Calling All Artists

Sustainable Renton hosts an annual fundraiser every summer. This year we will be having our event on August 6th from 11-4. This event will be held at our community farm located behind Celebration Church at 11840 148th Ave S.E. Renton 98059.

We will have a lot going on that day with a Bartar Fair, Stone Soup meal, tractor rides, petting zoo, silent auction, garden demonstrations and local musicians. We are looking to expand our event this year by having an Art Market which features local artisans.

We would love to showcase local artisans who specialize in handmade or homemade items.

Booth fee will be $25. We also ask that you donate one item for our silent auction to help support artist imageSustainable Renton.

If you are interested in this event please contact sustainablerenton@gmail.com

Sustainable Renton April Happenings

Spring is here, and Sustainable Renton is buzzing with activity this month!

April 11th-10 a.m. Study Group CANCELLED We will be wrapping up the Roots of Change curriculum next month. Look for another study topic coming soon!

April 11th-10 a.m.-12 p.m. Spring Veggie Class and Plant Sale This class and sale is offered by Michael Seliga and Cascadia Edible Landscapes. Spring Veggies, herbs, and perennial edible berries, natives will be for sale at the class. This event will be held at Sustainable Renton Community Farm. 11840 148th Ave. SE, Renton, WA 98059

April 14th- 6 p.m. Renton Food Co-Op Monthly Meeting There will be an informal potluck directly preceding meeting at 5:30 for those who care to join. At this month’s meeting we will be populating our committees and planning the next events for gleaning membership. This event will be held at the new Sustainable Renton Office at 1067 Harrington Ave N.E. Renton 98056

April 16th- 7 p.m. Sustainable Renton Board Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Sustainable Renton and becoming involved. This event will be held at the Sustainable Renton Office.

April 25th- 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Planting a P-Patch using Permaculture Design Are you looking for a lower-maintenance food garden style that uses every square inch of garden space to its best advantage? Then you’re looking for a permaculture-style food garden! Can you use permaculture strategies for a small area? You bet! In this hands-on session, learn how to plant out your garden to reduce the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides, and use low-tech, natural resources for many of your needs. We will review the strategies of keyholes and hugelkultures, as well as planting using layers, zones and polycultures. We will also include seed saving strategies for common food garden plants. The first hour will be lecture and the second will be planting out our permaculture display garden at the farm!
$10 suggested donation. This event will be held at Sustainable Renton Communtiy Farm.

April 28th- 7 p.m. Meaningful Movies of Renton presents Movie TBD This event will be held at Luther’s Table at 419 So. 2nd St. Renton 98057.

We look forward to seeing you this month!

Sustainable Renton March Happenings

As always, Sustainable Renton has a lot happening during March. Come join us for these great events!

March 8th– 2 pm Sustainable Renton Community Farm Gardener’s Meeting This meeting is for current gardeners at SRCF. Come and learn about the protocol and meet everyone. Held at Sustainable Renton Community Farm.

March 10th 6 pm Renton Food Co-Op Monthly Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone interested in helping the initiative to open a food cooperative in Renton. There is a potluck beforehand at 5:30 for those that wish. This meeting is held at the Sustainable Renton Office.

March 14th 10 am-12 pm Sustainable Renton Study Group This month our group thinks Beyond Consumerism. We are introduced to campaigns against the ‘commercialization of childhood’, and we read about diverse traditions—old and new—which assert the values of sufficiency, contentment, and cooperation over unending consumption, greed and competition. We will be meeting at the Sustainable Renton office.

March 21st 1 pm Sustainable Renton Seed Exchange Bring extra seeds that you have and trade them for seeds that you want or need. This event is held at Sustainable Renton Office.

March 26th 7 pm Sustainable Renton Board Meeting This meeting is open for anyone interested in getting involved in Sustainable Renton. This meeting will be held at Sustainable Renton Office. This meeting is being held a week later than usual this month.

March 31st 7 pm Meaningful Movies of Renton presents ‘Economics of Happiness’ ‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

This film will be followed by a community discussion with experts on the subject available for questions. Come join us in our new, welcoming venue at Luther’s Table.

Sustainable Renton Community Farm is located at 11840 148th Ave S.E. Renton, WA 98059

Sustainable Renton Office is located at 970 Harrington Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98056

Luther’s Table is located at 419 S. 2nd St. Renton, WA 98057

If you have any questions about these events or Sustainable Renton in general, be sure to drop me a line.

Preston Glidden

President, Sustainable Renton

sustainablerenton@gmail.com