With the seasonal return of cooler temperatures and rain, many of us have already put our gardens to bed for the winter. At the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, the planting fun is just beginning! Fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs, because winter’s wet embrace gives them an opportunity to establish healthy root systems before the summer drought.
Drop by the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S. Cloverdale Street in Seattle) on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. and help plant native trees and shrubs along the riparian corridor connecting the Rainier Beach neighborhood to Lake Washington!
These wetlands are the last stop before stormwater runoff from the neighborhood enters Lake Washington. Your tree-planting efforts will help filter stormwater runoff, provide flood control and diversify the wildlife habitat. And don’t worry – we’ll make sure to taste some blueberries and strawberries throughout the day too!
Pre-registration for this event is encouraged. To sign up and get more information, visit the Green Seattle Day 2013 website at: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/3704/.
Questions? Contact Joanna Stodden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 760-0500.
We hope to see you there!