For the past three years Wallingford Walks has sponsored a walk around the neighborhood each month April or May through September. Here is the schedule for 2011.
May 14th was the Spring Garden Walk and we had a nice turn out. The weather was supposed to be a bit wet as is usual for Seattle but we got lucky with a lot of sunshine. There were three Subject Matter Experts to guide the walkers as we strolled the neighborhood, which made it nice for those who wanted to ask specific questions of certain plants.
June 11th will be the Classic Homes of Wallingford, an Architecture Walk (10AM)
Although specific homes to be viewed for the 2011 Classic Homes of Wallingford Walk are not yet available for publication, one can be sure that Al Elliott, a seasoned and well informed local resident, will lead an interesting walk. Wallingford contains many fine examples of the Craftsman style of architecture that grew out of a progressive movement started in the late nineteenth century. The goals of this movement included helping people regain connection with craftsmanship and the natural world that were being lost because of industrialization. Siding, exterior design, interior design, choice of materials and garden design all worked toward these and other goals that nurtured the human spirit. This style of architecture hit its peak just as Wallingford was building its community. Also popular at that time was the Wallingford Bungalow which became a special part of the neighborhood. These types of homes, as well as other homes of interest, will be included in the walk.
July 16th will be the Birds, Bees and Maybe a Goat! (10AM)
This has been a very popular event where walkers visit several “urban backyard farms” in the neighborhood. This guided walk will make stops at homes where the owners keep bees, chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, as well as grow fruit and vegetables. Home owners will be present to welcome walkers and describe the joys of their urban farm. This walk is suitable for all ages and will be moderately paced over 2 hours.
August 13th will be the Exploring Wallingford’s Art Walk (10AM)
With two UW Masters in Art History we will explore yard and public art throughout Wallingford. This is not a gallery walk, but an exploration of the artist in all of us. What does art mean to you, to your neighbors and to the Wallingford neighborhood? Come find out!
September 10th will be the Community Resilience- Prepare to Survive a Zombie Attack (10AM)
Walkers will visit several of the seven Community Preparedness Hubs located within the Wallingford Community. Walkers will learn about the different community preparedness resources available at each Hub, how best to prepare for a Zombie attack and how they can get more involved with the Sustainable Wallingford Community Preparedness group.
Started by Michael Ruby Jun 20, 2011.
Started by Michael Ruby Jun 20, 2010.
Started by Michael Ruby Jun 27, 2009.