Parks, History, and You

Parks, History, and You

Seattle has 485 parks and natural areas. Ever wonder how they got there? Each park has a unique story, a messy assemblage of history and ecology. Though this brief post cannot do justice to them all, it will tell a broad-stroke story of the park system. Early Days The...
The climate is changing, and so must we

The climate is changing, and so must we

It’s been a wild few days of weather – from spurts of hail to howling winds to shiny blue skies. While this cannot be completely attributed to climate change, it follows a trend of intensifying weather events. And it makes you wonder how the changing climate will...
The Wonders of Dirt

The Wonders of Dirt

Children playing in the dirt – muddying their pint-sized sweater vests and exposing themselves to billions of bacteria – may not be most parents’ idea of good health. A growing body of research, however, suggests exactly the opposite. From infancy to old age,...