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 [...]
Strawberry Season Around Corner! The Crown Hill Community Garden bird house and planting workshop was a huge success! Folks from around the neighborhood prepped the garden beds, weeded, trimmed, and transplanted. Gardener Fred, with help from Randy who manages the garden around the corner at Labateyah, led the kids in an exciting project to build bird houses from scratch. The parents seemed a bit nervous about the hammers and saws but the kids and gardeners created with confidence. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at "The Holman Grove" (the triangle by Petco on 90th and Holman). [...]
Save the Ballard P-Patch! The Ballard P-Patch is an important part of our community. The garden grows and donates food to the Ballard Food Bank, offers garden space to neighbors, and hosts educational and arts events. The garden is also a beautiful green space, untouched by development. A committed group of volunteers are working to raise the funds to save this neighborhood gem, and we hope you will join them in this mission. Sign the petition! They are asking the City Council for emergency funding so that they can qualify for a King County grant that requires [...]
Food Donated to Ballard Food Bank The gardeners took over the space in front of the Crown Hill Center this spring. As they grew their plan for the garden space as urban food forest, they also grew over 500 pounds (and counting) of food to donate to the Ballard Food Bank. What an innovative way to work for our community! We are looking for volunteers as we expand the program to the Holman Grove around 90th st and Mary Ave NW. Contact us for more information.
We Worried About Smoke... As we planned the summer street festival series, we worried about the smoke forcing us to cancel August. Instead we had a heavy fall of rain - that didn't deter folks from the food truck and music. Several brave neighbors even waded through the evening to watch the original Jurassic Park. A fun night of food, music, and dinosaurs.
Crown Hill Road Mural The second street festival brought bubbles, an encore from Off the Rez, a DJ, and a neighborhood art project. Working with neighborhood artist Andy Miller (@mantisart77), Crown Hill got to channel its inner artist to spruce up this hub of activity. Andy designed the mural, and drew the outline on the street. Neighbors of all ages got to pick up a brush to bring color and life to the painting. Stop by 90th st NW between Mary and 14th Ave NW (the back of Turtle Coffee) and check out the neighborhood produced art! [...]
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