Growing Old: Tales from an Urban Canopy

Series produced by Growing Old Project

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Over the course of eight episodes, traverse Seattle's urban forest and meet the humans that live within it. Imagine what the Puget Sound might look like in the year 2070, if it's to become a place where both trees and humans grow old. Explore the stories and histories that have shaped the forest we live in: colonialism, assimilation boarding schools, Japanese internment, and regional restoration among them. Follow the story of Chief Seattle Club, as they turn concrete into a Medicine Garden at Eagle Village. Welcome to Growing Old.

This is the kind of story that begins in a forest. On the traditional lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish People, past and present. It’s a story about Seattle’s urban forest and the humans that live within it.

We start in the year 2070, imagining what our City might look like if we planted the right seeds today. We follow the story of Chief Seattle Club, as they turn concrete into a Medicine Garden at Eagle Village. And we end each episode with how we might work together so that the humans and trees in our community can grow old.

SEASON 1 RELEASE SCHEDULE:
- Episode 7 will be released June 17, 2020
- Episode 8 will be released June 24, 2020


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In the season one finale of Growing Old, travel forward to the year 2070, and explore the contiguous forest of Seattle’s future. Visit Eagle Villag...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State


  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Explore what it looks like to fragment a forest, to drain a river, and to make a city unsafe for the humans that live there. Travel from the Black ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 44:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Meet five native Seattle trees and plants through the eyes of humans that care for them: The Western Red Cedar, Dougfir, Madrone, White Pine, and F...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 36:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Growing Old
Explore the role that trees play in human health and urban climate resilience, particularly amid a pandemic. Talk with City of Seattle urban forest...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 32:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Growing Old, Credit: Growing Old Project
Picture what it would look like for Seattle's housing and hospital infrastructure to reflect Coast Salish culture. Consider the role that forced st...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 2
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Explore the systems of assimilation that aimed to eliminate Native culture in the United States, systems that began in Washington State. Travel to ...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, and KVSC


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 34:44
  • Purchases: 3
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Explore what the Northwest looked like pre-contact, with Native nutritionist and food sovereignty expert Valerie Segrest of the Muckleshoot Tribe. ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:46
  • Purchases: 4
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Go to the heart of Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood, where an immigrant family and thousands of volunteers turned 20 acres into a Japanese gard...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Harvest wild plants with Native nutritionist Valerie Segrest of the Muckleshoot Tribe. Explore what a regionally-based food system could look like ...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:21
  • Purchases: 3
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This is the kind of story that begins in a forest, on the traditional lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish People, past and present. It’s a story...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Growing Old
This is the kind of story that begins in a forest, on the traditional lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish People, past and present. It’s a story...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: :59