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!