The Cascadian men’s national team is set to compete in the CONIFA World Cup which will be held in London between May 31 - June 9, 2018.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of women’s march on Seattle, Seattle Womxn Marching Forward is organizing an all-day Act on Seattle event on Sunday, January 21. The Seattle chapter of CascadiaNow will host an event titled, “Organizing Around Bioregionalism” to coincide with this day of action.
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350 Seattle, a grassroots movement for climate justice, will be holding a benefit concert on August 13 for their partner organization, Our Children's Trust.The night will be filled with song, art, and dance in an effort to raise money for the organization. CascadiaNow! will have a table, and encourages you to look into how you can help.
The Seattle Chapter of CascadiaNow! is creating a magazine style Recipe Book publication that will come out quarterly/seasonally. Each edition will be less than 100 pages and will be photo rich in an effort to diminish language barriers. Our committee of 11 participants have been working since February on a volunteer basis to plan the structure, strategy and mission for the Recipe Book.
Below is an in-progress description of how we see the Recipe Book taking shape. Please feel welcome to leave a comment to this post, all feedback is warmly welcome! To join the online discussion, please visit our Facebook Group.
- Special Thanks (Sponsors)
- Mission and Purpose
- Index by meal type (Breakfast, lunch, snack/appetizer, dinner, dessert)
- Index by section (Wetlands, Alpine, Coastal, Prairies, Forests, Urban)
- Recipes (5 recipes per section)
- Local Farms list (partner with http://www.cascadeharvest.org/?)
- Hunting, trapping and fishing permitting info
- Sponsors, events, general promo
- Back page
- Cascadian Cuisine
- Crafting Cascadian food culture
- Connecting farms to foodies
- Connect to local farmers
- Promote local options for imported goods
- Build community around meals
- Inform on
- Permits (hunting, fishing, trapping)
- Foraging (how-to's with a focus on preservation and cultural awareness)
- Invasive plants (how to consume without propagating)
- Native heritage/history (acknowledging native influence through appreciation)
- Each full-page spread will include:
- Description of main ingredient
- Where to forage map
- ‘Legend’ for descriptors like native vs. non-native, where it’s found, anything dangerous that resembles this plant,
- Two recipes, one for cooking one for preserving
- Relevance to native populations and historical relevance
- If the food stuff does not come from Cascadia, we will not include it. However, wasabi from a farm in Oregon would be able to be included. We will recommend where to buy hard to find items on the recipe page.
- We will not recommend foraging in the city due to the presence of heavy metals (citation needed)
Thank you to everyone who attended the Seattle Chapter’s meeting last Saturday! The Chapter now has three projects underway: a podcast, a native nutrition recipe book and an event and outreach committee! The next Seattle Chapter meeting on February 28th, and you can learn more by visiting our events page.