Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Planting Party, January 28th

Planting Party at the Nature Park - SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012, 9 am – 3:30 pm
(Note: the event will take place all day as part of the Occidental MLK Service Day activity)

With money allocated from city council discretionary funds (special thanks to Council Member Rick Schneider!) we have purchased nearly 300 native plants for the Nature Park. On Saturday, January 28th students from Occidental College and South Pasadena Girl Scouts will spend the day at the park planting, weeding, and cleaning up. Join us for this exciting event! (See Volunteers at the Park in my other blog, Wild Suburbia, for a description of the 2010 MLK Service Day Planting Party.)

If you know of any groups - scouts, students, clubs - that would like to participate please give them my contact information. Also, if you have any extra trowels, garden gloves and garden shovels, please bring them to the park to share with those who don't. It would be helpful if you labeled them with your name so they don't get lost.

Meet at the park info sign on Pasadena Ave and then head down into the park. You can park on Pasadena Ave. on the north side of the street. There is a bus stop to the left of the park entrance. Email me (barbara.eisenstein@gmail.com) if you have any questions about location. As always, come by for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello.


Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water
- bring shovels, trowels, and gardening gloves
- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

Please pass this info along to anyone who might be interested in the park.