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Walking Gaia's Gardens (rain or shine!)

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Walking Gaia's Gardens (rain or shine!)

Time: May 12, 2010 from 2pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bellingham- 3 locations
Event Type: educational, gardens, meal-sharing
Organized By: Heather K, Friends, & Sponsors
Latest Activity: May 12, 2010

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Event Description

* * * " 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.


The Gardeners:

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.


Itinerary:

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.
(RSVP Needed)

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).
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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).

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Comment by Christie Cassel on May 12, 2010 at 11:50pm
What a beautiful day! Thanks everyone ; )
Comment by Heather K on May 12, 2010 at 1:27am
Good May Wednesday morning for 'Walking Gaia's Gardens!
I've added a few tips to the event text to help with finding the meeting spot for carpool/caravan, and also the 3 gardens.

Remember to copy or print the info from the Event page, for finding the location of each garden, and for the time periods each garden is open.

Any questions or clarification can be asked between 2-2:30 before we depart.
Anyone who feels led to join us, bring your body to the meet-up location before 2:30, or show up at Jasmins around 5pm.
Comment by Jason Quick on May 10, 2010 at 11:09am
This sounds like a great day. I'm excited. Is this comment good enough to RSVP with Christy or should I talk to her directly? I'll bring something chocolaty?
Comment by Alys Kennedy on May 10, 2010 at 10:40am
Thank you Heather, I will just attend the part of the garden walk at Binda's...and, I will meet you there. Alys
Comment by Juliet Thompson on May 10, 2010 at 12:05am
Hi Heather,
I'll most likely meet you at Jasmin's, unless I can change my work schedule around.
Juliet
Comment by Heather K on May 8, 2010 at 11:56am
See you all on Wednesday for exploring 3+ gardens, plus if you arrive early to the carpool/caravan location - 905 E. Victor St, there is a gate just behind the driveway that leads back into a wonderland of an edible forest garden with wetlands being preserved (Alain's place)...you might find us wandering back there if we're not on the street. Just give a hoot if you need help finding or opening the gate.

Remember to bring also bring your map, and copy or print out the address & crosstreets & 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)

RSVP's I've received are from David P., Krista R., Jeff Westcoff, Christie Cassell., Allain V., Heather K, and some folks will be able to attend part of the day including Mark & Juliet T., Sandie L., Binda C., Jasmin L, Christy N....So yes there is room for more, and since its a Wednesday, we don't expect a crowd. If parking at Binda's gets too full, her neighbor Sandie has offered space at her place just 2 houses before.
There might be a bike rack on the back of my vehicle. Binda's place is the only one far out of town towards 'Fort Bellingham ?". Whereas the other 3 locations are in the flatland neighborhoods of Columbia, Birchwood, Cornwall.
Christie Cassell, so glad you'll come...yes there will be room in my vehicle for you, especially with gloves & carrot bread in your hands! If you have my phone just call me as you're on your way.
Comment by Christie Cassel on May 7, 2010 at 11:07am
Cool! This looks lovely! I RSVPed, and it looks like there's far less than 12, so if I show up at the carppool spot with gloves and carrot bread, will there be room for me? NOt sure how to contact B.C. for permission or Christy for potluck... venus.uprising@gmail.com Thanks!
Comment by Mary V. Jensen on May 4, 2010 at 10:43am
Sounds wonderful! Have fun! Mary
Comment by Heather K on May 4, 2010 at 5:01am
Explore & Learn from an Author, an Artist, and an Edible-Forest Gardener in their own Personal Gardens.

Garden-Visits & Garden-Service & Evening Meal by Christy.
. * Travel Together to 3 Local Gardens * Weds-May 12 * .

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