United Way Day of Caring Oct. 1st 8am and WCP Harvest Fest Oct.2, 12-4!

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Hey Park Fans!

The end of summer is upon us and WCP Volunteers will slowly start to tuck the Park in for the fall. For now our Sunday work parties go from 10 am until 2 pm each Sunday. Beginning in November, our work parties will start one hour later, at 11 am and run until 2 pm. Come on out and help care for your very own community oasis!

The Park will host the 2016 United Way Day of Caring kick-off breakfast on October 1st at 8 am. Want to be a part of the single biggest volunteer day in Thurston County? Start out at WCP that morning then splinter off to one of many service projects around the community. Contact Ariel Rogers at ARogers@unitedway-thurston.org to get registered for a project. At the Park, the project will be helping to finish construction on our cross Park pathway with pervious snap grid!

On October 2nd the WCP will host its 3rd Annual Harvest Fest complete with veggie swap, cider press, stone soups, permaculture workshops and music and more! Come on out for the fall fun October 2nd from 12-4.

On Saturday two representatives from the WCP Board spent 4 hours tabling at the Stream Team’s Great Yards Get Together at Heritage Park. Alicia Elliott and Dave Humphreys shared all the cool backyard gardening techniques that are used at West Central like, hugelkultur, insect hotel, rain garden, permaculture, and crevice garden. Even though they mis-spelled Dave’s name, he got a great mention and a photo of his hugelkultur cross section in the daily O!

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article101130202.html

Don’t forget to come and do the best food shopping you possibly can at the West Olympia Farmers’ Market every Tuesday from 4-7 pm all the way through mid October. The Market features live music and the most local, organic produce, seafood, dairy products, herbs, crafts you can find in Olympia, and so much more!

Don’t forget to come have lunch at WCP courtesy of our two dedicated food trucks. Joel Swenson’s Oly Go Juice is a great healthy, light alternative offering many kinds of freshly juiced blended fruits and vegetables. Head to Rosie’s Joint where she’s sure to satisfy your tummy with her unique and original combination rib platters, salads and sandwiches.

The WCP Board of Trustees is looking for 2 good people to join our crew. The Board is a working board and has the privilege of planning events, setting policy and making lasting decisions that will effect the Park for many generations to come. The Board members also are expected to attend some work parties each month and help to sponsor and run events. Neighbors to the WCP make ideal board members as they have a unique close up view of Park doings, but all concerned Olympians make excellent candidates. Contact us at wcp@aparkforus.org if you are interested in finding out more.

See you around the neighborhood West Oly!