Gratitude and Progress at a Community Garden in Marysville

Recap of a successful work party by Maria Acosta Garcia, Health Educator 1 | Educadora de la Salud with Sea Mar Community Health Centers.

On Sunday, Nov. 19th, we completed the Marysville Garden Work Party to make our garden more sustainable and to prepare it for winter. See below for photos of our event. This event was possible through the Lawns to Lettuce grant from the Snohomish Conservation District.

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in the event:

From our staff- Laura, for your hard work pulling the dead plants from our garden and positive attitude throughout the event,

Sandra- for the delicious vegetable soup that warmed us all up and all your contribution organizing prior to the event,

and Jessica- for all the shoveling and wheelbarrow loads that you carried, yummy snacks you brought, and support of the event.

Thank you for the generous gift of time and funds from Cameron Coronado from Snohomish Conservation District. You went beyond your responsibilities by bringing all the tools that we needed and by driving to get more boxes to us during the event. Please thank Allie for volunteering her Sunday to our garden. It absolutely would not have been possible without your support and hard work.

We also had members of our community in Marysville and members of my family including my dad, husband, and our family friends volunteer their Sunday to better the garden.

Thank you for your continued support of the community garden at Marysville. You are always invited to participate in our future events.


The garden was sheet mulched in order to get rid of the grass- this included covering the grass with cardboard, then compost, then wood chips on top. This process conserves water (less grass to water), slows down the movement of rain water into the nearby Quil Ceda Creek, and decreases the amount of weeds that will show up next year.

Part of the crew that worked hard on Sunday to make our garden more sustainable and prepared it for next year’s planting:


Do you want to help better your ground and grow your own food? Read more about our Lawns to Lettuce program. Funding is often available to support these awesome projects.  Email Cameron at ccoronado(at) or call 425-377-7009 with any questions you may have.