* * * " Walking Gaia's Gardens - rain or shine " * * *
Garden-Visits & Garden-Service & Evening Meal by Christy.
* Travel Together to 3 Local Gardens * 2-8:30pm Weds-May 12 *
Explore & Learn from an Author, an Artist, and an Edible-Forest Gardener in their own Personal Gardens.
Binda Colebrook- Author of the local classic gardening books: “Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest” and “Maritime Northwest Vegetable Gardening Almanac”.
(Binda now also maintains a field of native grasses).
Jasmin Liepa & Lonnie Schang are artists who create a living garden tapestry of textures, colors, & fragrance within an urban garden abundant with edibles & medicinals.
Eli & Christy Nieto are permaculturists who are creating an urban edible-forest garden that integrates edible trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers, and chickens.
Bring your rain-jacket, rain-pants, umbrella, & boots.
Bring your garden gloves & willingness to help or learn.
Bring something to share towards the meal Christy will prepare in the evening (ie salad or dessert).
Any donations offered will go towards 'Center for Local Self Reliance” for fruit & nut trees for creating an edible-forest-garden.
Event RSVP Requested and limited to 12 folks.
If questions, please post by May 7th with your email address & phone to receive response.
2:00 pm: Meet-Up for Carpooling or caravaning
Location: Meet near Cornwall park & 905 E. Victor St. (pale green house/wood fence & split-trunk fir tree near SW corner of Cornwall Park.) Park nearby, then walk & gather together by 2:20 on Victor St, to decide who will drive & who ride. Plan caravan & help each other with directions/address of gardens. (no block driveway).
2:30pm – Depart carpool location for B.C. from 905 E. Victor
3:00-4:00pm : Open Garden (60”) host B.C. at 3994 H___ Rd (off Marine Drive)
(Parking is 2 homes down the street at Sandie L home (near trailor & big building). Then walk at 3pm up to Binda's.
4:00pm – Depart B.C. garden for JL Garden
4:30 – 5:30pm: Open Garden (60”)- host J.L. at 1511 E. Maplewood Ave (Northwest Ave)
(No Rsvp needed at Jasmins. Limited parking so walking needed. Bicycles OK on the grass) White picket fence in front of garden!
5:30 pm – Depart JL garden for E/C Garden
6:00 pm - Open Garden (30")- host C.N. - 2609 Cedarwood Ave (Northwest Ave). (Limited parking) Look south side of road & bark chips on garden
6:30-8:30pm: Gather Together for Meal – (RSVP Needed to Christy)
prepared by Christy with Potluck Salad or Deserts by Guests.
Possible Fire Circle or Walk to explore Brian H wilder urban garden.
Sponsors Include: Earthcare Garden Designs, Nearly Wild Garden, CEAEE, Transition Whatcom, Inspiration Farm, BUGS, Sustainable Bellingham
(Our previous guest, Larry Korn, has postponed his northern travels until later).
5/10/10 Update - The parking at Binda's is limited, so unless you are part of the few vehicles carpooling from the start of the tour at Victor St., please instead park at her neighbors place, Sandie L, just 2 homes before hers. (Near trailor & big building.) Then walk at 3pm up to Binda's.
Remember to bring also bring your map, and copy or print out the address & cross-streets & garden times for each place printed on this Events page. We don't plan to pass anything out, unless someone volunteers & does it.
Jeff W will help keep us on the track with coming & going to each garden. .
(Any donations accepted will go towards fruit or nut trees for the emerging edible forest garden at CLSR).