Students working to build community garden

Students from the Lynnwood High School horticulture program and Mountlake Terrace High Latino Club are partnering with the Everett Housing Authority to build a community garden. The goal is to provide needy families with fresh food during the summer.

It’s the brainchild of Yin Yu, a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway. While volunteering at the Everett Housing Authority she realized the children have lunch when in school, but they often have no healthy food in the summer.

Next month the students will travel to the housing location twice to create a rain garden and vegetable garden and install a rain barrel and red-worm composting bin system.

They could use some donations, including:

  • Gloves for children at the residence and student volunteers
  • Rain barrel
  • Worm compost bin
  • Soil
  • Gravel (1 yard 5/8 crush rocks and 1 yard river coobas)
  • Wood to raise the garden bed (12′ x 29′)
  • Garden tools and tool shed
  • Cash donations

Please contact Gary McLaughlin at LHS is you have items you wish to donate.

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