Category: Green Living

Whidbey Island’s History Part 2

There is evidence that some humans lived on Whidbey Island perhaps 8,000 years ago. Certainly, there were significant villages of Snohomish, Suquamish, Skagit and Swinomish Indians or their ancestors by 1500. From 1500 to 1640, …

Whidbey Island’s History Part 1

Whidbey Island is the western part of Washington’s Island County. In 1792, Captain Vancouver named the island after Joseph Whidbey, Captain of the HMS Discovery who was probably the first western explorer to set foot on this land …

Life in the Rain Shadow

If you dream of a mild Pacific Northwest with warm winters and cool summers, modest rainfall, spectacular scenery with eagles and whales, this could be the place you’ve been trying to get to! Only 65-minutes …

Every Seed Is Telling A Story

A small Pacific Northwest farmer is helping save the planet, one seed at a time THE SEED SAVER In plant propagation, our past and future are preserved… Two days ago, in an egg carton on …

Treasures of the Tide Flats

On a beach or at a bash, oysters are worthy of celebration FOR A MOMENT, I had the sense that the world was an oyster — not my oyster, perhaps, but an oyster nonetheless. Standing …

A River Reigns Through It

FIRST TO THE ANKLES, then the knees, then mid-thigh: The river pushes higher and higher, its power sucking, pulling, tugging at your legs; how it wants to lie you down. Stand mid-channel and watch its …

Living Green Tips -“Green Bites”

Check out these tips that may be very helpful to contribute towards a more sustainable world. When cleaning out your office, keep in mind that Island Recycling accepts Televisions/Monitors/Computer towers (“cpu’s”) and Lap-top computers free of …

Green & Healthy Living Tips

The concept of green and healthy living has nowadays also entered mainstream thinking. It is impacting our work places and our diets, and our homes. In case you’ve been thinking about how you can make …

Whidbey Island 2017 Marathon

The 2017 Whidbey Island Marathon/Half Marathon is held on Sunday, April 23.  Whidbey Island is a fantastic destination for a weekend getaway. Say goodbye to your city life for a few days, and relax in this …