Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle - Spring Seeds and other news...

From Aviva Furman at Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle:

This mild weather has many of us thinking about the gardening season coming up. Here are a couple of events to consider as you are doing your garden planning.

Seed Swap N'Sale – Saturday, Feb 20th 1-4PM South Seattle Community College
Want to save some money on seeds this year? Avoid ending up with half-used packets at the end of the season and try some new varieties! We have ordered bulk seeds from Territorial, Seed Savers, and Fedco, and will have them divided up into 75 cent mini-packets just the right size for the home gardener. There will also be a ‘free’ swap table – so bring in any seeds you have saved and swap with other gardeners. SSCC Garden center will be open with some wonderful early starts. See the seed list or even pre-order using this form for Community Harvest members.


Three fun classes coming up in West Seattle:
Indoor Seed Starting with Tilth - Saturday 2/20 10AM - Noon
Traditional Preserving with Lactic Fermentation - Saturday 2/20 10AM - Noon
Fruit Tree Pruning - Saturday 2/27 10AM - Noon
Get more information by clicking on the above links.

Save the date: April 17th and April 18th – West Seattle Veggie Start Sale
Get beautiful starts for your garden at Community Harvest’s spring sale.

Other news…

COWS in Seattle
OK – NOT the milking or beef variety! COWS is the acronym for Community Orchard of West Seattle. We have submitted an initial letter of intent to the Parks Department proposing a community orchard in West Seattle. There are wonderful models for community orchards in other cities. Imagine a park planted with fruit which thrives in our climate, producing delicious fresh local produce with low carbon impact, demonstrating unusual varieties and researching appropriate methods. Interested in helping to plan? Contact info@gleanit.org and we’ll put you on the list.

Join Community Harvest of SW Seattle
Consider becoming a member of Community Harvest. By supporting this organization, you not only get 10% off on our plant sales and a reduced rate on classes, but you help to reduce hunger in our local community. Last year, Community Harvest coordinated the picking and distribution of over 6,600 pounds of local residential fruit to the White Center and West Seattle Food banks. We also established 2 vegetable gardens which donated produce to the food banks, and sponsored 2 fun events for West Seattle: the Edible Garden Fair and Tour. Become a member and help support our work which increases access to fresh, local produce.

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All the best,
Aviva Furman
Founding Director, Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle

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