Get your hands dirty with The Common Acre and Town Hall! We learned about the importance of saving pollinators during the Pollinator Week Symposium, and now we have the opportunity to help restore urban space as pollinator habitat. Join us at The Greenline for a fun day of community work maintaining native edible plants, mulching, and weeding. Come as you are; all ages and abilities are welcome.
What to expect:
- Please dress for the weather and prepare to get dirty.
- Sturdy shoes and rain gear or sunscreen are highly recommended. We will provide all the tools, gloves, and light snacks. Please bring your own water bottle.
- Parking is on the street, right across from the planting site.
- We will have a sign in sheet at the event which includes a liability and photo waiver. Please let us know onsite if you would not like your photo taken.
About The Greenline:
Building on long-term partnerships with Seattle City Light, Friends of the Hill, King Conservation District, and Alleycat Acres, The Common Acre will complete a 4-year, large scale pollinator conservation project along City Light’s Creston-Duwamish transmission corridor. This is the space under high-voltage power lines the city uses to get power from its source into your outlet. Previously, it was primarily inhabited by invasive weeds. The Common Acre has studied and identified over 100 wild bee species in the area, and are releasing a field guide to help us Bee-watch this June. By removing invasive species and replacing them with healthy soil and a variety of edible and medicinal native plants, The Common Acre hopes to increase the foraging potential of this public space for bees and people alike!