3,000 Pounds of Fresh Veggies Grown by the Crown Hill Community Garden Donated to the Ballard Food Bank The Crown Hill Community Garden, led by volunteer Fred Miller, hit their 2022 donation goal this Monday. Over 3,000 pounds of veggies grown by volunteers, on land shared by Small Faces, donated to the Ballard Food Bank. Most days, you will find Fred volunteering in the Crown Hill Community Garden. He tends to this plot of land with the help of other volunteers, but he is the vision holder and heart behind the work of the garden. The vegetables [...]
Crown Hill Prepares Do you have an emergency plan? Are your neighbors prepared? The city of Seattle makes disaster preparedness a fun community event. Join the upcoming online education program - it's free and informative. You can also plan a block party and invite a person from the Office of Emergency Preparedness to lead a night of learning and planning. Disaster Preparedness Class Register for this free online class series. Check out the flyer for highlights of the classes in the Disaster Preparedness program. Learn about the hazards that can impact Seattle, and steps community members [...]
Calling Crown Hill Makers & Artisans It’s time to sign up! Crown Hill is full of people with great ideas, making cool stuff! This year the Crown Hill Holiday Market will be virtual, and we are filling up The Crown Hill Holiday Market right now. Our goal is to provide hyper local sales venue for makers and artisans in The Crown Hill Village. Are you an artist or maker with a small business? We would love to include you in the virtual Holiday Market! We will feature you on our sales page, and we will promote The [...]
Changing Season in the Garden The season is changing in the garden. All the spring greens are being persuaded to give as much as possible before they bolt and get pulled out. The beautiful chard and lettuces brought lots of color this spring, but it is time to start planting summer crops. What's Growing Blueberries - have berries! Strawberries - have berries! Thornless Blackberries - have berries! (and are staged beautifully - swing by and check them out!) Peas - getting huge! These are a mix between vine and bush. Kabocha Squash - under the cloche. Carrots [...]
Huge Spring Haul to the Food Bank 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 [...]
Time to Get Stuff in the Ground! 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 [...]
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