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Erica Browne Grivas

Erica is a longtime journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines nationwide. A contributor to the Seattle Times, she writes a gardening column for the Queen Anne and Magnolia News. Living in Green Lake since 2009, she wrote for Seattle Greenlaker for several years before becoming editor in 2021.

W Green Lake Way Construction Starts

Seattle Department of Transportation announced that construction started a few days ago of the new two-way bike/walk lane in the section of W Green Lake Way N that has been closed since May 2020 during most of the pandemic. The target opening date is Oct. 1. An e-newsletter sent Sept. 16th said, “This design is […]

Drop-in Flow Yoga at Green Lake

We could all use some time to breathe, stretch, and take a minute – or 50 – to pause and reset right now. Yoga instructor Michal Lahav, who has been teaching since 1998, is offering drop-in slow flow yoga classes in the field behind the Seattle Public Theater (7312 West Green Lake Dr N) on […]

W Green Lake Way to Reopen in October

Seattle Department of Transportation announced the section of W Greenlake Way N that has been closed since May, 2020 as a “Keep Moving” street initiated at the start of the pandemic, will fully reopen in October – that’s BOTH WAYS this time – with an added bike lane. “We’ll be starting the construction and installation […]

Mayor Bans Cross-Country Training in Lower Woodland Park Due to Encampment

Cross-country youth coaches citywide are getting their fall permit requests denied to train in Lower Woodland Park, a favorite training ground due to its varied terrain offering hills, trails, and fields. Today, as in parks throughout Seattle, those trails are being camped on and around, particularly in the upper area of the park, with large […]

Update: GreenLake Way Closure Permanent?

Speaking to Greenlaker today, Councilmember Strauss said “What they’ve [Seattle Department of Transportation] let me know is they are going to be briefing the mayor and making a final decision in the next two weeks.”

Homegrown Garden Sale in Tangletown Saturday

Still planting your 2021 garden? We’ve got you. This Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., find perennials for sun and shade, herbs, annual tomato, squash, and flower starts, potted dahlias, unusual shrubs, and climbing vines, and even some berry plants at this home sale. There’s a wide variety of choice plants, in limited quantities. […]

Outdoor Art in Bloom Tour This Weekend

The Annual Seattle Art in Bloom tour, usually a studio tour, is moving outside this year to yards and open garages to permit social distancing. Get inspired by the work of more than 25 local artists in eight yards from Ballard to Northgate on a self-guided walking or driving tour this weekend, April 23-25, from […]

Flower Shop Pops-Up in Tangletown

We were clued in to this fun pop-up when people were passing by with bouquets this morning. That’s not unusual – if they were coming from the UDistrict Farmer’s Market, but they were ambling from the opposite direction, with pastries. A short jaunt with the dog cleared this up. Just outside Mighty-O Donuts on N. […]

Closing the Loop: Protecting the Green Lake Outer Path

“With a protected path on Aurora, there can be a complete loop around the Green Lake Park that is safe for kids and others to safely and comfortably get around the park. It’d effectively be a 10- to 13-foot widening of the City’s best* park on all sides.”

Home Gardeners Grow Tiny Trees for Wild Spaces

Wright started “Grow it Forward” mid-pandemic in 2020, funding the supplies and plants himself – with 23 volunteer home gardeners around Seattle – each growing a mini-forest of 100 saplings to donate to restoration projects. Wright calls these “Micro-Nurseries” and hopes to expand the project to 50 home growers this year.

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