Bring fresh ideas to Pickering Garden open houses

June 8, 2009

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. June 8, 2009

City officials and Seattle Tilth staffers will host two open houses for people interested in improving Pickering Farm Garden.

The first open house is from 5-7 p.m. June 11 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The second open house is from 5-7 p.m. June 25 at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W.

City officials formed a partnership with the Tilth to plant the seed for the garden’s vision, design and growth.

Officials have received several ideas for the garden, including establishing city demonstration gardens, offering hands-on educational opportunities for organic gardening, creating a hub of a connected community trail system that includes other community garden sites and connecting to a Gilman Boulevard edible landscaping parkway. Leaders want to hear more suggestions at the open houses.

The garden is located on the west side of Pickering Barn.

Learn more by calling the city Resource Conservation Office at 837-4300.

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