Thursday, May 3, 2012

Get plants and "Triton's Earth" garden soil May 11-12 at Edmonds CC

Edmonds Community College's Project Management 271 class has organized a give away of the college's surplus garden soil 1-4 p.m., May 11 and 9 a.m.-noon, May 12 (the same days as the Horticulture Department's annual spring plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 11-12).

 In an effort to become a green campus, Edmonds Community College has been composting its landscape waste and collecting topsoil from its grounds maintenance projects around campus. The Grounds Department has mixed the two together to create their own soil blend to re-incorporate it back into the campus landscape.

Now they have a surplus of soil to give away. It has been tested and is suitable for gardening. It may contain weed seed.

To pick up the soil at the college, enter campus on 200th St. (turn at Rainier Place the college residence hall), pass Seaview Gym and come to parking lot A southwest of the gym. Bring your own bags, buckets, or pick-up truck. First come first served. Limit two truckloads per customer.

The soil is free, but donations will be accepted for the Edmonds Community College Foundation.

 Students in the Project Management class have christened the soil "Triton’s Earth”. They are drawing on the mythology of the college's mascot, Triton, prince of the sea.

"The Argonauts, having been carried far inland by a giant wave, were stranded near Lake Tritonis in the Libyan desert. While porting their ship across the desert, they encountered Triton. Triton in mortal semblance grasped a “clod of earth” near his foot and offered them the gift of friendship. Like Triton, Edmonds Community college is offering the local community soil as a gift of friendship," said student Marcel Boers.

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