Maximize the Last of Sunny Days and Prep Your Garden for Winter The community garden is full of activity as we near the equinox. There are still tomatoes to harvest, but the gardeners are turning their attentions to the task of prepping the garden for winter. Most of the other summer veggies got pulled to make way for the fall and winter garden and cover crop seed is drying in preparation. Gardener Christal was pruning the tomato plants, snipping the flowers that will never have time to fruit. Don't be timid. This move will help to maximize your [...]
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!
Strawberries are Popping, so are Donations 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 [...]
Growing Food and Community 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 [...]
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