The Organic Community Garden at Calvin
• In Partnership
with Diggin’ Shoreline
For the 2018 growing season, the Community Garden will be cooperatively managed by the season’s gardeners. Surplus from the garden will be offered to Calvin Deacon’s Food Pantry for distribution to those who will benefit most.
You can grow fresh organic greens for yourself, your family, and your hungry neighbors – while working alongside other like-minded gardeners. Want to participate? Only $30 per household per season. Pay online here.
2018 Gardener Application awaiting final approval. Please check back for an active link. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring or mail to Calvin Church.
Hügelkultur Bed Installed in Calvin Community Garden
In November 2016, Diggin’ Shoreline, our community garden partner, welcomed King Conservation District volunteers to install an 18 foot Hügelkultur bed in the garden. The technique, new to the PNW, is a centuries-old European gardening practice that works amazingly well to regenerate tired, depleted, and compacted urban soils where water penetration can be difficult.
Hugelkultur Comes to Calvin,
by Londa Jacques, Diggin’ Shoreline
COMMUNITY GARDEN ORIGINS
Created in 2011, Calvin’s level, sunny garden plots can grow an abundance of food! In its second season, over 400 pounds of fresh organic produce was donated to the food bank at Hopelink in north Seattle.
In 2016, Diggin’ Shoreline came alongside Calvin Church with energy and passion to help restore our Community Garden as a place where neighbors in our community can gather to help grow food for their families and for the food bank. Thank you, Diggin’ Shoreline!
Visit the Community Garden Facebook Page!