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World Book Night Celebration and Launch of the Miller Community Little Free Library

World Book Night Celebration and Launch of the Miller Community Little Free Library

April 23, Tuesday 6pm-8pm
Miller Community Center Garden
330 19th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

Details: World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night books to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

We will also be launching the Miller Community Little Free Library! Bring books and stories to share, and come away with new friends and additions to your personal library.

Supply Drive! FamilyWorks provides access to healthy food and parenting and life-skills resources for individuals and families in Seattle. We are collecting shelf-stable foods (especially those high in protein, such as peanut butter and canned tuna), bus tickets, feminine hygiene products, sample-sized toiletries, and diapers.

For more information, please contact millerlittlelibrary@gmail.com or 206-395-8732. Miller Book Night Flyer

April 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Come Celebrate Earth Day with the Miller Community Center Garden!

Earth Day Celebration Plant Exchange! Come celebrate springtime in Seattle with fellow gardeners in your community! Share plants, seeds, tools, supplies, yard art, and knowledge! Everyone is welcome, especially new gardeners. You do not need to bring anything, but reusable or recyclable containers will help to carry away the booty.

April 18, Thursday 4:30pm-8pm
Miller Community Center Garden
330 19th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

Make Reusable Bags!
Bring t-shirts, and Sustainable Capitol Hill will help you transform them into reusable bags!

Supply Drive!
FamilyWorks provides access to healthy food and parenting and life-skills resources for individuals and families in Seattle. We are collecting shelf-stable foods (especially those high in protein, such as peanut butter and canned tuna), bus tickets, feminine hygiene products, sample-sized toiletries, and diapers.

Participating Organizations Include:

  • Seattle Tilth
  • Master Composters / Soil Builders
  • The Garden Hotline
  • Seattle Farm Co-Op
  • Sustainable Capitol Hill
  • Master Gardeners

For more information, please contact millerlittlelibrary@gmail.com or 206-395-8732.

Miller Earth Day Flyer

 

April 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

Spring into Action!

Punxsutawney Phil says that we will have an early Spring! We have so much great stuff planned for the Miller Community Center Garden already. Please read the info below, save the dates, and get ready to spring into action!

If you can attend, provide lumber, cordless or corded drills, or a post-hole digger to help with these projects, please email Sophia at millerlittlelibrary@gmail.com.

Monday, February 18 at 5:30pm: Name the Beds! Deadline for submissions.
We want to call our raised beds something a little more exciting and special than 1, 2, 3, etc. What are your suggestions for names? Email millerlittlelibrary@gmail.com with your ideas by 5:30pm on Monday, February 18.

Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30pm: Painting Party
Based on the name suggestions we receive, we will paint the signs for the beds. We also have mini birdhouses to decorate! Find us indoors at the community center. If the weather is cooperative, we will also go work in the garden.

Wednesday, March 13 from 6pm-8:30pm: Construction Carousing
We will build potato planters and raspberry trellising! Find us indoors at the community center.

Thursday, April 18 from 4:30pm-8pm: Earth Day Celebration Plant Exchange! We will begin setup 30 minutes before the event, so volunteers who can help starting at 4pm would be appreciated!

Come celebrate springtime in Seattle with fellow gardeners in your community! Share plants, seeds, tools, supplies, yard art, and knowledge! Everyone is welcome, especially new gardeners. You do not need to bring anything, but reusable or recyclable containers will help to carry away the booty.

More info TBA.

February 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Raspberry Beret

No, those aren’t just sticks in the mud! Thanks to Phil in South Seattle, who kindly offered free raspberry canes, and the efforts of Steve and Sophia to acquire and plant the canes while braving the chilly January rain, the Miller Community Center Garden now has its own raspberries!

Three lovely raspberry plants from Phil in South Seattle

Three lovely raspberry plants from Phil in South Seattle

What a great way to start 2013! As for the “raspberry beret”, I think I love her… (Comment if you get it, even if you groaned because now you have that song in your head.)

You can also see some of the artwork we added to the beds in 2012. What a long way we have come from an underutilized area along the edge of a park! Stay tuned for more in 2013!

January 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm 1 comment