May 26, 2009
50 volunteers turn out to help
Sustainable Issaquah had the idea. AtWork! had the land. At an April 22 work party, all interested constituents came together to map out plans to develop a new community garden.
Sustainable Issaquah, a new community group that champions ecofriendly projects, had decided a community garden would be one of its projects.
AtWork!, a center that provides people with disabilities training to be productive, integrated and contributing members of the community, had the space, on land it leases from the city. AtWork! CEO Chris Brandt thought it would be a good use of the 3,000 square feet of landscape.
“We thought it would be better to use it than just mow it,” Brandt said.
Highlands resident Tariq Panni, who helped build a garden for his community, was asked to help.
“It all came together very quickly with less cost and twice the enthusiasm as the garden I did before,” Panni said. Read more