Garden News

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




        

Mukilteo Beacon Story

posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:11 AM by MCG Admin

Thank-you Kathleen Eaton for submitting an article about the garden and it's importance in the community.  You can read the article at: Mukilteo Community Garden: Putting the garden to bed

Winterizing The Garden Work Party - November 4th

posted Oct 12, 2017, 9:42 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 9:40 AM ]


The 2017 garden season is coming to an end.  A work party was held on November 4th to winterize and clean-up the giving garden.  12+ bed renters braved the cold weather and did an awesome job preparing the garden for the winter.  And a big thanks goes out to Ivar's for donating clam chowder to warm up the workers.  Reminder: All p-patches need to be put to bed for the winter.

    

MG Veggie Group Visit

posted Sep 30, 2017, 1:50 PM by MCG Admin

The Master Gardeners "Veggie Group" held their monthly meeting at the garden on Friday, September 15th.  Ann Ramos gave the group a tour of the garden and provided the history and daily workings of the garden.  The meeting concluded with refreshments being enjoyed by all.
 

Thank-you To Our Boeing Volunteers

posted Sep 10, 2017, 6:51 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 7:51 PM ]

The garden extends its thanks to the volunteers from the Boeing Everett Supplier Management team for their dedicated work in the garden on Friday, September 8th.  With their help, the much needed extension to the existing tool shed was erected.  The additional tool shed will serve as a home to our large tools and supplies.  In addition, the Boeing team cleared some unwanted trees and bed G was seeded with Mesclun lettuces and radishes.

Thank-you Boeing!!!
                                                                                               

MCG Annual Potluck

posted Sep 10, 2017, 1:21 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 7:41 PM ]

MCG had its annual potluck on  Saturday, August 12th.  The garden was decorated for the event, good food was served, great conversations were had, and wonderful prizes were awarded. 

 

A big thank-you goes out to Lorie Rhynard and her team for hosting the event.

            

            
                                                      


Join the MCG Watering Team for Greenhouse and Seedbeds

posted May 13, 2017, 11:23 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Sep 9, 2017, 7:36 PM ]

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 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!

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