The Garden Party on September 25th was a blast! The weather was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and there were many friends from the neighborhood to share in the day’s activities.
It is so much fun to sing songs about bugs, and a great way to learn about garden creatures too.
Gregory Davis from the Rainier Beach Empowerment Coalition talks about the power of this little garden
Ron Harris-White from the Parks Dept talks about the importance of community partnerships
Andrea Dwyer, the Executive Director of Seattle Tilth, speaks about the role school gardens can play in addressing issues of poor health and nutrition in students
Nic from Barker Landscape Architects shaped the community’s vision into a sustainable garden design that includes a rain garden, native plantings, raised veggie beds made from natural cedar slabs, ADA accessible pathways, and an inviting arbor.
Dedicating the garden space with a new sign
Garden Steward Interns Chas Robles (left) and Julie Cantrell (right) have been contributing their time and talents to make the garden program successful this summer. Maren Neldam (center) is the Garden Coordinator.
Jah Breeze and the South Shore School Steel Pan band delighted the crowd with their songs.
Many hands helped plant many snow peas that will overwinter and hopefully produce lots of tasty pods to eat early next spring!
Julie gets help from a friend to plant peas
A group photo of some of the folks that made this garden possible. From left to right: Nic Morin (Barker Landscape Architects), Sharon Lerman (Seattle Tilth), Micheal Lentz, Julie Cantrell (Garden Steward Intern at Seattle Tilth), Chas Robles (Garden Steward), Andrea Dwyer (Executive Director, Seattle Tilth), Freddy Overstreet (Steering Committee for the Rainier Beach Learning Garden), Ron Harris-White (Seattle Parks and Rec. Dept.), Maren Neldam (Seattle Tilth).