End of Summer party and bonfire

This Saturday, September 4th, Sustainable Ballard is hosting the “End of Summer Golden Gardens Party and Bonfire.” The party starts at 6 p.m. on the beach. From the Sustainable Ballard website, “Hang out with good people! Watch a sunset! Bring a dish to share, your plate, cup and utensils, something to sit on, something to […]

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‘Carbon Neutral’ Seattle community meeting

The Seattle City Council voted earlier this year to become a carbon neutral city. As part of this effort, they are gathering information from eight different sectors – land use, schools, transportation, green jobs, energy, food systems, zero waste and neighborhoods. On Tuesday evening, Sustainable Ballard is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, July 20th […]

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Sustainable Ballard Festival kicks off

The 6th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival kicked off Saturday, and it couldn’t have been a more gorgeous day.   Once again, the free event is taking place at Ballard Commons Park and there’s plenty for everyone to see, do and learn about saving money and the planet.  Nearly 70 vendors with food, fun, how-to’s and how-not-to’s took part in this year’s fair. […]

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Sustainable Ballard Festival this weekend

Make sure you keep at a least one afternoon clear this weekend to visit the always-popular Sustainable Ballard Festival at Ballard Commons Park. The annual event features live music, interactive workshops, educational activities and family fun with an emphasis on neighborhood sustainability. Last year, thousands of people visited the two-day event, visiting more than 50 […]

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Learn to grow your own food

Many people are starting to grow their own fruits and veggies for many reasons. Some cite economic reasons, others do it because they say it’s healthier. Whatever their motivation, growing food is becoming very popular. Just last week, the Obamas broke ground on an 1,100 square foot “White House Kitchen Garden.” If you’ve been thinking […]

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Fishing pole, old car among bike rack winners

In the last hours of Ballard SeafoodFest, Sustainable Ballard announced the winners of the Ballard Bike Rack Design Contest.

Over 100 entries were submitted, many from middle school and high school students. The judges include architects, designers and the Chamber of Commerce. All are Ballard residents.

Sustainable Ballard’s Craig Benjamin (left) announced the six winners. They’ll get to see their designs built and placed around Ballard as early as September. Three of the locations are already determined, but the other three have yet to be approved. Click through below for the winning designs…

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