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Town Green: Join us this Saturday for the 2016 Day of Service

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Tomatoe seedlings with spade

Town Green—now in its third year—is a cross-disciplinary series devoted to the environment, sustainability, and local wildlife. In addition to events with scientists, activists, and policy experts, Town Green provides a forum for all of us to share thoughts, voice opinions, and activate ideas in our community. This Saturday (April 16th), we’ll be putting these conversations into practice: please join us for the 2016 Town Green Day of Service.

This year, we are working with Seattle Tilth’s Just Garden project to build raised bed vegetable gardens for low-income families and disadvantaged communities in Federal Way. Volunteers will gather at Light of Christ Lutheran Church at 9 a.m. to share a light breakfast and coffee while the Just Garden team introduces the event. We hope you’ll join us for hands-on learning about organic gardening as we help prep planting beds, plant seeds, and transplant starts—doing our part to support a bountiful harvest for Federal Way gardeners.

We want to thank all of you, our members, for helping us create such a vital discourse. From exploring the “Ancient Places of the Pacific Northwest” to an in-depth examination of the history and future of Washington logging, it has been a season of rich conversations and challenging ideas—and there are still six events remaining this season!

We are also deeply grateful for our foundation partners, the Wyncote Foundation NW and The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, whose generous support not only makes Town Green possible, but has helped it thrive this season! Ellen Ferguson, Trustee of the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation (and Town Hall member) shared: “I support Town Hall because it’s a vital resource, bringing our community together to wrestle with ideas that impact us all.  To that end, I am thrilled to offer our support to the Town Green series, programming that takes many different paths to look at issues of the environment and sustainability, topics I care about deeply.”

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