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Archive for August, 2010

P is for Progress

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We’d like to say that actions speak louder than words and pictures speak even louder.  We are so fortunate that our great volunteers and community business partners have spent their time and resources to help Olallie Garden.  We’re not done, but we’ve made tremendous progress.  We wanted to share some pictures  of the great work done to create function and beauty within this garden space.  In coming posts, we’ll tell some individual stories and give kudos where kudos is due.  For now, look how far we’ve come!!

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The Green Lake Garden Club will be out again this Saturday and Sunday August 28th and 29th finishing out new gravel path.

Thanks to all the hard work by Chris Vegors and his team of volunteers we have Phase I – Excavation complete.  We’ll have gravel delivered this week and we need lots of help with shovels moving it into the path.  And if you ever wanted to know what it is like to run a plate compactor this is your chance as we will have two!

So if you are in town and able, stop by anytime between 9am and 4pm and lend a hand.  Every bit helps towards finishing this worthwhile project.

  • Location:    Green Lake Elementary Olallie Garden
  • Where:        2400 N. 65th Seattle WA 98103
  • When:         Sat and Sunday Aug 28 and 29 –  9am to 4pm
  • Bring:          Gloves, water bottle, shovels (If U can)
  • Why:           For our kids, our community and our environment (and we’re a really fun group)
  • If you have questions please email us at:

    olalliegles@gmail.com

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    Continuing our efforts from last week, we will be putting the actual roof on the Demonstration Green Roof Shed. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how green roofs are made. In addition, under the guidance of our Sustainable Building Professional, Bert Bradley, we will be building our Rammed Earth Benches. This consists of shoveling and mixing sand and gravel to create the mixture that will later be layered and tamped down into bench molds for the outdoor classroom seating area. This is a great project where you can learn the process while having hands on experience actually doing it. Kids and teens are welcome. Come for the whole day or just a few hours. Bring your gloves, a water bottle (to cut down on waste), a shovel or hand tools (if you have them) and your community spirit. Snacks and water provided.

    • Location:    Green Lake Elementary Olallie Garden
    • Where:        2400 N. 65th Seattle WA 98103
    • When:         Sat and Sunday Aug 7 and 8 9am to 4pm
    • Bring:          Gloves, water bottle, shovels and hand tools (If U can)
    • Why:           For our kids, our community and our environment (and we’re                         a really fun group)

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

    WE NEED THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO HELP!

    RSVP: olalliegles@gmail.com. 
Let us know if you can come to help with our snack head count.

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