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



  • 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



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!!!!

Eye Candy – Blooms of Bressingham Plant Trials Work Party

Blooms of Bressingham – Planting Work Party – SUNDAY June 24 – UPDATED

Yea!  The plants have arrived!  We are ready to have our planting party.  With this lovely rain, the soil will be easy to work.  We’ll be at CUH, at the Blooms of Bressingham beds from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Please bring your own tools, and of course we’ll have the opportunity to weed, if you feel like staying later (or starting earlier working on horsetails in the main bed, if you are so inclined.)


See you there!

JUNE – Sue Olsen – Ferns

Sue Olsen

Ferns: They don’t all look alike

Monday June 18th, 7pm-9pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map
Photo Credit: Sue Olson

Photo Credit: Sue Olsen

Ferns are the garden’s graceful greenery. Come learn about how to use them with their variable sizes and shapes, interesting textures, and wonderful landscaping options. Talk will include information on natives and exotics from a small water covering mosquito fern to tree ferns and the delights in between. They offer everything but flowers (although some do indeed have color.)


Update 6/6/12 Here’s the handout:  Ferns – They Don’t All Look Alike!  We’ll have printouts available, too.

Summer Plant Sale – Saturday June 23rd – 10am-2pm

Summer Plant Sale

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 10 am – 2 pm

14555 Stone Ave N, Shoreline 98133  [MAP]

We have a lot of plants which we potted  up and didn’t take to the April plant sale because they hadn’t grown enough by mid-April. So, we’re having an additional plant sale.  The address is 14555 Stove Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133. It’s 10-2 Saturday June 23rd. We have lots of plants that look good, are up and blooming.

We will also need a few people to help at the sale, to run the cash registers, etc. Let Kandy or Pam know if you can help. We won’t need as many as we needed for the April sale, because we don’t have to move the plants to CUH, and arrange them and move them back to Kandy’s when the sale is done. We will sell them from their nursery beds at Kandy’s back yard.

The updated list (3/25/12) can be downloaded from Google documents.