Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

Point Defiance Flower Show

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The Tacoma Water Conservation team needs volunteers to help run a booth at the Point Defiance Flower Show on June 6,7,8.  The shifts are 3 hours (12:30-3:30, or 3:15-6:15).  For doing one shift, you will get free admission into the show, which normally costs $10.  If you are interested, please contact Dan Muir at dmuir@cityoftacoma.org or 253-502-8191.  THANKS!!!!

Compost

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

At the recipe exchange last Wednesday, a few moms were interested in the compost barrel I use so I wanted to share some more info. about it.  According to my husband, Dan, the barrel we have is rodent proof, but has some other drawbacks.  Because of the shape it is difficult to turn the compost, which means it takes longer for the materials to breakdown.  It is also difficult to move the barrel, which makes getting the compost to the right garden bed a bit of a challenge.  If you are still interested in this type of compost barrel, you can find more info at www.naturalrainwater.com.  Dan also said that the Enviro house has several different compost systems on display and that he would recommend checking out those options to help you decide what is best for you.

Hope this is helpful.

-Allison