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.
For more information, please contact Magnuson Community Garden’s Food Bank Coordinator Chris Budech (cbudech “at” gmail.com).
A P Patch work party is scheduled this Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 1pm.
Leaders: Leslye Coe and Liz Bottman
Tasks will include:
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!
A work party is scheduled for this Saturday, May 14th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Leaders: Leslye Coe and Karen Peterson
Tasks will include:
Did you know that Nathan Hale High School has an urban farm? Well, they’re planning a plant sale for the following dates and times:
Expect a huge selection of vegetable starts, hanging baskets, perennials, bedding plants, and herbs–all grown by Hale horticulture students using sustainable methods. For more information check out their Facebook page.
On May 3, 2016, a delegation of 21 staff members from the Urban Agriculture section of Sucheon, South Korea toured the Magnuson Community Garden with Emily Bishton (Children’s Garden Chair), Jerry Packard (Orchard Chair), and Christina Pfeiffer (MCG President).
During this wonderful cultural exchange, we shared information about how this multi-purpose community garden came to be built, how it is maintained, and what kinds of events and activities we have here. They were impressed by how much is done by volunteers in cooperation with city staff, as those efforts are only done by paid staff in their city. During their visit, they also got a glimpse of a parent and child Nature Adventure pre-school program with Emily in action, as well as meeting some P-Patch gardeners working their plots.
The Society for Ecological Restoration-UW Nursery is having a native plant sale coming up on Sunday, May 1st from 10am to 1pm! Over 40 species ranging from salmonberry to western hemlock to vanilla leaf will be on sale. Come check out our wide selection and support your local, student run nursery!
The sale will be at the Douglas Research Conservatory at the Center for Urban Horticulture located at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA.
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.
Approximately 25 people turned out to work in the p-patch this past Saturday, April 9th, for the first work party of the season. The weather was superb!
Accomplishments included taking out all the hoses from winter storage and distributing them throughout the p-patch and storing used burlap sacks in the tool shed.
Additionally, several people worked on plot #223, which had fallen into severe decline. By the time all the quack grass had been removed, a plot that had been among the worst in shape was transformed into one of the best garden plots, ready for a new gardener to start this season.
Come to the first garden work party of the season on Saturday, April 9, starting at 10:00.
Vicki (our in house birder) and Jim King will be leading.
The first and foremost task of the day will be to get the hoses out of the tool shed and distributed around the garden. Those who come early will get the best work choices!