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andrewgreco2 in Alchemical Nursery Sponsored Project Events on Jul 13, 2012
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Hello, I just wanted to inform everyone about an opportunity to take part in selecting which film we will screen at the annual Westcott Bulb Project every fall. Everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a contest to win an Glossary Link Alchemical Nursery t-shirt and all-weather sticker! Please vote here: https://www.facebook.com/questions/10150932954752997/ If you do not have access to vote on Facebook please comment below this post with which film you would like to see. For more information about the two films, please visit these two websites: http://animamundimovie.com/ http://submedia.tv/endciv/ See the entire press release for the Bulb Project below: Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project 2012 Season Started in 2003, the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb project, www.bulbproject.org a project of the Westcott Community Center, announces its city wide beautification plans for 2012. Since we started the project over 90,000 spring blooming, perennial bulbs have been planted. We hope by providing low cost, quality perennial bulbs neighbors will work together to beautify their neighborhood and strengthen their community. All community organizations and individuals we work with are requested to write a brief report which we post on our web site. The bulbs are to be planted where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. This year we are offering 3 types of bulbs: 1. Daffodil Narcissus Trumpet Dutch Master www.netherlandbulb.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulbs.plantDetail&plant_id=20 2. Tulipa Darwin Hybrid “Tequila Sunrise Mixture” www.netherlandbulb.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.kwSearchPost?search=Tequila+Sunrise+Mixture&submit = 3. Tulipa Darwin Hybrid "Oxford" All bags of 100 bulbs are $23.00. August 1 is the cutoff date for orders. The focus of the project within the Westcott neighborhood has been to assist individuals and community organizations from the Westcott neighborhood by providing spring blooming, perennial bulbs free of charge to neighbors who are willing to plant them where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. The first Saturday in October, October 6, 2012 at the Westcott Community Center has been designated Bulb Give Away/Garden Extravaganza Day. In the past few years 300 people attended and picked up 5,400 bulbs. In 2010 we started working city wide with neighborhood organizations. That year over 20,000 perennial bulbs were planted in the city. Outside the Westcott neighborhood each community does its own fund-raising. In 2011 we started offering bulbs to individuals in Syracuse with the understanding once again they were for neighborhood beautification only - seen from the street for all to enjoy. For example, residents of Edgehill Rd. on the east side of Syracuse pooled resources and planted 1,200 daffodils along their block and Edgehill Park at the end of their street. Individuals from the Hillside Work/Scholarship Program helped with the planting. For a brief overview of the Bulb Project see our new video produced by Deirdre Reed, Photo Editor for National Geographic. The video entitled, “An Active Life for Peace” was her project for a 5 day intensive workshop at Syracuse University hosted by the National Press Photographers Association. Go to https://vimeo.com/channels/336738/42733613 to view this 3 minute video. For more information go to www.bulbproject.org, visit out Facebook page, http:// on.fb.me/oldOwr or call 637-0331. - 30 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2003 - 2011 Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project - A Project of the Westcott Community Center Initially inspired by a springtime hike in 2003, our project is based on the idea that spring-flowering, perennial, naturalizing bulbs – which will multiply over time and come back for many years – will add lasting beauty to the Westcott neighborhood area. In addition we try and encourage a feeling of community by an emphasis on planting where all can see in the neighborhood and encouraging individuals and community organizations to invest in their neighborhoods. In 2010 we expanded city wide. In 2011 we expanded the concept of the project by selling bulbs in bags of 100 to neighbors who wanted to beautify their neighborhoods but did not belong to any formal organization. We see the project as a way to beautify the city and in the process help create community. The Bulb Give Away at the WCC is now a fun filled family event with food, music, vendors, free Glossary Link compost, planting instructios and of course thousands of free bulbs with the condition that they be planted