Sept. 24: "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" at Orcas Center - Book-signing follows lecture

Throughout history, civilizations have withered and even disappeared after destroying their once-fertile soils. We now risk repeating this age-old trauma on a global scale due to ongoing soil-degradation, climate change, and rapidly rising populations.

But UW Professor David R. Montgomery offers reasons for hope in this lecture, based on his recent book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life", published in May by W. W. Norton. This Orcas Currents event will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, in Orcas Center.

Talented locals hitting a "High Note"

Sometimes it takes a village to accomplish a goal especially one like the production of "High Note" a full-length film about two friends that take matters into their own hands to help pay the medical bills of a family member. The film, co-authored by Jacob and David Gustafson,  features Seattle and San Juan Island actors.  Find out how you can help. 

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Sept. 23: Know Your Island Walk - Mitchell Hill

Join David Harsh, retired from the National Park Service, and San Juan Island Trails members on a beautiful deep-forest walk at Mitchell Hill from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017. The route will take us over some of the community trail projects including puncheons built by volunteers with the NPS to protect the streams.