Huge Spring Haul to the Food Bank

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This week, the gardeners donated 100 pounds of fresh herbs and greens to the Ballard Food Bank. Boxes of chard and miner's lettuce along with piles of fresh herbs - all harvested from the land outside the Crown Hill Center. Before this plot was turned into farmable land, it was an underused stretch of grass - and now it is creating a place for neighbors to connect and find nourishment! Stop by on Saturday! Do you manage the roundabout on your block or other right of way garden space? Are you wondering how to get started gardening [...]

Roundabout Meetup

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Do you manage your block's roundabout or other right of way space? Or, Wondering how to start gardening in your roundabout? Join us on Saturday! Crown Hill Center 9250 14th Ave NW 1-2pm Meet up with your neighbors! Talk about your successes and challenges. Share and learn about irrigation, trade seeds, talk about engaging other neighbors. Drop on by! Questions or comments?

Time to Get Stuff in the Ground!

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The soil is warming up, and so are the plans at the Crown Hill Community Garden! The garden donates the food to the Ballard Food Bank and so far the donations weigh in at 201 pounds. This would be an impressive amount of tomatoes, but this time of year the donation bin is full of chard and lettuce - that's A LOT of light weight, nutrition packed beauty. With spring weather incoming, the donations will keep increasing. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at the Crown Hill Community Center and Neighborhood Volunteers to spruce up the [...]

Round About Meet Up

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Calling all roundabout gardeners! Connect with the folks managing other roundabouts in the neighborhood. Share your plans and pick up some fresh new ideas. Crown Hill Community Garden at the Crown Hill Center - 9250 14th Ave NW Saturday April 24th 1-2pm contact:

Fire Up the Nitrogen Factory

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White crowned sparrows are nesting and singing in the garden, lettuce that rivals the flowers is growing, and Fred says now we can start digging up the ground. A mix of overwintered plants and assists from the cloche means that the garden has peas, lettuce, and chard growing - but now they have real growing weather. Stop by on Saturday! We need volunteers at "Holman Grove" the fruit grove by the Gourmet Latte. Stop by and learn how to water, talk about the cool plans for the future, share your ideas. Saturday April 10th 12pm - 2pm [...]

Cold Nights, Sunny Afternoons

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The Community Garden is tending their soil and brassicas, dreaming and planning. The sunny days inspire, but the nights are still getting pretty cold - gardener Fred said that water in buckets had a frozen layer on Tuesday morning. This isn't bad! But it means seeds you plant right in the ground may not germinate right away. Gardener Christal is stockpiling burlap, and grateful that Theo Chocolate is helping her out by setting aside their sacks. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at the Crown Hill Community Center to plant starts. Food grown is for passersby, [...]