Thinking about starting a community garden? Here are some things to consider!
This month we would like to spotlight a local farmer, John Garcia of Skipley Farm, who is doing great things in our community.
A story about our quotable cooperator Colleen and her love of native plants.
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!
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.