For Immediate Release
Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project
Started in 2003, the Westcott Neighborhood Bulb project, www.bulbproject.org a project of the Westcott Community Center, announces its city wide beautification plans for 2012. Since we started the project over 90,000 spring blooming, perennial bulbs have been planted.
We hope by providing low cost, quality perennial bulbs neighbors will work together to beautify their neighborhood and strengthen their community. All community organizations and individuals we work with are requested to write a brief report which we post on our web site. The bulbs are to be planted where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy.
This year we are offering 3 types of bulbs:
Narcissus Trumpet Dutch Master
2. Tulipa Darwin Hybrid “Tequila Sunrise Mixture”
3. Tulipa Darwin Hybrid “Oxford”
All bags of 100 bulbs are $23.00. August 1 is the cutoff date for orders.
The focus of the project within the Westcott neighborhood has been to assist individuals and community organizations from the Westcott neighborhood by providing spring blooming, perennial bulbs free of charge to neighbors who are willing to plant them where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. The first Saturday in October (October 6, 2012) at the Westcott Community Center has been designated Bulb Give Away/Garden Extravaganza Day. In the past few years 300 people attended and picked up 5,400 bulbs.
For a brief overview of the Bulb Project see our new video produced by Deirdre Reed, Photo Editor for National Geographic. The video entitled, “An Active Life for Peace” was her project for a 5 day intensive workshop at Syracuse University hosted by the National Press Photographers Association. Go to https://vimeo.com/channels/