Saturday, September 18, 2010

Green Thumb Community Garden
Harvest Celebration

Green Thumb Community Garden
Potluck and Harvest Celebration

September 25th Noon - 3:00 at the garden
Location: Portland Avenue and East Wright Avenue in Tacoma.

We are planning to start setting up around Noon and eating around 1:00. Mayor Strickland and a few others will be touring Tacoma Community Gardens and we're scheduled as her first stop at 1:00 or shortly after. It's the Mayor's birthday and we'll have a cake for her, come celebrate her birthday and our Community Garden. It's a Potluck so bring something to share.

Compost Bines - Discounted Price & Sale

Compost bins discounted up to 60 percent, free workshops

With garden harvests winding down and fall leaves around the corner, now is the ideal time to start composting at home. City residents may take advantage of the last compost bin sale of the year featuring deeply discounted bins Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 at locations throughout Tacoma.

City of Tacoma Solid Waste Management, in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma and Washington State Department of Ecology, encourage residents to compost at home to save resources while creating compost, a valuable soil amendment to use on lawns and gardens.

COMPOST BIN SALE (Tacoma residents) — Sept. 15-Oct. 15*

Discounted compost bins
· The Recycler Compost Bin: $35
· The Compost Wizard: $115

Purchase locations (call for hours and bin availability)
· Center at Norpoint: 4818 Nassau Ave NE, (253) 591-5504
· City of Tacoma EnviroHouse (Tacoma Landfill), 3510 S. Mullen St., (253) 573-2426
· Seymour Botanical Conservatory: 316 S. G St., (253) 591-5330
· South Park Community Center: 4851 South Tacoma Way, (253) 591-5299
· Tacoma Nature Center: 1919 S. Tyler St., (253) 591-6439

FREE COMPOSTING WORKSHOP (Tacoma and Pierce County residents)
· Oct. 9th, 11 a.m.-noon, location: City of Tacoma EnviroHouse (Tacoma Landfill), 3510 S. Mullen St., (253) 573-2426

For more information, visit or call Solid Waste Management, (253) 591-5543.

* Compost bin quantities limited, two bins per household, available only to residents residing within Tacoma city limits.