Events

October 2014 – February 2015

Oct
30
Thu
Get RainWise – Free Workshop
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 30th – 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m., at Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave North.

Register Here

  • Find out about RainWise Rebates – a City of Seattle program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property.  Check here to find out if you are eligible.
  • Learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • Hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program!
  • Meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • See a variety of examples of RainWise installations.
  • Get your questions answered! RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement.
Nov
5
Wed
Ballard Green Building Talk #8: A Uniquely Ballard DIY Green Building Tale
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hammer and Hand + Heliotrope Invite

 

Join Us!

Sustainable Ballard + Heliotrope Architects + Hammer & Hand

Ballard Green Building Talk

featuring a high performance | high design addition

Presented by: Joe Herrin (Heliotrope) + Sam Hagerman (H&H)

This Loyal Heights addition took a small “Ballard Box” cottage and added a modernist sister structure that pays homage to the neighborhood’s architecture, while saving energy.

The project drew on the combined talents of architect, clients, and builder to create a confluence of high-design and high-performance building. Design was by Heliotrope Architects. Passive House- inspired building shell by Hammer & Hand. The young homeowners did all finish work themselves to keep costs low.

Join the architect, builder, and homeowners for a tour of the still-in-process home and their joint telling of this uniquely Ballard green building tale.

 

Nov
11
Tue
Free Letters Home
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

557885_691447477548767_1452115767_nA letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Currently, we are setting up once a month at Nyer Urness House, to provide free stationery, stamps and support with letter writing.

Interested in volunteering? - This is really the easiest volunteer assignment ever! You need to be able to read and write, and have good interpersonal skills, and be available for 2 hours once a month. If you’re unsure — come once and try it out!

Contact Bev to find out how you can help.

Nov
14
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place. 

Dec
7
Sun
Holiday Party & Barter Fair
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard is hosting a community holiday barter and celebration at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday, December 8 from 4 – 7 PM.   This event brings together the community, encourages creativity and sharing, creates friendships and offers people a relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the more commercial holiday gift buying experience.

In past years, barter items have included:

  • hand-made scarves, jewelry and pottery
  • home-grown or foraged produce
  • home-made jams, truffles, dried fruit, granola, beer and other delectable goodies
  • services such as dog-walking, tax assistance, home-sitting, massage and more

Please join us!

Dec
9
Tue
Free Letters Home
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

557885_691447477548767_1452115767_nA letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Currently, we are setting up once a month at Nyer Urness House, to provide free stationery, stamps and support with letter writing.

Interested in volunteering? - This is really the easiest volunteer assignment ever! You need to be able to read and write, and have good interpersonal skills, and be available for 2 hours once a month. If you’re unsure — come once and try it out!

Contact Bev to find out how you can help.

Dec
12
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place. 

Jan
9
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place. 

Jan
13
Tue
Free Letters Home
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

557885_691447477548767_1452115767_nA letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Currently, we are setting up once a month at Nyer Urness House, to provide free stationery, stamps and support with letter writing.

Interested in volunteering? - This is really the easiest volunteer assignment ever! You need to be able to read and write, and have good interpersonal skills, and be available for 2 hours once a month. If you’re unsure — come once and try it out!

Contact Bev to find out how you can help.

Feb
13
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place.