Garden News

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

Amazon Smile

posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:08 AM by MCG Admin   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 10:30 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 AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?  AmazonSmile 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

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. 

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.

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