Volunteers build new community garden

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The “Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off” campaign held in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. produced a community garden near the Lynnwood Senior Center.

On Jan. 21, 20 United Way Day of Service volunteers, age 18 and younger, worked side-by-side with 17 Lynnwood Senior Center volunteers building 30 raised garden beds for the community garden. Participants, ranging from 4-90, constructed garden boxes intended to offer opportunities for intergenerational pairs of gardeners to learn, grow food and work together.

The long-term goal of this community garden located adjacent to the Lynnwood Senior Center is to increase wellness, foster intergenerational interaction, increase access to fresh produce, and provide a much needed service to the community.

This was the fourth consecutive year this campaign, which included other service projects around the county, has taken place and participantion has grown from 70 to 250 this year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Gardens, please sign up for the Community Garden mailing list under Manage Preferences or email Marielle Harrington, Healthy Communities Coordinator, at mharrington@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

 

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