Uncategorized...The Village green by definition: community gathering space...
My business is hard to define, though it has many functions and operates as an organic garden center/nursery where I or others teach (to name a few) organic gardening, beekeeping, food production, Food Forest workshops, Herbalism, wreath making, pottery, and even blacksmithing...
what can I say...I'm an information/how to junkie :)
This land was once orchards...it's been used for agriculture for over 35 years. For years it was maintained with chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. Nary a frog nor snake on the property was to be seen the first 5 years I lived here....but now, it's returning...
This property has a large backyard where the very important water filtration/surface water and street runoff cuts through the land and where much of the plant filtration is most necessary. This piece of property hosts many trees where the wildlife lives and thrives. The property is linked to a wetland and is in the process of being deemed a protected wetland area. This is also the lowest property on the street, so all of the water in the surrounding neighborhoods, north, south and east of here filters through this particular piece of land, and flows directly into the Puget sound.
Just this year after 8 yrs of releasing frogs we hear them in the yard. The diversity of birds here is incredible and has multiplied over the years!. The many educational opportunities here are beyond comprehension. The creek that once had fish no longer runs through BECAUSE of the development of what is now Safeway and condos on 26th/28th SW.
In the 11 years of living here I've transformed this property from a chemical garden to and abundant healthy organic garden and it's healing. The wildlife is returning! FROGS AGAIN! Just recently neighbor found a salamander in her yard! There is a drainage ditch that moves surface water to the Puget sound which means...My creek drains INTO PUGET SOUND. The hard work and efforts I've put into this property holds proof that I'm transforming the ecosystems here. That alone means something. I'll save this property if it kills me. There's proof here that the land can heal and the ripple effect is happening in my neighborhood. I'm in tears. Of joy, pride, opportunity and a deep powerful sense of knowing everything will work out. The community here will not stand by and allow development to happen here I can guarantee it.
There are many workshops on the calendar that will help to offer education, collaboration, community building and so much more. I work with my community on clean up projects, planting for wildlife, addressing water cleanliness, runoff and filtration. I also teach continuing education classes to Boeing employees through a program designed to bring employees together, build morale and create healthy working relations among members and staff.
I regularly schedule guest teachers for workshops and educational programs. Additionally we have hosted many guest speakers and authors over the years.
We will be open on specified dates. PLEASE refer to the calendar for plant sales, classes, workshops and specials events
If you would like to get involved, teach a workshop or volunteer here, we welcome you to do so.
This property is a piece of local history and offers an abundance of educational opportunity
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org