Garden News

We will be sharing monthly updates and other useful information throughout the gardening season.
   
          

Boeing Volunteers Help Spruce Up the Garden

posted Jul 14, 2018, 10:50 AM by MCG Admin

          
On June 22nd, another awesome group of Boeing employees spent their Friday afternoon volunteering in the garden.  The group cleared out the north-east corner and removed all the “stuff” around the garden (which was hauled off on the following Saturday.)  Thank-you Boeing and thank-you Lorie Rhynard for hosting the group.

Muliteo Memory Care Visits the Garden

posted Jul 14, 2018, 10:37 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 10:44 AM ]


        

       


On Monday, June 18th, several residents from the Mukilteo Memory Care came to the garden for an afternoon outing and picnic.  The visitors enjoyed touring the garden and having an outdoor luncheon.  The Memory Care clients and staff plan to make this a monthly outing and will be coming on the third Monday of the month.  If you would like to help out and spruce up a bit before the guests arrive, please email Gloria Flatterich at mukilteop-patch@hotmail.com.

QFC Fresh Fruit & Veggie Drive

posted Apr 29, 2018, 8:19 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 8:16 AM ]

 

    The Mukilteo Community Garden (MCG) extends its sincerest thanks to the patrons of the Mukilteo QFC for their overwhelming charitableness.  When asked to donate fresh produce to support the Mukilteo Food Bank, the customers were extremely generous and donated 683 lbs. of fruits and vegetables and over $100.  WOW.  That is definitely a record.

    On Sunday, April 29th from 10am to 1pm the Garden hosted a “Fresh Fruits and Veggie” Drive in front of the QFC.   Customers were greeted by MCG volunteers and were provided a suggested list of “fresh fruits and vegetables” and were asked to donate.   And the shoppers answer was amazing! One man came out of the store with a Starbucks for him and a bag of groceries for the food bank. 

    The garden would also like to thank Gloria Flatterich, Lorie Rynhard, Ashley Pritt, Danielle O’Keefe and Julie Kelly for manning both entrances.  MCG also thanks QFC for allowing the garden to host the event at their store.  A second food drive will be conducted in the fall, so plan to come out and donate your time or fresh produce. 

Thank-you Boeing Volunteers

posted Apr 29, 2018, 7:45 PM by MCG Admin

 
Thank-you to the large group of Boeing Volunteers that showed up in the rain on Saturday, April 28th.  The group did an awesome job clearing the perimeter of the garden then laying burlap bags and wood chips.  Other tasks that were done were weeding and laying woodchips in the pathways around the Giving Garden beds and planting starts. 

Thank-you Kiwanis and Key Club Volunteers

posted Apr 29, 2018, 7:31 PM by MCG Admin


Thank-you to all of the Kiwanis and Key Club Volunteers who showed up and helped clean up the Garden for Earth Day.  Approximately 35 Kiwanis and Key Club members spent 5 hours weeding, mulching, laying woodchips, and erecting straw bale beds.  Also, thanks to Jersey Mike's Mukilteo for providing the volunteers with a tasty lunch.

Join the MCG Watering Team

posted Mar 27, 2018, 10:35 AM by MCG Admin

    As hard as it is to believe with the record setting rain of the past months, we will soon need to hose and can water during the growing season to supplement our drip irrigation system.  In addition, we have started seeds in the greenhouse for some of the transplants that will go into the Giving Garden beds.

    We are putting together a “Watering Team”.  We need at least two people for each day of the week, which provides flexibility for shared duty and coverage during vacations.

    Duties include watering the plants and seedlings in the two Greenhouses, outdoor pots of edibles such as the potato tower on the east fence, and the newly seeded areas of the Giving Gardens.  And when the weather heats up, even with a drip irrigation it is sometimes necessary to give the Beds an extra drink. 

    If you would like to join the "Watering Team", email admin@mukilteogarden.org with the day(s) of the week you prefer. If you have a fellow gardener or a friend in mind you want to partner with, let us know that as well. Being a current renter at the Garden is not a requirement!

    The team coordinator, Ann Ramos, will set up an orientation session or two at the Garden for those interested.

    Thanks,

2018 Bed Rentals

posted Mar 25, 2018, 3:07 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 3:12 PM ]

Currently all p-patch beds are rented for the 2018 growing season.  However, we can always use volunteers in the Giving Garden Beds.  Please contact us if you are interested.

COME JOIN THE “LITTLE GARDENERS CLUB” AT THE MUKILTEO COMMUNITY GARDEN!

posted Mar 15, 2018, 11:50 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 4:05 PM ]

The Mukilteo Community Garden is proud to announce the introduction of the “Little Gardeners Club”.  Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join this exciting and fun new club. Gardening opens whole new areas of exploration, awareness, enjoyment, amazement, and learning for children. The Club is dedicated to growing young minds in a stimulating environment through educational and enriching classes.  The classes are designed to bring delight in gardening with hands on projects the kids start themselves and take home to continue to watch grow or give as gifts.  The children will also plant, tend, and harvest their own vegetable bed and donate their harvest to local food banks.  The group will learn about such things as soil composition, helpful and harmful insects, the parts of plants, and the water cycle. 

The Little Gardeners Club will kick-off on April 14th at 10 am at the Mukilteo Community Garden.  Classes will be held twice a month through September.  Sign-ups and orientation will be held on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 25 at 10 am in the Garden.  The club coordinator, Stephanie Casino, will be available to provide the curriculum and to answer any questions.  The Club is open to all, but the class size is limited, so sign-up early.  Adults are requested to stay and help out as needed, or to volunteer in the Giving Garden beds in the Garden. 
The Club is free, but the experience and lifelong learning is priceless!

H&R Block Donations

posted Mar 9, 2018, 3:31 PM by MCG Admin

EXCITING NEWS
- With every new client who files their 2017 taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors and presents the attached coupon, $20 will be donated to the Mukilteo Community Garden.  WOW...TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  All you have to do is download the H&R Block Coupon below, take it in to any H&R Block office when having your taxes prepared.  It's that easy.  A new client is a person who did not have their taxes prepared by H&R Block or Block Advisors the prior year. The referral form must be presented prior to completion of the initial tax interview. See coupon for further details.

Let's Get Sharp Class

posted Feb 20, 2018, 4:35 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 12:12 PM ]

On March 10 at Rosehill Community Center Mukilteo Community Garden hosted their Lets get Sharp Class.  The class was taught by Dave Whitesell, a Snohomish County Master Gardener.

Students brought their pruners and learned how to get them ready for the season. Proper and safe cleaning techniques and tricks to keeping them so for the season and how to prevent the spreading of fungus and disease was taught in the class.

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