CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
Daffodils to be planted in second annual "UI in Bloom"
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- With fall colors just beginning to appear, a group
of University of Iowa volunteers is thinking ahead and gearing up for a
show of springtime splendor. Hundreds of daffodil bulbs will be planted
on the UI campus this month in the second annual "UI in Bloom"
Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with the planting, which
will be Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will meet at
Hubbard Park across from the Iowa Memorial Union.
After registering, volunteers will be organized into teams led by members
of the campus grounds crew. Vans will be provided to transport teams to
designated planting sites around campus. Team leaders will provide instruction
in basic bulb planting techniques.
Volunteers who own trowels, bulb planters, or other tools are encouraged
to label their equipment and bring them to use at the event.
Free parking will be available in the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp and the
North Campus Ramp. For more information, contact University Relations
at (319-335-0557). Raindate for the event is Oct. 19.