Saturday, Oct. 3 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 7th annual Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Give- a-Way/Garden Extravaganza will be held at the Westcott Community Center, (co-partner of the project) corner of Euclid and Westcott St.
This year a free showing open to all of HOMEGROWN co-sponsored by The Alchemical Nursery project.
HOMEGROWN (50 minutes) follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, Ca. a few blocks from the Super Bowl. While "living off the
grid", they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a Web site that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century.
Westcott neighbors only can pick up 18 free perennial daffodil bulbs. 5,400 will be set aside for the first 300 people to show up from the Westcott neighborhood.
Any resident from the Westcott neighborhood can pick up a free packet of 18 mixed daffodil bulbs as long as you are willing to plant them where they can be seen from the
street for all to enjoy. Compost donated by Toad Hollow Farms, toadhollowfarms.com (bring your own container) and planting instructions will be available. Come
Early. Last year these ran out.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bulb Give Away, food, music, vendors, perennial plant swap...
10:30 a.m. - Film showing of HOMEGROWN
12:30 p.m. - Repeat Film showing of HOMEGROWN
Following each showing a panel discussion led by representatives from The Alchemical Nursery, Syracuse Permaculture and Homesteading Guild, Syracuse Grows, and
Habitat/Edible Gardening CNY will discuss their projects in CNY.
Music by Larry Hoyt and Friends; plants for sale by Watson's Nursery, handwoven Bolga Baskets, ideal for organizing your garden tools or harvesting the fruits of your labor, purchased directly from artists in Ghana by Bluetree Studios, BlueTreeStudios.com, children's pumpkin sale by Syracuse Real Food Coop, bake sale by WCC Kid's Club.