Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where...can I see it?

I'm a country girl at heart. I no longer care much for this city life.

 But I found this piece of land to work and I've turned it into something really incredible. I can't imagine leaving, and sometimes.... I can't imagine staying.

19 years in West Seattle, 25 in Seattle on and off, with time spent living in Santa Cruz, D.C. and southern Maryland.

 I grew up visiting salvage yards with my dad. He always needed a faucet or a match for some hardwood flooring...we combed through used materials in big old barns down long county drives.

  I spent summer days running through orchards and eating fresh fruits. I drove a truck at 14. We had horses, sheep for a time, and I had a pony named Blackie.

We picked morel mushrooms in the woods in May and wild elderberries in August.
We had giant farm gatherings with family  sometimes topping out at 150 people. We fished in the ponds on hot summer days. I miss that life. I wanna go back.

       This space and this land, I've cultivated something pretty special here, yet, I crave solitude.
Inside I cry. Give me space. Silence the noise. Let me think, create, love.

  Don't judge me. Attempt to understand me.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wildlife Friendly Gardening for Natural Pest Control

Saturday, April 11th from 11 am to 1 pm 
Village Green Perennial Nursery
10223 26th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98146
 Join the Garden Hotline and Village Green Perennial Nursery for a workshop on Wildlife Friendly Gardening for Natural Pest Control!  $20 person
The beauty of songbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects is ample reason to create a wildlife-friendly garden, but there’s so much more to the picture!  When you provide good habitat for birds and beneficial insects, they will in turn provide you with natural pest and weed control, increasing your garden’s health while decreasing your maintenance time. This workshop will teach you about the plants and design techniques that attract these delightful creatures to visit and live in your garden. We will also cover problematic wildlife and how to manage them in the garden. A Village Green Perennial Nursery garden tour and a chance to pick up some great wildlife friendly plants to take home for your own garden is included. Informational brochures will be available.

The Garden Hotline is managed by Seattle Tilth and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, the Saving Water Partnership and Cascade Water Alliance and the RainWise program of Seattle and King County.