Trowbridge Thanksgiving

by Cynthia Trowbridge

Thanksgiving is one of our very favorite holidays. We share our gratitude and connection with an ever changing group of family and friends. We gathered a group of seventeen this year ranging in age from 1 to 70.We chose to use our bowl


Ishii-Campbell Thanksgiving


by Jill Ishii-Campbell

Lucky Bowl.  You got to spend a wonderful day with our family.  We filled you with a lovely Kale and Beet Salad, and you sat beside so many other pretty and delicious dishes while we all dug in and talked nonstop about all read more...

New Beginnings

By Penny Keala Bauer

Many years ago, I began photographing the hands of elders offering us symbolic gifts. This became The Gifts Project. The very first image/gift came in the form of these puffballs grown in the backyard of Nan in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This offering read more...

A Memory For Blue and White Porcelain

by Judith Walcutt

Before we received our bowl for blessing, I didn’t know how it would look or what I might feel when I saw it.

The assorted bowls of our lives narrate time and space back to us, if we stop for a moment and read more...

Growing Food at City Hall

by Bernita Sanstad

One of the most fun things associated with planting and maintaining the gardens around City Hall and the Boy and the Dog Park are the many and varied conversations I have with all the people who are attracted by the inviting flowers and read more...

New Bees at Chinook

by Maggie Mahle
The mission and principles of care and connection that are the core of the Whidbey Institute are a distinctive fit. My deep commitment to land stewardship, and growing food in a healthy way for the community fueled our move to South South Whidbey

Why I Grow A Garden

by Joy Dennis

Every year I plant a garden. It is my hope that it will feed us and save money. Each year the garden looks different.   We have moved a lot over the past four years,  and every Spring we have been in a new