Westcott Bulb Project

 For More Information Contact                                                                                                             For Immediate Release
Peter Wirth

                                                                Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project
                                                               Bulb Give-Away/Garden Extravaganza
                                                                           Special Film Showing

Saturday, Oct. 3 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  the 7
th annual Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Give- a-Way/Garden Extravaganza  will be held  at the Westcott Community Center, (co-partner of the project) cor. of Euclid and Westcott St.

This year we are excited to offer a free showing open to all of HOMEGROWN co-sponsored by The Alchemical Nursery project.

HOMEGROWN (50 minutes) follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, Ca. a few blocks from the Super Bowl. While "living off the grid", they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century. 
Westcott neighbors only
  can pick up 18 free perennial daffodil bulbs. 5,400 will be set aside for the first 300 people to show up from the Westcott neighborhood.

Any resident from the Westcott neighborhood can pick up a free packet of 18 mixed daffodil  bulbs as long as you are willing to plant them where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. Compost donated by Toad Hollow Farms,
www.toadhollowfarms.com (Please bring your own container) and planting instructions will be available.. Come Early!  Last year we ran out.


10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bulb Give Away, food, music, vendors, perennial plant swap...

10:30 am - Film showing of HOMEGROWN

12:30 - Repeat Film showing of HOMEGROWN

Following each showing  a panel discussion led by representatives from The Alchemical Nursery,  Syracuse Permaculture and Homesteading Guild, Syracuse Grows, and Habitat/Edible Gardening CNY will discuss their projects in CNY.

Music by Larry Hoyt and Friends; plants for sale by Watson’s Nursery, handwoven  Bolga Baskets,  ideal for organizing your garden tools or harvesting the fruits of your labor,  purchased directly from artists in Ghana  by Bluetree Studios,
www.BlueTreeStudios.com, children’s pumpkin sale by Syracuse Real Food Coop, bake sale by WCC Kid’s Club,

CNYPlantcycle will be hosting a Plant Swap at the bulb giveaway this season.  Plants eligible for consideration are perennial clumps, house plants, rooted cuttings, and bulbs or rhizomes. Bring a perennial plant and swap it for another or leave it for a garden at Levy school.

42,000  bulbs have been planted in the Westcott neighborhood since the project started in 2003.

To help raise funds for the (WNBP),  we are announcing our 2009 raffle prizes. Seven  prizes donated by the following generous supporters:

* Four  speciality packets, 140 perennial bulbs each from Pat Koloski,  sales rep. for VanBloem        Gardens. Value $45 each.

* $50 gift certificate donated by: Watson's Garden Center -
www.watsongreenhouse.com,      Lafayette, NY 

* Gardeners Gift Box donated by:  Syracuse Soap Works -               1153 West Fayette St., $25 value

* Large wooden flower box with assorted garden delights  - donated by Eileen Heagerty, $100            value.
Tickets will be available at the Westcott Community Center on Saturday Oct. 3, or contact Jane Tretler at   315-637-0331. Tickets are $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $10.   Drawing held October 9.

For more information on the bulb project check out our new web site (under construction) 
www.bulbproject.org or www.westcottcc.org