Green Lake Happenings Jan. 31 – Feb. 1

January 28, 2015 7:29am

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January 31

Seed Swap at the Phinney Neighborhood Center 

It’s not too early to think about planting for the spring and summer. The King County Seed Lending Library is hosting its Second Annual Seed Swap on January 31, which is National Seed Swap Day. It’s a chance to get your edible gardening started by sharing seeds of your favorite plants and getting inspired to grow some new varieties. Bring homegrown or store-bought seeds — even partially used packets. Attendees aren’t required to bring seeds to take them, but are asked to limit what they take in order for all to enjoy the swap.

Workshops offer further education on saving and cleaning seeds. Speakers include KCSLL Co-director and Urban Food Warrior Caitlin Moore; author Bill Thorness (Edible Heirlooms, Cool Season Gardener); and author and educator Lisa Taylor (Your Farm in the City, Maritime Northwest Garden Guide). Non-profit greening groups will be on hand, and you can learn about the library’s newest branch: the Phinney Neighborhood Association. The PNA has agreed to host the seed collection in its popular Tool Library. Starting in February, seeds can be “checked out” during the Tool Library’s regular hours.

Come find some seeds, meet some great organizations making a difference in your community, get a raffle ticket, and learn new skills!

When: 1-4 pm
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Avenue N. in Seattle, in Rooms 6 and 7 of the Blue Building.
Price: Free

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Legislative Climate Action Forum 

Join community groups and local leaders to learn about and discuss the climate action movement in Seattle and Olympia. The panel discussion will include topics such as the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, Oil Transportation Safety Now and Clean Fuel Standards.

A wide range of environmental and political organizations will be present at the event, including the Northwest Energy Coalition, which will have information on energy efficiency and alternative energy legislation, and the Sierra Club, with information on proposed coal trains bills. Sponsors of the event include the 43rd District Democrats Environmental Caucus, the Washington Environmental Council, 350, The Metropolitan Democratic Club and Climate Solutions.

When: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Keystone Congregational Church 5019 Keystone Place North
Price: Free

February 1 

Let’s be honest, your morning will likely be busy either brunching or prepping for Super Bowl. Luckily, we have posts on both.

Happy weekend Greenlakers!