in the Westcott neighborhood in places where they were visible from the street so they can be enjoyed by all passing by.. Funding for the project is raised through neighborhood grants, individual donations and a raffle Outside the Westcott neighborhood we sell bulbs at cost in bulk and give technical assistance to neighborhood organizations and individuals to organize events and beautify their own neighborhoods. In 2003 – our first year – we raised funds to purchase 2,300 bulbs, and the following year we were able to purchase and distribute 4,100 bulbs. In 2005, over 200 neighbors came to the WCC to pick up bulbs, and community groups did plantings at schools, churches, libraries and other public spaces. Altogether, the Bulb Project contributed 8,500 bulbs for planting in our neighborhood in 2005. In 2006, between people showing up for the bulb give away and volunteers planting at schools and public places, we were able to get 10,000 bulbs planted in the neighborhood. In 2007 three hundred neighbors showed up at the WCC to pick up 5,400 bulbs and an additional 3,000 were planted by schools and community groups. By 2009 50,000 spring blooming, perennial bulbs had been planted in the neighborhood. In 2010 we expanded city wide. Twenty two thousand bulbs were planted throughout the city taht year. In 2011 we placed an order for another 17,500 bulbs raising our total to 90,000 since the project started in 2003. For more information on the project go to www.bulbproject.org, visit us at www.bulbproject.org, or Facebook at Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project. - Peter Wirth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.bulbproject.org Westcott Bulb Project 2011 Report 2011 was an exciting year. Last year we expanded the Westcott Bulb Project city wide, working with community organizations in all quadrants of the city in addition to over 300 individuals in the Westcott neighborhood. Over, 22,000spring blooming perennial bulbs were planted in 2010 - the largest number ever - in the history of the project In 2011 we added a new twist to the project by allowing individuals to purchase bulbs in bulk with the requirements that bulbs be planted where they could be seen by all in the neighborhood to enjoy. We also asked individuals to send in a report and photos of their plants. In 2011 we assisted community 11 community organizations and 27 individual organizers planted another 17,700 bulbs. To date, over 90,000 bulbs have been planted since the project started in 2003. Photo 9/14/2011 Organizations 1. Central New York Services Last year CNYS, in conjunction with the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project and Women Transcending Boundaries' Acts of Kindness Weekend, planted 500 bulbs at our Syracuse City residences. This year, we expanded to 1,000 bulbs which staff and consumers planted to beautify their homes and neighborhoods. We all look forward to seeing the daffodils and tulips this coming Spring. For photo go to. www.cnyservices.org/news/article/53/1.000-spring-bulbs-planted-at-cnys-residences Fern Whyland This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.cnyservices.org 2. Cooperative Federal Credit Union On a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, credit union staff added 200 daffodil and tulip bulbs to the hillside at Cooperative Federal's Westcott St office. After a few years of planting bulbs, we decided to invest in some serious planting equipment! (Photos attached of the new tools.) In the end, the low-tech hand-held bulb planter tool beat out the new bulb auger drill attachment. We are delighted to continue to take part in the bulb project, and can't wait til the spring bloom. Thank you! Christina Sauve This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.cooperativefederal.org 3. Edward Smith K-8 Students Plant Flower Bulbs Participating the in the Westcott Bulb Planting Project has become a tradition for students in Ms. Berish's fourth grade class at Edward Smith K-8 School. In October students took part in a classroom lesson and laboratory experiment to gain an understanding of what flowering bulbs are and how they grow. Later they put their muscles to work planting bulbs on school grounds. In class we talked about how a bulb is different from other types of plants and how people brought bulbs to Europe and the New World from Asia long ago. We also used maps to understand the similarities between climates in different parts of the world. Then things got really interesting. After slicing some of the bulbs in half students made observations about the appearance of tulip bulbs and explored their inner structures. Finally, friends negotiated turns with the big shovels and dug wide deep holes along Lancaster and Broad Streets in the University Area. This year's 200 red and yellow tulips will bloom among nearly 3,300 other