Sunday, April 17, 2011

Please Vote for Us!

Please Vote For Us!

Organic Gardening Magazine and DeLoach Organic Winery have chosen the Magnuson Community Garden to participate in a nationwide grant contest, and you can help us win a $3,000-4,000 grant by casting your vote for us at

or by visiting

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the 4-acre Magnuson Community Garden, which contains the fabulous and fun Children's Garden, a bird-filled Native Plant Border, Demonstration Orchard with over 40 fruit trees, a Tranquil Garden for horticulture therapy, and a Native Plant Nursery that grows plants for restoration projects all over the city.

The Community Garden was largely built and is maintained by volunteers from the community. It also contains one of the largest P-Patches in King County, which donates more than 4,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks each year, and an outdoor amphitheater that provides a picturesque setting for free summer concerts, Shakespeare-in-the-park performances, and other special events.

Web site viewers can vote online at once a day for their favorite garden between now and July 31. The Magnuson Community Garden icon is a closeup from the above photo, of two smiling girls holding their newly made scarecrows at our 2010 Fall Harvest Celebration!

The five gardens receiving the most votes will each receive a $3,000-4,000 grant. If the Community Garden receives one of the grants, it will fund two very worthy projects that will benefit all visitors, especially seniors and disabled gardeners:

  • A much-needed major expansion to the disabled-access P-Patch plots, which provide wheelchair-height and standing-height garden beds for gardeners who cannot use the standard in-ground plots.
  • Interpretive signs to make it easy for all visitors to find their way around all the different areas of the Community Garden, and to understand the mission and goals of each area.

For more information about the entire Magnuson Community Garden, please go to

And thanks for your vote!!!

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