5th Annual Sustainable Samish Garden Tour
Where local economy and conservation meet
SUNDAY, JULY 31st, 2016
11 am to 3 pm
Hidden treasures and verdant landscapes await you at the 5th Annual Sustainable Samish Garden Tour! Meet, network, and gain tips from Samish watershed residents who are working to cultivate a healthy, resilient, and vibrant community…one garden at a time! Experience five inspiring gardens, including two small acreage farms, on this FREE, friendly-to-all-ages, open house style garden tour, that features a mix of fresh food production, bountiful blooms, healthy living, and environmental and community responsibility – for wildlife, plants, water, people, and the whole earth! Pick up a wealth of gardening tips on how to grow healthy plants, including vegetables, flowers, orchards, fruits and herbs; create a backyard sanctuary for wildlife and pollinators; establish a native plant landscape or hedgerow; and how to apply conservation practices for healthier livestock and healthier streams. Learn about permaculture, organic farming, crop rotation, drip irrigation systems, water conservation techniques, high tunnel greenhouses, raised bed gardening, runoff management, weed management, and much more! Homeowners will be available during the tour to share their gardening experiences with you. Resources will also be available with ideas for your own yard or garden.
The event is FREE and will be held from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, July 31st, 2016. Maps and directions to each of the featured gardens on this self-guided tour will be available between 10:30 am and 2 pm at the Alger Community Hall, located at 18735 Parkview Lane, Burlington 98233 (Alger).
The Sustainable Samish Garden Tour is being hosted by Chuckanut Transition, Friday Creek Habitat Stewards, and Skagit Conservation District. For more information, contact Kristi Carpenter, Skagit Conservation District at (360) 428-4313 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Fidalgo and Friends July's Seventh Generation Community Supper is Tuesday, July 26 at 5:45. This month's guest and discussion: Liz Lovelett, Anacortes City Councilwoman: Comprehensive Plan 2016: Where do we go from here?
Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, July 26, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.
Our presentation this evening is from Liz Lovelett, Anacortes City Councilwoman: Comprehensive Plan 2016: Where do we go from here?
A lot of work and vision has gone into creating Anacortes' Comp Plan, but many of you want to know, "Now what?!" The answer: There is still much more to do! Join City Councilmember Liz Lovelett as we talk about the goals and policies of the Comp Plan and how we turn them into new Development Regulations, sub-planning documents, and to strategically determine the direction of the City. Anyone interested in how Anacortes will develop over the next 20 years should plan on attending. Bring your questions, comments, and concerns - it's your City!
Liz Lovelett has served on the Anacortes City Council since 2014. She is on the Public Works, Public Safety, Parks and Rec, Affordable Housing and Community Services, and the Skagit County Marine Resources Committees. She also serves as an advisor the Anacortes Farmers Market Board, is the President of her daughter's PTA, and teaches art and yoga.
Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $7/adult; $3/10 and under. Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sleep Better Tonight!
Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.
If you are struggling to fall asleep, or finding yourself wide-awake in the middle of the night, attend this class taught by Sharon Swan, certified Nutrition Counselor. You don't have to feel tired all the time. There are healthy, natural solutions to getting a good night's sleep. Hear a dozen tips, develop a few new habits, and with a tiny bit of discipline you can fall asleep quickly and avoid those middle-of-the-night wide eyes.
If you live in the Samish Watershed and have an event you would like to post, send info. to email@example.com.