Garden News

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

Thank-you Kiwanis & Key Club Members for Volunteering in the Garden for Earth Day

posted Apr 28, 2019, 8:23 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Apr 28, 2019, 8:25 PM ]


Thank-you to all the members of Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo and the Kamiak and Mariner high school students who are members of their schools’ Key Clubs for volunteering in the Garden on Saturday, April 20, in honor of Earth Day.
The volunteers helped seed vegetables and transplanted starts in the giving garden beds.  The volunteers also helped with weeding, mulching, moving straw bales, and more.  Also, thanks to Tony McNulty, the owner of Papa Murphy’s on Mukilteo Speedway for treating the workers to free pizza.
See the complete story in the Mukilteo Beacon @https://mukilteobeacon.villagesoup.com.

Join the MCG Watering Team

posted Apr 3, 2019, 2:45 PM by MCG Admin

    As hard as it is to believe with the record setting snow in February, 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,

The Brassica's Are Sprouting Up In the Garden

posted Apr 3, 2019, 2:31 PM by MCG Admin

 A seeding work party was held on Saturday, March 9th and the Brassica's are beginning to sprout up!  On Saturday, March 30th a large group of gardeners "woke up" the garden.  The burlap bags and bricks were removed, compost was mixed in to the soil, stepping stones were put in place, trellises were prepped, and the herb garden was cleaned up.

Beautiful Gift From the Garden & Quilt Tour Crew

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:56 PM by MCG Admin

 
 Thank-you to the Mukilteo Way Garden Club and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters for donating to the garden a beautiful "Eat Fresh" sign.  Judy Scorgie hand painted the sign which will be displayed with pride in the garden!

Thank-you again for the beautiful gift!
 

All P-Patch Beds Rented for 2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:51 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:47 PM ]

Currently all p-patch beds are rented for the 2019 growing season.  However, we can always use volunteers in the Giving Garden Beds.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Snowmaggedon

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:38 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

  The Mukilteo Community Garden was pictured on the front page of the February 13th issue of the Mukilto Beacon.  Not even the Garden was safe from the most snow Mukilteo has seen in years.

Amazon Smile

posted Nov 25, 2018, 11:25 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Nov 25, 2018, 11:27 AM ]

Don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Smile. The holidays are fast approaching and on-line shopping is a great way to avoid the crowds.  And you can support the Mukilteo Community Garden by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.comDid you know that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?  Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Your first time on the site you need to search for/select Mukilteo Community Garden.

For more information about Amazon Smile go to https://smile.amazon.com/about

Prepping For Front Landscape Has Begun

posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:08 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Nov 25, 2018, 11:32 AM ]

The first half of the prepping for the front landscape that will be planted next year has begun.

The second half is the next on the list!

REMINDER: Potluck in the Patch - 8/11/18

posted Aug 7, 2018, 10:11 AM by MCG Admin

The annual Potluck in the Patch is on Saturday, August 11th, at 12;30. 

Bedrenters and their families are invited to join their fellow gardeners for a meal in the garden. Drinks, hotdogs, and hamburgers will be provided. We're asking bedrenters to bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.


Everyone in beds  #1- #16, please bring your favorite dessert to share (eg; pie, cupcakes, etc),  beds #17- #31, please bring a side dish (eg: potato salad, beans, etc), and beds #32- #48, please bring your favorite finger foods, appetizers (eg: deviled eggs, cheese and crackers, etc) Or just bring whatever you like to bring to a potluck!


A couple of nice gifts will be given away in a drawing. Hope all of you will join in the festivities. It's a nice time to get to know your fellow gardeners.


See you in the patch!

The Travelsketcher Article in the Mukilteo Beacon - 8/1/18

posted Aug 7, 2018, 9:29 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 9:59 AM ]

Check out the lovely article in the August 1 Beacon about the Garden. The article and picture are by Terry Christopherson (aka The Travelsketcher).   You can find the article on-line @ mukilteobeacon.villagesoup.com/travel-sketcher

 

Mukilteo Community Gardens are snuggled in between houses, tall trees and the Japanese Gulch Trailhead. The project was launched nine years ago by two master-gardeners; they are already planning a ten-year celebration event.

There are 48 raised beds, which are rented. A condition of renting is to donate time to the tending of the 24 “giving gardens” which grow produce that is donated to the Mukilteo and Lynnwood food banks.

Gloria Flatterich, the president of the organization, told me they donate approximately 2,500 pounds of produce each year.

There were four women working at the garden the morning I sketched, from the conversation and laughter it is easy to conclude that they all get much more than just tomatoes and squash for their efforts; friendships grow right alongside the plants.

Gloria told me that the gardens are a place to find solace and refreshment, it makes sense to me; I am certain I will visit again.

For more information their website is Mukilteogardens.org.

Terry - the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo resident who sketches anything interesting that catches his eye. To see more of Terry’s sketches, visit www.peninkandpaint.com or follow him on Instagram at “thetravelsketcher.”

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