Parkwood Community Garden helps feeds the hungry

Monday, June 27, 2011

Parkwood Community Garden plots
The Parkwood Community Garden, on the grounds of the Vineyard Church, was one of the first community gardens created in the area.  

Organizers started building the gardens in August 2010, so this is the first planting year.  Set up with a mini-grant from the City of Shoreline, and the support of the Diggin' Shoreline group, there are 16 plots for rent on a first come, first serve basis.

There is also a 3000 square foot "Giving Garden" where people are welcome to come and plant food for the HopeLink Food Bank. There is no charge to plant in the Giving Garden, but gardeners are asked to donate 90% of the food.

The Community Garden always welcomes volunteers to help build paths, weed, plant seeds, water when necessary, and eventually harvest the vegetables.

There are sign-up forms on the website, as well as a place on the application to donate money for plot rent scholarships for those in need. 

For more information email Nancy or visit the Parkwoood Garden website 

The gardens are a project of Turning Point, a social service agency in Shoreline which focuses on at-risk youth. They also do Afterschool Adventures, an afterschool program for homework help and English language learning. Turning Point runs several basketball camps, soccer camps and participates in the Shoreline Back To School drive. 

The kids that attend the Afterschool Adventures program will be helping in the Giving Garden and their families will receive some of the food.

Both Afterschool Adventures and Parkwood Community Garden are located on Vineyard Community Church property at 14800 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline WA 98155.  The church donates the land and the meeting space for these programs. 


3 comments:

Anonymous,  June 27, 2011 at 11:38 AM  

I'm so pleased that Vineyard Church has chosen to do this. There are so many other churches in Shoreline that I hope will follow your leadership in helping people grow their own healthy food and help to grow some for others.

Anonymous,  June 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

This is just wonderful. What a great example the Parkwood Garden at Vineyards Church will be to other organizations (not just Churches !) in Shoreline. We now have two great commmunity gardens going: Parkwood and Ballinger. Great to see this happening in our area.

Anonymous,  June 28, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

What a wonderful way to work together in a community!

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