Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Harvest Celebration!

The Children's Garden has a lot of extra special reasons to say "hip hip hooray" this year, and welcomes you to add your cheers at the

2nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration!
A huge extravaganza, co-hosted by Magnuson Community Center and Magnuson Community Garden
Saturday October 1st

FREE activities for children and families will take place in the Children's Garden, Amphitheater, Demonstration Orchard, and nearby grassy areas:
  • Wiggle-waggle your way through the orchard maze scavenger hunt
  • Make nature art sculptures or chalk art
  • Explore the worm bin
  • Visit the fruit tasting and cider press tent
  • Take a tour of the garden, led by Nature Explorers
  • Help present our seeds to the Himawari Project (see August posting)
  • Sing "Happy Birthday" to the Children's Garden
  • Dance your heart out at the Caspar Babypants concert
  • Win prizes at the pumpkin walk
  • and much much more!
Volunteers are needed to help make this event even more special. Email us at if you would like to help.

Here's a few of the things we have to cheer about this year:

The Grey Whale Garden got a brand new eye to replace the one that was stolen in 2010. Look closely when you walk by, and you might see the whale wink at you with delight!

Your votes helped Magnuson Community Garden win a $4000.00 grant from DeLoach Organic Vineyards and Organic Gardening Magazine, which it will use to build disabled-access garden beds in the P-Patch and install educational signage throughout the site.

Volunteers continued to support the garden by using their time, energy, and talent to keep it beautiful! We are especially grateful to King Co. Master Gardeners, Seattle Works, and children in the Magnuson Community Center Nature Explorers Program.

The Children's Garden is 10 years old!
It's hard to believe that the first design charettes with children and parents from local schools took place in the fall of 2001. The wonderful and whimsical ideas generated at these events (and others in 2002) are what makes the Children's Garden so special and unique to this day. The vision of children is what brought the Rolling Hill, Lookout, Grey Whale Garden, Salmon Survival Path, and Starfish Border to life, and continues to add fantastic new features to the garden each year!
For more information on this event or any others, email us at

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