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Every week, we compile a guide to the greenest goings-on in our hometown. We send it by email — sign up here! — and now it’s available in Gristmill. (Not in Seattle? Not a problem — we’ve got the inside scoop for you out-of-towners, too.)

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Edges of Bounty bookCombo meal: Elliott Bay Books is serving up a double helping of foodie goodness this Saturday with farmers, chefs, authors, and photographers sharing appetizers and stories from the books Chefs on the Farm and Edges of Bounty. Eat up!
Not in Seattle? Not a problem: Head to your local bookstore to grab your own copy of Chefs on the Farm: Recipes and Inspiration from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts or Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley. Or get some advice from Umbra on how to eat local in winter.

Come to bear: Award-winning author Ian McAllister has spent years observing and photographing wildlife in Canada’s threatened Great Bear Rainforest. He shares his adventures and breathtaking images Thursday at REI.
Not in Seattle? Not a problem: Check out McAllister’s book The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest or flip through a photo slideshow.

Here comes the sun: Does solar power work in the not-so-sunny Northwest? Yes, says Sunergy Systems engineer Eric Teegarden. He explains in an Environmental Outreach and Stewardship Alliance class Feb. 3.
Not in Seattle? Not a problem: Read up on how to install solar panels and which states are most solar friendly.

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