November 27th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Just a few examples of the artwork and hand-made crafts on sale in the Miller Library starting December 7.
Get your holiday shopping done early and support local artists and artisans! Starting December 7th, we’ll have a selection of locally made arts and crafts available for purchase at the Miller Library.
Items will be available to purchase at the library from December 7 – 21, 2012. Join us for refreshments at the opening reception on Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 7pm. There is no entrance fee.
Location: Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98105
*Cash or Check only please! 25% of proceeds benefit the Miller Library.*
November 20th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
The Fund for Reconciliation and Development, in association with UWBG, is proud to offer a people to people study tour to Cuba led by UWBG director, Professor Sarah Reichard. The 10 day tour includes visits to botanic gardens, organic farms, nature preserves, and historic national parks.
The deadline to register has been extended to January 2.
The fee includes a tax deductible donation to UWBG that funds the Education program.
For more information contact Sandy Schmidt at 877-907-5360 or email email@example.com.
November 14th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Written by Cassie Benz
On October 18, 2012, UW Botanic Gardens and the Arboretum Foundation celebrated their volunteers with an annual Volunteer Recognition event. We enjoyed fabulous food, from delectable appetizers to yummy barbecue to delicious desserts. Directors Sarah Reichard and Paige Miller graciously honored our volunteers, speaking of their dedication and importance to UWBG and the Foundation. This past year UWBG volunteers contributed 6,258 hours and Foundation volunteers contributed 13,931 hours.
Sharlene Walsh was the Arboretum Foundation Volunteer-of-the-Year. Molly Cleland received the annual Brian O. Mulligan UWBG Volunteer Award. Many thanks go to Sharlene, Molly and all our volunteers.
Become a volunteer and join the fun!
November 9th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Members of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association joined forces at their 2012 Community Enhancement Day to spiff up the Center for Urban Horticulture. Projects included invasive plant removal, small construction projects, painting, planting and much more.
Hoop-houses were rebuilt, Stairs from the McVey Courtyard to the Event Lawn were built, and the weed-prone gravel paths were replaced with stamped concrete in the Soest garden (photo right).
UWBG director, professor Sarah Reichard, remarked: “Of special interest to the faculty and students: the wet beds are rebuilt and look gorgeous. Get that wetland research going now!”
CUH is sparkling now thanks to our NAIOP friends, community members and the UWBG Horticulture staff.
Watch the action:
Video posted with permission.
November 2nd, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Join us Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 11am-5pm for the first annual Northlake Wedding & Events Tour!
Whether you are planning an upcoming wedding, holiday party or celebration, you do not want to miss this fun day of touring the venues in the Fremont, Wallingford, University and Eastlake Neighborhoods.
Where will you hold your next event? Take the Northlake Wedding and Event Tour to find the perfect venue. Photo by Lauren Kahan.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about the diverse event services each local venue and featured vendor has to offer. Sit back and relax as our provided transportation sweeps you from venue to venue.
Start planning your own event as you are inspired by the decor and fabulous themes produced by our featured event planners at each location.
Please visit www.northlakewedding.com, to purchase tickets – only $15 for one ticket and $25 for two, $20 per ticket if you buy at the door.
Registration starts at 10am at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Merrill Commons. Come early because the first 50 people registered will receive free swag bags! 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98105.
November 2nd, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Master Pruner Series with Plant Amnesty
This series is designed for those who work in maintenance of residential and public landscapes. Each lecture will provide information on techniques for quality pruning with better long term results and customer satisfaction. Common plant types and landscape situations, as well as specialized pruning for roses, fruit trees, and vines will be covered. Print flyer.
Full class list and descriptions
All classes held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle.
Each 2-hour lecture
$23 PlantAmnesty Member
All 12 lectures
$234 PlantAmnesty Member
October 8th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
In July 2012 the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded a Museums for America grant to UW Botanic Gardens to integrate an all-inclusive database, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. The multi-part project will ultimately allow for one point of access to herbarium, horticultural and curitorial records linked to an Arc-GIS generated map, searchable from any web-connected devise. The database will be used to advance environmental research, improve Arboretum management and expand interpretation of the woody plant collections.
The first major task starting as soon as survey equipment arrives will be to measure and verify the geospatial coordinates of the physical monuments of the historic grid system used in the Washington Park Arboretum. These coordinates will be used to create a map that supports the geo-referenced database.
September 29th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Ghosts and Goblins in a cemetery for Hallowe’en?
Why not consider lichens as an alternative? Lichens are friendly and interesting organisms that love to grow on headstones and old trees. Cemeteries can take on new meaning as a fun place to observe a symbiotic organism made up of a fungus and algae. You will also learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and take home a user-friendly chart that lists lichens found in your neighborhood.
Always wondered about what lichens are and why they are found on your trees and Rhododendrons? Lichens are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to trees and shrubs. We can actually use them as indicators of air pollution! Join Dr. Katherine Glew and the Center for Urban Horticulture on Saturday, October 27 to get a head start on learning lichens from your local cemetery. You can enjoy Hallowe’en looking for lichens rather that scary witches and pumpkin heads.
Cost: $25; $30 after October 24.
September 7th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
In early 2012, UWBG led its first trip to Cuba. Director Sarah Reichard, the leader, blogged about the fascinating and sometimes perplexing world they encountered.
We hope to do a similar trip in 2013, although it pending the renewal of our license to travel to Cuba. Because the license has expired, we cannot take deposits at this time, but if you are interested in being notified when the license is approved, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete itinerary is available for review.
Our guide leans against the very rare Microcycas calocoma
August 3rd, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
The Washington State Department of Transportation will start geotechnical and cultural field studies at the Washington Park Arboretum near the location of the future 520 bridge on August 6, 2012.
Complete information can be found at the WSDOT 520 Project webpage.
Cultural Resources Fields Study Factsheet
Geotechnical Drilling Field Study Factsheet