2018 HPSW Schedule Speakers and Events

March 19th    Tanya De Marsh-Dodson, Great Plant Picks

April 29th       Spring Plant Sale at CUH

May 21st       Carrie Becker, TBA - in the Douglas Classroom at CUH

June 18th      Riz Reyes, Roses and UW Flower Crop Tour

July & Aug    Summer Picnic at Old Goat Farm, Date TBA

Sept 17th      Volunteer Park Conservatory Tour

Oct 14th        Fall Bulb Sale at CUH

Nov 19th        Dina Russell, A Bit More Biology for Gardeners

Dec               Holiday Party, Date & Location TBA

Meeting at Center for Urban Horticulture;  NHS Hall Section A

3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP

HPSW Christmas Party – December 13th from 3 to 6pm

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The HPSW Christmas Party will be Dec 13 3pm-6pm or so at Lynne Harrison’s on Mercer Island

There will be a white elephant gift exchange but no stealing others’ presents – unless they WANT to exchange with you. You do not have to participate in the gift exchange if you’d rather not. You cannot bring what you got last year, you have to wait til the 2nd year to bring it back. 

It’s a potluck. Bring a dish to share. Parking in Lynne’s driveway or on the street. 

HPSW Meeting – Nov. 16th – 7pm : Kathleen DeMaria – Washington Park Arboretum New Zealand Gardens

SONY DSCKathleen DeMaria will be  speaking on Creating New Zealand of the Northern Hemisphere:The Trials, Tribulations (and Successes) of Installing New Gardens at the Washington Park Arboretum

Kathleen DeMaria joined the Arboretum staff. in 2013 as the new full-time gardener in charge of maintaining the New Zealand Forest at Pacific Connections.  Kathleen is a graduate of the Master of Environmental Horticulture program at the UW. Before coming on as staff, she was an active volunteer in the Pacific Connections Garden Stewards program at the Arboretum.

There will be food and socializing at 6:30, a business meeting at 7 followed by the talk

Join Us for Refreshments and Socializing  at 6:30 ,

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP


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Look what is happening at HPSW for Fall

September 21 : Pat Riehl – Vashon Island Stumpery Ferns

October 11:  *Annual Fall Bulb Sale- 10-2pm * at CUH

November 16 : Kathleen DeMaria – Creating New Zealand of the North

December Holiday Party

 Meetings  at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) from 7-9 pm

Don’t forget to visit and volunteer at our new Public Garden at CUH!

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP
CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

HPSW Meeting -June 15 @ 7pm : Bob Seaman – Pacific Coast Irises

PCI.Silver Plate clumpIt’s said that growing Pacific Coast Iris can be a challenge. This may be true for some of them, but they are well worth the effort!   Join Bob Seaman for a stroll through the garden and see why.

Bob will do a quick review of other irises as well.

Bob Seaman has created a beautiful garden on this small city lot and has specialized in PCIs since 2009. He has over 240 varieties, as well as a smattering of bearded irises and misc. other species, tucked into every corner, making excellent use of the small space.   Bob Seaman

AIS Region 13 RVP

7051 S 126th St

Seattle, WA 98178-4337

206-235-7358

kcisbob@leonineiris.com

www.aisregion13.org

Refreshments and socializing 6:30

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP
CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

HPSW Meeting -May 18th @ 7pm : Connie Sidles – Attracting Birds to our Gardens

SecondNatureCover-thumb-308x483-29115Connie Sidles, a member of the Seattle Audubon Society ,and former Board member .  Connie is a master birder with more than 600 North American birds on her life list. She has led several trips for Seattle Audubon Society and currently serves as chair of Seattle Audubon’s Publications Committee.

 

Refreshments and socializing 6:30
NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP
CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

2015 HPSW Meeting Calendar

January 20  Bob Lilly – Gardens and Flower Shows of India

February 11-15  NW Flower and Garden Show – Booth #2409

March 16  Tim Hohn – Horticulture Program at Edmonds CC

April 19, 10-2pm  Spring Plant Sale – CUH

May 18  Connie Sidles – Attracting Birds to our Gardens

June 15  Bob Seaman – Leonine Iris – Pacific Coast Irises

July No Meeting

August No Meeting

September 21  Pat Riehl – Vashon Island Stumpery Ferns

October 11, 10-2pm Fall Bulb Sale – CUH

November 16  Kathleen DeMaria – Creating New Zealand of the North

December Holiday Party

All meetings at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) from 7-9 pm

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American Community Garden Association Meeting Announcement

International conference on community gardening invites public to participate

Low-cost tours and workshops feature urban farms and gardens

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July 22, 2013 (Seattle, WA) – Interested in community gardening? The 34th Annual American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) Conference is coming to Seattle, August 8 – 11, and is opening its workshops and tours to the public.

On the tours, participants can visit innovative sites, learn about community orchards, even study garden design and art while meeting people from around the world who are involved in community gardening. Most tours occur on Saturday, August 10 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. All tours cost $40 and include lunch and transportation. To view the tour descriptions and to register, visit the ACGA website.

Community members can also attend conference workshops and functions a la carte with more than 50 topics to choose from. Conference sessions are as follows:
• Friday – Keynote speaker, lunch, and workshops from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for $75 • Friday night – Gala Dinner and Silent Auction for $85 • Saturday – Workshops from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for $40 • Saturday and Sunday – Workshops, tours, and closing panel from 8 a.m. – 12 noon for $80.
Workshops are conducted by experts in urban agriculture, community gardening, and associated topics. Topic sessions include:
• Horticulture, permaculture, and city livestock • Garden/farm to table to compost to garden/farm • Health, prevention and therapy • Cultural, social, and environmental justice
To learn more about each day’s activities, view the conference schedule and register here for the a la carte sessions. The conference will be held at University of Washington’s Gould Hall (3949 15th Ave NE).
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program is a host of the ACGA Conference. For more information on the workshops and tours, contact Sandy Pernitz at sandy.pernitz@seattle.gov.

2013 Schedule of Events

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Scheduled 2013 Events:

  • January 22nd                 Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Garden Design
  • February 20-24th         NW Flower and Garden Show
  • March 18th                    Neil Zimmerman – Seattle Audubon
  • April 14th, 10-2pm       Spring Plant Sale – CUH
  • May 20th                       Linda Urbaniak – Great Plant Picks
  • June 17th                      Walt Bubelis
  • July                                No Meeting
  • August 11th                  Summer Picnic, TBD
  • September 16th            Linda McDonald – Overwintering Half-Hardy Plants
  • October 13th, 10-2pm Fall Bulb Sale – CUH
  • November 18th             Linda Chalker Scott – Myths about Gardening
  • December 15th Holiday Party

All meetings at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) from 7-9 pm
Don’t forget to visit and volunteer at our new Public Garden at CUH!

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