Did we hit our 20,000 pound goal of food donated to the food bank? ALMOST! Way to go, Project Harvest folks, and Jill, our WSU intern.
We are grateful for a productive season and partnership with Housing Hope. The gardens built this year create space and beauty that all of the Housing Hope residents can enjoy.
Our Project Harvest volunteers helped in cornfields and at local residents’ homes where fruit trees were full of edible gifts.
What a great way to spend an evening - harvesting corn for those in need and seeing up close the connection between our urban residents and the agricultural land that feeds them!
It’s always fun to see before and after photos. Here are some updates from Lawns to Lettuce projects from this year and a few years in the making in Monroe and Everett.
Here’s another wrap up of fairs and events we attended in August. Thanks for engaging with us at our booths!
On June 2nd, we had the opportunity to meet many neighbors wanting to help their communities through the growing of extra food. Learn more about our event in partnership with the City of Monroe and Housing Hope.
Give a person a tomato they have one meal. Give them a tomato start and they have tomatoes all summer long! Learn about our work in Snohomish County to help Feed the 44th and surrounding communities!
The rain barrels installed will help the health center save money by reusing rain water, and also help to protect the nearby Tulalip Bay from stormwater runoff and pollution.
Lawns to Lettuce Success Story: Terry Myer
Stats: Terry grew and donated 2,055 pounds of produce in the first year after converting part of her lawn to edible garden beds.
"After attending SCD's Lawns to Lettuce workshop I was HOOKED! It was so easy to grow food instead of grass. The experts at SCD had answers for every question and solutions to my excuses." -Terry Myer | Marysville WA resident
And now, Terry is getting positive feedback from her class attendees.
Regarding the Lawns to Lettuce Fall & Winter Gardening Prep class, "I'm so excited to begin my own gardening even though I have a very small area to use. I currently use the food bank, so this will make things much easier on me as well and fresher vegetables. Thanks so much for having these classes available to the community. Such a great resource. Love love love the idea." - Karen Groff Hendricks.
Keep up with Terry's gardening, be encouraged, and find out when she's teaching Lawns to Lettuce classes by liking her Down to Earth Facebook page. And, check out this video from the successful Eagle Ridge Community Garden in Lake Stevens. It's thrilling to watch it grow.