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 ….
Schedule: 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 the website.
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.
Alchemical Nursery, www.AlchemicalNursery.org promotes 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, NY,     www.carolwatsongreenhouse.com
*  A Gardener’s Gift Box donated by Syracuse Soapworks, Value $25,  1153 West Fayette St., Syr., NY,     www.syracusesoapworks.com
*  $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
Raffle tickets are available at the Westcott Cultural Fair, Sept. 23,  Westcott Bulb Give Away on Saturday Oct. 6, or contact Jane Tretler at jtretler@verizon.net315-637-0331. Tickets are $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $10.   Drawing held Oct. 10 .
Friend us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Westcott-Neighborhood-Bulb-Project/144782302203019 or check out our new web site www.bulbproject.org for more information.

Blog By: Peter Wirth – www.bulbproject.org

Photos By: Mark Rupert


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