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Release: Sept. 25, 2001

Community bulb planting scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- With fall colors just beginning to appear, a group of University of Iowa and community volunteers is thinking ahead and gearing up for a show of springtime splendor. On Saturday, Oct. 6 volunteers will meet from 9 a.m. to noon to plant thousands of daffodil bulbs on the UI campus. This is the fifth year of the "UI in Bloom" project.

Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with the planting. The group will meet at Hubbard Park across from the Iowa Memorial Union.

Participants will be organized into teams led by members of the campus grounds crew. Van transport will be available to shuttle volunteers 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.