bulbs planted by Edward Smith students over the past eight years. Students are learning and serving their community and we will all be thankful for their hard work when the flowers bloom in spring. Lisa Neville Parent volunteer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4. Home Headquarters The 800 bulbs were a great addition to this year's Annual Neighborhood Block Blitz where hundreds of volunteers worked to improve almost 50 houses by planting, painting, repairing and cleaning up—all in one-day! The event in both the Skunk City and Near Westside neighborhoods, found volunteers planting bulbs, trees, shrubs and mums on the 700 Block of Otisco and 100 Block of Hoefler Streets. Volunteer students from Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego joined employees from various local corporations, church groups and many others to plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs. The bulbs were a beautiful contribution to the event and will definitely become a regular part of this fund-raising and volunteer effort. Karen Schroeder This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.homehq.org 5. Hutchings Psychiatric Center The Hutchings Garden Club was thrilled to plant over 200 bulbs across our campus and at Sunrise Community Center. The people involved look forward to the glorious blossoms in the spring. There are many reasons why gardening is therapeutic for the soul, besides the beauty alone. We have learned from our gardening club experience that there are many gifts from the earth. We were fortunate to enter a garland into the Festival of Trees this year showcasing the many gifts that come from the garden. Thanks to the Westcott Bulb Project and their continual support of bulbs, we have learned that gardens keep on giving. Kathy Ebert This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 6. Jowonio Thanks to the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project 2011 Each of Jowonio School's 10 classrooms received 25 bulbs to plant. Here, Star Room students try out different tools to get the job done! Ann Sutherland This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.jowonio.org 7. NEHDA - North East Hawley Development Association We did a give away at our gardening workshop that was held several weeks ago. Alberta DeStefano This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.nehda.org. 8. Shakespeare Garden For the past nine years, the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival has presented free and open to the public performances of a Shakespeare play in the idyllic setting of Thornden Park's Sylvan Amphitheater. In the hopes of further enhancing the setting, the Board of Directors of the festival began a conversation in 2009 with Cheryl Doble, professor in the Landscape Architecture Department of ESF. Cheryl recruited Timothy Gazzo, a graduate student at ESF, to design a Shakespeare Garden for both the East and West entrances to the amphitheater. The five year design plan incorporated varieties of plants referenced in Shakespeare's plays, respecting local growing conditions and taking into account the local deer population. Planting began in the fall of 2010 with bulbs acquired through the Westcott Bulb Project and has continued through the summer and fall of 2011. Amy Zamkoff Syracuse Shakespeare Board of Directors This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.syracuseshakespearefestival.org 9. Skunk City Neighborhood Organization I really want to express to this team my personal thanks for all of your hard work and acknowledge all of the detail that went into making our second Daffy event such a success. Without this team, that was asked and completed their individual tasks, success would not have been possible. Our Library was the place to be this past Saturday and seemingly received more humans (I think) at its doors than have ever entered at one time before. The face painting was nothing but innovative and artistic. This thanks to the teens who showed "art on the faces" and sidewalk chalk drawings extraordinaire. Taking some of the events out of doors into the sunshine sure was rocking this neighborhood. Everyone had a tremendously good time and there was a real sense of NEIGHBORHOOD. Sebastian Moore and his team of MEN were amazing for their dedication to the mulch. The Clukeys' Bob and Diane teamed together to handle what ever was necessary. "Mayor" Denny Schwald was on the other end of a shovel as well and soaked up too much sunshine. Trisha Hickey and her beautiful gals took crafting to a new level...literally with a blanket on the ground. Our Katie Paige gave out cookies and modesty directions without a tongue in cheek...go Katie!.....Laura Stallworth and Dorothy Holiday handled the bulb planters and distribution with the precision of Experience. . We had super sales teams in the persons of Rich