Hello! A little update on the Pollinator Garden at Bayview Triangle. We had a very successful work party with volunteers from El Centro, Comcast, and Trees for Seattle. Thanks to all who braved the stormy day and worked so hard . We managed to weed and plant about 90% of the garden before we got completely rained out. Thanks to Metro and Urban Feed and Garden for the beautiful plants. Thanks to Katie from Trees for Seattle who took these photos and led the work party. It truly takes a community to make things happen. Stay tuned for our next work party date and enjoy the new plants when you walk by.
Who: Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
What: Westside Plant & Garden Art Fair
Where: 7141 California Ave SW
When: May 6, 10-3 & May 7, 10-2
Why: Plants, garden art, and fun activities for the whole family. Check out their website for more info.
Master Garden Foundation of King County is hosting plant sales galore this spring!
4/29 - Bellevue Demonstration Garden
5/5-5/6 - UW Center for Urban Horticulture
5/13 - Cesar Chavez Garden at El Centro de la Raza
Why you should go? At least 75 varieties of tomatoes, veggies, and herbs. 155 perennials, 47 native plants, and a lot more. For more details, check out the website.
There is still time to register for the Comcast Cares Day and help with the Bayview Triangle. All volunteers who register with El Centro before Friday 4/14/17 will also be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate for The Station Coffee Shop!
We will provide tools and gloves, you bring your enthusiasm. You can stop by anytime between 9 and noon. But if you sign up with El Centro de la Raza and Comcast Cares Day you can get free breakfast, lunch, and performances. For this, you must register by email. You meet for breakfast at 8 am at El Centro then walk over to the triangle. Return to El Centro for lunch and music around noon.
Good news! We are working with Metro to replant the pollinator garden at the Bayview Triangle site. And that means we need your help to make it happen!
We will be having a planting party on Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd from 9 am - noon. We are partnering with El Centro de la Raza and Comcast for the "Comcast Cares Day." If you sign up ahead of time, you meet over at El Centro for a free breakfast at 8 am and free lunch afterwards. Not interested in free food? You can just show up at the corner of 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S by the Shell station. Either way we will provide tools and gloves for all. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty.
We are excited to get the garden going and be a resource for our threatened pollinators. We would love to see you there!
If you have been keeping up with our Garden Club, you've probably heard us talk about our efforts over the past three years to clean up and maintain the Bayview Triangle at the corner of Beacon and 15th Ave S. We have held quarterly work parties, with Tree Ambassadors support, cleaning up trash and maintaining the landscape. In winter of 2015, we were given money from the city to plant a pollinator garden and installed a mason bee house to help our struggling pollinators and to bring some beauty to the corner.
Our garden club was shocked and saddened to discover that the pollinator garden was dug up last Thursday, Feb. 19th. Metro has decided to relocate a bus stop at the site and add in a bus shelter. As far as we can tell, no notice was given to us or the community. We are still in the midst of trying to find out how this happened and what the final plan is for the space. Stay tuned as we get more details. Thanks to the community for all of their support over the past 3 years. We hope to continue in some shape or form.
Just a few spots left for the Mason Bees 101 talk on Feb. 21st. Sign up here if you are interested.
Our little pollinator garden is now on the map for the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Check out who has a pollinator garden in your neighborhood or register yours. Lot's of great pollinator info and resources on the site.
Hope you had a great holiday and new years! The garden club is back so join us at Cafe Bengodi on Tuesday, 1/24, at 6:30 pm. We'll do some catching up, peruse some seed catalogs, and start planning for our next event, a presentation on Mason Bees, in February. Stay tuned for details or join us on Tuesday to help make it happen!
This event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forest of the park.
There will be a celebration FREE LUNCH and prizes at the Green Seattle Day Hub, Camp Long, after-party at 12:30, which is open to all volunteers from the other Green Seattle Day sites throughout the city. Visit their website for more details and to sign up.
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