Classes & Events May 2019

May 7th and May 12th Monroe Library
May 17th 6pm NW Bloom Farm


Down To Earth Community Gardens Seed & Plant Exchange

The purpose of the DTECG Seed & Plant Exchange is to have some fun, to gather gardeners at any level to exchange and share plants and ideas and to help new gardeners get started!  Invite a friend or garden group!

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2019 10am to 1pm
Where: 3516 81st Dr. NE, Marysville WA 98270

How does the seed and plant exchange work?
No sales.  Just trades and free stuff.  Show up anytime between 10am and 1pm, socialize, share your experience and ideas, ask questions.

How do I advertise the plants I want to share?
Set them on the pavement/sidewalk near the driveway.

What should I bring?
Paper bags or anything that works for you to transport your seeds and plants back home.  We will have seed trays and pots to give away as well that are free and can be used in your garden.

Are there restrooms on site?

If I don’t have plants or seeds to share can I still participate?
ABSOLUTELY!  We will have educational materials, expert garden advice, and more!

Are there refreshments available?
We’ll have iced tea and feel free to bring a treat to share.

Are there places off limits on the property?
Generally the seed and plant exchange is limited to the front yard and driveway.

What happens with the leftover plants and seeds?
We’ll share them with local community and school gardens for you!

Coming in 2019
Classes Available by Request:
Sustainable Gardening
Building Raised Beds
Urban Agriculture
Rain Barrels
& More

Contact by phone, email or Facebook.
Terry Myer, Director 425.350.2658

Volunteer: Year round opportunities are available whatever your skill or interest level.

Apply now for FREE raised Beds!  Requests filled weekly.

Mother Nature is ALWAYS in charge of planting season and she’s in no mood to stop raining and warm up the soil.  Until spring we will be focused on winter sowing, installing community gardens and offering FREE resources.

We look forward to organizing a volunteer planting event at Eagle Ridge Community Garden as soon as the weather warms up a bit more.

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Learn to grow the tastiest veggies and greens from your low maintenance, no-till, chemical free garden!  All ages welcome.  All students receive a free garden starter kit including pots, seeds, access to free garden beds, cost share grants and class materials.cropped-l2l-header.jpg
Building Raised Beds
Learn what to consider when building raised beds for this year’s veggie gardens including steps to building a raised bed and material choices.  All students will take home a raised bed and free garden starter kit including pots, seeds, and access to additional FREE resources.  20170609_144727

DIY Rain Barrels ($35-55) courtesy of the Snohomish Conservation District
$35 price if you build and take home a rain barrel.  $55 if you want to take a pre-built rain barrel

Learn to build a DIY rain barrel system to lower your water bill and conserve water.
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Healthy Communities Challenge Day (FREE)
Join us at our information booths at community events.  We’ll be offering free garden starter kits and sharing a list of free resources to grow your own organic produce.

Pie Decorating & Design $25
Using organic ingredients, add an artistic touch to pie crust, personalizing pastry to stand out and add that wow factor to your baking.  Class includes all supplies and a pie to take home.pie

Cupcake Decorating & Design $25
Add an artistic touch to cupcakes to make them stand out!  Students will go home with 6 decorated cupcakes after learning to create a beautiful dahlia design.cupcakes

Lawns to Lettuce Fall & Winter Planning (Upon Request)
Students will learn how and which plants to grow for the Fall & Winter Harvest season.

Want to Volunteer, have service hours to complete?  Down To Earth Community Gardens is a geat opportunity for needed service hours, please contact Terry with any questions! 425-350-2658,

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Down to Earth Community Gardens will be offering a Lawns to Lettuce Class at Eagle Ridge Community Garden and the Sultan Library.


WHEN: Saturday, June 10th and June 24th Noon to 2pm
WHERE: Eagle Ridge Community Garden 2420 Soper Hill Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
COST: $15.00
WHAT: Bring something to write with.  All students will receive a FREE garden starter kit!

Explore Summer: Sustainable Gardening: Lawns to Lettuce – Sno-Isle Library

July 18 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Explore Summer: Sustainable Gardening: Lawns to Lettuce

If you’ve ever been curious about how to turn part of your lawn into an organic garden, these workshops presented by Terry Myer from Down to Earth Community Gardens will help you learn the basics of urban agriculture, including water conservation, soil improvement, and sustainable growing practices.  For all ages.  Supported by Friends of the Sultan Library.

Date: Tuesday, July 18th
Time: 1-3pm

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Help us build Eagle Ridge Community Garden May 27th and June 3rdERCG

When: May 27th 8am to Noon
What: Setting fence posts
Where: 2420 Soper Hill Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

When: June 3rd 10am to 4pm
What: Building raised beds
Where: 2420 Soper Hill Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Bring gloves and work boots!  We’ll provide water, snacks, lunch and tools!  We will have some extra gloves on hand as well.

Contact Terry Myer at or or by phone at 425-350-2658

April 29th Free Event!
Down to Earth Community Gardens will be offering a Lawns to Lettuce presentation at the Discover Lake Stevens Expo. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 29th 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Lake Stevens High School Cafeteria
WHAT: A fun time for the whole family.  Enjoy jumpy houses, Touch a Truck with the Lake Stevens police and fire departments, Cement Distributing and go for a ride on the Grand Prix Hydroplane Simulator from Hopp’s Racing Team.

Presentations given by:
Down to Earth Community Gardens
Sound Salmon Solutions
Lake Stevens Rowing Club

Stop by the Visitors & Information Center from now through April 29th and pick up your free Discover Lake Stevens Pass.  Complete five of the squares and turn in your pass at the Expo to enter to win a paddle board/kayak package and other great prizes.  *No purchase necessary.

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