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Anna Lappé and PCC Farmland Trust

  • Written by David B. Clark

On Monday, June 10 Chateau Ste. Michelle was basked in the afternoon’s sunlight that gently drifted down the green expanse of the vineyard. Following the curved pathways leads you into an elegant tasting room and behind that, a lecture hall that invites in the remnants of afternoon sun. GrapeVine, a unique organization that blends conversation mixed with community, gathered to hear national bestselling author Anna Lappé speak. Lappé’s work centers around sustainability and food justice. Accompanying Lappé on a panel were five women, all with unique positions and skills here in Washington that focus on a unified ultimate value: what’s on the end of your fork matters.

The panel consisted of Donna Moodie, who opened the restaurant Marjorie in Seattle back in 2003. During the conversation she stressed, “It’s not that important to preach; invite someone to the table.” Hospitality and genuine conversation seem to go a lot further than lecturing others.

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Where's Sara? - Cowiche Canyon Trail

  • Written by Sara Graham

Looking for an Eastern Washington hike with a wine tasting experience, you couldn't do better than the Cowiche Canyon hike. The Cowiche Canyon is located on the outskirts of Yakima just a short two-hour drive from Woodinville.  You will walk beneath stunning basalt and andesite cliffs along a beautiful creek with wildflowers in the spring, stunning colors in the fall and enjoy a side trip for a glass of wine and snacks at the Wilridge Winery.

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DECA is decking students for their future

  • Written by David B. Clark

DECA is an organization all about preparing young people to be dynamic, thoughtful, innovative leaders in the business community. Since DECA first formed in 1946, it has impacted more than ten million students and teachers all over the world. The program itself fosters talented young business-minded people who are looking not just to hawk their wares; but cultivate their intellects.

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Northshore Students Create Eclipsnotes

  • Written by David B. Clark

It all started with an Advanced Placement Environmental Science class at North Creek High School. Most of the students in the class did very poorly on the midterm exam. While it wasn’t the case for the entire class, it seemed like there was a little bit of a disconnect between the teacher, the students, and the coursework. Inspired by Khan Academy, a handful of students took it upon themselves to create educational videos to disseminate the knowledge in a different style. Almost right away, numerous students became more engaged and their performance in the class spiked.

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