Our personal, selected bibliography of Cascadia. It is as much a thank you note as a list of recommendations. You'll see that it contains no books.
Kept Us Knowledgable:
+ The Dirt Rich School at Compass Rose Farms - run by a goddess gardener, teacher, and mentor, Compass Rose offers the opportunity to earn a permaculture design certificate, intern, volunteer, care for animals, garden, and live in the forest. We can attribute CR as the reason Calliope exists. Lauren moved to Washington for six months of volunteer work and permaculture teachings at Compass Rose. The end result? Meeting Matt + starting Calliope.
+ Jefferson Clemente Course in Humanities - provides humanities education to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it.
+ Legalize Survival - human rights movement based out of Eugene, OR that is fighting for the decriminalization of homeless existence in public.
Kept Us Sustainable:
+ Organic Seed Alliance - "leading education, research, and advocacy to advance organic seed."
+ Jefferson Land Trust - jefferson county conservation organization that aims to protect land and habitats.
+ Wild Olympics Campaign - protecting the wild land of the olympic peninsula.
Kept Us Caffeinated:
+ Better Living Through Coffee - many coffees were put into our mouths here.
Kept Us Social:
+ Cellar Door - our go-to space for nights out. Typically showcasing stellar (lots of local) musicians, dance parties, otherworldly conversations on the back patio, photo booth sessions, and craft cocktails. Always familiar faces.
+ Finnriver Farm + Cidery - beautiful outdoor summertime social scene located on a farm with orchards, sheep, and geese. A place to drink, eat, dance, and play.
Kept Us Inspired:
+ TK Artist Lofts - apartments in Seattle that house artists. We made connections with many superb artists, a number of them are featured in Issue No. 1 - Cascadia.
+ Thuja - a curated lifestyle shop in the heart of historic Port Townsend, WA. Run by a bad-ass husband and wife team, Thuja carries beautiful handmade, small-batch, and selected vintage items, many of them locally-made.
Kept Us Working:
+ Washington State Library Olympia - spent a glorious day here working on issue no. 1 + pretending that we were state workers.
+ Seattle Central Library - futuristic multimedia public space with BOOKS and a confusing/never-ending red hallway.
Kept Us Exploring:
+ Washington State Parks - waterfalls, mountains, trees, beaches, moss, coastline, trees, trails, mountains, beaches, rivers, mountains, trees, logs, moss, rocks, etc.
+ Washington State Ferries - these puppies got us from A to B with great ease. The most extensive ferry system in the world.
Kept Us Fed:
+ Port Townsend Food Co-op - self-explanatory. We procured every one of our grocery hauls from the PT Co-op. Holla!