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Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project bulb giveaway/garden extravaganza keeps growing
Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project bulb giveaway/garden extravaganza keeps growingSeptember 22, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
This year, some 8,400 daffodil bulbs will be delivered for the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project: 5,400 for the first 300 people to show up for the bulb giveaway day and an additional 3,000 to be planted by neighborhood organizations.
The Bulb Giveaway/Garden Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Westcott Community Center, co-partner of the project, at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Westcott Street. All city residents are welcome to enjoy a festival filled with crafters, landscapers, a children’s pumpkin sale by Syracuse Real Food Coop, food, entertainment, presentations and other activities.
Any resident from the Westcott neighborhood can pick up a free packet of 18 mixed daffodil bulbs as long as the recipients are willing to plant the bulbs where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. Compost is donated by Toad Hollow Farms (please bring your own container), and planting instructions will be available.
For more information on the bulb project, photos, a slide show, a list of children’s books on gardening, the organization’s plant-sharing project and other garden resources, visit http://www.bulbproject.org or http://www.westcottcc.org.