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Take Action & Support Island Organizations working on
Growing Food & Food Distribution

Vashon Island Growers Association
VIGA Get Growing
Vashon Fresh - to order home delivered Vashon grown food
Get Growing from VIGA Facebook group
Vashon Seed Project
Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness
Vashon Food Bank
Food Access Partnership and help farmers and people in need of food
Backbone Campaign's Farm Volunteer Project


Time Banks - a Tool to Remake our World - a Conversation with Time Bank Leaders across the US

Backbone Campaign is considering reviving a local community time bank in our Vashon Island community. We also want to share our research and learning process with communities and change agents wherever they are. We believe that Time Banking is a useful tool for lifting quality of life and building resilience local economies in this time pandemic and system failures. As access to the monetary system and traditional employment are threatened, community connections are a source of well being, health and political power. 

Listen to our interview with Edgar Cahn is the Father of Time Banking. He and his wife, Christine Gray, former Executive Director of TimeBanks USA, were our guests for a 1 hour conversation on time banking as a tool for local resilience and connection. They were joined by Micaela Salatino, of Long Beach Time Exchange and Tamsen Spengler of West Seattle Time Bank. 

Thank you everyone who participated!

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Local Living Economies for Community Resilience - a Conversation with Judy Wicks.

Judy Wicks is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable, and locally-based economy.

A recent interview with Judy on resilient regional economies during these time of pandemic is HERE.

Founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Cafe, Ms. Wicks is author of Good Morning Beautiful Business and her current projects include: All Together Now PA  Circle of Aunts and Uncles and Proud Pennsylvania.


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Community Resilience Posters

To access high resolution versions of these posters for downloading and printing, visit our Flickr site.

PDFS of each are available at these links:


Health Rules/Reglas de Salud

Grow Food

Wash Yo Hands!

Stay Safe

6 Feet Apart

Bea Thanks You/Bea te Agradece

Paloma and Ellis

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Vashon Food for All Volunteer Survey

If you are interested in helping to increase food production on Vashon, please fill out our volunteer (and assets inventory) survey below. To sign up for volunteer shifts at Matsuda Farm, click HERE.

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Food for All Vashon Zoom Discussion

In light of public health, community safety, and increasing restrictions on convenings and 
movement, folks could be feeling more isolated, and our connections to each other and the land seem even more important. 
Who knows what the economy will do, but wouldn't it be great if we could help make sure there is food for everyone on our Island? 
Vashon Island farmers recently joined for a discussion hosted by Backbone Campaign 

Join the conversation - this moment needs your creativity, skills and ideas.

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Neighbor Power in a Time of Pandemic

Jim Diers, of Neighbor Power on community resilience, neighbor power and localization.

Recorded Friday, March 13th, 2020

Jim spoke about social connection needed, especially during times of this public health crisis. (See his blog post on Community Resilience in light of the COVID-19 virus.)


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