Seventh Generation Supper
Tuesday, July 29th, 5:45 pm Anacortes Senior Center
Bill Bowman emceed the evening, and Linda Zielinski and her wonderful troop of ukelele players provided the evening music. 47 attended.
Recognition: TFF gave the first "Sustainable Business Award" to Larry and Amber Nelson, owners of the Blue Cow Carwash. Larry has taken advantage of incentives to recycle the carwash water, resulting in substantial savings on the total amount of water used. LED lights have been installed throughout the business for greater energy efficiency throughout the day. Congratulations and thank you to the Nelsons for being conscientious local business owners.
Hootenanny: Sommer Carter announced the 3rd Hootenanny event, a "bubble party" at Causland Park on Aug.2, 2 - 4pm.
Volunteer gleaners are needed to help harvest vegetables. Those who are interested should contact Sylvia Cooper - email@example.com
Linda Z announced that ukelele "jams" are every Wednesday evening, 7pm at Causland Park. Bring your uke or just come and sing along.
Shipwreck Days table made $1600 for the Oso landslide families. Larry Collinge thanked Evelyn and TFF in general for all the support to help make the benefit a success.
Tour de Coups and Crops: Evelyn recognized Linda Z. for her leadership and another highly successful tour. Over 140 people enjoyed the tour.
Skill Share Workshops: Evelyn also noted that those with surplus garden produce should take note of the upcoming skillshare workshops: Aug 16 (Safe Home Canning) 10 am at the Farmer's Market and Aug. 23 (Canning Jams and Jellies) 10 am at the Potluck Kitchen Studio.
Kefir grains -- Sequoia Ferrel is looking for kefir grains if anyone has them.
Kevin Mass of Glacier Energy gave an interesting program on "Scaling Up Community Solar." Anacortes leads the County with one completed community solar (CS) project on the Anacortes Middle School roof and two more projects that are now fully invested. One of these new CS installations will be another array on the Middle School and the other will be on the Anacortes Library. Another round of projects will be coming up this fall. Three things are needed for CS projects to become reality: 1) local investors, since the projects are privately funded; 2) solar panels (Kevin uses made-in-Washington panels which are decreasing in cost as demand grows); and 3) a government building for mounting the panels. Kevin is also the owner of Farm Power NW, the bio-digester in the Skagit farmlands that generates power using cow manure. The bio-digester also traps methane gas which is a powerful greenhouse gas. For further information about Community Solar, contact Kevin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Respectfully submitted, Carolyn Gastellum on behalf of Bud Anderson, secretary