Bees and Books
As part of the City’s “Park(ing) Day” event this year LCFF teamed up with Annette and the Kaffeeklatsch to create a pop up park that was all about bee conservation and the importance of bee health to our world. Many thanks to Peter with Rainy Day Bees who had honey tasting and a live hive on display. Also a big thank you to Christine Ranegger, a local bee hobbyist who brought her observation hive on Saturday and to Laura Matter from Seattle Tilth (http://www.seattletilth.org/) who came out to discuss bee friendly gardening and give away free seed packets.Thanks to our wonderful Children’s librarian, Nancy Pew, for stocking our bee park with a ton of great books on bees for kids. Environment Washington was also on hand Friday with their initiative “No Bees No Food” answering questions and pulling people in for the cause.
The “pop up park” was in full swing on both Friday and Saturday. Saturday being a bit more challenged with Fall clearly announcing it’s presence in Lake City. But that didn’t stop some kids and families rolling out for the North Seattle Family Resource Center’s “Roll and Read” event. This was the first year at the Lake City location for this event that brought kids from the neighborhood out with their families to travel a route that included the Lake City Library, Lamb of God, North Helpline, the pop up park at Kaffeeklatsch and Literacy Source. Families got snacks or did activities at the various stops and finished up back at the Family Center with pizza, prizes, a participation certificate, free books to take home and a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” by the Cat in the Hat.
We are already excited about both events for next year.
Plants from the the “Parking Day Event” will be planted in planters along Lake City Way in the coming days with the help of LCFF and Chuck Dickey.
more information on Park(ing) Day here – http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seattleparkingday.htm