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Events

May
27
Fri
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

May
28
Sat
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

May
29
Sun
Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The generous farmers at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market donate fresh produce for our hungry neighbors. Our Market Gleaning project is looking for volunteers to help collect the produce from these generous farmers every Sunday for delivery to the Ballard Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 1:30pm, contact Jill. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each week (in addition to a lead). As always, you can sign up on the Gleaning Google Spreadsheet.

The Ballard Alliance put together a program called Farm it Forward, which allows people to donate funds for procuring produce from farmers market venders to then donate to the food bank. We are now assisting with the Farm it Forward program to collect food for the food bank, rather than our traditional gleaning. To donate visit the Ballard Alliance Website.

 

Jun
1
Wed
DEI Taskforce Meeting
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sustainable Ballard DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Taskforce identifies ways that we can incorporate more BIPOC supports and ally activities into the organization. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays over Zoom and would love some more members! Please e-mail Andrea Faste to be added to our taskforce list.

The DEI Taskforce is currently:

  • Following these groups now by reading their newsletters and calls for action: Black Lives Matter Seattle King CountyWA BLM AllianceKing County Equity Now
  • Looking internally to see if there are ways to better welcome BIPOC Ballard residents into the organization and leadership
  • We have reviewed and amended our Sustainable Ballard Mission statement and our By-Laws for discriminatory language and policies and changed them as appropriate
  • We are working on posting more social media articles supporting local efforts and speaking out against instances of local racism.  For example, supporting King County Equity Now’s calls for action against Seattle Children’s Hospital’s history of discriminatory treatment of staff and patients.
  • We are looking at ways to integrate racial justice into existing Sustainable Ballard projects and/or to create policies for new projects that account for this.
  • We have created a list of Ballard area businesses that are BIPOC led to encourage patronizing, and a booklist of titles to increase our awareness of racism and anti-racist work

We have information from the NEO Law Group available at http://nonprofitlawblog.com/governance-documents-diversity-equity-inclusion-nonprofits/ that will be helpful, but first we have a lot of listening to do!

If you are interested in being part of this Taskforce, please email Andrea: andrea@sustainableballard.org.

Jun
3
Fri
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

Jun
4
Sat
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

Jun
5
Sun
Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The generous farmers at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market donate fresh produce for our hungry neighbors. Our Market Gleaning project is looking for volunteers to help collect the produce from these generous farmers every Sunday for delivery to the Ballard Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 1:30pm, contact Jill. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each week (in addition to a lead). As always, you can sign up on the Gleaning Google Spreadsheet.

The Ballard Alliance put together a program called Farm it Forward, which allows people to donate funds for procuring produce from farmers market venders to then donate to the food bank. We are now assisting with the Farm it Forward program to collect food for the food bank, rather than our traditional gleaning. To donate visit the Ballard Alliance Website.

 

Jun
10
Fri
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

Jun
11
Sat
Ballard Tool Library – Open By Appointment Only
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open for reservations only during listed hours. Stay tuned for news as we continue to expand our operations.

You can reserve specific tools at our website, or you can make a general appointment to browse our selection.

We’ll also accept your donations of used tools, and always need volunteers to support our mission.

Email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

Jun
12
Sun
Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning
Jun 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The generous farmers at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market donate fresh produce for our hungry neighbors. Our Market Gleaning project is looking for volunteers to help collect the produce from these generous farmers every Sunday for delivery to the Ballard Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 1:30pm, contact Jill. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each week (in addition to a lead). As always, you can sign up on the Gleaning Google Spreadsheet.

The Ballard Alliance put together a program called Farm it Forward, which allows people to donate funds for procuring produce from farmers market venders to then donate to the food bank. We are now assisting with the Farm it Forward program to collect food for the food bank, rather than our traditional gleaning. To donate visit the Ballard Alliance Website.