Tilth Alliance’s Edible Plant Sale is the unofficial kick-off to spring for gardeners who like to grow their own (food, that is). Held traditionally at Meridian Park Playground, 4800 Meridian Ave N, on the first weekend of May, it became so popular that waiting in line for a timed ticket became the hallmark of spring. It can bring as many as 4000 very excited gardeners to the cozy park. Remote last year, with pick-ups in Rainier Beach, the sale is back in the neighborhood for 2022.
Billed as the “largest selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown vegetable plant starts in the Puget Sound region,” varieties are selected that perform well in the PacNW. You’ll also find pollinator plants, herbs, edible flowers, fruit trees, and garden supplies available in the vendor marketplace.
A paid ticket to the Early Bird Sale on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 p.m -7:00 p.m. promises lighter crowds and the best selection. Hot tip: sign up now as a volunteer for free access to the Early Bird Sale.
Weekend shopping is free, Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Did we mention it’s popular? If you’re headed to the sale, it helps to get there early. Face masks are encouraged to be worn at the sale.
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 the west side of Green Lake.
Classes will be one hour long. Registration is not required. Walk-ups are welcome. The fee is $15 per class, payable through Venmo or Paypal. Lahav says, however, that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
As far as equipment, all you need is a yoga mat, some layers for warmth, and an optional blanket for the final savasana.
The group Justice For Black Lives has organized a Juneteenth March for Justice tomorrow at 10 a.m. starting at Woodland Park Playground (Phinney Ave N & N 59th St). The event commemorates the freedom of slaves in Texas who were freed two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
Here’s the schedule: Friday, June 19, 2020 10:00 AM Speakers/Guest 11:30 AM March to Ballard 2:00 PM Rally end Bergen Place Ballard
September 13 – 14 The Great Wallingford Wurst Fest This Octoberfest style end-of-summer celebration is a fundraiser for the St. Benedict School. Now in its 35th year, the festival started as a small fundraiser for the school but has grown to a huge party with 10,000 visitors. The Wurst Festival features inflatable rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. St Benedict School 4811 Wallingford Ave N Friday: 4-10pm Saturday: 10am – 10pm Note: The Biergarten is open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday and features live musical entertainment.
September 21 6:00 – 10:00 pm Luminata Event starts at Green Lake Park’s Aqua Theatre (south side of Green Lake) The Fremont Arts Council will celebrate the autumnal equinox by bidding farewell to summer and moving gently into autumn with this annual illuminated celebration. Join this family-friendly event. For more info, go to Luminata’s website.
September 21 10 am – 3 pm Historic Wallingford Remodel and Restore Workshop and Home Tour Considering a home remodel? Come see some beautiful restorations in nearby Wallingford. Or take part in a workshop with ideas, tips and practical advice. Workshop and home tour: General Public: $40 Historic Wallingford Member: $25 Workshop only: General Public: $25 Historic Wallingford Member: $10 For more information on times and registration, go to Brown Paper Tickets: https://m.bpt.me/event/4298294.
September 29 – October 9 Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays at Chabad of NW Seattle Come to the traditional services led in Hebrew or enjoy a delicious Rosh Hashana community dinner. Registration is encouraged. For more information please to go to Chabad NW Seattle’s website.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Perhaps volunteering? Our friends over at Love Licton and Trees for Seattle are hosting an event this weekend. Here’s what they sent us:
Help neighbors clean up the gateway to the community! Meet at the intersection of N 85th St and Meridian Ave N on Saturday, October 6th from 9AM to noon. Volunteers will be removing the invasive weeds that threaten the area’s beautiful trees. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on a landscape that needs some love while connecting with friends and neighbors. No experience necessary. Tools, gloves, snacks, and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes.
You may have seen the little signs around Green Lake Park for Green Seattle Day. The Green Seattle Partnership and Seattle Parks and Recreation are coordinating a team of hundreds of volunteers to plant thousands of plants throughout Seattle parks. While Green Lake Park isn’t one of the designated parks, there are several that are close to Green Lake, including: