Tour Two ‘Urban Gardens’ at Sustainable Burien Event Sunday, Aug. 12

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Sustainable Burien‘s next meeting will involve a tour of two Urban Gardens on Sunday, Aug. 12th, starting at Town Square Park at 2 p.m.

“We’ll meet at ‘the Rock’ at Burien Town Square at 2 p.m. (no later than 2:10),” reads an announcement. “We’ll arrange carpooling and hand out the addresses of the two urban gardens below.”

The good folks at SuBu add:

More people are growing their own food and finding innovative ways to live more sustainably.  Join us as we visit neighbors who are creating urban farms and be inspired to create your own version or get new ideas, or share what you’ve done.

The Feeney property is located in the Hazel Valley Area. It is made up of 1-1/2 acres, with 1 acre being second growth native forest. The forest has been continually worked on to remove invasive holly, ivy and non-native blackberries. The 1/2 acre has a house, a couple of out buildings, gardens and developing gardens. Every year new ideas come into play as how to minimize developing impacts and maximize housing for our population growth. We are enjoying the forest and gardens as we consider what the least impact will be for this property in the future.

The “Barry Patch” is a North Burien urban homestead that continues to grow and evolve as new friends are met, new trees are planted and old relationships are nurtured.  We currently have a productive henhouse, a young and expanding permaculture food forest, an underutilized greenhouse, a tenantless apiary, an amazing rainwater catchment system, a large garden and many hopes and plans.  We are learning about planting, cultivating, harvesting, hard work and sharing as we become more sustainable in food as well as in community. We welcome you to join us.

For more information, please call Rebecca or Bill at 243-9366, or go to the Sustainable Burien website.

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month, – from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the (new) KCLS Burien Library (doors open at 1:30PM). For more information, go to:

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One Response to “Tour Two ‘Urban Gardens’ at Sustainable Burien Event Sunday, Aug. 12”
  1. Anne L says:

    I like what you do, especially the way of bartering. To trade is to conserve resources. I am a member of I barter my goods their and it has two positive aspects: On the one hand I don’t waste the environment and on the other hand it saves me money.

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