Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Unpaving Paradise will be amending the soil at John and Summit Park this Saturday (Dec. 4th at John and Summit starting at 9am) with rich nutritive greens and browns. When finished UP will put the soil to bed for the winter by covering it with mostly pre-assembled quilted-together burlap coffee bean sacks. UP wants to give a 'nice look' to the garden for the local community to admire over the winter months. Therefore getting the 500+ coffee bean sacks stitched together in shapes mirroring and custom fitting the designed plots is important. Not only for appearance but to quickly and deftly cover the soil without walking on the soil and compacting it.
The plan is to have pre-measured template patterns on the church floor and then to quilt together the coffee bean sacks to fit the patterns. Many of the sacks have been already stitched together in strips so as to save time on Wednesday's assembling project.
The stitching is simple and requires no previous experience. We will have all materials ready for you. And feel free to be creative by sewing in thick colored yarn!
Please come and help out even if only for an hour. There are two volunteers so far who are coming. Consider lending a helping hand.
They have free church parking on the north side of the building and you are allowed to park for free from 7 to 9 pm in the pay parking lot just across the Street (Howell). The Church (located just behind the Seattle Central Community College) is a block south of East Denny. The quilting bee will be in the downstairs Fellowship Hall; entrance thru church's north side parking lot.
1729 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-2227
Monday, November 15, 2010
Help fill the John & Summit P-Patch community garden at the
Friday, Nov. 19 @ 11am
Saturday, Nov. 20 @ 9am
We'll work whether rain, snow or shine. Come by and help all day or just part of the day.
We have the tools, but please bring work gloves, shovels, 5-gallon buckets & wheelbarrows if you have them.
Treats and warm drinks will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
You're Help is Needed!
A new park is coming to Capitol Hill at the corner of Federal & Republican. Help is needed to get P-Patches included in the park. If you would like to get involved or stay informed, join the Federal & Republican listserv by emailing FedRepParkfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 5, 2010
We will covering these topics at the Saturday, Nov. 6 meeting:
- Welcome and introductions
- Being a part of the P-Patch Program
- Individual Responsibilities
- Volunteer Hours and Plot Activity
- Lettuce Link
- Status of Unpaving Paradise P-Patch
- Compost Bins
- Soil Committee
- Next steps
- Join a committee: Soil, Compost, Communication, Stewardship
- Form any additional committees that might be needed
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:00 am
Capitol Hill Public Library
Meet and grow with the community. See you there!