Save the Date: CD HOLIDAY PARTY 12/16/12 4-8pm

Put the CD Holiday Party on your calendar: Sunday, December 16, 4-8pm at Central Cinema.

Pizza and popcorn provided by the CD Association. Entertainment provided by Meter Music School and other local entertainers. Pictures with Santa. We had a truly great time last year. Come join us this year.

CD Fall Plant Exchange this Sunday 10am-2pm at E Union Alleycat

Come join your neighbors and the members of Garden Central this Sunday, 10am -2pm at the Alleycat Acres community garden at 22nd & E Union for the fall Plant Exchange. It is free and we don’t keep score: you don’t have to contribute in order to take some new treasure home with you.

Bring plants, divisions, bulbs, seeds or useable garden tools/decor to share.

Keep in mind that we’ll be sharing parking with the Lutherans and Mt Calvary peeps. It’s a small price to pay for being in a garden on Sunday, imo. Come check out the Alleycat garden, too!

Save the Date: Clean Sweep at 23rd & Union 6/2/12

Please come join your friends and neighbors at 10am on Saturday, June 2nd at 23rd & Union.

We’ll pick up litter, pull weeds and tidy up in readiness for the June 9th Annual CD Garden Tour. We want to look our best.Tour proceeds go toward public art in the CD. Learn more at

We’ll have a hot dog BBQ lunch for Clean Sweep volunteers at noonish on June 2nd, thanks to Chris and Earl at the barber shop and Tinnea & Associates.

Take your gloves, weeding tools and we’ll see you there!

Garden Central, the CD Association and CD Neighborhood Association

FREE CD Plant Exchange 4/28: save the date

It’s that time of year: the spring CD Plant Exchange is set for Saturday, April 28th at the Green Plate Special (GPS) garden at MLK and E Union St. It will be 10am to 2pm.

Everything is free: share some plants, divisions, seeds or useable garden tools/decorations. Come pick up anything you want (referees will be present if two or more people want the same item). We don’t keep score and our goal is to have nothing left at 2pm.

This spring we’re teaming up with GPS and Alleycat Acres. We’d like to see many veggie starts available to share with each other, GPS and Alleycats. So get ‘started’!

Got a question? Post a comment and we’ll try to answer it.

Jean & Garden Central

CD Fall Plant Exchange: all FREE

On a positive neighborhood note, the CD Fall Plant Exchange is scheduled for 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 15th. We’ll be at 20th & E Union in the Copymaster parking lot, rain or shine.

Everyone is welcome whether you contribute or not as bringing a plant or two is not required to come take a plant or six. Beginning gardeners are especially welcome.

Come bring your divisions, plants you no longer love, garden bits, questions and neighborhood news. Catch up with friends, make new ones and find treasures for your garden.

The free CD Plant Exchanges are brought to you by Garden Central, the CD garden club. Come learn more, join or sign up to participate in next year’s CD Garden Tour, GT12.

CD Free Plant Exchange tomorrow

Come join your friends and neighbors at Midtown Plaza at 23rd & Union tomorrow from 10am – 2pm at the annual spring CD Plant Exchange. It’s brought to you rain or shine by Garden Central, the CD garden club.

You don’t have to give something in order to take something: new gardeners are especially welcome. We don’t keep score. Come gossip, catch up with old neighbors, meet new neighbors, trade in plants and garden-related bits and pieces, take some of same and have a great time.

It’ll also be an opportunity to sign up for a two-hour shift at the CD Garden Tour that’s June 4th. We need help and your time and all proceeds match funds from the Dept. of Neighborhoods grant to the CD Public Art Project. We’ll have a Plant Sale on June 4th, so if you have plants to divide or dig out that you’ve not gotten to, you’ll have another opportunity to donate them to a good cause.

Questions? come see us and we’ll answer them, even if we have to make it up.

CD Public Art monthly meeting tonight!

Sorry for the late posting, January is flying by too fast already.

Tonight is the monthly (4th Monday of each month) meeting of the CD Public Art Project. We are a group of CD residents who got a wild hair about creating public art in the Central District. We applied for and rec’d a grant from the Dept of Neighborhoods for the planning and outreach portion of the project. (This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.) Tonight’s meeting will be 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2116 E Union.

Our basic premise is to create art that reflects the character, history and pride of the Central District. All ideas for what art might be created will be collected from the community at three public meetings. These public meetings, or charettes, are scheduled for March 19 2:30pm Central Area Senior Center 500 30th Ave S, March 28 6:30pm The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, and April 14 6:30pm, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 2116 E Union. Food prepared by local restaurants/caterers will be served. We hope all ages, groups, communities, businesses and organizations will be represented and will contribute art ideas.

The regular monthly meeting is to organize, plan and gather volunteers. We need volunteers right now to spread the word about the project and the three charettes.

The CD Garden Tour on June 4, 2011, will raise funds and matching labor and donations to support the Public Art Project.

Come join us tonight and find out how you can participate!!

CD Public Art Project: next meeting 11/22

Everyone is welcome at the next open meeting of the CD Public Art Project at 7pm, Monday 11/22, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on the corner of 22nd & E Union. Please tell/take your friends and neighbors, too.

We’ll hear from Artworks about the new mural for the Durden (Thompson’s Point of View) Building and their ideas for business district identity art.

We’ll work on an RFP to hire a public artist to run charetts for us early next year to gather community ideas and feedback. It is our intention to create public art that reflects the character, history and pride of the CD. We need your energy, enthusiasm and ideas.

Sponsored in part by a City of Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods Matching Funds grant. The CD Garden Tour 2011, on June 4, 2011, will raise funds and matching hours for the CD Public Art Project.

Questions? Post a comment and we’ll do our best to answer them. Better yet, go to the meeting and get involved! There are many levels of involvement available. Some even have no meetings to attend. Imagine that.

CD Fall Plant Exchange tomorrow 10-2

Copymaster parking lot, 20th & E Union 10am – 2pm

It’s all FREE: trade plants. Divide or thin your perennials and give away cuttings and starts. Give garden tools, art, supplies. Ask your gardening questions, maybe get answers. Share a snack. Gossip and catch up w/ your neighbors. See old friends. Draw straws for the biggest Christmas cactus you may ever see.

We don’t keep score. You don’t have to bring something in order to take something. Our goal is to have nothing left at 2pm.

Bring your flyers to give and get info on projects close to your heart, for example:
Gardening-based Health Fair at 22nd & E Union (Lutheran Church) 12-6pm also Sat. 9/25.
CD Public Art Project public meeting at 22nd & E Union (those fine Lutherans again) 7pm Mon 9/27. 
Pollinator Pathway (Columbia St from 12th – 29th Ave) planting parties Oct 16 & 17 Sat/Sun.

Fall CD Plant Exchange

What: Fall CD Plant Exchange, FREE
Where: Copymaster parking lot, 20th & E Union St
When: Saturday Sept. 25, 10am -2pm
Why: community-building, gardener networking, FREE PLANTS, FREE ADVICE, clean out your extra plants and gardening supplies, because why not?

It’s the annual Fall CD Plant Exchange time again! Come give away your extras, your divisions, your unwanted garden supplies, art and equipment. It’s all FREE: you do not have to give something in order to take something. We don’t keep score.

Come see your friends and neighbors. Come get information on the newly-funded CD Public Art Project and find out how you can participate. Share sadness at the removal of the bench at GCC. Come be a part of a healthy neighborhood with its residents out on the streets having fun.