After years of planning and waiting and cutting red tape - we are finally ready to install the planters at the corner of 90th and Mary Ave NW. Join the Crown Hill Community gardeners and learn more about the Holman Grove. Drop by and help us fill the planters! All the food grown in the community garden is for passers by, with the bulk of it donated to the Ballard Food Bank. This year's goal is 3000 pounds! Join this neighborhood effort to create a greener and more delicious Crown Hill! Holman Grove is the garden space first [...]
Adopt an area, pick a patch to be your responsibility. Or, just drop by and weed for twenty minutes. All the food grown in the community garden is for passers by, with the bulk of it donated to the Ballard Food Bank. This year's goal is 3000 pounds! Join this neighborhood effort to create a greener and more delicious Crown Hill!
The garden is looking glorious, and that is before the old boat full of wild flowers gets going. Beautiful, and full of life. Plants, birds, neighbors growing and tending a garden together. More than just creating a community space, Fred makes two deliveries a week to the Ballard Food Bank. This spring that meant growing, harvesting, boxing up and packing onto his bike over 700 pounds of chard, herbs, and lettuce. The standard bundle of chard weighs about 10 oz. Now that we are moving from the spring greens into the heavier summer vegetables, the pounds donated will [...]
The Crown Hill Community Garden hosted super fun back to back Saturday events. First, the development across the street - Sage Homes - red rovered on over to lend a hand working on projects at the garden. A bunch of volunteers accomplished a bunch of work. Then, the next Saturday, the gardeners hosted a rock painting party! It was great to welcome folks in to make art and to learn about the food and community growing in the garden. We can't wait for the next event! Stop by on Saturday! Beds to plant and weed, watering to [...]
The garden had some fun new additions from neighborhood donations. After weeks of waiting and preparation, Joanie's fig tree is holding court on the edge of the garden. After the shock of moving, it probably won't fruit this year - but everybody is excited to watch it grow. Also growing in the garden, Luke's tomato plants are steamy and warm under the cloche. In addition to welcoming the fig, Chrystal is also tending to the grape vines. Training them up the side of the Crown Hill Center is a delicate process. What's Growing Favas - picking green, [...]
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