VG-Tour-of-Gardens-2013(1) Map PLEASE NOTE…Stephen Lamphears address number is correct, however the maps shows the wrong location… The garden is 4 blocks south of SW 116th on 18th Ave SW end of street – one block west of intersection of SW 116th & 16th/Ambaum SW.
There are restrooms listed on the map, but White Center library and the Fire stations are also an option!
After the Tour from 4-6pm, you are welcome to join is back at Village Green
Village Green and DiverLaura team up to Fight Tox-Ick
PHOTO/MEDIA OP: RAIN GARDEN tour of WHITE CENTER followed by UNDERWATER VIDEO FOOTAGE of POLLUTED RUNOFF and a presentation “Don’t Feed the Monster – 7 Simple Actions to PROTECT and help RESTORE Puget Sound”
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Puget Sound needs YOU! Come learn what you can do to PROTECT and RESTORE our local waterways. Become a Tox-Ick.org Ambassador and help us spread the word.
WHEN: July 20, 2013 from 4:00 to 6 p.m. Rain Garden tours will be held from 10am to 4pm.
WHERE: Village Green Perennial Nursery – 10223 26th Ave SW Seattle WA, 98146 206-767-7735
July 20th 10am-4pm
Pick up a map at Village Green Perennial Nursery at 10am
The Village Green Perennial Nursery and Washington State Permaculture are organizing and sponsoring a FREE self-guided community garden tour on Saturday, July 20, 2013 .
The tour includes 10+ gardens in the West Seattle community highlighting Rain Gardens, beekeeping, urban farms, and permaculture practices. These educational gardens will inspire and change the way people think about gardening. This is a much anticipated tour that is founded on community building. We are anticipating over 300-400 tour participants.
Rain Garden experts will be onsite at Village Green answering questions about Rain gardens and how to apply to have one installed in your yard.
Return to Village Green around 4pm for beverages and community building. We’ll give away some Free garden books, information about Rain Gardens and have special ‘day of’ Sales on plants and garden items.
We’ll wrap up at 6:00pm, so come early to meet other tour goers.
History of the tour… Roughly 20 years ago, the White Center Garden Tour was conceived as a single-year event by Peggy Weiss to create a positive news story about the community. The idea was that a free garden tour would attract people to White Center to learn about our interesting history, visit our local businesses, and go away with an improved image of the community we love.
Peggy sought to create a network of gardeners and others with an interest in horticulture, aesthetics and community development, who could help to build and strengthen civic life in the area. That first tour, which featured 10 residential, community-based and commercial gardens, was so surprisingly successful that she decided to make the tour an annual event.
With the help and support of local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, the tour has grown increasingly popular. The tour has showcased more than 160 garden sites and attracted more than 40,000 people (and untold revenue) to White Center. In 2005 I was asked to take over the tour, and was not ready to. In 2013 I made the decision that it is time. Thank you for joining us. Have fun!
Maps available VG-Tour-of-Gardens-2013(1) map as a download on the evening of the 19th. No early previews, please.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Caffe Delia, West Seattle Landscape supply, Zippy’s burgers, Bird on a Wire, Stone Soup Gardens, Community School of West Seattle, White Center Community Development association, White Center Chamber of commerce, White Center food bank, Mariposa Naturescapes, Triangle tavern, Menrva Labs, Holliwithani.com photography and Liberty bell printing. Community supported.