Garden News

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


posted Mar 15, 2018, 11:50 AM by MCG Admin

The Mukilteo Community Garden is proud to announce the introduction of the “Little Gardeners Club”.  Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join this exciting and fun new club. Gardening opens whole new areas of exploration, awareness, enjoyment, amazement, and learning for children. The Club is dedicated to growing young minds in a stimulating environment through educational and enriching classes.  The classes are designed to bring delight in gardening with hands on projects the kids start themselves and take home to continue to watch grow or give as gifts.  The children will also plant, tend, and harvest their own vegetable bed and donate their harvest to local food banks.  The group will learn about such things as soil composition, helpful and harmful insects, the parts of plants, and the water cycle. 

The Little Gardeners Club will kick-off on April 7th at 10 am at the Mukilteo Community Garden.  Classes will be held twice a month through September.  Sign-ups and orientation will be held on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 25 at 10 am in the Garden.  The club coordinator, Stephanie Casino, will be available to provide the curriculum and to answer any questions.  The Club is open to all, but the class size is limited, so sign-up early.  Adults are requested to stay and help out as needed, or to volunteer in the Giving Garden beds in the Garden. 
The Club is free, but the experience and lifelong learning is priceless!

H&R Block Donations

posted Mar 9, 2018, 3:31 PM by MCG Admin

- With every new client who files their 2017 taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors and presents the attached coupon, $20 will be donated to the Mukilteo Community Garden.  WOW...TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  All you have to do is download the H&R Block Coupon below, take it in to any H&R Block office when having your taxes prepared.  It's that easy.  A new client is a person who did not have their taxes prepared by H&R Block or Block Advisors the prior year. The referral form must be presented prior to completion of the initial tax interview. See coupon for further details.

Let's Get Sharp Class

posted Feb 20, 2018, 4:35 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 12:12 PM ]

On March 10 at Rosehill Community Center Mukilteo Community Garden hosted their Lets get Sharp Class.  The class was taught by Dave Whitesell, a Snohomish County Master Gardener.

Students brought their pruners and learned how to get them ready for the season. Proper and safe cleaning techniques and tricks to keeping them so for the season and how to prevent the spreading of fungus and disease was taught in the class.

February 2018 Class - Let's Get Sprouting

posted Feb 20, 2018, 3:59 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 4:07 PM ]

Ann Ramos taught the "Let's Get Sprouting" class on Saturday, February 10th at Rosehill Community Center.  Ann showed students how to properly start seeds and the different ways to care for them, with or without a greenhouse. Students were able to take seeds starts home.

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 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.


Ann Ramos

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