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Community invited to Spring Clean event at Green Lake Elementary School

What do you think? Comments Off May 3, 2012 at 3:33PM

Green Lake Elementary School (2400 N 65th St) will be hosting their annual Spring Clean at the school’s Olallie Native Garden on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The community is invited to take part in the event, which will take place rain or shine. Attendees are asked to bring, if possible, gloves, a water bottle, shovels and garden tools.

Two large metal sculptures created by local artist Tom Flood recently were installed at the garden. The sculptures are representations of Native American berry picking baskets.

Photo credit: Monica O'Neill

The installation of the sculptures marks the end of a two-year project funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

During that time, volunteers working in the Olallie Native Garden installed rammed earth benches for an outdoor classroom, built a Green Roof garden shed with a water system, installed raised vegetable beds and wheelchair-accessible paths, planted native plants, built a “mountain” to demonstrate a Cascade Slope ecosystem, and more.

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