Sustainable NE Seattle’s Planet:Home Festival returns this Saturday

This upcoming Saturday, August 6, Sustainable NE Seattle’s Planet:Home festival returns to the Hunter’s Farm lot in Wedgwood (7744 35th Ave NE), from 10 AM-5 PM.

This now annual event features educational talks and activities centered around the themes of sustainability and community.

The "floor plan" from last year's Planet:Home festival.

Upon entering the festival grounds, attendees wander through an outdoor “house” configuration, with activities set up in their respective “rooms” — for example, tool repair is held in the “Garage” area.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring items for repair (such as bicycles and tools), plant starts to swap, and clothing for repurposing.

Food is available for purchase, on site, from various venders.

If you are not familiar with this event, check out Ravenna Blog’s post about the first ever Planet:Home festival last year: Planet:Home – A Sustainably Great Time.

More information on this year’s Planet:Home (including new attractions for 2011 and the schedule of bands performing) is available at Sustainable NE Seattle’s Planet:Home page.


Audience listening to a featured speaker at Planet:Home 2010.

2011 Speaker Stage schedule:

10:30-11:30 Francis Ayley of Fourth Corner Exchange in Bellingham (Fourth Corner Orientation)

11:30-12:30 Lisa Taylor of Seattle Tilth – Your Farm in the City

12:30-1:30 Candy Castellanos of Cleanscapes – Reduce Your Waste!

1:30-2:30 Marion Maxwell of the Puget Sound Mycological Society

2:30-3:30 Jenny Pel of Permaculture Now!

3:30-4:30 Joel Gregory of King County Housing Authority – Energy Efficiency Throughout the Home

And, remember:

Plans for the new flexible community space at the Hunters Farm lot (7744 35th Ave NE) are available at the Wedgwood Community Council homepage. The “Amish style barn raising” build is scheduled for August 18-21. Got hammer, English? You’re invited to join in.