UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS


PlantAmnesty Yard Makeover Fundraiser - Volunteers Needed


When: Saturday, September 7 
            9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Kirkland (exact location disclosed upon volunteering)


This is the last of our Yard Makeover fundraisers in 2019, so if you have the time, tools and the urge to give an amazing property fresh start, please e-mail [email protected] You can come for the full day, or just a portion.

The yard makeovers are not like our workshops, and you do not get Master Pruner credit for participating, but you do get some cool points! These are geared for individuals who have either professional experience or more than just a couple of classes under their belts. That said, we can always use help cleaning things up on the ground, so don't let that stop you from helping!

                                             Cass Turnbull Garden
     United Way Day of Caring

 

     When: Friday, September 13
                8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
     Where: Bullitt Estate
                  1125 Harvard Ave E
                  Seattle, WA 98102

 

 

 

We've managed to get 20 volunteers to help us get the garden ready for fall, and will not be having the "typical" work party this month.  
For more details, or to become more involved in the Cass Garden project, please e-mail Jack [email protected]
 
Add these upcoming work parties to your calendars! 
  • Saturday, October 19th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21st from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plant Walk with Arthur Lee Jacobson

 SOLD OUT!!   SOLD OUT!!

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
Okanogan Ln., Seattle, WA 98195

Fee: $ 25 - Contact us at 206-783-9813 or e-mail [email protected] to pre-register. Space is very limited, so call now before this sells out.

We're over the moon about this walk. Join Arthur Lee Jacobson as he takes us through the UW Medicinal Herb Garden. He will tell you why so many of the plants in this great collection are useful and why they should be handled with care. Arthur is the author of several highly regarded books on the various trees and collections of plants throughout Seattle. If there is time after touring the herb garden, Arthur will discuss several of the specimen trees located on campus. 


More info on the UW Medicinal Herb Garden

More info on Arthur Lee Jacobson


Our 15th TREE HUGGER BINGO with Ciscoe Morris is coming up on October 5!

That's right folks, 15 years of fun, plants, shenanigans, chili and Ciscoe Morris! We hope you'll join us for another year of merriment and fundraising for your favorite non-profit! In addition to BINGO, we will have a round of "Raise the Paddle" to give you an opportunity to make an additional donation and help us have a strong start to 2020. 

Tickets to this event include chili, salad, dessert and as many Bingo games as we can fit in and plant prizes from  outstanding local nurseries!

Tickets purchased before September 6 - $35/$25 for Horticulture students - Get at table for 6 for the price of 5 $175
Tickets purchased after September 6 - $45/$35 for Horticulture students -  Get a table for 6 for the price of 5 $225

To purchase tickets contact [email protected] or call us at 206-783-9813 to pay with credit card. We also accept check  and cash, but still need an RSVP as this event WILL SELL OUT. 

Where: North Seattle College
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98013

When: Saturday, October 5
Doors open/dinner served 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Bingo 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities: We have a multitude of volunteer opportunities, including set-up, take-down, traffic control, serving, prize spotting, prize running and more! If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail [email protected]. Volunteer shift times will vary, but we will need help between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. 


            Meeting of Like Minds with
            Chris Rippey,
            Certified Arborist with Seattle Parks

                Can My Tree Be Saved? 
             Pruning Options for Mature,
             Damaged, or Declining Trees



When
: Tuesday, October 15th, 7-9 pm

Where
:
Center for Urban Horticulture
            3501 NE 41st St.,
Seattle, WA 98105

This event is FREE to ALL PlantAmnesty Members. If you have a friend who would be interested in becoming a member, bring them along too!

As trees age, or are significantly damaged from storms, there are many options available to maintain and care for them. Large mature trees in the landscape provide invaluable benefits that cannot be easily or quickly replaced, and there are many alternatives to reduce or mitigate risk other than removal. Learn about 'retrenchment pruning' versus the malpractice of topping, as well as other choices such as cabling, bracing, and creating snags.

This is a pot luck event, so please bring a dish to share or a donation for food and libations.

Plant Walk with with Randall Hitchin
At the Washington Park Arboretum

When: Saturday, November 9 10 a.m. - noon.

Where: Washington Park Arboretum

Cost: $25 - Space is very limited for this walk. 
Pre-registration required. Call us at 206-783-9813 or
e-mail [email protected] to make arrangements. 
 

Take a stroll around one of the best arboretums in the world, with one of the men who curated the arboretum as we know it. Get his inside scoop on the history, the rarity and learn more about how this gem has grown and changed throughout the years. 

Save the Date!
Our Annual Holiday Party/Meeting of Like Minds

Wednesday, December 11
                     7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
            3501 NE 41st St
            Seattle, WA 98105

This event is FREE to ALL PlantAmnesty Members. If you have a friend who would be interested in becoming a member, bring them along too!

Our Holly-Dazed Singers have been writing this year's songs for months now, and we've been stock piling pruning mishaps for your enjoyment (and caption skills). 

Get this event on the calendar now, and prepare to eat, drink and be merry with the people who have worked so hard to keep PlantAmnesty moving forward throughout the year!

Per usual, this is a pot luck event, so please bring a dish to share or a donation for food and libations.