I am in the studio today with guest Aaron Clark Ph.D., director of Strategic Partnerships at Stewardship Partners. We will discuss the benefits of rain gardens.
KING5 recently teamed up with 12,000 Rain Gardens. Rain gardens are a smart and proven way of using beautiful landscaping to: beautify and improve homes and neighborhoods, reduce flooding, clean our waterways, protect our precious natural habitats and save millions of dollars in pollution clean-up and massive utility construction projects. Check out their Resource Page, in particular the WSU Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington.
You can find rain garden design and construction tips on the DIY Network, part of HGTV. The rain gardens shown were constructed in the Western Washington cities of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Seattle and Kirkland.
Today (December 3) is the biggest food drive in the state. King 5 personalities are at several locations from 7 a.m. to noon. If you miss them, you can easily give online to help feed hungry people in our community. For more information and to give online, visit Northwest Harvest.
Last Saturday (November 26) was Small Business Saturday but you can still support them the whole holiday season. Forego the box store and national chains. Support your local small business. A couple in my neighborhood are City Peoples Mercantile and Puget Consumers Coop (PCC).
My first trip to Ireland filled up before it was publicized so we added a second tour.
You can check out both itineraries in the Northwest Travel Links above. There is currently a wait list for the 1st trip (Ireland South) but there are a couple of spots open for the 2nd trip (Ireland North). If you are interested, contact Brad at Northwest Travel, 425-313-1691.
I will be part of Seattle Radio Theatre Holiday production again (Tuesday, Dec 20). Details to come.
In January ... I will be at the Puyallup Home & Garden Show on Sunday, Jan 8 at 1 p.m. Then, I will be speaking at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show on Saturday, Jan 28 and Sunday, Jan 29 ( 1 p.m. both days).
It runs from February 22 through 26. Check it out at gardenshow.com. Note that the Seminar Schedule is posted now. Be sure to check out the talks of Ciscoe Morris! Friday, Feb 24 at 11:00 am, I will be a participant in Garden Wars. Saturday, Feb 25 at 4:30 pm, join me for 'True Confessions: Stories from the Garden.' Oh La La!
Do you have a question or are you just curious about something around the garden? Submit your dilemma for consideration for a "Ciscoe Save Me" segment. Send an email (with pictures if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org and your question might make it on T.V.
I live in Seattle and the Seattle Public Utilities makes recycling easy. Every year, they send out a flier to remind you what goes where but if you are unsure where to put something, you can Look it Up!
Ciscoe Morris doles out garden advice on his weekly radio show "Gardening with Ciscoe" on 97.3 FM Kiro radio. He also appears on numerous TV shows including "Gardening with Ciscoe" which he co-hosts with Meeghan Black.