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Edmonds in Bloom Volunteers Spruce Up Performing Arts Center

The volunteer organizations has a long track record of supporting Edmonds Center for the Arts.

With cloudy skies back, we need all the color we can get.

More than a half dozen volunteers from Edmonds in Bloom converged on Edmonds Center for the Arts recently to work their magic on a previously unused flower bed along the south side of the main theater building.

Edmonds in Bloom has a long track record of supporting Edmonds Center for the Arts, dating back to the 2006 renovation, when members named a large flower bed at the Northwest corner of the ECA property with a fiscal sponsorship.

They have continued to seasonally add daffodils, tulips and other plantings to that bed, for the benefit of the center and all who enjoy it.

It was at one of these work parties that ECA Operations Manager Jeff Vaughan pointed out a lone, empty planting bed in need of attention to volunteer Bloomer Barbara Chase.

That was all that it took for Barbara and a team of volunteers to begin making plans to come to the rescue. One immediate hurdle was that the planting bed was not served by the Center’s irrigation system. But with some expert consultation on the selection of materials, and with irrigation equipment donated by the manufacturer, Edmonds in Bloom funded the professional installation of a new drip irrigation system by Pilchuck Irrigation so the plantings will thrive.

When the work party day arrived, many hands made short work of turning over and amending the soil, selecting just the right placement for the plants and applying a fresh layer of bark mulch, as well as a new bench as the finishing touch. All materials including plants and bench were funded by Edmonds in Bloom.

Edmonds in Bloom is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to making Edmonds a better place to work and live by promoting floral beauty.  ECA is not the only project near and dear to the hearts of its membership, as they recently provided a major contribution towards the completion of the Old Milltown/Hazel Miller Plaza, and have a history of supporting beautification projects all over Edmonds. 

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