Work Party – Sat Aug 3 – NEW TIME – 10am-1pm

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome' with Hypericum Hypearls 'Renu'

Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ with Hypericum Hypearls ‘Renu’ in the Blooms of Bressingham trial beds

Please come help weed Bed 2 at CUH (3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105) at our new time, Saturday August 3rd, from 10am-1pm instead of 8:00 in the morning.  We will be weeding and sheet-mulching it, so bring your shovels and hand-tools.

Also, we’ll weed Equisetum out of Bed#1.  Bring lots of water and a sun-hat!.

 

October 2012 Work Party Schedule

Oct 6/7

  • Bulb Sale Work Parties … no work on CUH beds

Oct 13th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Mulch and edge the Bressingham beds on Saturday the 13th. So bring sharp shovels especially straight bladed ones, and edging clippers that day.  Assuming we have enough workers, put down cardboard and mulch bed #2 under the large Magnolia. Also remove the rest of the paving tiles from bed #2 and move to bed #1.

 Oct 18th Thursday 1-4

  • General maintenance
  • (No Crew Leads)

Oct 27th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Assuming it has rained, and we have approval of our bed design from CUH – COME HELP US PLANT BULBS. We bought hundreds of Narcissus bulbs for bed #2 to plant in large drifts.  We will also have to finish any prep-work like final weeding.

Bring your own tools. Shovels for the mulching day, or whatever you use to spread mulch. Trowels, hori-horis or whatever you use to plant bulbs for the bulb planting day.

NAIOP 2012 Community Enhancement Project – SEPT 15 2012 – CUH

IT’S EASY AS PIE TO VOLUNTEER FOR NAIOP 2012 Community Enhancement Project/SEPT 15/CUH:
·         Register w/ NAIOP anytime from 6:30am on
·         Registration located north side of NHS Hall
·         You or your group will be assigned to one of the 17 work projects throughout CUH grounds and gardens, including UBNA!
·         Grab a T-shirt and gloves!
·         Public transportation, carpooling, biking… all recommended, as parking may be difficult, especially if you’re not an early bird.
·         Community Service Hours honored!
·         Breakfast treats and BBQ lunch provided!

Come one, come all and help your CUH take on a fresh new look!  Projects include:
·         New Stairway from central courtyard to events lawn!!
·         New landscape along 41st St planting strip!!
·         New gravel along entire length of UBNA loop trail
·         New pavers to replace gravel paths in Soest Garden
·         2 newly refurbished hoop houses
·         Newly painted sheds
·         Invasive weed removal
·         Mulching and weeding in Goodfellow Grove
·         And MORE!!!!

CUH Design Meeting – Monday Aug 27th, 6-8pm

There will be a design meeting on Monday August 27 6-8pm in the CUH Miller Library conference room, where there is a whiteboard where the design ideas can be drawn and photographed or sketched.  All with design ideas are welcome at this meeting.  We now have a list of acceptable plants from CUH, so we can design the first bed. We need to submit a design to CUH before we plant.   We’ll plant in the fall, after we’ve planted lots of bulbs.  Below is a quick sketch of the dimensions of the first two beds, and an overall schematic of the site [Download the PDF].  The Bulb PDF and Master Planting Plan PDF documents are also now available.  A Google Maps map of the site is also viewable.

[UPDATE TUES SEPT 11 – Added “screen shots” of the progress]

[UPDATE FRI SEPT 28 – Added Bulb and Master Planting Plan PDF]

[UPDATE WED NOV 7 – Added updated Bulb Planting Plan]

Blooms Plant Evaluations Documents Online

Helenium 'Mardi Gras' and Geranium 'Rozanne' — at UW Center For Urban Horticulture.

Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ and Geranium ‘Rozanne’ — at UW Center For Urban Horticulture.

We’ve been working hard in the Blooms of Bressingham Plant Evaluation beds and have several useful documents available to manage our observations.

Firstly, print this PDF to record field notes.  We’ll transcribe your field notes onto the master list. There are four tabs/sections on the Blooms Trial Data Master List, which collates all of our maintenance and observation data.

Also, if you’re on Facebook, you can see some pretty pictures [direct URL: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.423725011001039.94820.161492050557671&type=3]

Work Party Schedule is set – alternating Thursdays and Saturdays [UPDATED]

We decided at our board meeting last night to alternate weeks for our work parties. We’ll decide whether the Bressingham beds or Entrance Bed 1 is where we’ll work, once we are there and see what needs to be done.  Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and bring whatever you like to weed with – a hori-hori, or trowel, etc. Also bring a garden fork, a rake, and maybe a shovel and broom.

 The next work parties, alternating weeks:

  • Thursday August 9th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday August 18th, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Thursday August 23rd, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday September 1st, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Thursday September 6th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday September 15th, 8:30-11:30 AM  [UPDATE – CANCELLED – SEE BELOW]
  • Thursday, September 20th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 29th, 8:30-11:30 AM

 

Tentatively:

  • Thursday October 4th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday, October 13th, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Thursday, October 18th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday, October 27th, 8:80-11:30 AM
  • Thursday, November 1st, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday, November 10th, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Thursday, November 15th, 1-4 PM
  • Saturday, November 24th, 8:30-11:30AM

If it’s a morning work party, we’ll head to Burgermaster afterward for lunch.

The Bressingham beds are near the CUH building, so the nearest parking is near the CUH buildings. Entrance Bed #1 is near the road, so the nearest parking is on 35th NE before the turn into CUH.

If you’re concerned, please read this fact sheet about Heat Stress [PDF],  or read more online.

  • Outdoor Heat Exposure (Heat Stress)”, WAC 296-62-095 under first heading General Rules
  • Outdoor Heat Exposure”, WAC 296-307-097 listed for Agriculture under Rules for Specific Workplaces
  • Outdoor Heat Exposure Enforcement Procedures”, DOSH Directive 10.15

 

SPECIAL EVENT – SEPT 15 at CUH

IT’S EASY AS PIE TO VOLUNTEER FOR NAIOP 2012 Community Enhancement Project/SEPT 15/CUH:
·         Register w/ NAIOP anytime from 6:30am on
·         Registration located north side of NHS Hall
·         You or your group will be assigned to one of the 17 work projects throughout CUH grounds and gardens, including UBNA!
·         Grab a T-shirt and gloves!
·         Public transportation, carpooling, biking… all recommended, as parking may be difficult, especially if you’re not an early bird.
·         Community Service Hours honored!
·         Breakfast treats and BBQ lunch provided!

Come one, come all and help your CUH take on a fresh new look!  Projects include:
·         New Stairway from central courtyard to events lawn!!
·         New landscape along 41st St planting strip!!
·         New gravel along entire length of UBNA loop trail
·         New pavers to replace gravel paths in Soest Garden
·         2 newly refurbished hoop houses
·         Newly painted sheds
·         Invasive weed removal
·         Mulching and weeding in Goodfellow Grove
·         And MORE!!!!