Posts By: Bob

Seattle Embraces Pollinator Week

City Council passed this Proclamation today, following up on last month's Resolution to make Seattle the nation's largest Bee City USA. Nice work Mayor Murray and Seattle City Council! See the list of Pollinator Week activities here.            

NW Pollinator Initiative

With Washington State University, The Common Acre helped launch the NW Pollinator Initiative in 2013. The project, led by Dave Crowder, PhD and his research team of Elias Bloom and Rachel Olsson, studies native pollinator communities in the region and their part in local ecosystems. The USDA-Organic Transitions program funded a full study based on the... Read more »

Info for Port of Seattle Employees

Hello Port of Seattle Employees! The Common Acre is delighted to be part of the Port's Community Giving program. Besides participating in special events like Brown Bag education talks at the Conference Center, we are also among the charities in the Port's Community Giving automatic deduction program. This means you can make a tax-deductible donation... Read more »

How to Inspire People

From TED, Bobby McFerrin speaks the universal language. Look what happens when people find themselves in a shared experience: lightness, joy!

Big Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who made our Kickstarter campaign such a success! Our goal was to raise $16,500 for the Flight Path project, and we finished with over $18,219 from 195 contributors. People kicked in from $1 to $1000... a beautiful demonstration of doing what's possible and working together. What's next? Well we can pay off... Read more »

Our Next Trick

What if Lake Woebegone was real, and "A Prairie Home Companion" was really a very practical "Urban Homestead Companion?" Then you’d have something like our next project. Urban Homestead Radio will feature killer performers, writers and guests on a weekly theme: Permaculture, Beekeeping, Canning, Knitting, and Bicycling, and more. We have lined up a studio, a house band, a bevy... Read more »

Bee the Change

After almost two years of development, the Flight Path project has launched! Produced by The Common Acre with support from the Port of Seattle, the project will turn scrub land into pollinator habitat, and transform a corner of the airport concourse into a sparkling art and education exhibit. The project has three phases: First, we will... Read more »