Wednesday, February 25, 2009

3/11 - Open House!

You are invited to Unpaving Paradise's Open House on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30pm at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Wine Bar (1508 11th Ave). Please join us for useful information and lively discussion about the continuing community fundraising project for John and Summit Park/P-Patch. Also, there will be tasty snacks courtesy of local businesses.

Find out how you can make a garden and park a reality at John & Summit!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday 3/13 - The Copper Vine's B-day

Unlucky for some, but lucky for us; The Copper Vine (1315 E Pine St) is celebrating its 2nd birthday on Friday, March 13th and it's giving us a present:
The Copper Vine Turns Two! Join us from 5-8pm to celebrate 2 years of plants, gardening & growing on Capitol Hill. A percentage of each sale will be donated to Unpaving Paradise.
Also, the Copper Vine is still giving away little lemon trees to anyone donating to Unpaving Paradise.

Friday, February 6, 2009

2Thurs ArtWalk and The Copper Vine's Birthday

The Copper Vine (1350 E Pine St.) is supporting UP once again by donating $1 of every purchase made during the Capitol Hill Art Walk to the park-to-be at John and Summit. The next Cap Hill Art Walk will be Thursday, February 12th.

Also, since The Copper Vine is celebrating its 2nd birthday on March 1st, it's giving a present to the park!

Happy Birthday To Us!
The Copper Vine turns 2 on March 1st. When we opened our doors, we had a beautiful lemon tree with large, yellow lemons. That tree was eventually purchased by a customer but we kept one of the lemons. Its seeds produced these little plants.

To celebrate our birthday, we will be giving away these plants to customers who make a donation to Unpaving Paradise. For more information, see the donation jar by our deck chair!

2/12 - Streets for People Forum

The Seattle Great City Initiative has invited Unpaving Paradise to present at the Streets for People Kick-off Forum. The Forum will be at SLU Armory on February 12th from 5 to 7pm. Come and listen to speakers, check out the street fair, and visit us at our booth!

"Streets for People" is a campaign focused on created a better and more sustainable future for transportation in Seattle. The forum will be focused on Streets for People's goal of building "a broad based public campaign to transition our streets away from an auto-centric approach to one that treats streets as public places, and prioritizes them for walking, biking and transit."

If you're interested in coming to the forum and helping us spread the word about the community's vision for John and Summit Park/P-Patch, please email This will be a great outreach opportunity for Unpaving Paradise, so we wouldn't mind having a few more volunteers!

2/10 - UP presents to the EDNC

Unpaving Paradise will be presenting the community's vision and fundraising plan for John and Summit Park/P-Patch to the East District Neighborhood Council on Tuesday, February 10th.

This presentation is an important step toward getting a Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant for the park/p-patch - the EDNC plays a big role in rating community projects from the Capitol Hill, First Hill, Central District and Madrona neighborhoods. Please attend and give us your support!

If you'd like to help present to the Neighborhood Council or if you'd just like to cheer us on, the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8pm at the Capitol Hill Branch Library. This will be a normal meeting of the EDNC, so there will be plenty more interesting neighborhood issues on the agenda as an added bonus :)