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Summer is Here!
Summer is upon us and with it comes our Annual Edible Garden Tour. Come out this weekend, visit your neighbors and learn what makes an urban garden sustainable. Want to know how you can save water to keep your entire yard fresh and blooming this summer? Join us tonight for our RainWise 101 workshop. Happy Gardening!

Edible Garden Tour this weekend!

Grow, don't mow! This Saturday, don't miss our walking / biking tour that highlights 13 local gardens featuring creative uses of parking strips, containers and raised beds, giving gardens, worm boxes, hugelkultur, fruit trees, berries and more. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


RainWise 101 Workshop - June 23

At this free workshop you will learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities & King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. You will hear from homeowners in your area that have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers and get set to take the next step for your rebate! Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m.


Come help us glean!

In 2015, our Market Gleaning Team collected 13,918 pounds of food donated by farmers at the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market and transported it to the Ballard Food Bank. This summer, we need more gleaning volunteers on Sundays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Can you help?


Ballard Sunday Dinners - volunteer openings in June and July

Every Sunday evening at 5 p.m., Ballard Sunday Dinners offers hot meals with dignity to our homeless neighbors. Volunteer positions are still open for preparing and serving the meal the last Sunday in June and for most Sundays in July. Join us!


Ballard Market receipts support Sustainable Ballard

Your Ballard Market receipts mean income for Sustainable Ballard! As a charitable organization registered with Ballard Market, Sustainable Ballard receives a donation of 1% of pre-tax subtotals from receipts we send in to them. Please save your receipts, then come to the Edible Garden Tour on June 25 to drop them off.


Sign up now to Volunteer for the Sustainable Ballard Festival on Aug. 27

Our volunteer sign-up is now open for the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. Sign up now for your favorite shift! We love our volunteers. We can't produce this FREE festival every year without you!


Other Community Events

National Pollinator Week - June 20-26

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Learn more, find events, take action.


Swansons seminar: "Growing a Year-Round Hummingbird Habitat" - June 25

In this photo-rich session, pollinator advocate Robin Haglund will share techniques and ideas for developing a gorgeous, year-round garden filled with the vital elements our resident hummingbirds seek for forage, nest-building, raising their brood, and more. Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m.


21 Acres class: "Sensational Summer Spreads for Cool Dining" - July 7

The thermometer is rising, who wants to cook?! How about some cool ideas to tantalize your taste buds without cranking up the oven? In this hands-on culinary class, we'll learn the art of brightening up your summer meals, potlucks, and barbecues with delicious and nutritious spreads. Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Bringing in Community Friday Night Social - July 8

The theme is "Growing Ballard: All Things Garden." Join us for a garden-fresh potluck, live music, clay crafts, master gardeners and garden resources. Plant giveaway for all! Friday, July 8 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.


10th Annual SLEE Dinner - July 9

Join the Community Alliance for Global Justice for their 10th annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) Dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and networking with small-scale farmers, advocates and allied organizations. Saturday, July 9 from 5 - 9 p.m.

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