Island Resilience

Fight Inflation Locally with CSAs
Island Resilience, June 2024

Fight Inflation Locally with CSAs

By Stephen Buller The official annual rate of inflation reported in April 2024 was 3.36%. That word “official” usually gives credibility to facts and figures, but if you know anything about inflation, you know the opposite holds true here. The consumer price index (CPI) tracks “a chosen basket of goods and services.” Chosen by whom?…

Update on Planned PSE Upgrades
Island Resilience, June 2024

Update on Planned PSE Upgrades

By Caitlin Rothermel In February 2024 in The Vashon Loop, Jenny Bell reported on Puget Sound Energy’s “tree wire” project, a PSE program working to clear roadside vegetation and upgrade Vashon’s power infrastructure. “Tree wire” is sturdy and well-insulated, and considered likely to fare well in storms, resist tree falls, and reduce the need for frequent…

Dehydrated Egg Powder Recipe
Island Resilience, June 2024, Recipes

Dehydrated Egg Powder Recipe

By Lyndsey Braun-Palmer Everything spring-like is springing into action, including egg production! I’d like to introduce a favorite method for creating shelf-stable eggs – dehydration! Dehydrating eggs when you are producing more than you need is a great way to store this food essential for future use. Here’s my step-by-step guide. Ingredients Fresh eggs Instructions…

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2
Island Resilience, June 2024

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2

By Jane Valencia Thomas Vroom and Jordan Ashley Beck own and run Fernhorn Bakery. In true Island fashion, the story of their bakery is nested within several stories related to the local economy and resilience. In Part 2 of this series, we learn about the wheats that Fernhorn uses to create their delicious, nutrient-dense, and…

Vashon Has a Coyote Problem
Island Resilience, Island Voices, June 2024

Vashon Has a Coyote Problem

By March Twisdale In 2014, there was a high profile coyote attack at Misty Isle Farms. Three Willamette Valley ewes, brought in for the Vashon Sheepdog Classic, were killed overnight. The next night, government-sanctioned hunters shot and killed two coyotes as the pack returned twice, moving confidently toward the flock, passing many tents and dogs…

Island Businesses, Island Resilience, May 2024, Uncategorized

Class Action Lawsuit Offers Boon to Local Business Owners and Highlights Growing Concerns about “Bank Taxes”

By March Twisdale If you’re a consumer, this article will offer new information regarding the growing push back against “Bank Taxes” designed to skim the cream off the top of local economies everywhere. If you’re a business owner, this article will point you in the right direction, should you wish to submit a claim. This…

Pruning, Part 3 – Fruit Trees
Gardening, Island Resilience, May 2024

Pruning, Part 3 – Fruit Trees

By Kim Cantrell and John Rettmann Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful spring. As the trees are budding out, the blossoms have been nothing short of gorgeous, and the early pollinators are at work. Let’s continue forth with talking about pruning; this time, we are getting specific in our endeavor. In the first two…

The Best Money
Island Resilience, May 2024

The Best Money

By Stephen Buller Most people know the golden rule: Treat others how you wish to be treated. Here is a lesser-known golden rule: He who holds the gold makes the rules. Most people I meet think of gold as a commodity, a shiny metal, or pretty jewelry, but when I say gold is the best…

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