Bees for the Ballinger Community Garden

Monday, April 22, 2013

Roger Workman explains mason bee boxes to
Ballinger Community Gardeners

Ballinger neighbor Roger Workman recently built and donated two mason bee boxes to the Ballinger Community Garden, along with 80 cocoons. At a recent meeting of the participating gardeners, Roger presented and explained the bee boxes.

Raised beds make for good drainage

Now entering its third year, the garden plots are well-established, with many plants wintering over.

The Community Garden is located on a small hillside behind the old Aldercrest Elementary School in the Ballinger Neighborhood. Plots are worked by individuals who rent them for the year. Common areas are maintained by all, and the gardeners meet for potluck dinner Wednesday nights during the summer months.

The Garden, one of the first community gardens in Shoreline, was created by an affiliation of BALNA, Diggin' Shoreline, and other volunteers. It was designed and set up on a weedy hillside behind the Aldercrest School by those groups, with help from Rotary groups and other community volunteers.


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