St. Mark Community Garden grows 8858 pounds of produce for the Food Bank!

It is now November and the St. Mark Community Garden is done producing for the year.  We are grinding up corn stalks, bringing Vicki’s horse manure to enhance the soil, and tarping the central garden to hopefully kill the weeds during the winter.

The garden has once again been a prolific producer of crops for the Thurston County Food Bank.  According to Gary D’s meticulous records, HE (mostly he!) has taken 8858 pounds to the Food Bank or across the street to the satellite food bank at the Baptist church.

We again hosted field trips for over 500 Mountain View Elementary children, provided garden plots for many community members, and have been a vibrant community with many volunteers, and much good organic produce.

We employed two wonderful interns this summer – Grace U., and Zoe C.  They worked hard for us 6 hours a week for 6 weeks during the summer.

We want to thank ALL of our volunteers for a successful  growing season.  There are two gardeners that were there EVERY DAY and without them our garden would have been a weedy mess and MUCH LESS productive.  Gary D., and Dottie I. are gardening superstars and deserve a special THANK YOU from all of us.  

See you all next spring!