Archive for November, 2010

President’s Message (11/10)

MGFKC President's Message 11/10Congratulations to the MGs we honored at October’s recognition dinner.  Not only did we share another delicious potluck, but we did it in appreciation of the contributions of MGs from around the county.  It’s humbling to glimpse what folks are doing and trying as our outreach changes.  Sometimes we get so busy with our routines as MGs we forget to look up to reassess our broader goals and to ask what we might be ignoring.  David McDonald, from Seattle Public Utilities, spoke at the recognition dinner about our effect as gardeners on our shared environment.  I’m particularly interested in these issues, especially the issue of water as it leaves our gardens, when it becomes stormwater.

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Shorewood Culinary Arts Garden

Shorewood High School Youth Education GardenThe name of this garden says it all: located at Shorewood High School in north King County, WA, the garden supplies produce to support the school’s culinary arts program. Diana Dillard, head of the program, incorporates the garden’s vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers into her cooking and nutrition classes.

The garden, affectionately known as SWCAG, is one of the Youth Education Gardens supported by the Master Gardeners. Through the Youth Education Gardens, Master Gardeners work with children and youth to introduce them to sustainable gardening practices and the fun of growing your own food. Continue Reading »

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