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12th Annual Westcott Bulb Give Away, Saturday October 4th, 10 AM – 2 PM Westcott Community Center

In Community on September 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Working with 45 individuals and community organizations 14,400 bulbs will be planted in the city of Syracuse in 2014 bringing our total to142,000 since we started in 2003. The goals of the project are neighborhood beautification and community building. Initially focused only in the Westcott neighborhood the project went city wide in 2010.

Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Give Away Day – Help Beautify the Westcott neighborhood.

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.

Schedule:

10:00 am – Bulb Give Away starts – vendors, food, neighborhood organizations, raffle prizes, pumpkins donated by Syracuse Real food Co-op, worm composting exhibit and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be available to answer gardening and compost questions.

11:00 am – Film Showing hosted by Alchemical Nursery – The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic An educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. We present a holistic, regenerative approach to fruit growing based on permaculture principles and 20 years of applied theory and trial and error. The concepts, techniques and tips presented in this film will help you with your own project, whether it is just a few fruit trees in your urban backyard, or a full-scale multi-acre commercial orchard. http://www.permacultureorchard.com 115 minutes – Q & A will follow

2:00 pm – Bulb Give Away ends

If for some reason you can’t make the Bulb Give Away that day feel free to send a friend to pick up your bulbs.

For more information visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WestcottBulbProject, visit our web site http://www.bulbproject.org or contact pwirth2@verizon.net

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