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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
To kick off Labor Day weekend, there are a couple community barbecues tonight. The Ballard Community Center is hosting a summer BBQ from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 6020 28th Ave. NW. They’ll have a traditional all-American backyard meal that will include mouth-watering BBQ hot dogs, chips, drinks, and more. Sustainable Ballard will be […]
Sustainable Ballard has been given the green light to move forward with Ballard’s first custom-designed bike rack for the corner of 22nd and Ballard Ave., replacing the existing rack in front of Vain. Last summer, the group held a bike rack design contest and the above rack was chosen the winner. After some back-and-forth with […]
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 […]
You can’t get much more green than this: organic, local and delivered by sailboat. On January 4th, a sailboat will deliver fresh organic produce from three local farms right to Shilshole Bay Marina’s public dock. The Sail Transport Network has teamed up with Sustainable Ballard to visit two farms in Sequim and another from the […]
As promised, the “Ballard Homes for All Coalition” took the wraps off a prototype of a mobile hygiene station at the Sustainable Ballard Festival. BHAC would like to deploy hygiene stations in homeless car camps of 3-4 vehicles each. There are an estimated 50 “homeless car campers” in the neighborhood. Here’s the first hygiene station, […]
What a beautiful weekend for the annual Sustainable Ballard Festival at Ballard Commons Park. We just returned from the event with a few photos. (If you missed it today, the event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, too). There’s a lot to see at the “home-grown, hands-on, human-powered” festival. There are over 50 […]
Up to 7,500 people are expected at the 5th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival this weekend at Ballard Commons Park on 22nd Ave. The free event is focused on teaching the community about living and enjoying sustainable lifestyles. This year’s festival will be modeled after an old-time county fair with games, contests and music. Some of […]
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…