October Meeting Notes

Posted by on Nov 07 2009 | Tagged as: Announcements, Food, Meeting minutes

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting Notes
11 October 2009


Significant Tree Program

- grant has been submitted by CHNA to Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods

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Halloween Party in Crown Hill, October 24th

Posted by on Oct 17 2009 | Tagged as: Announcements, Local Fun

Halloween 2009 Flyer

Halloween 2009 Flyer

Come to the Third Annual Crown Hill Halloween Celebration. For kids of all
ages (from 0-100) and adults too. Come in costume, prepared to feast with
your neighbors. Bring something to share with everyone. Flashlight
treasure hunt at 6:30. Please RSVP to halloween@sustainablecrownhill.org
with the number of adults and kids so we can plan for the treasure hunt.
Bring a flashlight.

The world famous Bucket Brigade (headquartered right here in [drumroll
here] Crown Hill) will make a rare public appearance to entertain us with
drumming and dancing. And, for all you closet drummers, there will be a
fantastic chance to try out your rhythmic skills on the same buckets using
the same drum sticks as the pros.

October 24th 6:00-8:00 PM
Crown Hill School Play Field
South end of Crown Hill School
(in case of rain, we’ll move inside the building)

See you there!

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Oct 08 2009 | Tagged as: Meeting minutes

Sustainable Crown Hill Mtg. Minutes
Meeting held September 13, 5-7pm at Jean Davis’ house


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Sustainable Crown Hill Minutes, 7/26/2009

Posted by on Sep 08 2009 | Tagged as: Meeting minutes

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting

July 26, 2009

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Sheet Mulching Hands-on Workshop

Posted by on Jul 29 2009 | Tagged as: Announcements, Green Choices, Permaculture, Urban Gardening

Sheet Mulching Hands-on Workshop
Saturday August 8, 2009  9 to 12
Kit and Dennis Galvin’s Lawn

Sustainable Crown Hill is putting on a Sheet Mulching and Lasagna Gardening Workshop.  These are methods for converting lawn and other areas into the healthy soil and garden space the easy way.  This workshop is for both people wanting to learn and those who are ‘old hands’.   Bring your curiosity, questions, and experience to share.  Using layers of different materials including cardboard, straw, manure, burlap, and even feathers, we will put into practice what we’ve learned help to covert a lawn to future garden space.

Please wear  garden clothes and sturdy shoes.  Work or garden gloves will be a plus.
For directions and information contact Kit at
tehama@speakeasy.net or 206.706.7663 evenings and weekends

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting

Posted by on Jul 21 2009 | Tagged as: Announcements

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Where: Carol Kennedy and Doug Gresham’s home: 937 NW 96th St.  206-781-4858

Schedule: 5-5:30 PM, Potluck; 5:30-7 PM meeting

Facilitator: We still need a volunteer to facilitate the meeting, assemble agenda items, etc.

String Anyone?

Posted by on Jul 02 2009 | Tagged as: Announcements

I have an 18 lb spool of  1/16″, white, 100% cotton cording, which is basically, string.  I would be glad to share this with anyone who would like some.  Suggestions? – we are using it for our pole beans.  Use it if you do any sewing projects requiring cording.  Art projects.  Have your kids roll it up in smaller bundles and sell as a fund raiser.

How I came by this spool (and there are more spools for the asking):

The deliverer of compost for you gardeners, works at a well known local manufacturer of pillows and comforters. (Names are withheld in case someone cares about this.) They are now having their cording done in China.  She took 5 of these spools out of the garbage.  Each spool is probably 50 lifetimes supply of string.

Just give me a call- there is plenty to go around.

Carol K.  206-781-4858

Sustainable Crown Hill Minutes: 6/7/2009

Posted by on Jun 13 2009 | Tagged as: Meeting minutes

Crown Hill Sustainable Group—Meeting Notes for 6-7-09

I Announcements of Upcoming Events

1. June 13th —Solar energy workshop on photovoltaic’s offered by SPU being held at Carkeek Park environmental education center.

2. June 13th —Fundraising walkathon organized by Seattle Teen Challenge.

3. June 14th —Game night and potluck at the Journey Church from 4-8 pm. Bring games to play and potluck dish.

4. June 15th —7-8:30 PM Safety meeting at Journey Church to discuss crime, graffiti, and other problems in neighborhood.

5. July 18th—Fruit tree pruning workshop sponsored by Seattle Fruit Tree Society from 11:30-3 being held at Carkeek Park environmental education center; there is a cost to this workshop

6. July 25th—Crown Hill garage sale.

7. Every Sunday—Bike ride to Ballard farmers market organized by Carol Barber.

8. Free horse manure with truck delivery can be arranged from People Helping Horses. Carol Kennedy will be posting the contact information.

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Local strawberries

Posted by on Jun 05 2009 | Tagged as: Food, Urban Gardening

First strawberries of the season

First strawberries of the season

Woohoo! The first strawberries of the season are now maturing in our yards thanks to the heat of the last few weeks. We can soon expect to see Washington state berries in our local supermarkets and farmer’s markets. The imported California strawberries have suffered long enough on their journey up here and are far from their prime by the time they reach our mouths.  Strawberries lose flavor pretty quickly after picking, so the ones from your garden can’t be beat. Though usually smaller than the monster berries from the supermarket, the flavor of those freshly picked from your garden trump all.

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Escargot anyone???

Posted by on Jun 05 2009 | Tagged as: Green Choices, Urban Gardening

Snail (Helix aspersa on Hosta leaf)

Snail (Helix aspersa on Hosta leaf)

Caught this not so little snail (25 mm high, 35 mm diameter) in the garden this morning rapidly devouring a Hosta leaf. Looks like the snail found all over California brought to this continent for eating purposes.

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