Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

MAKE A RAIN BARREL! April 15, 2010

Join us this weekend at our 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration (starts at 9am) and you can make your own rain barrel for only $40!

The City of Atlanta will be providing workshop & materials.

When: This Saturday, April 17

Time: 11am

Cost: $40

*Pre-registration required: Call Jamila 404-693-1742

 

Companion Planting (Potatoes) February 6, 2010

WHAT TO PLANT WITH POTATOES?

Companions for potatoes are bush bean, members of the cabbage family, carrot, celery, corn, dead nettle, flax, horseradish, marigold, peas, petunia, onion and Tagetes marigold. Protect them from scab by putting comfrey leaves in with your potato sets at planting time. Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Don’t plant these around potatoes: asparagus, cucumber, kohlrabi, parsnip, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash family, sunflower, turnip and fennel. Keep potatoes and tomatoes apart as they both can get early and late blight contaminating each other.

 

JUMPROPE CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO WEATHER! January 30, 2010

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PARK(ing) DAY: 9/17/10 January 25, 2010

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

For more information visit: http://my.parkingday.org/

 

PARK PRIDE INSPIRATION AWARD 2010! January 24, 2010

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MLK Jr. inspired us. Who inspires you? Nominate someone for a 2010 Inspiration Award.

You have until Feb. 12 to nominate for the 2010. Nominations Accepted in 3 categories:

  • Community
  • Corporate
  • Government

Download a nomination form. Learn more about criteria: http://www.parkpride.org/media-room/press-releases

 

HAPPY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS November 2, 2009

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Altars @ Dia de los Muertos, Atlanta History Center

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Every year, on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day) something unique takes place in many areas of Mexico and Latin America: Day of the Dead festivities. This all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico (Purepecha, Nahua, Totonac and Otomí) who believe that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives – to eat, drink and be merry. Just like they did when they were living.

This may all seem morbid and somewhat ghoulish to those who are not part of that culture. But, for Mexicans who believe in the life/death/rebirth continuum, it’s all very natural. Nahua speaking peoples of pre-columbian Mexico saw the skull as a symbol of life – not death.

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Altars @ Dia de los Muertos, Atlanta History Center

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Altars @ Dia de los Muertos, Atlanta History Center

Here’s our altar:

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My two boys and I worked our our altar today...we're almost done!

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All lit up!

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Buy your altar skulls at http://www.craftesania.etsy.com

 

WEST END FALL FEST-October 24th! October 12, 2009

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