Archive for July, 2010

Great New Website

Hello neighbors.  In researching how to get as many volunteers to our work party as possible this weekend I stumbled on a really cool site at http://www.flashvolunteer.org/.  You just plug in your neighborhood and interest and they give you a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities.  I love it!  Check out the Olallie event if you have a chance and don’t forget to come by this weekend to lend a hand.  Every bit helps as it will be credited to our match with the city.


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Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS for July 31st and August 1st
We are hoping to have an army of volunteers to help us build both the green roof tool shed and the rammed earth benches.  We will have consultants on hand to guide us in these projects, but they will go faster and easier with lots of people on hand to help.

We will start work at 9am both days and go until we can’t go no more or the work is done.  Please come for the whole day or just as long as you can.  We will have snacks and drinks and we’ll make sure there is someone that can watch kids on the playground.
“Green Roof” Garden Shed
under the direction of carpenter, Carl Berg of Viking Craftsman, volunteers will spend a weekend day building our new garden shed.  Using reclaimed materials donated by Earthwise Salvage, the shed will incorporate a “Green Roof” that will be planted with grasses, herbs and sedums.  The shed will also have a drainage system that will utilize a rain barrel – demonstrating water reclamation techniques for garden use.
Outdoor Classroom
a VERY large, labor intensive project, the Outdoor Classroom WORKSHOP will last over several days.  We will start by building our “Rammed Earth” benches on July 31st then contractors will install a circle of pavers in the center that will tie into the gravel pathway.  We will have a sustainable building expert on hand to instruct volunteers on how to build the forms, mix the earth and install the benches correctly.  This would be a great project for KIDS to be involved with.

 This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

90% of the Green Roof Shed donated by Earthwise Salvage.


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