Environment

Real talk: Is eating salmon bad for the orcas?

Salmon and other seafood for sale at Pike Place Market. (📸: Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons) Fresh, barbecued salmon is a summer treat that many Seattleites look forward to all year long. But growing concerns about starving orcas and a dwindling chinook runs have made some local salmon lovers uneasy. Evergrey reader Ashley Mandel recently wrote in […]

/ July 24, 2019


Equity, the environment, and you: a Q&A with Sara Cubillos

The Duwamish River in south Seattle (📷: Port of Seattle) Fighting climate change involves more than taking shorter showers and remembering your reusable grocery bags. It’s a systemic crisis that requires a systemic response, and it’s an issue that will affect different communities in disparate ways. That’s where people like Sara Cubillos come in. As […]

/ June 7, 2019


Gardening where the high rises grow

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (sometimes), and JoJo Tran wants you to fall in love. Spring is the perfect time to begin a new romance…with your garden. JoJo has been planting and harvesting vegetables as a community gardener in Seattle’s Cascade P-Patch for 20 years. He’s seen plenty of changes in the […]

/ May 7, 2019


Want to join your local P-Patch? Here are 5 tips to get started

Green thumbs aren’t born; they’re made. (📸: Eric Keto) Always wanted to start a garden, but don’t have the yard space at home to give it a try? The city’s P-Patch community gardening program is here to help. What’s a P-Patch you ask? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods manages 89 community gardens across the city, […]

/ April 22, 2019


A trip to the farm — in the heart of Bellevue?

THE LOCATION: Kelsey Creek Farm, Bellevue THE PERSON: Annamarie Solomonson, Kelsey Creek Farm Supervisor THE STORY: Bellevue has some pretty neat city parks, but there’s only one where you can watch a sheep being sheared, learn to ride a horse, and meet a 750 pound hog. Kelsey Creek Farm opened to the public in 1972 […]

/ April 15, 2019


In Puget Sound, studying poop to save the orca whales

TODAY’S SEATTLE CATALYST: Sam Wasser is the director for the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology. WHAT HE’S DOING: Sam’s work has taken him around the globe. He’s battled ivory trafficking in Africa, studied wolves in Eastern Washington, and kept an eye on our own southern resident killer whales. His primary research tool: studying animal […]

/ March 26, 2019


Meet the guy who runs Ballard’s boat elevator

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: Larry Meyer, lockmaster of the Ballard Locks THE STORY: What do you get when you combine a fish ladder, a botanical garden, and a bunch of boats? The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – also known as the Ballard Locks. And you can find one person at the center of it […]

/ March 19, 2019


Meet Seattle’s #1 biking, blogging dad

In 2009, Tom Fucoloro and his girlfriend Kelli sold their car and moved to Seattle. Shortly after, he started a little website called seattlebikeblog.com. Today, Tom and Kelli are married, have a new baby, and still don’t own a car. And that blog? It’s become a prime source of news and information for riders around […]

/ January 31, 2019


Where are the best spots to snap sunset photos around Seattle?

We have amazing places to take pics of the skies. Here are some Evergrey readers favorite places to go to take in glorious summer sunsets.

/ June 28, 2018


Is it safe to eat Seattle’s urban blackberries?

Need something sweet while you’re summering in Seattle? We’re all in luck — because it’s almost blackberry season and blackberries are gonna be everywhere.

/ June 11, 2018