Garden News

We will be sharing monthly updates and other useful information throughout the gardening season.
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Join the MCG Watering Team for Greenhouse and Seedbeds

posted May 13, 2017, 11:23 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 13, 2017, 11:30 AM ]

Hard as it is to believe with the record setting rain of the past months, as the weather heats up, we will soon be in need of hose-and-can waterers during the growing season to supplement our drip irrigation system. 

We would like to put together a watering team, at least two people for each day of the week, which provides flexibility for shared duty and coverage during vacations.

We tend 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 Food Bank Beds/Giving Gardens.

Even with drip irrigation — which is not yet activated for the season — it is sometimes necessary to give the Beds a drink. 

If you would like to join the sprinklers, 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 me know that as well. Being a current renter at the Garden is not a requirement!

I’ll set up an orientation session or two at the Garden for those interested.

Thanks.

Ann Ramos

Mukilteo Beacon Story

posted Apr 27, 2017, 6:03 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 13, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

Thank you to the Mukilteo Beacon for covering us at the garden on Earth Day! http://mukilteobeacon.villagesoup.com/p/doing-the-dirty-work/1647015#

2017 Bed Rentals

posted Mar 12, 2017, 12:04 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 9, 2017, 12:29 PM ]

Only 2 beds are still available for the 2017 growing season. Please contact us if you are interested.

QFC Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Drive

posted Mar 12, 2017, 11:53 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 12, 2017, 2:07 PM ]

On Sunday, May 7, the Mukilteo Community Garden held a Fresh Produce Drive.  Thanks to the very generous shoppers at QFC in Mukilteo, 391 pounds of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables were donated to the Mukilteo Food Bank.


This month in the garden l March 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:43 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:09 PM ]

Another month closer to planting!!!  Spring is just around the corner (I say confidently as the snow continues to drift down) and its time to stop browsing catalogs and start playing in the dirt. Just wish this weather would cooperate. :)  Here's the latest on the Garden for this month.
 
Pea-Patch Rentals:  We have just 8 beds left to rent so if you're interested in one this year, contact us at mukilteop-patch@hotmail.com.  First come, first served!
  • Just a reminder: We are a pesticide-free garden and require attendance at one orientation session as well as 10 hours of volunteer work in our Giving Garden beds over the course of the year (see below).
  • Bed rental rates are set to help cover the cost to provide water and maintain the basic structures. 2017 rates are:
    • 4’x8’: $50
    • 4’x10’: $60
    • 4’x12’: $70
  •  Attendance at one orientation session is mandatory each year, regardless of how long you’ve been renting with us.  There are two dates left so mark your calendars for one of the following:
    • Saturday March 18th, 10:00am
    • Sunday March 26th, 10:00am
Giving Garden Beds: 20 garden beds are devoted to growing pesticide-free fruits and vegetables for the Mukilteo and Lynnwood food banks.  Last year we donated over 2000 pounds to reduce food insecurity for local families. 

We welcome everyone interested in helping!  Seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and so much more.  Join us at any of our work parties, whether or not you rent a bed from us. 

Classes:  We’ll be holding classes on various gardening topics the second Saturday of the month at 10:00am.  Visit our Events page for the dates and topics. All classes are open to the public so bring friends and family interested in learning more about gardening!

Saturday, March 11th, 10:00am: Let’s Get Sharp!  (NOTE: This will be held at the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce just down the street.)

Bring your pruners and learn how to get them ready for the season. You will learn cleaning techniques, tricks to keeping them so for the season, and how to prevent the spreading of fungus and disease.

See you in the Garden - soon!

This month in the garden! | February 2017

posted Feb 26, 2017, 12:25 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Love this time of year! This warmer weather has me dreaming of seeds, spuds, dirt, worms, and so much more.  I can’t wait to play in the Garden!

The gardening season is upon us and here’s the latest:

Pea-Patch Rentals:  52 garden beds are available for rent during the season. Please note we are a pesticide-free garden and require attendance at one orientation session as well as 10 hours of volunteer work in our Giving Garden beds over the course of the year (see below).

·         Current bed renters who wish to continue gardening in 2017 should let Gloria know at mukilteop-patch@hotmail.com by March 1st for priority on bed choices.

