Garden News

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

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!
 

2019 Bed Rentals/Orientations

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:51 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 7:13 PM ]

We do have some p-patch beds still available for rent for 2019.  Two more orientations are scheduled for  Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/24 at 10AM at the garden. Everyone renting a bed will need to come on one of these days to fill out paperwork, pay the annual rental fee, and sign up for volunteer hours.

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.”

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. 

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