October 04th, 2013


Tomorrow, October 5th, I'll be at the Wescott Bulb Give Away
demonstrating worm bin composting.

Next weekend
I'll be at the Hamilton Farmer's Market open from 9:00 to 1:00. It's a
lovely market and the village of Hamilton is charming.


 Westcott Neighborhood Bulb
Project
 17,000 
Perennial Bulbs Will be Planted in
Syracuse
Sat. Oct 5 - Westcott
Neighborhood Bulb Give
Away

Working with 50 individuals and
community
organizations 17,000 bulbs will be planted in the city of Syracuse in
2013
bringing our total to 127,000 since we started in 2003. The goals of the

project are neighborhood beautification and community building. Initially

focused just in the Westcott neighborhood the project went city wide in 2010.



Saturday, Oct. 5, The Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project, a project
of
the Westcott Community Center, will hold its 11th annual Bulb Give Away
day at
the Westcott Community Center, cor. of Westcott and Euclid from
10:00 am to 2:00
pm. 

        
Westcott
Neighborhood
Bulb Give Away Day

3,600 spring blooming, perennial
daffodil bulbs
will be set aside for the first 300 people who show up from the
Westcott
neighborhood. Other activities open to all from the city.

Any

resident of the Westcott neighborhood can pick up a free packet of 12 daffodil

bulbs with planting instructions and compost as long as you are willing to
plant
the bulbs where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy.
Compost
donated by Toad Hollow Farms. Please bring your own
container.

Learn
about developments in your neighborhood: Westcott
Street Green Corridor project
- incorporating enhanced street tree
planting; porous asphalt in parking lanes
and infiltration trenches 
throughout the footprint of the block;
conversion of  The
Babcock-Shattuck House, an historic East Side house,
into luxury
condominiums, proposal for a trail around Barry Park and the
Meadowbrook
Retention Basin.

How to start a rain garden or make compost
with
worms, the rich and diverse food traditions of our region by the Slow Food

CNY movement, see a free movie or pick up free bicycle maps for the city; buy

pumpkins donated by the Syracuse RealFood Coop and support the Kid's Club a

project of the WCC and more.


        
Schedule:
10:00 - Bulb

Give Away starts, food, vendors, neighborhood organizations.
11:00 -
Film -
"Urban Permaculture: Sustainable Strategies for Urban Living"

  2:00 -
Bulb Give Away ends

Alchemical Nursery is hosting a 90
minute film,
"Urban Permaculture: Sustainable Strategies for Urban Living"
by Geoff Lawton
followed by a panel discussion.

"Permaculture
teacher Geoff Lawton
enters the intensive small space gardens in the city
and looks at the way
Permaculture can be used to create sustainable
abundance."  The film
focuses on  urban specific strategies to
help get the most out of our land
whatever size it may be. For trailer go
to

http://www.permaculturenews.org/store/cartview.html?id=69

Help
raise funds for the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project. This
year we are working
with 50 individuals and community organizations to
order  approximately
17,000 bulbs to be planted in the city of
Syracuse.  Twelve great raffle
prizes.

*  Three packages
of perennial bulbs (50 spring-blooming
bulbs in each packet) donated by Pat
Koloski, sales rep. The Netherlands

     Bulb
Company,

www.netherlandbulb.com

*  A $50 Gift
Certificate
donated by Carol Watson's Greenhouse, Lafayette, NY,

   

www.carolwatsongreenhouse.com

*  A
Gardener's Gift
Box donated by Syracuse Soapworks, Value $50, 1153 West
Fayette St., Syr., NY,

   
www.syracusesoapworks.com

*  $25.00

worth of Better Brittle (West African Style Peanut Brittle) from Better
Brittle,
(315) 380-8877,
www.BetterBrittle.com

* Authentic Bolga

Basket hand woven in Ghana. Value $25

* Choice of one of 5
gardening
books: Perennial Combination, The Bulb Expert, The Gardeners Book
of Color,
Discovering
   Annuals, Living in the Garden Home.
Value $13 -
$35

Raffle tickets are available at the Westcott
Cultural Fair, Sept.
15,  Westcott Bulb Give Away on Saturday Oct. 5,
or contact Jane Tretler at
jtretler@verizon.net,  315-637-0331.
Tickets
are $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $10.   Drawing held Oct. 15.

www.bulbproject.org

To learn more
about the Westcott
Neighborhood Project go to
www.bulbproject.org
or
visit our facebook
page,


https://www.facebook.com/WestcottBulbProject


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