Steve Richmond Of Garden Cycles At Sustainable Burien’s Next Meeting

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Steve Richmond of Garden Cycles will talk about invasive plant issues as it relates to ecosystem health and more at the next Sustainable Burien meeting, at 2pm on Sunday, July 11th at the Burien Library.

Steve will also outline best practices for invasive removal, and brainstorm strategies to address this regional problem. There will be handouts on Restoration Tips with resources for do-it-yourself native plant restoration.

Steve will also talk about the advantages of gardening with native plants, and list some resources that are available. To quote from his website:

Native plants are adapted to our dry summers and wet winters here in the Pacific Northwest. They are 10-15 times more effective at attracting wildlife than introduced species, particularly for the beneficial birds, bees, and butterflies we can expect in our city environment. A well-designed native landscape can be more than beautiful; it can help insulate your home from harsh weather, reduce noise, filter the air, and reduce watering and maintenance.

Steve Richmond of Garden Cycles.

(It’s worth noting that almost all invasive plants spreading through our forests started in someone’s yard. We home gardeners can help limit the source of future invasive plants.)

Here are the details:

WHAT: Sustainable Burien’s monthly meeting.

WHEN: Sunday, July 11th from 2pm to 4pm; doors open at 1:30pm.

WHERE: Multipurpose room of the Burien Library, located at 400 SW 152nd.

For more information, please call Rebecca or Bill at 243-9366, or go to the Sustainable Burien website.

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are held on the second Sunday of each month, – from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the (new) KCLS Burien Library (doors open at 1:30PM). For more information, go to:

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