Celebrate Local Food & Urban Farming at Harvest Fair on Saturday, Aug. 6th!

Seattle Tilth’s annual Harvest Fair can be described as a country fair in the city.
Co-presented with PCC Natural Markets, Harvest Fair is on Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Meridian Park (4850 Meridian Ave N., Seattle).

A family friendly event, Harvest Fair offers fun opportunities for people of all ages. Take a turn at The Central Co-op Cider Press, snuggle a goat or chicken at the urban farm area, or make an aromatic herb crown to wear festively around the grounds — connecting you to similar traditions across the planet and throughout history.

 

At the demonstration tent, learn new kitchen and garden tips that you can try at home:

10:30 a.m.         Worm Bin Demonstration

11:30 a.m.         Learn How to Make Kombucha

1 p.m.               Beneficial Bug BINGO — win prizes!

2 p.m.               Herb Sodas and Herb Salts for Kids

3 p.m.               Cooking Demo: Papas Dulce and Kale

 

Stock up on ripe produce at the height of the season: organic farm stands will be overflowing with fresh, deliciousproduce such as peaches, berries and cucumbers — perfect for making jams, pickles and other canned goods. Vendors will be selling native and edible plants, garden supplies and hand made goods. Enjoy tasty food and live music!

It’s free but donations are encouraged at entrances to help cover expenses. Details can be found here.

Shakespeare in the Park!

Greenstage Productions will be presenting Shakespeare in the amphitheater at Magnuson Park next Thursday through Sunday.

Schedule:

  • ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ : Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7PM, Saturday Aug. 6 at 7PM and Sunday Aug. 7 at 3PM
  • ‘Cymbeline’ on Friday Aug. 5 at 7PM, Saturday Aug. 6 at 3PM

Food Bank Gardening

 

One of our Food Bank plots

One of Magnuson Community Garden’s food bank plots one evening in early June 2016…

Last summer, Magnuson Community Garden donated close to 5,000 lbs of fresh, organic produce – more any other Seattle area p patch – to local Seattle area food banks!

 

FYI – Gardeners can donate from their own p patch garden plots. Delivery to Magnuson Transitional housing is on Mondays, with drivers leaving at 9:30am to make deliveries. Delivery to Lake City Food Bank is on Fridays, with drivers leaving at 9:30am.

Produce can be left in the north side of the shed. There is no need to weigh or log produce; drivers will do that.

Produce such as leafy greens, should be left the night before or morning of a scheduled delivery. Other longer lasting vegetables can be left earlier.

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Food from our garden ready to be delivered…

 

For more information, please contact Magnuson Community Garden’s Food Bank Coordinator Chris Budech (cbudech “at” gmail.com).

P Patch Work Party Scheduled for this Saturday, June 11th!

A P Patch work party is scheduled this Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 1pm.

Leaders: Leslye Coe and Liz Bottman

Tasks will include:

  • Finishing weeding and chipping the gathering circle.
  • Weeding around the raised beds.
  • Cutting back grasses along the fence behind the tranquil garden and replanting elsewhere.
  • Weeding and sheet mulching a needy patch in your Pod.
  • Watering food bank gardens as needed.

Participating in this work party is a great way to get your volunteer hours in and to meet your garden neighbors! An added bonus: the weather promises to be cooler!

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