Environment

West Olympia Farmers' Market

Event: 
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

WEST OLYMPIA FARMERS’ MARKET OPENING MAY 15TH

Neighborhood-based Market to Highlight West Olympia Producers


The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is back again! The Market will be open every Tuesday from 4PM to 7PM, beginning May 15th and running through October 16th.  The Market is in a new location in the parking lot of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Harrison Avenue and Thomas Street! Just two blocks south of our previous location. There will be produce, baked goods, eggs, flowers, veggie starts, native plants, crafts, and more!

A Sense of Wonder, May 3

Event: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Rekindle Your Sense of Wonder, Celebrate 50 Years of Action for The Environment on May 2 and 3.

  • The Willi Unsoeld Seminar and Rachel Carson Forum Present  A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson on Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • On Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association will present  The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today, featuring a panel of policy makers, activists, biological scientists, and research scientists, also in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College will present A Sense of Wonder--a play about Rachel Carson’s love for nature and her fight to defend it.    The performance will take place in the Longhouse at 7 p.m.

The play, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. Lee has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration.

A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress. 

Arts Walk Pop-Up Show - "The Lexicon of Sustainability"

Event: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Pop-Up Show w/Douglas Gayeton: Lexicon of Sustainability
Friday, April 27 5PM - 10PM
The Mark - 407 Columbia St NW

As Part of Spring Arts Walk, the Mark Gallery is hosting a Pop-Up Show with photographer/filmmaker Douglas Gayeton as a part of The Lexicon of Sustainability.

Gayeton and his wife Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the USA to learn the new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming. In all, nearly two hundred leaders in food and farming from across the country have contributed their valued experiences to this rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability. These insights have been translated into large format “information art” photo collages,  a series of short films, and pop up shows across the USA.  Study guides, a book, and lastly a social network of good ideas, a place where people can dig deeper into these terms (and even add to our ever-evolving lexicon), are also under development.

By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility for creating a healthier, safer food system in America begins.

The 22nd Annual Rachel Carson Forum - May 2 Brings Experts to Discuss Pesticide Use Today

Event: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm

Interdisciplinary Panel on the Implications of Pesticide Use in Our Society Today – Presented by the Masters of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.

Just how far have we truly come since the days of Rachel Carson? How did this environmentalists’ legacy shape the current reality of pesticide use? Where do we need improvement and where does society still feel the impact of pesticide use? How can home gardeners relate to this larger issue? Gain insight to these questions and more as we host a panel of experts from diverse disciplines. The Evergreen State College Longhouse, Olympia WA, May 2, 2012: Expert speakers Ciscoe Morris (Gardening with Ciscoe), Dr. Marion Moses, Dr. Steve Herman, Dr. John Perkins, and Janette Brimmer of Earth Justice, will speak on the past and present implications of pesticide use in or society today. Moderated by Rusty Burlew of Honey Bee Suite and with introduction by Kaiulani Lee. Doors open at 5:00pm with tabling by local organizations; the panel begins at 6:00pm. This event is being produced in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, and is one of a host during April and May that celebrate the life of one the world’s most renowned environmentalists.

"Plant Songs" at the Community Radio Station

Event: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

With Leah! jimiLIVES1970@aol.com

Leah would like to share some of the songs they've learned from their plant spirit teacher Scott. The songs mostly focus on native plants & the elements. We will would do a few songs a week!

Come to this magical class today at 3pm in the KOWA studio behind Media Island!

816 Adams St. SE

 

 



"Life in the Slow Lane" - Slugs and Snails

Event: 
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

Adventure & Conservation Speaker Series
"Life in the Slow Lane" with David Gordon
Tuesday, April 17th; 7:00 to 8:30 PM
REI Olympia, 625 Black Lake Blvd. #410

Seattle-based naturalist David George Gordon has appeared on Conan O’Brien and been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. In his most recent book, The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane, Gordon invites us to “step into a world that, until now, you’ve only stepped on.” During his one-hour presentation, he’ll share his insights about our local slugs and snails, their curious behaviors and the niches they fill in the natural world. He’ll also explain how to forge a meaningful and lasting peace with these slimesters in our gardens and offer tips for watching them in the wild. A book-signing will follow his talk.

Register online at: http://www.rei.com/event/36033/session/45428 or by sending an email to Kathleen Ackley at kathleen@capitollandtrust.org or calling (360) 943-3012.

City Hosts Urban Agriculture Discussion

Event: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

Urban Agriculture Discussion
hosted by
City of Olympia & Sustainable South Sound
April 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Olympia City Hall, Room 207

Dear Fellow Olympian,

Do you want to live in a city that values fresh local food and the people who grow it?

Do you want to see more community and backyard gardens and a thriving local food economy?

The City of Olympia is reviewing its approach to urban agriculture and wants to hear from YOU! You are invited to a community meeting to discuss issues related to local food and agriculture, hosted by the City and Sustainable South Sound. Some of the topics we’ll explore are:

  • What changes would you like to see?
  • What are your concerns?
  • What are your ideas?
  • Are three chickens enough?
  • Does Olympia need more neighborhood produce stands and farmer’s markets?
  • Would our community have enough food reserves in case of an emergency?

Questions? Contact Sustainable South Sound at tjjohnson@scattercreek.com or Jennifer Kenny at the City of Olympia, jkenny@ci.olympia.wa.us or call 753-8314

The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today

Event: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm

Rekindle Your Sense of Wonder, Celebrate 50 Years of Action for The Environment on May 2 and 3.

  • The Willi Unsoeld Seminar and Rachel Carson Forum Present  A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson on Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • On Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association will present  The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today, featuring a panel of policy makers, activists, biological scientists, and research scientists, also in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College will present A Sense of Wonder--a play about Rachel Carson’s love for nature and her fight to defend it.    The performance will take place in the Longhouse at 7 p.m.

The play, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. Lee has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration.

A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress. 

Beginning Birding

Event: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Enter the world of birding with Burt Guttman, author of "Finding Your Wings: A Workbook for Beginning Bird Watchers." He will talk about getting started in birding and becoming aware of the natural world and its beauties. Books will be available for purchase. Tumwater Timberland Library 7023 New Market

Sustainability Summit

Event: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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