If you like to eat, tend or learn about plants, this weekend’s Wallingford activities should be right up your alley!
Invasive Plants Class 10 to 11:30 Saturday: The community gardeners at the Freeway Estates Community Orchard (FECO) invite you to participate in their invasive plants class on Saturday from 10:00- 11:30 am at the Freeway Estates Community Orchard: 6th Ave NE, just north of NE 60th St (on the west side of I-5, next to the sound wall). This class will be taught by a representative of the King County Noxious Weed Program and will cover:
- How to identify invasive plants
- Stewardship of public and private lands
- Best methods for removal
- Our responsibilities
This class is free and open to the public. Bring a weed for identification!
Farmstand 10 to 2 Saturdays: If you’d prefer to eat plants, check out CityGrown’s Wallingford farmstand, which has opened for the season. CityGrown offers hyperlocal produce – they grow and sell veggies within the neighborhood. The farm stand is open on Saturdays from 10 am – 2pm and is located at 4108 Eastern Ave N. As of last week, they were offering:
Baby bok choi
Rainbow beet bunches
Sugar snap peas
Bunched kale, chard, and collards
French breakfast radishes
Japanese salad turnips
Head lettuce – romaine, red crisp, butterhead, etc
Mixed heirloom baby lettuces
Plant starts including Stupice and Sungold tomatoes
Pharmaca 12 to 4 Saturday (Sponsored): Join us for the Sports Nutrition and Fitness event on Saturday, June 13 from 12-4pm
Wallingford – 1815 45 St, Seattle, WA 98103
Free 10-min chair massage
Ask an on-site practitioner about Sports Nutrition tips
Tasty Sports Nutrition Samples
Enter to Win a Fit Bit Flex sleep & activity-tracking wristband. A $99 value!
Hamilton 12 to 2 Sunday: Interested in keeping pesticides out of schools (and away from adjacent playfields)? Join Hamilton International Middle School’s efforts to be pesticide-free.
Meet other volunteers at Hamilton, located one block west of Wallingford Ave. N at N 41st Street and adjacent Wallingford Playfield. Kids and parents from the school hope to keep Roundup out of our public spaces by applying elbow grease instead. This second work party will focus on tap-root type weeds such as dandelions. NO blackberries.
Bring work gloves and tools if you have them. They’ll have water, snacks, some gloves and tools.
And if you haven’t yet signed Hamilton’s petition to Seattle Public Schools to make the school pesticide-free, please do: