I had a great time visiting the Salal Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and talking with Brenda Cunningham who helps to keep the group organized from actual work in the garden, to scheduling, and meetings.

This is the 25th year for the “Salal” Mt Vernon Chapter and 40 years for the Washington Native Plant Society. Be sure to listen to the interview, check out the website and consider joining wnps.org/salal/index2.html.

click here to also listen to the interview from Living Simply in Washington. Also a great big “THANKS”5 to Sky Russell from the Cowboy Conditions for the great guitar music for our show!




GroWa_View5_03-27-2016GroWashington is restoring the CULMBACK BLDG 3013 Colby Avenue location to include a CoWorking space.
MobileLogoThe restoration will include space for up to 25 entrepreneurs that are looking for space to meet clients or just to do their work.

The space will be available by lease by the hour, day, week or month starting June 1, 2016. The location is prime property with neighbors such as Chicago Title and the new Marriott Hotel that is scheduled to open early this summer.  click here to be a Sponsor.

For more information please call Jean Simpson at 360-631-2768.


Green Drinks – Special Event – March 17th on St Patty’s Day

March 1, 2016

Join us for a joint Seattle/Snohomish GreenDrinks at 21 Acres co-sponsored by Sound Salmon Solutions and Shoreline Solar Project/NW SolarFest. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages as well as snacks will be served. $5 entrance fee at the door goes to support the co-sponsors. There will be activities, door prizes and the kick off to the 2016 […]

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County’s New Rules Favor Developers Over Protection of Big Tees

February 14, 2016

By Laura Hartman, Mickie Gundersen, Joan Smith and Kristin Kelly Published: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:01 a.m. Photo by Andy Bronson / The Herald in previous article with Roberta Johnson The anguish of property owner Roberta Johnson, stepping out from her forest paradise into the wet gloom of newly scraped earth, was well-described in Noah […]

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Listen to Kate Halstead WSU Snohomish County Extension

February 11, 2016

Living Simply in Washington – A broadcast about the extraordinary people who live here in this glorious and humble state. Produced at the Port Gardner Golden Age Sound Studios in Everett, Washington. Listen to Kate Halstead who is the Agriculture Workshop Coordinator at WSU Snohomish County Extension tells us about some of the great classes […]

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Kristin Kelly “Smart Growth Executive Director” – Needs Your Help

December 30, 2015

As we end 2015, I am wishing you all a Happy New Year, and am optimistic that 2016 will be a year of opportunity despite many challenges.  I am also staying optimistic and hopeful that I can continue working on your behalf for wise land use policy and regulations here in Snohomish County With Futurewise’s […]

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Green Drinks at Red Barn Community Farm – August 19th

August 7, 2015

On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, August 19th Green Drinks will be at the Red Barn Community Farm. The Red Barn Community Farm is a partnership between Volunteers of America, Transition Port Gardner, the Lowell Civic Association, RSVP of Snohomish County, and the City of Everett that allows individuals in the community to grow […]

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July 15th – Green Drinks – Rain Gardens

July 3, 2015

July Green Drinks will be sponsored by the City of Everett in partnership with the Snohomish Conservation District and Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.  We will tour several rain gardens installed as part of Everett’s rain garden rebate program. Join us for a guided tour of the rain gardens starting at 5:30 pm.   […]

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Green Drinks – June 17th – Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish

June 8, 2015

Meet us in Snohomish for Green Drinks on June 17, 2015 from 5 to 7pm at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 4th St, Snohomish, WA 98290. Find out more about the historic building, and the roots of performing arts at this community theater. Sponsored by Green Business Directory of Snohomish County and Serene View […]

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SnoCo Together- A Community Skills Fair!

March 15, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 10:30-3:30 (doors open at 10:00) Evergreen Middle School 7621 Beverly Lane, Everett, WA 98203 Food, fun and art! Join us for a day of hands-on practice to learn or improve your gardening, cooking, crafts, and basic fix-it skills. We will have workshops, panel discussions and kids’ activities at this free community event. […]

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