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September 2019

Land Trust Book Group: The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Join the conversation on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm at the Land Trust Building at 10014 SW Bank Road. All are welcome! A 2019 finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award  The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on…

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Seed Cleaning Workshop For Gardeners & Farmers

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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This free workshop is focused on harvesting, cleaning, and storing seeds for the winter.  It will mostly consist of hands on participatory action!  We will be threshing dry beans by hand and demonstrate how to thresh larger quantities.  We will set up a winnowing station to demonstrate this super fun seed cleaning method!  We will also have screens and other seed cleaning tools to test and try.  Bring seeds to clean if you have them!  Or help us clean the…

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October 2019

Volunteer Stewardship Event

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

Help prepare the site for a new All Ages Trail in the Shinglemill Preserve. This new loop trail will run through and around the meadow adjacent to the Upper Shinglemill Trailhead and behind Vashon Community Care. The focus will be on salvaging and transplanting existing plants located in the path of the new trail. Tools, gloves, coffee and snacks provided.

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Volunteer Stewardship Event

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finish preparing the site for a new All Ages Trail in the Shinglemill Preserve. This new loop trail will run through and around the meadow adjacent to the Upper Shinglemill Trailhead and behind Vashon Community Care. As we work in the west half of the meadow, Frank Zellerhoff will be breaking ground in the east half! The focus will be on salvaging and transplanting existing plants located in the path of the new trail. Depending on previous progress, planting new…

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Sat. Oct. 12 ~ Plant Native Trees & Shrubs in Maury Island Marine Park

October 12 @ 10:15 am - 2:15 pm
Maury Marine Park, 5100 SW 244th St
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Volunteer with King County Parks and Whale Scout to enhance habitat in Maury Island Marine Park. They will supply gloves, a jug of water, light snacks, all instructions, and tools. Please plan to arrive on time for the start of the event (we can adjust based on updated ferry schedules) and allow extra time to find parking. The plan for the day is to plant native trees and shrubs that will grow into a future healthy forest! Our events run…

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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Sat. Oct. 19 ~ Community Tree Planting Event ~ Judd Creek Preserve

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Busch Property, 20631 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR COWORKERS, ........ As part of King County's 1 Million Trees project to help address climate change, the Land Trust has committed to planting over 5,000 trees on 63 acres around Vashon before the end of May 2020. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a community tree planting day in the Judd Creek Preserve to launch the Land Trust's largest tree planting project ever. Register with Erika at erika@vashonlandtrust.org.

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Presentation: Bringing The World Of Sustainable Architecture To Your Door Step

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Can buildings and homes be stewards of the natural world? Islander Rob Misel, an architect with the Miller Hull Partnership, will discuss how our buildings affect our environment and how architecture is addressing climate change and the use of the Earth's resources. Joining him will be several colleagues to discuss ideas, steps, and tools you can use in your journey toward a regenerative future. This event is sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and is free and…

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EVENT CHANGE: Volunteer in the Judd Creek Preserve (not Shinglemill)

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Busch Property, 20631 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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From Vashon Highway SW, turn west onto 204th, follow the road to the left, turning onto 111th Ave SW. Park along 111th across from La Biondo Farm, just south of the large rock wall on the West side of the road. Look for the Land Trust at Work sign for the driveway. See you there!

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PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP: 10.26.19 at 10am ~ Vashon Garden Club at Matsuda Farm

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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$5.00

We are happy to announce the first Garden Club community event at Matsuda Farm! Come join the Vashon Garden Club for a perennial plant propagation workshop Sat, October 26th at 10am. Michael Lee, Landscape Architect will be leading the workshop. This workshop is open to the community and free to Garden Club and Land Trust members - a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please email Linda Stemer to RSVP and for any questions: lindastemer3@gmail.com Located at Matsuda Farm - attendees…

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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Soooo much to do during this transition from summer/fall crops to fall/winter crops. Continued production at the farm keeps fresh island produce going to the school district cafeteria, the Food Bank, and island restaurants. Starts for fall crops need to get out of the start house and into the ground. And another hoop house currently under construction needs to be completed. All this and the interns have transitioned fully to tree planting for their final month with the Land Trust.…

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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursdays focus on work in the wash and pack facility preparing produce for delivery. Rain or shine, no matter. Wash & Pack is covered and dry!

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November 2019

Volunteer In Shinglemill Preserve

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

Family Feast featuring produce from Matsuda Farm

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vashon Schools Foundation's first Family Feast of the year will be held on November 7 from 5:30 – 7:00. Come to Vashon High School for dinner. It’s a delicious meal at an unbeatable price, sharing company, conversation and entertainment with friends and neighbors.  Fresh produce is sourced from Matsuda Farm and expertly prepared by the VHS food service team. You won’t want to miss it!

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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Volunteer in the Shinglemill Preserve

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

We'll be planting trees and shrubs in the meadow adjacent to the parking area off 156th, across from Vashon Winery, from 9am-noon.

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November Book Group ~ An American River: From Paradise to Superfund, Afloat On New Jersey’s Passaic

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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An American River: From Paradise to Superfund, Afloat On New Jersey's Passaic is written by islander extraordinaire, Mary Bruno. Bruno has a master’s degree in aquatic ecology and has worked for more than 25 years as a writer, editor and editorial director for print and online publications, including Newsweek, Seattle Weekly, ABCNEWS.com, and Crosscut. Mary will join us to talk about An American River as well as her current project about aquifers. Part natural history, part personal history, part rollicking…

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Movie Night ~ Symphony Of The Soil at Vashon Theatre

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Zero Waste Vashon is bringing one of our favorite movies to Vashon Theatre, Symphony Of The Soil: Take a beautiful journey deep into the world that is soil. Though often overlooked, soil is a vitally important part of life on earth. In addition to growing crops and preventing erosion, did you know that healthy soil plays a huge part in combatting climate change? Join Zero Waste Vashon for this award winning film and you will never see soil the same…

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December 2019

Be The Best Philanthropist You Can Be: A Champion For Others and Yourself

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA United States
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Join us at Vashon Center for the Arts for a Planned Giving Forum presented by Ted Kutscher and Cam Barsness on December 2, 2019. Islander Ted Kutscher has years of experience with estate law and financial planning through two firms, KHBB Law and Kutscher Benner Barsness Stevens. Cam Barsness, a CFP whose practice includes financial coaching involving charitable giving, is also a principal at Kutscher Benner Barsness Stevens. Together they will lead us through an informational session on charitable giving…

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Volunteer in the Fisher Pond Preserve

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnson Pond Property, 17224 115th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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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.

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