Puchalski, Diane Schwald, Cheryl Humble & Jack Vesiloik not to mention Bob Korzuch and his capable protégé in training named Zach. The pizza lunch was especially appreciated by all the workers. Glory Becker was like a social butterfly and Anne Schmidt saw to it that the fiddlers were enshrined in a chalk drawing much to their delight. We saw new faces and made new friends. Some of which had never been to Mundy Branch Library and they found the activity warm and welcoming. Library ---to ---Community Center. As this building evolves into the future hopefully this neighborhood will always find it a welcome place to learn, play and express itself. Our limited Library Staff in residence this past Saturday could not have been more gracious and participatory. Thank you Library Staff. We know you were short handed however no one could possibly have noticed. Our three musical groups, Kirsten & David, Limestone Creek and Renee Baum, said they would be happy to come back again to share their talents and expertise. We were introduced to the Dulcimer and it was surreal The dancing children shouting out "Skunk City Rocks" was most memorable to them. Taking all of the stuffiness out and getting down to 'grass' level. Love it!!!. Rich Puchalski was a busy Executive Director of SUN. Diane Turner's Farm Fresh Market always adds to the festivities. along with all that orange drink Rich kept- a- making. You buzzed around faster than the bees that were swarming at the entrance and with a smile on your face. Luke Dougherty of the City Neighborhood Development Offices, prepared all of the official flyers and signage for the neighborhood then took off for a Finger Lakes wine tour. What a wonderful weather day for such a trip. Rich blanketed the whole area with informational flyers about the daffy project and our Community Initiative programs. I'm sure he spent some shoe leather along the way. Amanda Norton helped distribute some of the flyers. The Hickey Family used their talents on the back end of the Home Headquarter's Block Blitz 8 foot by 4 feet sign to transform it into information for our Daffy Event. Complete with butterflies and skunks. Totally cool. Recycle, recycle. That is where it is at. The media attention we received this year was nothing more than astounding. Special thanks to Holly Caiello, Dick Case, Penny Saver West, WSYR Radio and WAER for the interviews. Nice to have Councilor Pat Hogan stop by along with representatives from the Westcott & Strathmore Communities. Our business merchants really were generous to Skunk City and everyone appreciated the abundance of donated raffle items, Witness the final sales tally. Skunk City actually had Green Machine "designer raffle tickets" thanks to Bob Korzuch, who ran home to print more tickets as we were running out. Thanks to Cheryl Humble for all of her donations, and merchandising skills preparing the packing for presentation and display. Nice job Cheryl...I think we will keep you ....along with this great team of folks who made October 8th a really special day in the memory of this Skunk City NEIGHBORHOOD. Thank you all so very much, through all of your efforts we were able to distribute 1500 daffodils and 1500 red impression tulip bulbs. We were pleased to donate 250 daffodil bulbs to our own Providence House on West Onondaga Street. We are slated to receive 85 new trees in the near future these to be planted under the supervision of Steve Harris, City/County Arborist. I am sure we will all be looking forward to Spring in our newly renovated Skunk City Neighborhood!!! Shirley Humble Project Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2405367144548 10. Westcott Community Center The Westcott Community Center, located at the very visible intersection of Westcott St. and Euclid Ave., will be ablaze with a lot more color this coming Spring. During October and November, a number of volunteers led by SUNY-ESF student Gabrielle Bender dug two new beds and planted 400 daffodil and tulip bulbs on the WCC property. One bed is located inside the southern edge of the front courtyard, and this will provide a splash of color for students walking to and from class and commuters driving to and from work, not to mention brightening the days of all the folks who use the community center. Another bed has been planted along the western edge of the property, next to an open area used by the Westcott Community Center Kid's Club for outdoor recreation activities. Both beds were outlined with attractive stone borders. In addition, some bulbs were planted in the circular stone raised bed in the courtyard. Thanks to the generosity of the Westcott Bulb Project, a gateway to the Westcott Nation will be more colorful and welcoming when the snow melts in 2012. Lee Gechas This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.westcottcc.org 11. Westcott Community Garden Bulb