Sustainable NE Seattle will sponsor a Community Barter Fair and Cider Pressing festival on Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 4 PM. Bring your home-grown and homemade goods to barter with others at the Fair, to be held at The Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE, next to the Wedgwood Post Office.
You and your neighbors can collect the apples from your yard trees and bring them to the Fair to be pressed into cider. Please bring all the containers you will want to use, such as washed milk or juice containers, and bring extra to share. Bring the kids to see how food can be conserved and shared.
On Saturday, August 23 from 10 AM to 4 PM, everyone is invited to join in with Sustainable NE Seattle at a “barn raising” event at Patrick Linder’s house. This is an opportunity to contribute your labor in exchange for learning the the basics of building a simple wood-frame structure. Site preparation, leveling, the use of pier stones, assembling and plumbing walls, applying wood siding, building and mounting rafters, and basic roofing will be explained and worked on. Please bring gloves and eye protection, if possible. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
Meet the friendly smiling folks at the NE Seattle Tool Library.
Do you understand electricity? Do you know how to sharpen garden tools? Do you believe that your sewing machine can be brought back to life? These and many other practical questions will be answered at the June 2014 series of classes at the NE Seattle Tool Library, 2415 NE 80th Street. To register, stop by the Tool Library during open hours, including Tuesday, June 3 for Fixers Collective from 6 to 9 PM; Thursday open hours at the Tool Library 6 to 9 PM; Saturday 9 to 3 and Sunday 2 to 5.
Understanding Electricity – June 7th (3pm-5pm) Instructor Jim, cost $10.00 limit 6 participants.
Chainsaw Sharpening, Safety, and Use – June 8th (12pm-2pm) Instructor Wes, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
Sewing Machine Resurrection – June 22nd (12pm-2pm) … or should I keep the sewing machine which I was given, found or bought used. In depth conversation about bringing that machine back to life. If you have a machine that you have questions about, feel free to bring it along. Hands on help will also be available. Instructor Tomi, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
Garden Tool Sharpening – June 29th (12-2pm) Instructor Joel, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
The NE Seattle Tool Library will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 31st, from 9 to 3. The Tool Library will sell surplus tools, and some free items will be available, including building supplies.
If you have items you would like to sell, for a $25 donation to the Tool Library you can set up your own table in the parking lot on Saturday. The Tool Library is located at 2415 NE 80th Street, just west of the traffic light on 25th Ave NE at NE 80th Street.
Have you got a basement full of usable building materials left from that last remodel? Usable fabric, windows, stone or paint? Bring them to the NE Seattle Tool Library to swap or make new items on Saturday, May 10, from 9 to 4. The Tool Library is at 2415 NE 80th Street, phone 524-6062.
Volunteers will be on hand to help kids and adults construct new items out of usable materials. Tools are available to cut and drill and sew. All creative minds and able hands are welcome to come and help out!