Westcott Neighborhood Bulb-Give Away/Garden Extravaganza
19,300 Perennial Bulbs Will be Planted in Syracuse
Saturday, Oct. 6, the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project, a project of the
Westcott Community Center, will hold its 10th annual Bulb Give Away day at
the Westcott Community Center, cor. of Westcott and Euclid from 10:00 am
to 2:00 pm.
In 2010 the project went city wide. Working with 33 neighborhood
organizations and individuals throughout Syracuse another 19,300 spring
blooming, perennial bulbs will be planted in 2012 bringing the total
to110,000 bulbs planted since the project started in 2003.
Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Give Away Day
5,400 spring blooming, perennial daffodil bulbs will be set aside for the
first 300 people who show up from the Westcott neighborhood.
Any resident of the Westcott neighborhood can pick up a free packet of 18
mixed 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,
www.toadhollowfarms.blogspot.com Please bring your own container.
Learn about composting; how to start a rain garden, plant and manage city
trees; the rich and diverse food traditions of our region by the Slow Food
CNY movement; see a free movie; pick up free bicycle maps for the city; buy
pumpkins for Halloween; hear music ....
10:00 - Bulb Give Away starts, music, vendors,.
11:00 - Film showing - followed by panel discussion.
2:00 - Bulb Give Away ends
This year, the Alchemical Nursery is again presenting a FREE screening of
topical interest to our community for the 4th annual Progressive Film
series starting at 11 am at the Westcott Bulb Project, Westcott Community
Center on Saturday October 6.
END:CIV, by Franklin Lopez, is 75 minutes in length and "examines our
culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation,
and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked
nations. The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually
traced to overuse of resources. But acts of courage, compassion and
altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the
resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism
of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates
a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future." - from
View the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--FsPMKkt9c
A panel discussion afterwards entitled "Reflections on Resisting the
Destruction of the Earth" will include local activists involved in
organizing against the hydro-fracking industry's attempts to degrade our
ecosystems in pursuit of fossil fuels, and the anti-nuclear movement.
the development of regenerative lifestyles and landscapes, and
the principles of Permaculture design.
Pick up bulbs, learn about rain gardens, view a film, music by Larry Hoyt
and Friends, pumpkin sale courtesy of Syracuse Realfood Coop for WCC Kid's
Club, vendors and information tables.
To help raise funds for the (WNBP), we are announcing our 2012 raffle
prizes. These prizes donated by the following generous supporters:
* Seven 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,
* A Gardener's Gift Box donated by Syracuse Soapworks, Value $25, 1153
West Fayette St., Syr., NY,
* $25.00 worth of Better Brittle (West African Style Peanut Brittle) from
Bluetree & Better Brittle, 558 Westcott Street, Syr., NY
(315) 380-8877 or at www.BetterBrittle.com<http://www.betterbrittle.com/>
Raffle tickets are available at the Westcott Cultural Fair, Sept. 23,
Westcott Bulb Give Away on Saturday Oct. 6, or contact Jane Tretler at
jtret...@verizon.net, 315-637-0331. Tickets are $1, 6 for $5, 15 for
$10. Drawing held Oct. 10 .
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Slow Food Central New York
*September is Locavore Challenge Month! Don't know what we're talking
about...? Check out http://www.nofany.org/events/ny-locavore-challenge for
*September 24th Board Meeting at Red House Cafe' 5:30-7
* September 30th Locavore Challenge Potluck Elmwood Park 2-6
**Board meetings are generally held the third Monday of the month from 5:30
- 7. Everyone is welcome, please e-mail us for location as it changes
month to month.**