Here comes your chance to get that glimpse at the view out some Whidbey Island windows and at the same time see some homes built using healthy land development methods.
After a hiatus of several years, the popular Green Homes Tour returns to Whidbey on Saturday, April 2nd.
Thanks to Whidbey Watershed Stewards, generous sponsors and open-hearted homeowners, from 10 am-3 pm, visitors can explore green living and a variety of energy-saving, ecological building styles and low-impact development techniques at five South Whidbey locations. Informational displays and talks by on-site experts will add depth and data to the experience.
Homes are located in Langley, Clinton and Freeland and include strawbale construction, recycled materials, water management systems, energy-saving heating solutions, solar arrays and cluster housing of different types.
A highlight of the tour is the green home of Whidbey landscape architect Fran Abel, featured in the Whidbey Examiner this week.
Tickets for the tour are $20, with advance purchase needed to receive directions. Last minute reservations can be made through Whidbey Watershed Stewards.
Tickets are available from Moonraker Books (Langley), Book Bay (Freeland), by mail or phone from WWS, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-579-1272PO Box 617, Langley WA 98260, and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165060
The Whidbey community is solidly behind the tour and greening homes, during construction or remodeling. Major support for the tour is provided by Puget Sound Energy, Whidbey Island Bank and Langley Builders with assistance from Whidbey Telecom, Jade Construction, the South Whidbey Record and Whidbey Marketplace.
“The art of land doctoring is being practiced with vigor,
but the science of land health is yet to be born. ”