It’s a good weekend to go green around Capitol Hill with two events of note. Both give you the opportunity to get down and dirty — depending on what kind of barterer you are. Note the St. Mark’s greenbelt clean-up is today so you’ll want to start looking for your gloves now. Looking for more to do? Check out this week’s On the List.
- Urban Food Fair: Living in the city means missing out on country fairs and locally-grown food, but Backyard Barter are aiming to bring some of that pastoral charm to Capitol Hill this Sunday. They’re hosting an “Urban Food Fair” the group promises will be their “biggest, baddest, most bartering-est event of the year” at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom. Set-up starts at 10:00 AM, and real, old-fashioned bartering begins at 11:00.
Anyone who fancies their skills as a canner or a baker can enter a jam contest (enter by noon, judging at 1:30pm, $5 entry fee) or a pie contest (enter by noon judging at 2pm, $5 entry fee). The winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to a local nursery.
The Urban Food Fair will also feature a Cake/Pie Walk, raffle, workshops on sustainable gardening and urban farming, farm display, cider press, lectures on genetically-modified organisms, and live music.
Urban Food Fair offers a cornucopia of community building activities. Have something homemade or homegrown to trade? There’s a barter hour. Think you have prize-winning jam? Enter the contest. Overrun with apples and want to make cider? Bring ‘em on down and use the cider press. Seattle University Campion Ballroom (914 E. Jefferson St) 10 AM – 4 PM.
- St. Mark’s Greenbelt Clean-up: Celebrate Green Seattle Day 2012 by helping to clean up the St. Mark’s greenbelt:
Without a coordinated effort, Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its forests in just 20 years. Join us at St. Marks Greenbelt for Green Seattle Day 2012. This event is the kick off to our planting season and is a celebration of our neighborhood parks and committed neighbors. We will spend our time removing invasive species and planting native trees, shrubs and ground cover.
Open to the public
All ages OK
What to Bring
Please dress for the weather (layers), wear close-toed sturdy shoes, and bring a filled water bottle and snacks. If you have gloves please bring them as well.
Where to Meet
Meet at the St. Mark’s Greenbelt trail on the South edge of the St. Mark’s Cathedral parking lot.
Where to Park
In the St. Mark’s Cathedral parking lot.
November 3, 2012 10am – 2pm