Know Your Islanders: Oak Knoll Farm, The Pope Greene Family on Wed. March 17, 7pm

Sarah Pope returned home to San Juan Island in 2017 with her partner, Adam Greene, to raise their children and take over stewardship of the historic sheep farm, Oak Knoll Farm. Embarking on a steep but joyous learning curve to acquire skills like fence building and sheep midwifery along with knowledge of soil science, ruminant nutrition, and botanical dyeing, the family has also found nourishment in community connections. Adam is a firefighter/EMT, Sarah manages the new San Juan Islands Food Hub, and the whole family helps coordinate firewood donations through the Family Resource Center. Bring your questions about sheep, wool, local food, and opportunities for service to island neighbors.
Email Genevieve Iverson for a Zoom meeting invitation at giverson@sjlib.org. 

Know Your Islanders: Giles & Eba on Wed. Feb. 17, 7pm

Know Your Islanders Talk

Dr. Deborah Giles: Eba, the Whale-Poop Sniffing Rescue Dog

Meet Conservation Canine Eba The Whale Dog, a poop-sniffing rescue dog in the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology Whale Scat Program. Eba is helping Dr. Sam Wasser and Dr. Deborah Giles to better understand how to save the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.  Giles will talk about how Eba finds whale poop, what analyzing the fecal matter tells us about the whales, and steps we can all take to help recover this beloved population of whales.

Email Genevieve Iverson for a Zoom meeting invitation at giverson@sjlib.org. 

Know Your Islanders: Giles & Eba on Wed. Jan. 13, 7pm

Know Your Islanders Talk

Dr. Deborah Giles: Eba, the Whale-Poop Sniffing Rescue Dog

Meet Conservation Canine Eba The Whale Dog, a poop-sniffing rescue dog in the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology Whale Scat Program. Eba is helping Dr. Sam Wasser and Dr. Deborah Giles to better understand how to save the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.  Giles will talk about how Eba finds whale poop, what analyzing the fecal matter tells us about the whales, and steps we can all take to help recover this beloved population of whales

Email Genevieve Iverson for a Zoom meeting invitation at giverson@sjlib.org. 

Know Your Islanders: Russel Barsh

Know Your Islanders with Russel Barsh: The Land We Stand On

Thousands of people already lived in the San Juan Islands millennia before the Pig War, building wooden villages and sail canoes, clearing fields for camas cultivation, and raising vast flocks of dogs for their wooly hair. Join Russel Barsh in exploring how this shaped the landscapes and ecology of the islands in ways that we can still see–and learn from–today.

Email Boyd Pratt bpratt@sjlib.org for a Zoom meeting invitation at least 30 minutes before the program begins.