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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!