Twin Ponds Giving Garden second in region for giving

Monday, March 14, 2016

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Lettuce Link, a program of King County’s Solid Ground, recently released their 2015 end of Season Report.

The giving garden gardeners at Shoreline’s Twin Ponds Park donated 4,074 pounds of produce to Hopelink Shoreline’s food bank, coming in second out of 60 regional p-patch giving gardens.

Giving gardeners share the bounty of their gardens with their communities by donating to local food banks or emergency meal programs.

“The Giving Garden gave me a place to share my time and have an impact in my community,” stated Twin Ponds Giving Garden gardener Nancy Short. “I shared amazement over worms and cabbage moth jails with neighborhood kids. I shared time working alongside friends, creating something beautiful and valuable, and I shared gardening adventures with visitors. Life doesn't get much better than that.”

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
in the Twin Ponds Giving Garden

Hopelink Shoreline Center Manager Kevin Osborn said,

“Fresh produce is so important to one’s diet. Many of our (Hopelink) clients don’t have the space to grow fruits and veggies and/or work so many hours that they just don’t have the time and energy to properly tend to a garden.” 
“The Giving Garden and Twin Ponds has been crucial to our fresh produce supply for clients. The variety of fruits and vegetables coming from the Twin Ponds Garden has been wonderful and we continually here praise from food bank participants about the quality and quantity!”

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
in the Giving Garden at Twin Ponds

Solid Ground is a non-profit that works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty. Its Lettuce Link program provides seeds, gardening materials, information, and signs for giving gardens. It also offers resources, ideas, and support to help giving gardens grow and develop.

The City of Shoreline offers two organic community gardens to the Shoreline community. One is located at Twin Ponds Park and the other at Sunset School Park. More information about Shoreline’s community gardens here.



1 comments:

Anonymous,  March 15, 2016 at 1:41 PM  

Very impressive for a fairly new community garden!

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