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Foraging for food in downtown Seattle

Foraging for food in downtown Seattle

Foraging, or gathering edibles from wild plants, is something you do in rural or undeveloped places, right? Hardly a solution for urbanites looking for fresh food (unless you plan to eat a lot of dandelions). Well, not exactly: we’ve already seen how food justice advocates in Syracuse, New York have planned a forest garden just for such activity. In Seattle, community activists are planning something similar, but much bigger: when complete, the Beacon Food Forest will cover seven acres smack dab in the middle of the city, and be open to all.

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

Ace Hotel x Chris Rubino from Jim Helton on Vimeo. I have written about how much I adore the Ace Hotel here many times before. The chain is just freaking cool. The vibe, energy, design, food. All is spot on, not too overpriced, and a unique experience. It makes total sense then that the hotel…

The world's largest swimming pool

The world's largest swimming pool

Summer’s moved on from NYC and Autumn has arrived early. This is saddening as summer just does not seem to last as long these days (maybe it is because NYC has become the new Seattle). So when I stumbled upon these pictures in the Los Angeles Times of the world’s largest swimming pool I immediately…

Green meets gay: Seattle's OUT for Sustainability

Green meets gay: Seattle's OUT for Sustainability

From Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Bruno, the portrayal of gay men and other members of the LGBT community in popular culture almost always include a healthy dose of materialism/consumerism. Seattle’s OUT for Sustainability doesn’t necessarily exist to challenge those stereotypes, but its mission of “[bringing] the LGBT community together with social and environmental sustainability” could have that effect.

Summer activities for the green at heart: sustainable agriculture tours

Summer activities for the green at heart: sustainable agriculture tours

Got a big trip planned to the beach, mountains, or lake this summer? Maybe not: with our current economic doldrums, you may well have cut back on summer travel plans. If you’re looking for activities closer to home this year that won’t cost big bucks, it just so happens that summer is also the season for sustainable farm tours… and there’s likely one near you coming up. Here are just a few upcoming events that will allow you to see more sustainable agriculture in action, as well as provide you with an education on where your food comes from…