Garden and Natural Environment
From Sustainable Ballard
The focus of our guild is to educate ourselves about gardening sustainably with a particular interest in producing our own food in our own backyards,roof tops, pea-patches and pots.
This enhances our health and food security while reducing the impact on our environment and is loads of fun too!
You can click on a project link below for more information.
Ballard Basin, Get RainWise!
Did you know? Seattle Public Utilities is offering generous rebates to property owners in the Ballard Basin through the RainWise program. 70-100% of the cost for beautiful rain gardens and large-scale cisterns will be rebated when you work with a RainWise-trained contractor. Help reduce toxic runoff and stormwater overflow while also beautifying your yard and conserving water. Click here to learn more!
Edible Garden Tour
When: June 29, 2013, 10am - 3pm
Central Ballard will be the area featured in the upcoming 2013 Edible Garden Tour. This is a fun walking / biking tour of neighborhood gardens, planting strips, containers, raised beds, chickens, and all sorts of creative edibles from fruit trees to berries to veggies galore. We are looking for help with organizing and publicizing this 5th annual tour! In 2012 we covered NE Ballard; 2011 SW Ballard; 2010 SE Ballard; and 2009 NW Ballard! SB Project Leads: Paula, Jennifer
Urban Crop Circle Edible gardening education and support group. Project Lead: Paula Jenson
Edible Learning Garden Hands-on garden 'classroom'. Project Lead: Ingela
Native Garden Design Workshop offered by Washington Native Plant Society. Sustain biodiversity by gardening with native plants. Workshop sign-up before March 1st, 2011 at www.wnps.orgCompleted March 19, may return in 2012.
Ballard Community Center - Community Garden
The Guild members in collaboration with the staff and students at the Community Center have developed garden plots and worm bins on the east side of the center. If you are interested in gardening and educating young gardeners, this is a project for you. We can connect you with folks at the BCC if you would like to get this project going again.
Project lead: Jennifer.
FUTURE PROJECT IDEAS LOOKING FOR LEAD/SUPPORT:
Children's Gardening Classes
Lawn to Food in Two Years
Fruit Garden Field Trip to WWFRF
Wild Edibles Garden Tour
Planting a Hedgerow for Wildlife
Worm Bin/Cold Frame Construction Workshop
Tea: Plant to Pot:Class/workshop to learn how to grow, harvest and make tea