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Spring Opportunities

As we emerge from the darkness of winter, we naturally start warming up to our community again. Join the ranks of volunteers supporting seniors in their homes, giving kids a way to share their toys, or providing meals for hungry neighbors. And on March 24th, enjoy a great night of entertainment while showing your support for all of our community programs.

Help seniors in our community age their way - Mar. 5

Join the fast-growing national movement of neighbors helping neighbors! Phinney Neighborhood Association's PNA Village is expanding to Ballard. Join us for a general information session followed by volunteer training. Saturday, March 5, 2 - 5 p.m.


Call for Volunteer: Ballard Share and Play

We are looking for a volunteer to cover the Ballard Natural Medicine bin for the Share and Play project. It’s easy — just a once a week during opening hours (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The volunteer would be responsible for keeping the bin tidy and free of items that aren't suitable for a baby/toddler.


Fun(d)raiser - March 24

Come support Sustainable Ballard! The Harper Conspiracy is hosting two variety shows on Thursday, March 24 at Egan’s Ballard Jam House.
6 p.m. - Early Show with a Family Twist
8 p.m. - Evening Show with a Lemon Twist


Sustainable Ballard cooks again! Volunteers needed

Beginning in May, 10 Ballard churches are coming together to provide a nourishing meal every Sunday night -- and Sustainable Ballard has been invited to partner with them. We'll need volunteers to meal plan, shop, prep and serve food, sit with guests, and clean up. No cooking experience required!


Save the date for the Edible Garden Tour - June 25

Now in its 8th year, the Edible Garden Tour has been an inspiration to hundreds of gardeners every June. This fun walking/biking tour highlights neighborhood gardens, planting strips, containers, raised beds, chickens, bees and all sorts of creative edibles. Mark the date on your calendar and join your neighbors! Saturday, June 25


Other Community Events

Seattle Tilth trains new Master Composter volunteers - apply by March 6

Interested in learning more about compost and teaching others? Seattle residents are invited to apply to participate in Seattle Tilth's Master Composter/Soil Builder course, a four-week, eight session volunteer training program with a community service component. Applications are due March 6.


UW Botanic Gardens Class: The Slippery Slope - March 7

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a farmer? From a few tomatoes in pots in a Capitol Hill apartment to a growing farm business in Skagit County with pigs, cattle and more, Dr. Jeff Richardson will describe the rewards and harsh realities of making a hobby a job. Monday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Zipcar expanding on-street locations in Ballard - seeking your feedback

Zipcar Seattle’s popular on-street and curbside locations reduce the overall need for car ownership and lessen parking congestion. You can help decide future Zipcar locations in our neighborhood by taking this survey.


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