(62 posts)

Our Tomorrow: Meet the farmer who’s helping families put down roots at Yesler Terrace

“Growing a little bit of your own food can be one of the best things you can do for your health,” says Ray Williams, the managing director of the Black Farmers Collective. (📷: Hannah Wilson) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together   Civic Commons is building […]

Central District / July 14, 2020

Our Tomorrow: Meet the photographer documenting resiliency in the CID

Keoke Silvano poses in front of the mural that started it all. (📷: @keokesilvanophotography) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   Keoke […]

Art & Culture / July 7, 2020

Our Tomorrow: Meet the Seattle chef who’s cooking up community for BLM

(📷: Scott Iverson) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   When our state started shutting down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of […]

Food / June 30, 2020

Our Tomorrow: Meet the Seattle cyclist pedaling toward economic equity

(📷: Mark Hatcher / @1hatch1) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   The mission behind Doc Wilson’s weekly Peace Peloton rides boils […]

Central District / June 23, 2020

Four things you can do to support racial justice in Seattle

(📷: @future_experience) Protests are continuing in our city and around the country this week. But for those who don’t feel safe showing up to march (or who want to do more), the question of “What can I do?” is as pertinent as it’s ever been. A few Seattle-specific ideas: Donate to a local bail fund. […]

Community / June 5, 2020

Where to find a mask in Seattle

(📷: @onestoryseattle) By now, you’ve likely heard about King County’s new face covering rules, and you might be feeling slightly anxious if you don’t already have a cloth mask lined up and ready to go. Some helpful info: Common accessories like scarves and bandanas qualify as proper coverings, and the CDC website has tutorials for sewing your own mask or cutting […]

Community / May 16, 2020

Meet the Seattle woman trying to save the LGBTQ+ wedding industry

A scene from a wedding Cindy planned in pre-COVID times. (📷: Justin Barbin) Trying to get married during a pandemic is a challenge for just about everyone, and wedding vendors are no exception. Many of them get the bulk of their annual income from final payments that come through just a month or two before […]

Locals to Know / May 14, 2020

How to maintain social distancing while hiking in the coronavirus era

(📸: Ratha Grimes) The outdoors are all about freedom, and we highly doubt there will be an army of Trail Police out enforcing social distancing as state parks begin to reopen on May 5. On the other hand, we know overcrowding was part of what led to these COVID-related closures in the first place. So […]

Outdoors / May 1, 2020

The flower-powered community effort that’s supporting local Hmong farmers

Pa Cha, owner/farmer of New Garden, has been selling flowers at Pike Place Market for 28 years. (📷: Courtesy Tara Clark) It started with a makeshift flower stand on her Capitol Hill parking strip. On March 25, Tara Clark launched a grassroots effort to sell 50 dozen daffodils and tulips in support of the local […]

Locals to Know / April 20, 2020

11 ways to spend your stimulus check locally in Seattle

(📷: Michael Righi/Flickr) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Seattleites do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re fortunate enough to […]

Art & Culture / April 15, 2020