Thursday, April 16, 2009

some April events...

Earth Day on South Hill

What the heck? Site of the new South Hill Farmer's Market!
elp break ground for a revolutionary event.

Sustainable Puyallup is invited to meet at the Sunrise Village Center,
Meridian East @ 156th on South Hill on Earth Day.

Our Market location is the back parking lot and we will gather at noon on
Wednesday! (the 22nd) bring shovels and rakes........We have 20 yards of Tagro
to spread and seeds to plant.

I am still working on my market tree but I am sure that We will have one.

The press will be there to take pictures so bring smiles!!!!!

April Potluck

It’s time again to have our monthly gathering, and think positive for
spring sunshine!

Meeting place is Audrey’s House – for Potluck Dinner and “Garden Design
Idea Swap”

I am wanting to build some raised beds, terrace some sloping land, set up
rain barrels, etc. but would love to have some creative ideas and
information from those of you who have done this before or are experts in
the field (Kelda!)…………I also have entertained the idea of making some of
it a shared garden venture for anyone wanting some ‘growing space’. Come
share your ideas as we collectively design my yard into a more sustainable
place…or discuss your yard and it’s needs.

THURSDAY…..APRIL 23RD, 2009……….5:30 PM TO 7 OR 8?? …..hopefully an outdoor

Call for directions:

Audrey P
HM: 253-848-5251
Cell: 253-988-0967

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


when in rome, do as the romans

Power of Community

Next Tuesday Feb 24, from 6-8pm, at the Puyallup Library

Free movie showing:
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
with discussion to follow.

"With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly
mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

*February Update*

1) Thank you all for the *great* event that happened on Jan. 29th!
If you have any ideas about what continuing event you'd like to
see on the 23rd, e
mail them to

2) Opportunities to learn about Permaculture! (polycultures, food forests, restoration, appropriate tech, and more!) We hosted one free movie showing at Beyond the Bridge Cafe, there's a handful more scheduled throughout the county. Sepp Holzer, Austrian permaculturist will be giving a lecture and two workshops in Pierce County!! More info click here.

3)We're participating in this year's Celtic Faire, March 14. Kelda will be
able to coordinate that in March

4)Also, we've been asked to participate at a community discussion at the
Mel Korum YMCA on March 13 & 14. It's put on by the group Healthy Pierce (If something
doesn't coalesce for the 23rd, we may just shift our energy here).

5)We may be applying for a small grant to build a bulletin board by the
Riverwalk/Skatepark. That application is due mid-March.More later on that,
from Chris.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Community Discussion at the Library

Are you worried about money or food for you or your community?

You're invited to:
"Uncertain Future: A community discussion about our money, our neighborhoods, and our ability to feed ourselves"

Puyallup Public Library, 324 S Meridian,
Thursday, Jan. 29 6:30-8:30pm
Childcare, ASL available, Se Hable Espanol

Randy Hynek, Sumner City Council
Bill Franklin, Puyallup Food Bank
Viki Sonntag, EcoPraxis: Healthy Community Economies
Carrie Little & Cheryl Ouellette, Local Farmers
Elders, speak about the depression & what they see now
You, All your ideas!

For more info, or to volunteer, call 370-9946 or email
To read the article written for this event, click here