At the work party last Saturday, we had over 33 gardeners participate with a total of 96 hours! The weather was perfect: cool and cloudy but dry and bright.
– One plot was overgrown with horsetails. An elite team cleared the plot so the new gardener could get started.
– One gardener had medical issues had asked for help weeding. Another hardworking team weeded her plot. She was delighted with the result!
– We hung out lots and lots of the burlap bags to dry. Once they were dry, we re-stacked them in the concrete bunker by the compost bin and covered them with tarps so they’ll be re-usable in the fall.
– We cleared a load of trash that had been dumped in one of the concrete bunkers and arranged to take it to the dump.
– A big team led by the inimitable Marty DeLong weeded the perennial garden.
– A few meticulous gardeners carefully weeded and widened the gravel pathway alongside the raised beds.
People baked and brought way too many deliciously tempting goodies!
We have a new sign!
As part of United Way’s Day of Caring event on Friday, September 23rd, 48 enthusiastic volunteers from Microsoft spent the day working in Magnuson Community Garden’s p-patch!
The volunteers did some amazing work! Accomplishments included clearing of the north end of an abandoned plot in the northwest corner of the garden, removing an apple tree from the middle of the garden, refreshing the northeast gravel path that had become overgrown with weeds and overhanging bushes from the Native Plant border, and removing weeds and sheet mulching a couple of seriously overgrown areas along the southeast border of the garden.
Special thanks also goes out to the p-patch gardeners (Mark Huston, Mary DeLong, Lesley Coe, Beryl Fernandes, Norma Miller and Kathy Dugaw) who spent time in the p-patch working alongside the volunteers!
We are very appreciative to Seattle Works and PitchBook! Fourteen volunteer gardeners from PitchBook worked at the p patch on Saturday, June 18th! Thank you!
Outdoors for All serves adults and children with disabilities by providing them with different activities and opportunities to experience the outdoors. During the week of April 11th, Outdoors for All held a spring break day camp at Magnuson Park. Some of the camp activities focused on work the Magnuson Community Garden and included cleaning out a raised bed, planting seeds and new starts. The students did a great job and even volunteered to pull horsetails from the native border.
Magnuson Community Garden p-patch donated over 4,000 lbs. of fresh produce to the Lake City Food Bank in 2015! This total surpassed the 2014 total of 3,300 lbs.!
Thanks to everyone who contributed produce to the program! A special thanks to Chris Budech, Magnuson’s p-patch coordinator, and all the volunteers who made deliveries on behalf of the p-patch!
Day of Caring – Sept. 18, 2015 – Microsoft Crew – 1
On Friday, September 18th, as part of the “Day of Caring” event organized by United Way, a group of 22 volunteers from Microsoft spent the morning working on clearing the paths and weeding at the Magnuson Community Garden! As you can see from the photos, a lot of fun was had and the weather cooperated.
On behalf of everyone at the Magnuson Community Garden, thank you!