We'll be planting trees on the Johnson Pond property, part of the Fisher Pond Preserve. The property is located on the east side of 115th Ave SW between SW Bank and SW Cove Roads.
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 […]
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 Waste Home - Save Money While Living a Sustainable Life Speaker: Siobhan McComb https://oneglassjar.com/ 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 […]
Book club meeting cancelled for March.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our annual meeting will be June 16th via Zoom at 7:00-8:30 PM. Meet our new Executive Director, connect with old friends, and help us usher in our next Strategic Plan. We will also be re-electing board members and saying a special goodbye to a longtime friend and board member. To join us please RSVP Your […]
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 […]
*Be assured we will be following the most current State COVID protocols. **And remember, it’s July under the Big Sky. Bring your sun hats!