Seattle Tilth cultivates a healthy urban environment by teaching people about growing food organically, conserving natural resources, greening their lawns, and supporting local food systems. Adult classes expound on organic gardening, food preservation, and urban livestock, whereas youth programs tour organic gardens, demonstrate how to grow plants, and inspire young palates with taste tests of fresh vegetables.
Seattle Tilth also engages local residents in food production with its community kitchens and Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) program. At the community kitchen, people collaborate by cooking, cleaning, and sharing a meal together. SYGW empowers underserved youth, some of whom face homelessness, with an opportunity to work on a farm and sell produce as a way to gain valuable job and social skills.
For Stone Tree Services owner Cheston Perry, climbing trees isn't just a job––it’s a passion. The experienced arborist spends much of his free time in the branches, climbing and training with other expert climbers. Aside from the sense of tranquility and peace of mind the sport brings, it also affords Cheston a keener understanding of tree health and the types of safety precautions his team of hardhat-wearing employees must take during every trimming and felling service they provide. By eliminating the risks, Cheston's team can better focus on the trees they're tending to, clipping away excess foliage to keep trees healthy and lessen the chance of damage during storms. Pruning also highlights the natural beauty of the trees so homeowners won't have to smear them with lipstick anymore. Beyond shaping and safeguarding tree health, the specialists can also haul away dead wood or diagnose tree diseases and will fully clean up after each job, including stump removal.
The Copper Vine, unlike most metallic foliage, blooms with the life of fresh nature, which makes an indelible impression on any living space. Arranged within a charming two-tiered shop with a dark wooden stairwell and natural accents, a lush variety of attractive plants sit and hang for the admiring eyes of all customers. A very friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help patrons prepare for a new season of garden paparazzi with the aesthetic aid of pretty plants for all spaces and lighting conditions (ranging from $2.50 to $64). Sleek petals and leaves are grown sustainably and without pesticides ($2.50 to $8), along with a full stock of seeds and bulbs for customized plant arrangements.
Doctor your dwelling with gorgeous greenery with today’s well-potted Groupon. For $15, you’ll get $30 worth of pretty plants and pots at Envy Grows, a botanical boutique in the heart of the city that allows urbanites to turn over a new leaf. Though a flytrap-dominated Earth may seem far-fetched, the United Nation's Council on Apocalyptic Likelihood rates the scenario "very likely," the same ranking given to possible world destructions caused by time-traveling dinosaurs and the Transformers. For the time being, you can help postpone the upcoming flytrapocalypse by not bringing any Venus flytraps into your home. That only allows the deceitful plant to learn your habits for later exploitation.
When to Go: Cafe Flora is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Stop in during the day to enjoy the airy glass-enclosed atrium, or take a seat at dinner in the cheerful, art-filled dining room.
Awards and Acclaim
Pot de crème: a French dessert with a custard-like consistency, traditionally served in a porcelain cups.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse gently worn women’s merchandise from the likes of Banana Republic, Nine West, and Chanel at Fury (2810 E Madison Street).
After: Sip on a cocktail or beer at The Bottleneck Lounge (2328 E Madison Street).
KAN Orchids+Flowers is a boutique flower shop located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
Our products are memorable for their beauty and simplicity, and make the perfect addition to your home or office. Flowers and orchids sent as gifts from KAN are not soon forgotten.