Community Garden Group


Community Garden Group

Includes people who would like to be part of existing or start a community garden. Carnation Tree Farm community garden group will begin planning this years garden in January. Be sure to stay tuned for meeting information.

Location: Carnation Tree Farm
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Jan 24

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Children's garden 1 Reply

On reading a chapter in Food, inc on community gardening they mentioned providing for a special children's garden, an area set aside for them.  What a great way to get children interested in…Continue

Started by Maxine Walker. Last reply by Kari Jan 18, 2012.

Welcome Jody and Suzanne!! 1 Reply

Just wanted to give you a warm welcome!  I am new, too.  :-)

Started by Patti Nelson. Last reply by Jody Rutledge Feb 20, 2010.

Is there a meeting tomorrow (Feb. 21st)? 1 Reply

Time?  Is it 10:00 again?  Potluck or no? Thanks! PattiContinue

Started by Patti Nelson. Last reply by Mary Crane Feb 20, 2010.

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Comment by Wendy McConnell on January 24, 2014 at 3:10pm

Hello, I'm new here and am very interested in participating in a community garden. Is this still active? I would love to learn more.

Comment by David Bach on January 24, 2012 at 1:54pm

I'm looking forward to being a part of this group - and growing some nice veggies!

Comment by Maxine Walker on February 23, 2011 at 11:58am
Would like a member of Community Garden group to man a Q & A table at the Grow Your Own Food event at the Carnation Senior Center (see Events on home page) and present the opportunities and advantages of community gardens.  See also the Planning Session scheduled at my house on Sat Feb 26th.  This is a public event and will be publicized and flyers posted so a great opportunity to get support for TSV's many projects.  A good chance to involve people and promote community gardens!      
Comment by Kristy Trione on January 4, 2011 at 8:19pm

If you'd like to help plan a community seed swap event, you are welcome to come to our house Wednesday evening 7:30 (Jan.5) 

2819 280th Ave NE Redmond 98053

We hope to see you!


Comment by Maxine Walker on November 6, 2010 at 11:25am
Even the UN sees rising food prices

It's not just the NIA that sees a future with much higher food prices, by the way: Both the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization also predict rising food prices (although not to the same prices as the NIA).

This is based on the trend of rising energy prices which directly translate into higher costs for farming, harvesting, transporting and processing foods. Catch the details on that story at

The UK Guardian newspaper is also reporting on "soaring food prices" due to fast-rising commodity costs:

I also predicted "food disruptions" in my list of predictions published earlier this year at

(Many of those predictions have already come true, by the way!)

Make no mistake: Food prices are on the rise. And with the Fed watering down the dollar thanks to its insane money counterfeiting policies, the U.S. is headed into a price inflation / dollar deflation scenario that mean you will have to spent a lot more dollars to buy the same food in 2015 as you did in 2010. (If the dollar even exists in 2015, that is...)

What does this all mean to you and me? As the spring comes back in a few months, it might be a good time to start thinking about growing a little garden for yourself. We'll be covering this story in much more detail in the spring, including details on where to get heirloom seeds, how to practice "preparedness" gardening (or "gardening when it counts") and other similar topics
Comment by Maxine Walker on November 4, 2010 at 10:21am
Comment by Stephanie Ostrea on May 4, 2010 at 9:31am
Hello Everyone,

I have a very large space for a garden if anyone needs space.
I am preparing soil now. I live about 2 miles up Woodinville-Duvall Rd
from Duvall.

Comment by Mary Crane on April 9, 2010 at 9:05am
I use a general all purpose organic fertilizer for most everything, whichever garden I am in. Overwintered crops (garlic, strawberries, etc.) I fertilize early with kelp meal, then mid spring with an all purpose. I use bone meal on legumes, and I plant a lot of legumes. I put down crimson clover in the fall on the years I get that far, and I pay attention to what grew where most recently when considering the needs of the current planting - I'll put the heavy feeders where I had nitrogen fixers most recently, root crops less so. I add what compost I have to the beds that seem the most in need, depending on history, and every couple of years I remember to lime. I've never done a soil test. I'm not terribly scientific about it, I just pay attention to the feel and texture and performance of my soil, and I have fine results.

If you are going to use a composted manure vs. a sterilized manure you buy, make sure you now what weeds grow where it cam from and you are willing to introduce them into your garden. You might want to try kelp meal to bring up the nitrogen, or plant peas or beans or clover among your crops to fix the nitrogen for them.
Comment by Maxine Walker on April 9, 2010 at 7:14am
Question - What fertilizers do you add to your garden plots. I compost of course but soil test showed low in nitrogen and sulfur, pH is about 6.75. I would like to add composted cow manure (vs boughten steer manure) but don't have a source right now. Also, potatoes and my potted blueberries, want to get the soil pH down a little - ammonium sulphate, coffee grounds? Thanks, Maxine
Comment by Maxine Walker on March 22, 2010 at 9:34am
A note to invite all here to Seedy Saturday on March 27th - see events calendar.

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