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Daffodils to be planted in second annual "UI in Bloom" project

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" project.

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.