Spokane’s 2016 Homeless Connect will be taking place from 10AM-3PM on Tuesday, January 19th at The Salvation Army’s Community Center, located at 223 E. Nora Ave. STA Buses #25 and #27 serve the location.
Washington State offers a program called Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) which is for recipients of food benefits who do not receive TANF. There are four locations in Spokane that participate, and offer services to provide:
Job skills train
Job search assistance
The following locations provide the service:
The Fulcrum Institute
Spokane Community College (SCC)
Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC)
Install drip irrigation where possible. Periodically check drip systems for clogged or broken tubing or emitters.
Use soaker hoses where drip isn’t possible. Stake a soaker hose to desired locations in flower beds, around trees and shrubs and in gardens. Determine the optimal pressure and watering time. Too much pressure causes soaker hoses to spray rather than sweat. Fasten soaker hoses to a hose timer and turn on the timer. You can regulate excess water pressure with a multi-port manifold and hose timers to supply several soaker hoses with ease.
Automate sprinkler systems. Use electronic or mechanical timers and soil moisture sensors to help water efficiently. Use an automatic timer or set a timer to remind you to turn off sprinklers. Use a kitchen timer if you can’t install an automated system.
Use hose-end shut-off valves for hand watering. Turn off the water as you move the hose from plant to plant.
Repair leaks. Especially bad hose connections.
Water early in the morning or in the early evening when the air is still and evaporation is minimal.
Install a rain sensor that allows your irrigation system to automatically shut-off when rainfall exceeds a certain amount.
Inspect irrigation systems and fix leaks, broken/clogged sprinkler heads.
Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes
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It’s worse than, more addictive, and cheaper than meth ($5 for a dose). It’s being compared to bath salts.
You can expect to see representatives from LCSNW and the ywca of Spokane definitely on the panel. Also included will be Officer Hallock from SPD and hopefully a representative from Spokane Public Schools Student Services. We have also invited representatives from Partners with Families and Children and Passages to speak about the services they provide families.
On Saturday, April 25th bring your cameras and kids to walk and learn in the spring air. Arboretum hosts will tell Arboretum history and tree stories. Master Composters will share all there is to know about bringing life to soil. There will be a Tree City U.S.A Planting Ceremony. Kids Activities include making Arbor Day flags and bird seed ornaments. City Arborists will have their Big Rigs including the big Bucket Truck out to see. Even though perfect spring weather may not be here in time, there are indoor and outdoor activities for everyone. Dress for the weather and have fun!