Cool idea, Jenn.
Some ideas for the mix:
- a worm bin show & tell
- a rain barrel show & tell
- a soil-testing tutorial
- edible & ornamental
- fruit trees on espaliers
- berry bushes
Cool idea, Jenn.
Some ideas for the mix:
We're meeting with P-patch people on Friday, November 14th from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Rainier Community Center. Please come or let me know if you have items you'd like discussed.
Diana - vog.ytnuocgnik|hniv.anaid#vog.ytnuocgnik|hniv.anaid
I would join one if it existed but do not currently have the time to be part of the planning committee. I created this page (thanks for adding Comment functionality, Scott) to encourage others to go ahead. I heard a bit of interest during the recent CC Garden Tour. Perhaps those who plan or volunteer for the garden tour may be just the right people for a garden club. Also, I know there is interest in Hillman City.
other ideas for the mix:
I would be interested.
Don't know what it would include, but sounds good.
-I especially like the idea of a "plant swap" for a garden club (each person brings a plant, bulbs, plant tools, etc that they want to pass along to someone else, then they are all placed together, and and each person gets to pick one from the lot for as many plants as they brought) Keeping your garden exciting.
Just a thought, but I would be interested to know what yall come up with
I would be interested also — it's fun to help new gardeners, and to share ideas and plants with other experienced gardeners. When we had a plot in the p-patch the interaction with other gardeners was the best part. A garden tool sharing or collective would be a good idea — we don't all need lawn mowers, or weed-whackers!
The 2008 Columbia City Garden Tour was a big success! We raised several hundred dollars over expenses, and the gardeners and the 'touristas' had fun. Anyone interested in forming a combination garden club/garden tour organizing committee? Ideally, we should start organizing next year's tour by this fall. The main organizer of this year's tour is stepping down, so we need to build a core group to organize for next year. What would you choose as a focus—flowers, food gardens or a combination?
I'm game, both for a garden club and being involved in the 2009 garden tour. A HUGE thanks to Joan for initiating the CC garden tours lo these many years ago, and getting the ball rolling again in 2008.
Late summer is a great time of year to snoop around and look at other folks' gardens…a great time to inititate a garden club, I think!
I propose a get-together of interested parties at noon on Sunday, July 27, in the backyard garden at the Columbia City Healing Arts Center (Angeline St. at 38th). It's a small yard, but there's lots packed in there—including rain barrels, fruit trees, a grape on espalier, and veggie gardens wedged into the least probable space. Bring a folding chair!
If you'd like to be involved but can't make it Sunday the 27th, feel free to contact me through the wikidot email system. (What? You're not registered? It's easy and free…)
See you then!
Hello hello out there! Are all the gardeners in columbia city waking up? I'm up and loving being out in the garden until six o'clock again!
Which has me thinking about our garden tour. Does anyone know the status of a 2009 tour? Could I get in touch with the organizer of last years tour?
I am getting the feeling like it's full speed ahead for an amazing tour again this year. When budgets are tight it's always free to play in the dirt!
I'm one of the organizers of last year's CC Garden Tour. I also am involved with Sustainable S Seattle. We are definitely interested in doing a tour again this year! Please contact me at moc.liamg|85sbbiges#moc.liamg|85sbbiges. and we'll get thing rolling!
Have you seen this really nice blog by Bridget Lamp?
From Garden To Kitchen
What's growing in my Seattle garden and how the harvest is used in my kitchen
Take a peek at what's growing in my tiny Columbia City garden. I cram as many veggies possible amongst the perennials and shrubs. I've also included recipes highlighting my harvests throughout the season.
I just saw this very interesting page in our wiki: who knew?
Expanding Rainier Valley Gardening Opportunities
an initiative of Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition and Southeast Seattle community members.
An umbrella group supporting the expansion of community agriculture in the Rainier Valley. Our vision both includes and goes beyond P-Patches, backyard sharing, school and community center gardens, "guerrilla gardening", community kitchens, and housing development gardens are just some of the ideas we're working on. To get involved or find out more, attend a meeting or contact Diana Vinh at vog.ytnuocgnik|hniV.anaiD#vog.ytnuocgnik|hniV.anaiD .
WHEN : the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm
WHERE : Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, 98118
Looks like the page was created 24 Nov 2008 and has been growing ever since.
Homemade Worm Bin Workshop!
Made Possible through Department of Neighborhoods Grant
Where: Orca K-8 Greenhouse 5215 46th Ave. S
Date: Saturday March 7th
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Make your own indoor worm bin to take home
Learn how worms create a great natural fertilizer for your plants and garden
Learn how to maintain this easy composting system under your kitchen sink
Reduces your organic kitchen wastes
Composting is an efficient way to divert organic wastes from our county's solid waste stream
EVERYONE IS WELCOME. EVENT IS FREE!!!
Hello fellow gardeners! There is an explosion of gardening activities and ways to connect in the South end this year! Sustainable South Seattle is organizing the Columbia City Garden Tour this year. The first organizing meeting will be this Sunday, 3/8 at 2pm. Email me if you're interested in helping organize or having your yard on the tour.
We are interested in vegetable and flower gardeners, chicken or goats, rainwater harvesters, compost makers, native plants…….
Join Iris Antman and neighbors who will be working on the community garden along the sidewalk of the Columbia City Farmer's Market location, along the 3700 block of S. Edmunds Street, just west of Rainier Avenue.
On both March 14 Saturday and March 15 Sunday, the gardening starts at 9 am and you stop whenever you are ready to. Iris says to bring hand tools, shovels, loppers, garden gloves, etc.
Iris' original message and her contact info are in this older Wikli issue.
More of my pictures from last year start here.
Hi Columbia Citizens,
Please join us at the corner of Letitia Ave S. and Genesee Saturday March 21st at noon for guerrilla gardening. Everybody is welcome, experienced or inexperienced. All plants welcome. Bring gardening tools if you have them.
Contact Aimee at moc.cam|rotsaceemia#moc.cam|rotsaceemia for more info.
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