A huge thank you to Rainier Valley Food Bank (@rainiervalleyfb) and Bike Works (@bikeworks206) for ending their Urban Ag Bike Tour at the Beacon Food Forest. These bike tours are a great way to highlight the incredible food production sites going on here in Southeast Seattle and how these partnerships have fostered a local food system for the RVFB. We couldn't go without thanking Liz Davis (@deflorawalks ) for preparing a delicious meal for all us cyclists, using the greens from our Helix Giving Garden for the delicious salad. There is one more bike tour next month – check in with the RVFB to see if any openings are available.
Don’t we all feel a bit like this some days?
I’ll never be able to hear this song again without singing these lyrics!
Ok, I’ll let you stop searching the corners of your mind for the original song now…
I think of Bill Mollison every day. He is my garden, my food, my inspiration, my past and my future. RIP The Father of Permaculture. You will be missed!
Playing with toy cars is every littlie’s idea of good fun. So, rev things up and ignite their inner speed racer by building a mini racetrack where cars can tumble through a tunnel, crash into the sides and roll along the finish line. The cars may be tiny, but the competition is fierce!
Gather your suppliesSand & Cement mix (2 bags)
70mm Bricktor or chicken wire
Black oxide powder
Old motorcycle tyre
Selection of small plants (such as mini mondo grass, variegated oregano or Scleranthus biflorus)
Step 1: Using rope, mark out track on turf, then outline with set-out paint. Excavate inside lines to a depth of 100mm and roughly level ground.
Step 2: Place tyre in desired position, then excavate so half of tyre sits below ground.
Step 3: Put 2 bags of Sand & Cement…
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In a world of “whatever” it is an absolute pleasure to experience someone with true joy in their heart and no obvious agenda. Candace Payne is a real person sharing a moment of joy in her life, and the world is eating it up!
Mark Zuckerberg invited Candace to Facebook headquarters to celebrate when her video reached 141 Million views. They had a fun surprise for her: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102853439855451&set=pcb.10102853441182791&type=3
She was also on Good Morning America and I am sure her video is going to have a lot more views before it slows down.
As the most watched Facebook Live video Candace’s video, which is just a lady full of life, sharing something that made her happy, has outdone all those often attention-seeking, dirty or just plain silly internet-breaking videos that have gone before.
Thank you Candace for bringing some simple joy to all your, “friends on the internet webs.” I laughed as loudly and strongly as Candace herself and was wiping away the tears minutes later.