Project Report, 2011 The Westcott Community Garden received 100 red tulip bulbs to plant in the ornamental areas surrounding the garden beds. Three families, six adults and four children, gathered on October 9, a beautiful sunny afternoon, to plant the bulbs and clean up the garden. We added half the bulbs to the large flower bed that faces Harvard Place and planted the remaining half around the garden shed. The kids enjoyed digging their hands in the dirt and taking care of their neighborhood. We look forward to the burst of color in the spring and we will send photos of the garden in full bloom. Thank you for your support! Lisa Kuerbis Westcott Community Garden This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.syracusegrows.org Individuals 1B - Hasan Yamini - Masjid Abdullah Muslim Center The 100 daffodi and 100 tulip bulbs that we acquired were planted on the corner of Brighton and Salina on the open lot facing the salina street side. It should be a great reflection on the community next year, when the great life cycle began to revel itself all over again. Thanks for your hard work and others for encouraging beatification. Hassan Yamini This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2B - Marlene Ayling - Saltmakers Rd. Planted 100 daffodil bulbs near the "Welcome to Liverpool " sign located just before coming on Old Liverpool Rd. Marlene Ayling This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3B Tina Castle - Glenwood Ave. A few years ago, I started planting daffodils in my garden. One spring, as I was looking out my kitchen window, I saw some daffodils coming up across the street. (squirrels at work.) No other gardens or homes are there but just empty space with lots of undesirable things growing out of the ground. However, despite all the messy weeds, I thought the daffodils were a delightful surprise and looked great. So for 3 years, I have been planting more daffodils across the street so that when people drive their cars around the bend from Bellevue to Glenwood , they can see the yellow faces staring at them. When I found out that I was able to buy some bulbs from the Westcott Bulb Project, I seized the opportunity. Now I can't wait for 100 more daffodils to appear and decorate the first western block of Glenwood Avenue. Tina Castle This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4B Drew D'Angelo - Le Moyne On Thanks giving week end I planted all 100 daffodil bulbs. They have been planted around the perimeter of LeMoynes colleges community garden. We are looking forward to the spring, hoping that all of them will take. Drew D'Angelo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5B Jae Evangelisti - Erie Blvd Planted bulbs at the Erie Canal monument on Erie & Teall Ave Jae Evangelisti This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 6B Nancy & William Finch - Edgehill Rd. Many of the neighbors on Edgehill Road pitched in to purchase 1200 daffodil bulbs to beautify our street and the Edgehill Park at the end of our street. We decided to plant the bulbs together on the morning of October 21, and, with the help of one of the neighbors who has a backhoe, we were able to plant all the bulbs in under 2 hours. We asked the Hillside Work/Scholarship Program if they wanted to work with us since some of the planting would take place on their property (they own the property at the end of our street) and we have also been looking for ways to collaborate with them. Six people from Hillside joined us for planting, including Wayne O'Connor, the director. Lots of people showed up and we worked in small groups to plant the bulbs at the two ends of our one block, cul-de-sac, street and to plant up and down the length of the street along the sidewalk. The work went well, everyone seemed to share in the good feelings which come from working together on a project of community value. We were able to plant for some of our neighbors who are not able to do so, and everyone shared in the satisfaction of a job well done. Another neighbor provided fresh coffee for those who wanted some. We all look forward to appreciating the fruits of our labor next spring. Nancy Finch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 7B Mara Monica Gilman Last Thursday I planted 100 daffodil bulbs. I ended up splitting them between in front of a property Syracuse and in front of a property in Oswego. Mara Monica Gilman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 8B Peggy Harper - Beata Lisandreli - L'Arche Homes L'Arche Syracuse is a faith based community where people with and without disabilities live together in 4 homes. We had a wonderful time planting the daffodils and tulips at each of our homes! Our Core Members and assistants had fun planting them around our beautiful homes! Many of us really hate winter so the spring flowers will be a real sign that spring is