Plants and Electronics

Bush beans, cucumbers, sunflowers and IEEE 1394 cables. It must be springtime!

Now, before you start singing “one of these things is not like the other”, turn your attention to Barb’s mail, reminding us of the John Stanford School‘s spring plant sale and electronics drive this Saturday, May 8th starting at 10 am:

Come and help John Stanford International School support its sister school in Mexico.The JSIS Kindergartners have been growing starts from the Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to conserving and promoting heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.  All profits from this sale will go towards the purchase of supplies for Juan de la Barrera, in Puerto Vallarta.

The sale will have a splendid selection of tomatoes, including:  Italian heirloom, red pear, stupice, Mexico midget, yellow pear, and Siberian.  All of these varieties are known to do well in our climate. There will also be lots of basil, two types of bush green beans (including a French variety, fin de bagnol), cucumbers, sunflowers, sweet pea starts, cosmos, two Italian broccoli varieties, and lots, lots more!

Contemporaneous and contiguous with the plant sale is an electronics drive:

Also happening at JSIS on Saturday, May 8th from 10 am to 3pm is a Computer, TV and Cell Phone Collection Event. Drop off is on 5th Avenue NE, the east border of the school grounds.

Accepted for free: Desktop computers and laptops, monitors (working or not), keyboards, mice, power cables, small speakers, TVs, cell phones. All hard drive data is securely destroyed. Printers and scanners: $5 each. Copiers: 35 cents per pound.

This event is co-sponsored by InterConnection. InterConnection is the only non-profit in Washington and the only non-profit exporter certified by the Basel Action Network as an e-Steward. We meet their rigorous criteria for sustainable and socially just electronics recycling.

  1. shel said,

    Also, a big selection of beautiful house plants will be at this Saturday’s plant sale…including LOTS OF ORCHIDS!  Don’t miss it!  Perfect for Mother’s Day shopping.

    Wed, May 5 at 6:35 pm
  2. Barb said,

    And there’s more! Stock up on bags of Cedar Grove compost, as well as burlap bags filled with coffee bean chaff, soil amendment extraordinaire!

    Wed, May 5 at 8:52 pm
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