The High Point and New Holly Farm stands will open for the season on Wednesday, July 7th

I am very excited to be able to start walking to get my vegetables for the week! With my dog no less.

The farm stands will be open every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm until September 29, 2010.  Gardeners living in the High Point and New Holly neighborhoods grow, harvest and market their fresh produce. It does not get any more local or fresher!

The New Holly farm stand is located at S Holly Park Drive and 40th Ave S in southeast Seattle (2 blocks SW of the Othello light-rail station).  Find it on the map here:

The HighPoint farm stand is located at 32nd SW and SW Juneau Street in West Seattle (3 blocks north of the new High Point Neighborhood Center).  Find it on the map here:

Seattle Market Gardens is a program developed with the community by the City of Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust.  For more information, check out or contact Bunly Yun at (206) 240-2093 or Julie Bryan at (206) 257-8257.

Seattle Market Gardens also has a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Participants receive subscriptions of vegetables that they pick up weekly at one of the gardens or at a designated location in North Seattle. Subscription plans range from $15.00 to $25.00 per week. For more information, please contact Michelle K. Jones at (206) 372-6593 or

This summer, participate in the second annual Garden-based Food and Nutrition Fair held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 2116 E. Union in central Seattle. The date and time are to be announced. This event focuses on health, nutrition and wellness.  One highlight is the sharing of different recipes which incorporate vegetables from the New Holly and HighPoint gardens. It is an opportunity for veggie lovers from assorted neighborhoods to come together to engage in activities, learn, eat and have fun! For more information regarding the Garden-based Food and Nutrition Fair, contact Michelle K. Jones at (206) 372-6593.

Top 10 from Sustainable Industries brought a Top 1 to my attention – Warmboard

This started as a post on my Facebook Page, Westside Green Living With Wendy. Then I realized it really should have started on my blog and gone the other direction.

Last week I attended the online presentation of the Top 10 new products from Sustainable Industries. I am very excited about “Warmboard“. They answered my question about it in their blog. It’s something we can actually install in our condo townhouse since it doesn’t modify anything (it can go over the existing plywood subfloor) and then we can put anything we want over the top of it! We really like some of the cork products we have seen, which also feel less “cold” to the stocking feet.

It will be interesting to see what the energy cost difference might be. We currently run electric baseboard heat only on the main floor in the largest area – kitchen/living room – and our bathroom in the mornings and both are on Honeywell programmable thermostat. The top floor is always plenty warm, and the lowest level we only travel thru to the garage (and the cats have fur) so are ok without heating it (it’s really nice in the summer). I think I would install the Warmboard only on the main level, I bet that will heat the same as how the house is heated now.

Have you seen any products that excite you?

18 homes/condominiums for sale in High Point (West Seattle)

I was doing a quick search for a friend who is considering moving up to a larger home here and there have been some price drops and a couple of new listings in the last week that I wanted to share with you.

You could be my next door neighbor – on either side. If you shared a front porch with me you would get to enjoy the smell of lemon blossoms right now. It’s heavenly!

See High Point Homes For Sale

My lovely home in High Point in West Seattle (along with a few others belonging to my neighbors!)

Speaking of community gardening, here’s some info for Snohomish County

If you have an interest in promoting food gardening for community or neighborhood food gardens, food bank gardens, school gardens or are involved in fostering food gardening for food security, come join us –  meet, greet and network – on Friday June 25th from 6-9pm.  

RSVP please but don’t let that stop you if you suddenly decide you have time to come. 
Bring any literature to share with like-minded folk.
Brief briefing on the program and lots of networking.
Door prizes!
Resource table (put your name on your references or label “display only”)

McCollum Park – Directions

Sharon J. Collman
Extension Educator, Horticulture and IPM
Washington State University Snohomish County Extension
600 128th St. SE
Everett, WA 98208
425-338-3994 fax