Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

2nd Annual West End Earth Day Celebration! April 5, 2010

The Friends of the West End Park will be hosting our wonderful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration!

THIS WEEKEND!!! 2nd ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at WEST END PARK!!!

  • Participate in ‘Edible Landscaping’ project!
  • Make your very own rain barrel for only $40! Pre-register by contacting Jamila: 404-693-1742
  • Children activities include creating garden art, face-painting &  plantings
  • Build new benches for the park
  • Plant new trees
  • Mulch existing trees
  • Clean playground mulch and overall park!

WISH LIST:
-Fruit or Flowering trees
-Gardening Soil
-Playground mulch

Starts @ 10am! Don’t miss it!
West End Park (Oak/Lucille)

I’d like to get involved, how can I help?

  • Cash donations can help buy much needed supplies!
  • If you’re knowledgeable in areas of  reusing, gardening, water harvesting, children’s environmental education and art…consider facilitating a workshop for others. Email: yomara@9to5.org!
  • Donate a tree: we’d like fruit trees but a spring blooming flower tree would bring much needed color to the park. You can even make an art plaque to label your tree!
  • Volunteer: We’ll need volunteers for set-up, during the event & clean-up. Please consider picking up a shift even if it’s just 45 minutes! We need you!

For more information, to give a donation or sign-up for a volunteer shift contact:

  • Jamila Norman: jamilanorman@yahoo.com
  • Yomara Velez: yomaravelez@yahoo.com

This event can be a wonderful community event but we need you to get involved!

 

REUSE: Children’s Floor Playmats February 22, 2010

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A good idea, glue letters to blocks and make your own letter stamps-pretty cool. Original post from: http://bkids.typepad.com/

 

REUSE: PAPER January 30, 2010

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Use junk mail, left over wrapping paper, food wrappers, old magazines, cut little hearts or shapes that make your heart happy and arrange in frames. Sounds silly but it can be beautiful and a great way to recycle…

Source: Sarah + Bendrix (flickr). These are for sale on etsy:http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahandbendrix

Source: Sarah + Bendrix (flickr)

 

REUSE: GRANDMA’s ROCKING CHAIR

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Photo from Design Sponge

 

REUSE: Pez Containers II January 29, 2010

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source: apartmentterapy.com

 

SHOP LOCAL: Cute V-DAY PRESENTS! January 27, 2010

These cute magnets look just like heart candies! At $2.50 they're healthier for you and will last longer than candy. Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

Creamy pink SOY candles in salvaged cans! Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! 10% goes to Friends of the West End Park! Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

Cute alternative to traditional classroom Valentine's! Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

 

FIND YOUR AVERAGE LAST FREEZE… January 26, 2010

FIND YOUR AVERAGE LAST FREEZE…

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/How-to-Find-Average-Last-Spring-Frost-Date.aspx

WHAT TO GROW IN MARCH…

VEGETABLES Sow Indoors Sow Outdoors Transplant
Arugula XXX
Asparagus XXX
Beet XXX
Broccoli XXX XXX
Cabbage XXX XXX
Carrot XXX
Celery XXX
Chard XXX
Eggplant XXX
Endive XXX XXX XXX
Fava bean XXX
Fennel, bulb XXX
Kale XXX XXX
Kohlrabi XXX XXX XXX
Leek XXX XXX
Lettuce XXX XXX XXX
Mache XXX
Onions, bulb XXX
Pac choi XXX XXX XXX
Parsnip XXX
Peas (snow, shell, snap) XXX
Peppers XXX
Potatoes XXX
Radishes XXX
Rhubarb XXX
Radicchio XXX XXX XXX
Scallion (green onion) XXX XXX
Sorrel XXX
Spinach XXX XXX
Tomato XXX
Turnip XXX
CULINARY HERBS Sow Indoors Sow Outdoors Transplant
Basil XXX
Chives XXX XXX
Cilantro XXX
Dill XXX
Fennel, leaf XXX
Horseradish XXX
Marjoram XXX
Parsley XXX XXX
Rosemary XXX
Sage XXX
Savory, summer XXX XXX
Thyme XXX