coming, albeit in a few months! L'Arche Syracuse is part of an international federation with an expression we use frequently..."L'Arche is a Sign of Hope" similarly we see daffodils and tulips as a sign of hope! We are grateful for the bulbs and this opportunity to think of spring! Planting bulbs…what a delightful task to be doing together, knowing all too well that winter is around the corner! Core members and assistants alike got into the act. The experience was fun for all involved. We strategized on where to place the bulbs together where our neighbors could enjoy them. The core members did a great job of digging the holes and planting the bulbs. We talked about how these bulbs would be taking a "long winter's nap", and that in the spring, we will be gifted by their color and beauty as each flower emerges. When those long, grey days become heavy, the thought of our "expectant" bulbs will bring us hope. A nice activity for a beautiful fall day and we are looking forward to seeing the results this spring. Beata Lisandrelli This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Peggy Harper This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.larchesyracuse.org/ 9B. Anne Higgins - Hillsboro Ave. We picked up our 300 bulbs Saturday (Thank You!) and with the help of a fabulous tool, a steel auger that attaches to your power drill, we had them all planted in about an hour or so! Unfortunately we couldn't put many between the street and sidewalk because of tree roots, etc but the rest were put on the hill in front of the house. Hopefully the critters won't find them too delicious. Feel free to stop by next Spring- 412 Hillsboro Anne and Sally Anne Higgins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 10 B Pam Hunter - Demong Drive. Peter - Good morning. While it's taken me several weeks to get to it, nearly 60 bulbs were planted this past Sunday. I've attached a photo of where the bulbs were planted. My husband built this wonderful rock garden, it's bed easily able to be seen from the road. In the picture if you look to the right, that corner is the entry point into the city from Dewitt, and many use the street directly in front of my house as a cut through. A proper and warm welcome into our city. I'll be sure to take photos in spring as it should be very beautiful. Thank you for coordinating this wonderful effort. Pamela Hunter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 11B Kathy Isgar - Concord Place Hi Pete, Yes, the bulbs are all planted. Sorry I have no photos. Most are in my front yard. I did plant some across the street at my mom's. (Also front yard) And I gave a few to my next door neighbor who also planted them in his front yard. I wish I had taken photos, as I had quite a crew helping. My 13 year old son ,Seamus had two friends over, and I put them to work digging up the yard. They were such a help, and once the holes were dug, they wanted to plant the bulbs and finish the job! (I thought once the digging was done, they would beg off from the rest!) Then, a few days later, my niece, Heather who was here visiting from Montana offered to help me with the rest................200 bulbs are a lot to plant!! So, drive by Concord Place for a beautiful garden display in the spring! Thanks, Kathy Isgar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 12B Tucker Missionary Baptist Church The Men's Ministry of spent an hour or so, planting bulbs on both sides of our marquee. They laughed, talked and praised God for the blessing of being outside, being able-bodied and helping to beautify the neighborhood. It is our plan to eventually move the marquee so it sits on the corner of Oakwood and Castle, for all to see. Once the men completed the work at Tucker, they were a blessing to me, coming over & planting bulbs down my walkway on Marcellus Street. While, I am on the near Westside, I have done my little part in beautifying the neighborhood. Thanks! Tamika White This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 13B Kate Kelsen - Head Start 2011 Fall Bulb Planting projects at Head Start: From Syracuse Head Start Home Based families on the Northside: I want to thank the agency and the bulb project for the bulbs my families enjoyed planting around the north side. Many of my families are new here they are looking forward seeing flowers after their first snowy winter. Many of them are refugees from Burma. I had whole families planting and many laughs as we tried to find good homes for each bulb. Children made journal pictures to show what they thought the flowers would look like. I took in flower catalog to show parents what will grow. Thanks Janet Connors At Atonement Childcare Center our four year olds enjoyed digging in the dirt and planted bulbs at the entrance to our center. We look forward to the bulbs blooming next spring! We had a perfect day for planting and playing