Another chance to help plant a West Seattle community garden

May 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm | In Environment, Gardening, Highland Park, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

If you have passed Highland Park Improvement Club along SW Holden lately, you probably noticed some of the asphalt lot dug up, close to the sidewalk. This is the long-planned HPIC rain garden, close to completion, as part of a partnership with Sustainable Seattle and King County. This Saturday (June 1st), you are invited to join in finishing and planting the new community-designed garden, which will help keep toxic stormwater runoff from making its way into local waterways. The official event announcement adds that it’s a chance for you to get inspired to do something similar:

On that day, HPIC will also be the host to many other ways that you can get involved at home. Join us for the Yards in the Neighborhood Tour:

• Take part in the planting of the rain garden
• Embark on a short, self-guided walking tour to learn about rain gardens and see demonstrations of green infrastructure
• Meet RainWise contractors learn about incentives and reimbursements for installing rain gardens and cisterns
• Visit booths and see demonstrations
• Learn five easy take-home actions to help the Duwamish River!

This is all happening 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at 12th/Holden, free of charge, everybody welcome, no minimum time commitment – stop by for a few minutes or all three hours, help plant if you can (or just cheer everybody on!).

2 Comments

  1. and if you get hungry doing all that planting – we are going to be selling hot dogs too.

    Comment by Christie — 7:37 am May 30, 2013 #

  2. Please email me if you need any tomato plants. I have some extras. funkietoo@hotmail.com

    Comment by funkietoo — 8:50 am May 30, 2013 #

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