Thursday, October 20, 2011

New classes!

Dorothy's back! Yes, that's right, Dorothy our paper arts (and other talents!) teacher is back and teaching again this winter. In November she'll be teaching Sending “Artful” Mail. Can you see better holiday letters in your future?

And December she brings us “Jeans Never Die” Art. Here's a look at some of the great little storage pockets you'll be bringing to life in this class.

Remember to register at

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chicken Resources

If you can't make it to our Keeping Chickens in the City class these resources should help you get started.

Resources – This is a great site for everything related to your chickens. Not only does it have all the info you need to raise chickens but there’s a forum to help you find chickens, help deal with any health issues, you name it! – You can order a small number of chicks here and also learn about breeds etc.
Seattle Tilth – Seattle Tilth site of chicken information - just some general info on keeping chickens in our the city including some funny stories

Chicken Food

Del’s Farm Supply- multiple locations

Organic Chicken Food
DeYoung’s Feed- Woodinville

Hay’s Feed Store- Burien

Walt’s Organic Fertilizer Co- Seattle

Skagit Farmers Supply
Multiple locations

Bothell Feed Center- Bothell

Grange Country Store Co-op, Issaquah
(425) 392-6469

Lande Feed Store, Maple Valley
Monroe Feed Store, Monroe
Del’s Farm Supply, multiple locations
Bothell Feed Center, Bothell
Grange Country Store Co-op, Issaquah
Hay’s Feed Store, Burien – lots of rare breeds but have to order 20+ at a time – can order as little as 3 chicks at a time!

Yahoo Group- or their website here:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Article about Seattle Free School

It's not a big surprise that as more people get to know us we're getting less press. We're not the new thing out there and that's just fine with us. That said, we always love it when folks decide we're worth sharing, either to their friends or in the news. With that in mind, check out this great article from Hello Seattle!

Just a reminder to all of our friends and fans out there that we LOVE it when you share what we do with your friends!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why be a facilitator?

There are a lot of reasons to become a facilitator at Seattle Free School. Many people just want to share their passion. Others know that it will help them with their presentation skills which can apply to anything from giving a speech to acing a job interview. Others want to inspire people to create art. This is Dorothy's reason. What's yours?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Have you wanted to keep chickens but don't know where to start? Sharon, a recent "Keeping Chickens in the City" student had this to say about the class and her future plans:

"Thanks so much for the informative chicken class. You provided lots of useful information and answered so many of my questions. Next step for me is building the coop and picking up chicks -- hopefully ones that will turn out to be hens."

We have more classes posted and will keep having chickens classes all summer. Can't make it? You can learn a lot by vising They even have a forum for chicken emergencies! Great resource!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Our great instructor Dorothy is back at it with a new class on a very tiny form of art, Inchies! What are Inchies? Well here's Dorothy's description and some fantastic pictures. This will be a very fun class!

Incredible Inchies

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Crown Hill United Methodist Church
8500 – 14th Avenue NW

Bus Routes #48 or #15
(Enter through the north parking lot door or the east handicap door and follow the signs to the Fellowship Hall.)

March’s workshop was Artist Trading Cards; April’s is Inchies--“very” miniature works of art that are 1 inch square to be traded or used to create a mosaic art piece. This workshop will provide all the paper materials and tools to make as many Inchies as you want. All crafters and artists, regardless of skill level, will enjoy creating and sharing their “masterpieces.” Come learn more about Inchies (and Twinchies, Rinchies, Rolos, and Moos). All ages are welcome--entire families are encouraged.

Dorothy Skans is a Seattle native and a life-long crafter. She joined Seattle Free School in order to pass along her love of paper art as well as to pass along her over abundance of paper.

Register by going to

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

Did you know that Seattle Free School was at Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp last year talking about how to run a nonprofit without money? We were! And now there's lots of links for you to look at and listen to if you weren't able to make it.

Here's the link to the podcast.

Here's the link to our slides.

Here's a link to the brief interview we did after our talk.

And perhaps most importantly, here's a link to how Seattle Free School has helped bring grass roots activism to China!