outside! Sumner Head Start three year olds examined the bulbs, opened one up, explored the roots end and the flowering end. They planted out in front of the building. Some children were hesitant at first to get in the dirt, but after watching and exploring, they "dug in" and enjoyed planting. They talked more about it in class, with prediction on colors. Each time they walk by now, they talk about "their flowers"! attached are photos. Another class at Sumner Head Start (4 to 5 year olds) planted bulbs in the sunniest part of the planter box on our playground. We used a bulb planter to help us dig holes in the soil, and each child had a chance to place their bulb in, root side (hairy side) down. Then they children were given a choice....they could either use the bulb planter to scoop the loose soil over the bulb, or they could use their hands to crumble the soil over the bulb. Most of them chose to use their hands! Some of the children also needed help pushing the bulb planter down hard enough in the soil to make a hole, as the ground was kind of hard. It had rained the day before, though, so it wasn't too bad. Many of the childen were able to tell me the things that were needed for plants to grow...sunlight, soil, water, space. We aslo discussed why bulbs are special...because they need time in the ground before they can start to grow. More time than seeds need. Hillary Dolge Kate Kelsen, LMFT Mental Health Coordinator Head Start/ Early Head Start 21 Bassett Street This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.peace.caa.org 14B Marie Klossner - Highland Ave. Bulbs have been planted. They were divided among 5 people and we planted some for a lady who has early stages of dementia at her home on Highland Ave. Actually, most of the bulbs were planted at houses in city of people who were elderly and/or have some type of disability. My friends and I made this our little project on enriching peoples lives by having something to look forward to as winter drags on. All bulbs were planted on the street view of these homes. I don't have any pictures of the planting, hopefully will have some in the spring when bulbs blossom. Thank you for all the work you do. Marie Klossner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 15. Manny Lanseros - 1128 Apulia Rd. Thanks for the flower bulbs. In 2006, "Fall' I started planting bulbs in the front of my house for my dayghter's 2007 High School graduation. When she got off the bus she would see 500 feet of flowers. We added another 100 daffodil Westcott bulbs to that number. Now every year in the Spring we relive that spring of 2007 with lots of color. Thanks & Peace, Manny Lanseros This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 16B Jennie B. Lee - Sedgwick Rd. If you're looking out the front window, the bulbs were planted between the house and the street, on the left side in front of the picket fence. Assuming my energetic animal friend leaves some of them to bloom in the spring, everybody walking or driving down the street will enjoy them. Should be spectacular! Jennie B. Lee This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 17B Angela McConville - 8726 Radburn Dr. Bulbs were planted in my and a friend's front yard. Angela McConville This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 18B Karen Mihalyi - Allen St. We planted the bulbs in the yard of the Women's Information Center...mostly by a beautiful old iron fence. Also, children from the Community Choir helped plant some in beds in front of the house as part of our fall season's "activities/lessons". We were talking about cycles of life and planting "seeds" of peace, building a beautiful world one step at a time, one bulb at a time. And how, sometimes you need to do the right thing, even if you can't tell right away how it will turn out. We make peace, take care of the earth, make beauty even if we have to wait for the results, or can't exactly know what will happen. We sang some songs about the earth and peace such as "Peace grows from the smallest seed as the acorn grows into the tallest tree. A long time ago I heard a soldier say 'when the people want peace better stay out of the way'! " by Fred Small. We are preparing for our Winter Solstice Concert, which will also include a tribute to the Peace Council. "Peace" is our theme this fall... We always try to do some kind of earth centered thing. The bulbs were perfect! We are looking forward to the spring when our actions will bloom!! Thanks for the good work. Karen Mihalyi This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 19B Ed Griffin Nolan - The Spa at 500, West Onondaga St. The Spa at 500, a wellness center and massage therapy practice on the Near West Side, recently installed a series of raingardens to capture storm water and prevent sewage runoff into Onondaga Lake. This was done in conjunction with