·         New to the Garden? Bed rentals open March 1st to the general public so mark your calendars and let Gloria know you’re interested at mukilteop-patch@hotmail.com after that date.

·         2017 Price Increase: Bed rental rates are set to help cover the cost to provide water and maintain the basic structures. This year’s review of expenses has led us to raise prices for the first time. Thank you in advance for understanding. 

o   4’x8’: $50

o   4’x10’: $60

o   4’x12’: $70

·         Orientation Dates: Attendance at one orientation session is mandatory each year, regardless of how long you’ve been renting with us so mark your calendars for one of the following:

o   Saturday March 4th, 10:00am

o   Saturday March 18th, 10:00am

o   Sunday March 26th, 10:00am


Giving Garden Beds: 20 garden beds are devoted to growing pesticide-free fruits and vegetables for the Mukilteo and Lynnwood food banks.  Last year we donated over 2000 pounds!  

We welcome everyone interested in helping!  Seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and so much more.  Join us at any of our work parties, whether or not you rent a bed from us.  

We have two work parties tentatively scheduled for March – dependent on the weather and the dampness of the soil.  Mark your calendars and we’ll send updates as we have them:

            Saturday, March 11, 10:00am-12:00pm 

            Saturday, March 25, 10:00am-12:00pm


Classes:  We’ll be holding classes on various gardening topics the second Saturday of the month at 10:00am (except for February which will be the third weekend).  Visit our website for the dates and topics.  http://www.mukilteogarden.org/  All classes are open to the public so bring friends and family interested in getting started!

            Saturday, February 18th, 10:0am: Let’s Get Sprouting!

This is a hands on class. You will learn how to properly start seeds and the different ways to care for them, whether you have a greenhouse or not. You will be helping to start seeds for the MCG as well as seeds to take home. We will discuss planning a vegetable garden and companion planting.


Who We Are: The Mukilteo Community Garden was founded, and currently run, by volunteers. Bed-renters, local service groups, and people in the community spend countless hours growing a healthy community through gardening at the MCG.

We not only rely on volunteers, but as a 501© non-profit, we rely on bed-rental fees and donations to cover our expenses and expand our offerings. Thank you to all our past and current donors and sponsors for your generous contributions over the years. 

Donations can be made online at http://www.mukilteogarden.org/donations or mailed to the Garden at PO Box 1053, Mukilteo, WA 98275.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the MCG board members. We’d love the opportunity to chat with you! 

Whew!  Very long “first update.”  

Can’t wait to see you in the Garden!

Christina

"Our mission is to grow a healthy community through gardening.."

Thank you to our Boeing volunteers

posted May 6, 2016, 3:16 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 6, 2016, 3:16 PM ]

Many thanks to the volunteers from Boeing for a dedicated work day in the garden and to Ivar's for a delicious lunch!

https://sites.google.com/a/mukilteogarden.org/mukilteo-community-garden-2/news-from-the-board/_draft_post/image.jpeg

Harbor Pointe Senior Living shredding event

posted May 6, 2016, 2:56 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 6, 2016, 3:10 PM ]

Thank you both to our garden volunteers and to the volunteers who helped at the Harbour Pointe Senior Living shredding event. They raised almost $400 in donations! Way to go guys! Yay you!

https://sites.google.com/a/mukilteogarden.org/mukilteo-community-garden-2/news-from-the-board/harborpointeseniorlivingshreddingevent/image.jpeg

Thank you to Kiwanis Key Club and Papa Murphy's

posted May 6, 2016, 2:41 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated May 6, 2016, 3:11 PM ]

Many thanks to the Kiwanis Key Club for volunteering in the garden and to Papa Murphy's for a delicious lunch!

https://sites.google.com/a/mukilteogarden.org/mukilteo-community-garden-2/news-from-the-board/thankyoutokiwaniskeyclubandpapamurphys/image.jpeg?attredirects=0

"Fresh Fruit and Veggie" drive

posted Mar 5, 2016, 12:34 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 5, 2016, 12:39 PM ]

Thank you to our volunteers and for the donations to our first "Fresh Fruit and Veggie" drive at QFC. The donations will help tide the Mukilteo Food Bank over until the garden starts producing.

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