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What is SnoCo Together?

SnoCo Together is an annual event organized by  a collaboration of local groups with a vision of a thriving, self-reliant Snohomish County community. The goal is to help people get local.  We want to bring people together to learn from each other and to support one another. Through a heightened sense of community, we can help local businesses and improve our quality of life.
This year's event is an afternoon of do-it-yourself workshops (Community Skills Fair), fun classes for kids, and performances of local dance/ sports groups. This is our 2nd event, and we expect about 150 people.  There is a keynote, 3 sessions of classes, and exhibits.


When, Where is SnoCo Together 2012?


Is there going to be food available?

Coffee and tea, and afternoon snacks are provided. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own snacks  (but please help us by using reusable or compostable containers; and please pack out all your non-compostable garbage)


When and how do I register?

This event is FREE and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended.

Please register here.


Detailed list of workshops offered*:

  • Beekeeping: What Happens to the Bees?
    • Shannon Boling, WA Beekeepers Association
  • Clothing DIY: Learn How to Make your Own Hem
    • Iris Lemmer, 3231 Creatives
    • Come learn how to make some basic sewing repairs on your own so you can hem your own pants.  You'll learn which kind of hem is appropriate for your garment and even be able to do a how hem that requires no sewing by using hem tape.  We'll cover basics on replacing buttons, too.
  • Cycling Basics: Bike Maintenance and Repair - TBD
  • Food Production: Raising Backyard Chickens
    • Diana Ambauen-Meade, Scratch and Peck Feed
    • This workshop will cover how to prepare for chicks/chickens including what supplies you will need. Learn which breeds are best suited to your needs and to our climate, where to get them and how to feed and care for them.  Bring your questions and take home some free feed samples!
  • Food Preservation, Preserve your Harvest
    • Marilene Richardson, Songcroft Naturals
    • Join Marilene Richardson from SongCroft Self-Sufficiency School as she guides you through the basics of food preservation techniques. Information on safe methods, tested recipes and resources will be provided.
  • Gardening: Planting an Urban Vegetable Garden
    • Diane Decker-Ihle, WSU-Snohomish County Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Mentor
    • Gardening: Planting an Urban Garden - a talk about how to grow an attractive, productive and sustainable food garden in an urban space.
  • Healthy Eating: Preparing Meals on a Budget
    • Vanessa Edwards, Sno-Isle Co-op
  • Elder Wisdom: What was good about the depression (panel discussion)
    • Jennie Lindberg, Transition Port Gardner
    • Hear a panel of experienced people talk about how it is possible to live a comfortable life without much money. It's possible to have fun, entertain and education your children on a budget. Our grandparents and great grand parents have a lot of experience at this!
  • The New Normal: "What is this new normal everyone is telling me I just have to get used to?
    • Jennie Lindberg, Transition Port Gardner
    • Where did the old normal go? I'm not happy with these changes - what I can I do?" This experiential workshop will explore these questions and suggest some resources for resiliency.
  • Toxic-free Living: Make Your Own Cleaning Products
    • Vanessa Edwards, Sno-Isle Co-op
  • Rain Barrels for Yard Irrigation - Rain Barrels Make “Cents” for Your Yard!
    • Stacy Aleksich, Snohomish Conservation District
    • Learn about polluted runoff and why you should try to capture and use it rather than let it flow down the storm drain.  See how to capture the rain and put it to work in your yard with rain barrels, tanks, and cisterns. In this session you will see examples of rain water collection systems of all shapes and sizes as well as the actual assembly of a rain barrel.
  • Emergency Response - Be Prepared, Make a Kit, Get Involved
    • Therese Quinn-Burke, Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Saving Energy at Home:  Tips, Tools and Resources
    • Suzie Oversee, PUD Snohomish County
    • Join experts from Snohomish PUD Energy Efficiency to explore the best ways to make your home more comfortable and efficient.  Learn what you can easily do on your own to save energy as well as learn about PUD programs available to support your larger home energy projects.
  • Perennial Vegetables - Foods that Feed you in March
    • Nancy Chase, Transition Initiative, Camano Island
  • Landlord/Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
      • Diane  Weyrick, Staff Attorney, Snohomish County Legal Services
      • The relationship between landlord and tenant is one of the most important relationships a person can have.  For that relationship to succeed, both parties need to understand the obligations that come with renting a home.   This presentation will provide information that will help both landlord and tenant create and maintain a healthy and respectful relationship.


Kids Program*:

  • Kids Eat Reel - Prepare Your Own Quick and Easy Snacks
    • School Teacher/Gourmet Chef Annie Lyman
    • This workshop will give children a chance to create an artistic bit of real food that is nutritious, colorful and with surprising fun results. Come and learn to make snacks that will delight.  No cooking required.
  • Discover the Outdoors of Puget Sound: Snohomish River Salmon and Their Wet Habitat:
    • Kraig Hansen, Park Ranger/Chief Naturalist (City of Everett Parks and Recreation)
    • Learn about the live cycles of our local salmon and what they need to thrive in our waters. Play the salmon survival game to see if you can make it back to your home waters.
  • Be a Critter Helper!
    • Zsofia Pasztor CPH
    • Learn to make simple things to help flyers and swimmers - how to make an easy mason bee nest? How to turn a cork into a float you can fish with? Tools and necessary supplies will be provided. Ages 4 and up
  • Don’t  Monkey Around with Germs
    • Holly Huschka, Club Administrator
    • Camp Fire USA
    • Learning to fight germs is no Monkey Business in this fun interactive storytime workshop. Geared for preschoolers thru –kindergarteners the stories, songs and silly science  is  fun education for everyone.

*Workshops may be subject to change


Sponsors of SnoCo Together 2012

A big thank you to all of our sponsors!

  • 3231 Creatives
  • Beekeepers Association, NW District
  • Communities of Color Coalition
  • City of Everett
  • Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative
  • Everett Community College
  • Everett Farmers Market
  • Everett Shoreline Coalition/Historic Everett/Greening Properties
  • E-wastes
  • Growing Groceries
  • HurriKayn Natural Soap, Inc
  • Lowell Red Barn Garden
  • Natural Clothing Company
  • NYR Organic Skin Care
  • People For Puget Sound
  • Pioneer Human Services
  • PUD Snohomish County
  • Scratch and Peck Feeds
  • Sharing Wheels
  • Sierra Club - Snohomish Group
  • Snohomish Conservation District
  • Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Snohomish County VGAL Program
  • Snohomish Knitters Guild
  • Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op
  • Songcroft Naturals
  • Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County
  • Sustainable Snohomish Meetup Group
  • Transition Initiative on Camano Island
  • Transition Port Gardner
  • WA Beekeepers Association
  • WSU Extension


Did you not find an answer to a question you have?

Please email Franziska McKay (People For Puget Sound), or Dean Smith (Transition Port Gardner).


Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes, we have a Facebook events page. Feel free to use this page to invite some of your friends to join us.