Category Archive: Earth Project

May
23

Wreath garden at Pathfinder

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.” – Chief Seattle The mission of The Earth Project is simple: To build connections to the earth and to one another. Yet …

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May
09

Support the Earth Project by Garage Sale-ing!

Our Earth Project is participating in the West Seattle Garage Sale on May 14. We’ll have lots of great kids stuff, furniture and bike equipment. So stop by Sale # 154 and support yet another way to recycle. Just in case you don’t have a map, the address is 4102 38th Ave SW. More info …

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Apr
08

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture: from Permanent Culture, a set of agricultural or social design principles which simulate or directly use the patterns and features of natural ecosystems and create gardens and communities which are sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture offers a set of values and guiding principles we use to cultivate our garden in balance with nature. We choose …

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Mar
11

April 23 – Spring Garden Build

Save the date! WHAT: The Earth Project’s “Spring Garden Build” WHEN: April 23rd 10am – 2pm. WHO: Bring your partners, your kids, and your garden-savvy relatives and let’s get our school garden projects rolling. QUESTIONS: Contact Tara Potter Migliore tamigliore@seattleschools.org

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Mar
07

Wish fulfilled – request for digital camera

Thank you for the two iPhones that were recently donated. Wish fulfilled! Our garden teacher Tara Migliore Potter and the Earth Project are looking for a donation of a digital camera or old cell phone (that can take pictures) to use in the garden. Something rugged or that wouldn’t break our hearts if it got …

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Mar
01

What we’re learning in the garden – Bird language

Bird language In Sky Hall this month we are talking like birds. Our squawks and chirps are silly and have a real purpose. Though we often take time to identify what birds are around us and find it thrilling to spot a raptor or a rare song bird it is also important to pause and …

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Feb
23

Big news – Real silverware in the cafeteria!

BIG NEWS! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Karen Hogan, Karen Kerr, Antoinette Palmer, our cafeteria and custodial staff, and David Dockendorf (who advocated for the Earth Project at the district level) the Pathfinder cafeteria will be making the shift from plastic sporkware to silverware. Years ago when former garden teacher Amy did a garbage …

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Dec
14

ASB Food Drive Extended to December 18

Blazing Trails and ASB are having food/donations drives Blazing Trails Donation Drive Blazing Trails is collecting items between November 18-December 18th for clothing and everyday essentials such as: coats, scarves, socks, ear muffs, boots, mittens/gloves, flashlights & batteries, soap, shampoo & conditioner, hairbrush, hand sanitizer, tissues. Please call Blazing Trails at 206-937-5160 if you have any questions. …

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Dec
07

Tips for having a waste-free holiday

What are some ways that you can reduce waste at your holiday celebrations? Let’s face it – taking out the garbage in chilly weather isn’t your favorite job, is it? Here are some ideas from Pathfinder’s Earth Project to keep your household waste free. Keep it simple At this time of year many families are …

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