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Down to Earth Community Gardens is a community organization run solely by volunteers in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Lake Stevens.
Our mission is to provide space and education for people to grow their own food and offer fresh produce to area food banks.
In 2017, Eagle Ridge Community Garden and The Living Lab grew and gave 21,765 lbs of organic produce to local area food banks, offered free farmers markets, created baskets of food for delivery to neighbors, offered an open gate for garden groceries, taught 343 individuals how to grow food, and gave 945 volunteer hours.
We can’t wait to see how much we can grow this year!
Eagle Ridge Community Garden Master Plan
Down To Earth Community Gardens currently facilitates growing organic produce on three sites in Lake Stevens.
Eagle Ridge Community Garden located at 2420 Soper Hill Road, Lake Stevens 98258 within Eagle Ridge Park. Eagle Ridge Park is a 28-acre park, named for the eagle’s nest next to Lundeen Parkway, includes extensive passive recreation areas with nature trails that wind through the wetland headwaters of Hubert and. Eagle creeks. A portion of the site houses the senior center.
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Open June 2017, Eagle Ridge Community Garden offers 1/2 acre with room for 78 garden plots 4’x8′ in size. Plots cost $40 annually and can be rented by contacting Lake Stevens City Hall at 425-334-1012. Additional ADA raised beds are available at a reduced rate of $20 annually. Ten beds are exclusively reserved to grow organic produce for the local community food bank.
In 2017 we grew and gave healthy food for hungry people! Want to grow a row for the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank? We can help! Free seeds are available for our local gardeners to give a row!
New Site Coming April 2018 Pushing Up Daisies
Opens April 2018! Pushing Up Daisies Community Food Bank Garden located at 14020 66th St. NE, Lake Stevens 98258. Pushing Up Daisies Community Food Bank Garden offers 2000 square feet of fenced space on a picturesque, privately owned 5 acres. The private homeowner generously donated the land and resources to aid us in our mission to offer healthy food to hungry people.
Contact Terry at (425) 350-2658 to ask about volunteering! Pushing Up Daisies Community Food Bank Garden is in need of volunteers to plant starts and seeds in MAY 2018. Follow along on our Events and Volunteer Pages to see dates and times for future volunteer opportunities!
Open August 2014, The Living Lab is located at our home in Lake Stevens. The Living Lab is our experimental property to practice and perfect sustainable planting methods using upcycled materials. Growing over 50 varieties of plants, flowers and vegetable we grew and gave 6 tons from our 3000 square foot space.
Volunteers are always welcome and maintenance is low and ideal for those with little experience in the garden.
Learn how to repurpose, upcycle, source free materials, seed saving, soil amending, water conservation, natural pest control, creating healthy soil. using rain barrels, companion planting and more.
The Living Lab Chard and Kale Nursery with Edible Borage
Have property you’d like to share with your community? We can help with that! Contact Terry Myer at (425) 350-2658 or on Facebook
Click on the Links below to learn more about how to participate in the community garden
We are fortunate to have such a generous group of community supporters. Thank you!
The City of Lake Stevens, WA
Home Depot, Snohomish, WA
The Snohomish Conservation District, Lawns To Lettuce & the I ❤ Lake program
Discover Lake Stevens, Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce
Ace Hardware, Lake Stevens, WA
Our Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts
& Countless Volunteers!