in that people who want to protect the environment and people who rely on the environment for their livelihood should be able to get along.
Don Stuart, author of Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, has a lot to say on the matter.
The former American Farmland Trust Northwest regional director's opinion is an educated one. Hear him talk about a worst-case scenario: What will happen if the two sides never learn to work together?
Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, Tue, Nov 18, 6:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Community Open House
In response to the growing concern over a lack of affordable housing in Seattle, Mayor Murray has set up a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee to identify and evaluate policy options. PubliCola recently published one possible solution to the affordable housing problem, but we aren't elected to make those sort of high level decisions, so...
The HALAC is scheduled to host a series of open houses, where the community is invited to take part in discussions around the affordable housing issues. Wednesday focuses on South Seattle. Check with the Office of the Mayor for future open houses.
Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Community Open House, Wed, Nov 19, 6–8:30pm, Ethiopian Community Center, 8323 Rainier Ave S, Free
Advance Notice for November 21
Meaningful Movies: Princess Angeline
The Duwamish people are the true Seattle natives. This 2010 documentary explores the everyday life of the Duwamish tribe and their interaction with the region's first white settlers through the experience of Chief Seattle's daughter.
As always with Meaningful Movies, the screening is free, the popcorn is free, and the film is accompanied by a relevant discussion, in this case with Seattle filmmakers Sandra and Yasu Osawa.
Meaningful Movies: Princess Angeline, Fri, Nov 21, 7pm, Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S, Free