Solstice Luminaries

Fisher Pond west end of the pond on Bank Road, Vashon

Moonlight Lowtide Walk With Vashon Beach Naturalists

North End Ferry Beach

Park in the North end ferry commuter lot & follow the luminaries to the beach ♦ Family friendly ♦ Free Don’t forget!    ♦  A flashlight ♦ Waterproof footwear ♦ Weather appropriate clothing

Closing the Loop: Bioenergy & Sustainable Farming Open House

LIVE Streaming From Matsuda Farm Vashon

Impact Bioenergy and the Rural Energy Development for Washington Program invite you to attend a FREE “Closing the Loop” event on January 27, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Matsuda Farm and Vashon Bioenergy Farm at Island Spring Organics tofu factory, on Vashon Island. The open house event will feature Island Spring Organics’ new […]

January Book Group ~ Return Of The Sea Otter with special guest Jessie Hale

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

We've chosen a hopeful book to start off the year and will have a special guest speaker, Jessie Hale. Jessie was featured in the second half of chapter 11 - she is a PhD student at UW studying sea otter eating habits and spent a few days in the field with the author during the […]

8th Annual Seed Share

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

Celebrate gardening, farming, local food, and local seeds with your island community! Hosted by Vashon Seed Project, VIGA, & Vashon Land Trust. Join us with or without seed to share. Bring home locally saved seed to plant in your garden! All seeds are free!   Cornbread, Soup & Kale Salad grown on island from island […]

Your Zero Wast Home: Save Money While Living A Sustainable Life

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

Your Zero Waste Home - Save Money While Living a Sustainable Life Speaker: Siobhan McComb Siobhan McComb has been practicing zero-waste principles for the past decade & strives for a plastic-free lifestyle. Siobhan is inspired by the way things used to be before the disposable, single-use culture of today. She believes that sustainability begins […]

Annual Meeting~Wednesday, October 21st


This year we are asking you to join our annual meeting on ZOOM. Join us for an update on projects and financials, proposed changes to articles and bylaws, and an election of Board Members. Please RSVP to

January Book Club


  The January book selection is A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a […]

Thursday, 25 February Book Club


A Brief History of Vashon Island by Bruce Haulman   Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The island's first inhabitants, the sx̌ʷəbab", took advantage of its evergreen forests and rich marine resources. In 1792, George Vancouver was the first Anglo to […]

Thursday, March 25, Book Club


Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in […]

Thursday, April 22, 2021 Book Club


Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin by Shana Lee Hirsch PUBLISHED: July 2020 Drought. Wildfire. Extreme flooding. How does climate change affect the daily work of scientists? Ecological restoration is often premised on the idea of returning a region to an earlier, healthier state. Yet the effects of climate […]

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM


The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson. This is a widely-lauded and enthusiastically-reviewed science fiction work about how climate change will affect our near future and some of the more audacious approaches and human responses we might anticipate as the world copes and adapts. Vashon Bookshop is happy to special order copies, but […]

September Book Club


At our September meeting, we’d like to have two books for up for discussion: We will have a brief continued discussion of the June book, The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson for those who didn’t get a chance to read that book or to make it to the June Meeting. The Ministry […]