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Do you love gardening?
Do you want to learn more about gardening and backyard growing?
Do you want to grow your own food but don’t know how or need help establishing a home gardening system?
Are you already a home gardener (or want to be one) that helps others?

If you answered yes to any of these please follow Down To Earth Community Gardens on Facebook to learn about resources and opportunities available throughout the year.


Down to Earth Community Gardens is a community organization run by volunteers, and in partnership with Municipalities, Conservation Districts, Schools, and other collaborating partners and stakeholders.

Our mission is to provide space and education for people to grow their own food and offer fresh produce to area food banks. We give FREE garden beds, FREE seeds, FREE education, and access to FREE resources to help grow organic produce.

Serving the greater Snohomish, Skagit, and King county, we increase visibility by offering free farmers markets, baskets of produce for delivery for seniors, people with disabilities, access to emergency food boxes, an open gate for garden grocers and much more.

In 2018, we grew and gave 64,719 pounds of organic produce, with 382 volunteers giving 3,200 hours of community service!  Our FREE Farmer’s Market was able to serve over 2,000 people with fresh organic produce, education, and resources.

In 2017, Eagle Ridge Community Garden and The Living Lab grew and gave 21,765 lbs of organic produce to local area food banks, taught 343 individuals to grow food and gave 945 hours of community service.

We can’t wait to see how much we can grow every year!

Eagle Ridge Community Garden Master Plan
Final Community Garden Plan Phase 1 5-1-17

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 Lake Stevens Senior Center.

Follow us on Facebook to track our progress, ask about classes, & request resources!

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.

Help us grow and give healthy food to 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 grow a row.

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Pushing Up Daisies Food Bank Garden, Private Homeowner uses 2000sqft to grow food to give.

Contact Terry at (425) 540-3315 or by email at info@dtecg.org to ask about volunteering, free seeds, sustainable gardening classes, and/or garden bed donations. 

Living Lab April 3 2019

Open August 2014, The Living Lab is located at our home in Marysville, Washington.  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 grow and give 6 tons from our 3000 square foot space.4

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
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Have property you’d like to share with your community?  We can help with that!  Contact Terry Myer at (425) 540-3315 or on Facebook.

Visit the Resources and Blog pages to view news, education/volunteer opportunities, tutorials, tips, tricks and hacks for your garden.

We are a registered 501C3 non-profit organization and would appreciate donations of all sizes to help our mission of sustainable gardens to help feed our communities!  Donate Today!

We are fortunate to have such a generous group of community supporters. Thank you!

The City of Lake Stevens, WA
Home Depot, Snohomish, WA
E&E Lumber, Marysville, WA
Lowe’s, Everett, WA
The Snohomish Conservation District, Lawns To Lettuce
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Project Harvest
Ace Hardware, Lake Stevens, WA
Lenz Enterprises
Pacific Topsoil
Convergint Technologies
Our Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts
& Countless Volunteers!
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