Salem Church Community Garden update: About 15 patches left

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Vegetable starts at the Salem Church community garden.
Vegetable starts at the Salem Church community garden.

Here’s an update on the Salem Lutheran Church-sponsored community garden in Edmonds’ Westgate neighborhood, from congregation member Andrew Hokenson.

We are accepting registrations and have about 15 patches left. People can either check us out on Facebook or can email me directly at ahokenson@yahoo.com, with the subject line: Community Garden.

We have been receiving a lot of support from the community thanks to the publicity. Edmonds Lutheran Church runs a community garden and they got in contact with us and generously donated several flats of vegetable starts including squash, kohlrabi, cabbage, lettuce, and beets. These items were planted in some of the communal garden patches and will go to food shelters once harvested. We have also had individuals contact us and donate lumber, rain barrels, and other materials to support our efforts.

The generosity of the people in this area is very encouraging and is making this truly a community effort.

Now that the main portions of the garden have been constructed we are looking to create a rain water harvesting system and construct the compost station that will help keep us sustainable for years to come.

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