Wapato Inquiry at St. John’s Farmers Market


Saturday, October 4, St. Johns Farmers Market
ERNEST set up shop at the community table and spent the morning having conversations with market-goers to get a pulse about Wapato. Responses ranged from frustration, creative solutions, history lessons on the etymology of the site’s name, and even primary experiences at the site. We learned that beyond being home for local residents and businesses, St. John’s serves as an important community hub for residents “off-the-grid” further out along Route 30 and beyond. We met a number of people that travel 45 minutes (one-way) to come to the Saturday market and for other St. John’s amenities. We’re currently compiling the data from our surveys and incorporating it in the forthcoming publication.

Here’s a diagram from Richard, now retired, who was a contractor who laid the foundation at the jail:

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And the T-shirts? Here’s a close-up. We made plenty and they’ll be available at the big event (Spring 2015). If you want one before then, email us. XS, S, M, L, XL $12 each + shipping


¬†Fun video about foraging for river clams and… wapatos