MAY DAY SOCIAL at the Skyline Cabana (6041 Sands Way).Help us celebrate our theme: Family, Friends, and Flowers.
Bring family and friends! Everyone is welcome. Come for all or part.
Date: Friday, May 1st.
3:00-6:00: play, indoors or out.
--Relax with friends by the water or inside
--Bring your frisbees, soccer balls, kayaks, etc.; we hope to have croquet and horseshoes
--We'll bring cards, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for inside (you can too)
--Help make tissue-paper May baskets, which will be given to a local assisted-care home
6:00 potluck dinner. Homemade sugar cookies, ice tea, hot tea, and apple juice provided.
Bring your favorite finger food, salad, or dessert. (You are welcome to bring snacks to share from 3:00-6:00 pm.)
Don't forget your place setting and friends... especially people you'd like to introduce to the timebank!
If you can, please donate $5.00 to pay the cabana rental.
Vermicomposting with Callie Martin
Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Compost builds good soil structure. It is also a giant step toward recycling wastes, conserving precious energy reserves, and regaining control of our food supplies. Why throw food peeling s and yard clippings into the garbage when you can harvest their nutrients, turning them into soil enriching compost? Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harvesting the work of worms in our upcoming vermicomposting class. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care, and feeding. Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction/Recycling Education Specialist for Skagit County. She is a lifelong practitioner of healthy soils and organic gardening. Please pre-register for these workshops by signing up with your name and phone number at registers, calling Melanie at (360) 336-5087 x 139 or email@example.com
Skagit County Public Works-Solid Waste Division
Waste Reduction/Recycling Education Specialist
14104 Ovenell Rd.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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“Focus on Skagit Coalitions: Enhancing Community Partnerships”
Community Action Board of Directors April 2015 Brown Bag Discussion, co-hosted by the United Way of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center.
Time: Noon-2 p.m., Thursday, April 16
RSVP required for parking pass and lunch. RVSP by 12 noon on Monday, April 13th: Click here
Location: Northwest Career and Technical Academy, 2205 West Campus Place, Mount Vernon
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/KX1OQ
Cost: Free. Make a donation for provided light lunch. (Please do not bring outside food or drink into the complex)
Note: Luncheon seating is limited to 50 guests. Additional seating will be available to late registrants but lunch is not guaranteed. After you RSVP, we will email you a parking pass the day before the event. Click here or copy and paste the following URL to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8ArgGiQwsw6bREqvMGGLG76sHVIStuaPyQdiNeatms/viewform
Audience: Especially encouraged to attend are participants in local coalitions working on issues such as housing, community health, asset building, disaster preparedness, education and human services, and economic development. Open to the public and Community Action, United Way, and Skagit Volunteer Center partner agency staff, board and volunteers.
The 2015 Community Action Strategic Plan includes an objective to help coordinate and catalyze coalitions and ad hoc groups working on goals to stabilize families, equip them to exit poverty, and engage the community in anti-poverty work. To do that, we invite our board, staff, volunteers and partners to build skills using an innovative model of enhancing community partnerships, and to discuss how we may apply the model to strengthen existing or needed collaborations in Skagit County. J. Hope Corbin, PhD, Assistant Professor at Western Washington University’s Human Services Program, will present her “Bergen Model of Collaborative Functioning,” and walk participants through an informal assessment of one of their networks or coalitions. Elizabeth Jennings, Community Engagement Manager for Community Action of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center, will facilitate a simple exercise for assessing the functional mission and opportunities for growth along the continuum of Network > Coordinate > Cooperate > Collaborate.
Learning outcomes: 1) Participants will learn how to utilize the Bergen Model of Collaborative Functioning with their own networks and coalitions. 2) Participants will examine a recent partnership experience using the model. 3) Participants will learn how to guide a coalition in conversation around client/community mission, functional mission, and set shared goals for future coalition development.
Regional Specialist – Food Access, Nutrition and Health Promotion
WSU Extension Skagit and Whatcom County
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A; Burlington, WA 98233
Office phone: 360-428-4270 ext 235
Mobile phone: 503-754-6732
Designing our Future: Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Principles and Design for Landscape Professionals - May 6 at Padilla Bay Research Reserve
Hello everyone! We are pleased to offer the upcoming "Designing our Future: Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Principles and Design for the Landscape Professional" workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, May 6thfrom 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Padilla Bay Research Reserve. Featured presenters will include Jessica Bloom, award winning landscape designer and best-selling author, and local ecoPRO Certified Landscape Professionals Everett Chu (owner/operator of Azusa Farm and Garden) and Ian Horton (owner/operator of Working Landscapes, PLLC). The event is free, however, pre-registration requested. Please feel free to post or share with anyone who may be interested. Happy Gardening!
Skagit Conservation District
2021 E. College Way, Suite #203
Mount Vernon, WA 98723
Bow Little Market’s 4th Annual
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