Onondaga County's Save the Rain program. At a Sept 17 open house to celebrate the project, visitors planted two hundred tulip and daffodil bulbs purchased from the Westcott Bulb project. When they come up in the spring they will make a beautiful complement to the dozens of cedar and pear trees planted around the edges of the 125 year old mansion. It is a major contribution to the beautification of West Onondaga Street Ed Griffin-Nolan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.thespaat500.com 20B Gail Orimenko We planted all but 24 bulbs in various beds in front of our house the same week we got them from you. We gave one dozen each to two very good friends who needed to beautify their front yard. We covered our precious bulbs with mulch and sprinkled the top with moth ball crystals to protect them from all the little critters we see around our property. I am also going to sprinkle some mulched leaves on top of the beds. I am anxiously awaiting Spring, when I expect to see many glorious flowers. Gail Orimenko This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 21B Joy Popple - Grace Episcopal Church Daffodil bulbs were planted around the welcoming sign for Grace Episcopal Church and on the north, east, and south sides of the sanctuary and playground areas. Grace Church recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, and the yellow flowers in the spring will herald a bright future. Joy Pople This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 22B Jane Praetorius - Apulia Rd. The daffs were planted yesterday in the planters in Avery Park which is on the corner of Rt. 91 and Apulia Road in Jamesville. I am hoping that the community has a wonderful surprise in the spring. . Jane Praetorius This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 23B Rozlynn Jakes-Johnson - Refugee Assistance Program, Park St. We planted along the Refugee Assistance Program school grounds. RAP is connected to the Syracuse City School District under their Adult Education Department It was a mix of Sudanese, Bhutanese, Somalian, Congolese, Burmese and possibly others. In total around 50 students took part Rozlynn Jakes-Johnson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24B Refugee Resettlement - Catherine Holmes, Butternut Grow where you are planted On a cool but sunny day in mid October, a group of refugees set out to beautify the North Side on by planting daffodils. Most had never seen a daffodil, as they are from places such as Africa, Burma and Thailand, but they believe that the bulbs they plant will bloom in the spring. The daffodil is the perfect symbol of a refugee because even when they have been uprooted; by war, strife and human rights violations, they are somehow able to re-root, grow and bloom. The refugees have beautified the North Side of Syracuse as they took root in their new location and by planting the bulbs of flowers they have never seen, continue the act of improving their new neighborhoods. They have a faith that new life will show in the spring, after a long, dark winter. Daffodils show an eagerness to grow, often through cold and snow covered ground, just as the refugee has an eagerness to grow as they begin their lives anew. Both will grow where they are planted and bring beauty to those who see them Catherine Holmes This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Rachel Rincon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.ccoc.us 25B Daryl Schultz - Fellows Ave. I finally got my bulbs in the ground yesterday (before it snows later this week). I planted most in my front yard and planted the rest at a house down the street that no one lives in (was told this morning people are moving in December from NYC - won't they be surprised in the spring!) No pictures taken since I did it all by myself! Thank you again for allowing me to participate! Daryl Schultz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 26B Syracuse Polish Home - Rob Synakowski, Park Ave. Here on Park Avenue we planted our bulbs around the World War II Veterans' Monument in Pulaski Park across from Harrison Bakery and Sacred Heart Basilica; around the "Witamy" - Welcome sign in Kosciuszko Park in front of the Syracuse Academy of Science; and also in front of the Syracuse Polish Home and adjacent homes. We can't wait to see what they will look like in the spring. . Rob Synakowski, President, Syracuse Polish Community, Inc This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.syracusepolishhome.com 27B Sherri Vangeet - Hutchings The bulbs where planted in gardens at Hutchings and across the region. I will take pictures in the spring of the areas, it should be beautiful . Hopefully Mother Nature doesn't confuse the bulbs with this nice weather Sherri Vangeet This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. 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