- Written by Super User
- Published: 09 March 2013
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Spring is getting ready to spring in to action. So now is the time get cracking on your garden. Get it ready for planting by cleaning up around your garden and pulling out all the old stuff and tilling in some compost and some soil.
Put visiting your garden on a regular basis on your calendar and make sure your web site profile is up to date and your e-mail login is current. We will be doing some fun work parties this season so keep a look out for party announcements.
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- Published: 10 January 2013
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WHAT THE CLUCK?!
Making sense of keeping chickens in the home garden
UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture: NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 7—9pm
Early registration $35; $40 after January 23
If you have ever thought about keeping chickens or you have chickens but are baffled by common problems, this class is for you. Jessica Bloom, award-winning garden designer and author of Free Range Chicken Gardens will teach you how to integrate chickens into your life and backyard. Believe it or not, chickens can be trained like other pets. Learn how to share your garden with your feathered egg-producing friends, how to design habitat, and about the “Top 10” must-have plants that you and your chickens will love. Chicken raising myth-busters and breeds will also be covered.
Copies of Free Range Chicken Gardens will be available for purchase from the instructor at the class.
Register at www.UWBotanicGardens.org
- Published: 29 May 2010
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Sustainable Bothell is a meeting place for local neighbors interested in sustainable ideas to conserve energy, save money, and support the local Bothell economy and businesses. Through individual and community projects, education and outreach Sustainable Bothell strives to move Bothell toward a more sustainable community.
We envision a sustainable Bothell with natural and built environments and social and economic practices that meet the needs of current residents without compromising the ability of our future neighbors to do the same.
We are the Bothell, WA chapter of
Sustainable Communities ALL Over Puget Sound
Visit our community garden project
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- Published: 11 December 2012
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We set up a booth at Science Night at Shelton View Elementary.
- Published: 22 July 2012
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Bio-Sand Water Filtration System Challange Project
Did you know that for a very small amount of money $20-$60 you can build your very own BIO-Sand Water Filtration System for your home?
Yes, it is true! Clean water changes everything. You may be thinking that because we live in the usa that we don't have a need for this type of water filter. I think every family should have one of these available and know how to maintain it in the event of a community water contamination event or to filter rain water collected from rain barrals for drinking.
So here is our challange to you. Download the plans from the links below and read them then consider how to build one and source the raw materials you will need. Keep good notes and take photos of your project and post them back here.
See the links for complete project plans and step by step Do It Your Self kit.
Technical Brief - Link
Project Plans - Linkaround the world don't have access to clean, safe drinking water, and I'm doing something about it. is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund water project costs in the field, and they'll . When the project we help fund is complete, they'll send us a digital completion report with GPS coordinates and photos of the community we helped. Here's an . to donate to my campaign.
Thank you for your support!
P.S. Read from charity: water to learn how clean water changes lives.
- Published: 02 May 2012
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10 Things you can do to help your community be more sustainable.
First let us define what sustainable is:
- Cities will get bigger, of course, and suburbs will grow but will need to become more environmentally sustainable.
- Eco-friendly materials, a vital component of sustainable building, come from renewable rather than nonrenewable resources.
- The fact that no one else was addressing the problem in a sustainable way focused us on the problem.
- And the fact that some of your finest achievements are aped by rivals does not make them sustainable.
- Sustainable community development embraces a wide array of opportunities and options.
- And all food, wine, and beverages offered are organic and sustainable.
- They think high oil prices may spur a sustainable clean-energy boom.
- Fish farming could be a sustainable source of food in future.
- Accounts of religious experience that ignore the content of religious belief are not sustainable.
- It was not your average sustainable food panel discussion.
Bothell is a wonderful community built by the members of the community. You are a member of our community and Sustainable Bothell is here to help facilitate the creation of volunteer community projects that advance our community.
As a member of our community what can you do to help?
Here is a start of some ideas that we want your comments and thoughts on. This short list is just the beginning of what can be accomplished if we all collaborate together to achieve them.
Recycling saves energy, saves natural resources and creates jobs
Grow an edible garden
Creates a food source for your family to supplement your health with fresh vegetables
Plant a tree
Trees provide clean air, help control the climate, provide shade, provide habitat for birds,animals and insects and help prevent soil erosion.
Clean up a vacant lot
Visually appealing neighborhoods raise the value of homes and create better community involvement.
Manage your money and make it work for you
- Set savings goals for your family, consider your saving account like a bill and pay it first before your others. Pay yourself first out of a percentage of your income from what ever source you get it from. Invest it so it will work for you from compounding interest. The rule of 72 says that 1 dollar invested at 1 percent will double in value in 72 years. Just increase the interest rate to shorten the time it takes to double your money.
Develop a home based or web based business
- Extra income is always available if you think about how to provide a service or product to your community that fills a need and has a value. It is not easy to do but it is worth every hour you spend working on it. Small business income creates local tax revenue that supports our city services. Shop local when possible. Seek out farmers markets and local businesses that provide the things and services you need that you can't make or do yourself. Look local first and if you don't find a solution consider creating the solution yourself.
Teach a life skill to yourself, your family and your neighbors
- Life long learning is essential to personal growth. Once you master a skill then pass it on to your community. It takes on average 10,000 hours of focused practice to gain mastery of something. What do you want to be a master at?
Do well so you can do good.
- Master being self sustainable so your extra time and resources can be shared with your community in a responsible way.
Report crime in your neighborhood
- Get to know your neighbors. Crime continues to happen when good people turn a blind eye to it.
Form community work parties.
- There is always something that you can do around your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and see what they think.
Suggest more ideas below and keep the conversation going. Attend a meeting of Sustainable Bothell, meet your neighbors, invite your neighbors and donate your time, ideas and resources to our projects. Consider registering on our site and become a member of our team. Together we can achieve anything possible and maybe something now thought to be impossible.