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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 to learn about resources and opportunities available through out the year.

The Sounds and Textures of a Community, Eagle Ridge Community Garden

 

Mission

Down to Earth Community Gardens is a community organization run solely by volunteers 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) 350-2658 or by email at tmyer58@hotmail.com to ask about volunteering, free seeds, Sustainable Gardening classes, 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) 350-2658 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 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
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Project Harvest
Ace Hardware, Lake Stevens, WA
Lenz Enterprises
Pacific Topsoil
Costco
Convergint Technologies
Our Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts
& Countless Volunteers!
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About

Mission

Down to Earth Community Gardens is a community organization run solely by volunteers 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.

Meet Terry Myer, Director at Down To Earth Community Gardensme

Terry Myer, Director of Down To Earth Community Gardens, is an innovative and energetic community-builder willing and able to dig in the dirt.  She often worries her husband will divorce her over her addiction to gardening.  A lover of cats and baby animals, Terry offers classes on sustainable gardening and consultations for those needing assistance.  She offers free site visits to individuals as a way to help others become a gardener and overcome any obstacles they may have.  She’s the go to person to design, implement and install community gardens throughout Snohomish, King County and Camano Island.

Raised in Foster Care for many years, Terry was dependent on the local food bank for survival.  By offering education and free resources to gardeners of all interests and ability levels, Terry brings a solution to local food insecurity through community and corporate partnerships.  Terry is happily married, has a 22 year old son who loves to complain while helping, and three micromanaging cats who judge her constantly.  You can find Terry in the community or a local brewery, occasionally dressed up as a dinosaur and handing out flowers and free beers to make people smile.  Stop by the Living Lab at her home in Marysville or Eagle Ridge Community Garden in Lake Stevens for a garden tour.  Learn how you can create your own edible landscapes while helping the environment and utilizing resources that may otherwise end up in landfills.

Terry is very proud to share that Eagle Ridge Park is her largest project to date, a 30 acre park with a 1 acre community and food bank garden.  She partnered with the City of Lake Stevens and over 300 volunteers to install the largest community garden in Snohomish County.  Through partnerships with home and community gardens, municipalities and local businesses, Down to Earth was able to grow and give 65,000lbs of organic produce to food banks.  Her next projects include community, school and food bank gardens in Darrington, Arlington, Granite Falls, Everett, Lynnwood and Monroe.  Be sure to visit Terry’s website at www.downtoearthcommunitygardens.com or on Facebook at Down To Earth Community Gardens to watch her grow!

 

 

 

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Contact

For more information contact us:
Email: tmyer58@hotmail.com
Phone: 425.350.2658
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownToEarthCommunityGarden/

Mailing address:
Down to Earth Community Gardens
3516 81st Dr. NE
Marysville, WA 98270

The entrance to Eagle Ridge Community garden is located at:
2420 Soper Hill Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258