Mariners Compost Caddy Night June 28

Seattle Public Utilities, BASF and the Seattle Mariners will be giving away free Collector’s Edition Kitchen Compost Caddys to the first 8,000 fans who come see the M’s take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, June 28.

Each caddy comes with a pack of EcoSafe compostable bags, making it easy to collect your leftover food scraps and carry them to your food and yard waste cart.

Seattle fans hit a home run for the environment last year by diverting more than 2 million pounds of waste away from local landfills through recycling and composting at Safeco Field.

 

Live in an apartment? Grow food with Seattle Tilth!

Enjoy free classes on composting and container gardening at downtown parks this summer

This summer, Seattle Tilth will teach apartment and condominium dwellers how to grow salad greens, herbs and vegetables in containers and how to compost food waste indoors or on balconies or patios. Great for beginning and experienced gardeners, these classes provide new ideas and will help troubleshoot site challenges. Seattle Tilth garden experts will show innovative ways to grow food organically with limited space and reduce food waste for people who don’t have a yard or garden plot.

New classes this year include, “Grow Great Tomatoes in Containers” and “Grow Edible & Ornamental Flowers in Containers.” Classes are free and sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Freeway Park Association and Pike Place Market. The schedule is as follows:

Free Classes by Location:

FREEWAY PARK
700 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101
Thursdays from noon–1:30 p.m.
June 19 Grow Great Tomatoes in Containers
July 10 Herb Gardening in Containers

Thursdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
June 26 Grow Salad in Containers

VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK 2000 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Tuesdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
July 15 Composting for Apartment Dwellers
July 29 Grow Salad in Containers
Aug. 5 Herb Gardening in Containers
Aug. 19 Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Wednesdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
July 9 Summer Vegetable Gardening in Containers
July 23 Fall and Winter Gardening in Containers
Aug. 13 Grow Edible & Ornamental Flowers in Containers

About Seattle Tilth Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system. Programs in Seattle and King County include environmental, farm, garden and cooking education, plus food distribution, volunteer opportunities and community events.

For more information, please visit www.seattletilth.org or call 206-633-0451 ext. 128.

– See more at: http://parkways.seattle.gov/2014/06/12/live-in-an-apartment-grow-food-with-seattle-tilth/#sthash.ZkUTIvhN.dpuf

Show Your Kids Where Our Tap Water Comes From

Learn where your water comes from. Join a Family Tap Water Tour this July and August.

This is the 1-hour family-style version of our Signature Tap Water Tour. Popular with multi-generational families, it’s bound to delight young, curious minds with short attention spans and high energy levels. The tour begins with a quick introduction at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, followed by a guided tour bus journey through the historic Cedar Falls Townsite and a stop at Masonry Dam. This tour will not visit the Cedar Falls waterfall area due to construction projects during the 2014 and 2015 tour seasons.

All ages, $5 per seat (kids on laps free).

Learn more about all the programs and tours at the Cedar River Watershed.

 

 

 

 

Can I Recycle Styrofoam Curbside?

NO. Seattle residents cannot recycle foam containers in their curbside recycling containers. Ask your local mail house to see if they’ll reuse foam packaging, or you can take it to Styro Recycle in Renton.

Lots of other items that can’t be recycled in your recycling cart can be reused or recycled at locations throughout Seattle. For free drop-off recycling services for things like CFL light bulbs, batteries, cell phones and medicine, visit www.seattle.gov/util/lookitup.

NW Green Home Tour, April 26

Free and fun for the whole family, the NW Green Home Tour 2014 is a self-guided tour featuring 35 healthy and green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area and beyond.

Get inspired by projects in all shades of green, from kitchen remodels to cutting-edge new homes. Learn how to go solar, conserve water, lower your energy bills, and create a healthy home environment.

In addition to the homes on the tour, 12 Sustainability Stops will offer healthy refreshments, demos, and giveaways.

Download the official tour map, which is also printed in the April edition of Natural Awakenings magazine.

Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Built Green, and Greenhome Solutions.

Green Home Tour Volunteers – Apply now if interested!