Community Garden

Community Garden 10th Anniversary Celebration

The congregation is invited to a 10th Anniversary celebration, luncheon, and garden blessing for the St. Mark Community Garden June 30th immediately following the 10am Worship service.  A delicious lunch prepared by the Community Garden volunteers will be served during a brief program outlining the garden’s history and evolution into one of the largest fresh…

Northwest Christian HS Garden Service Day

Twenty hard-working High School students and two teachers  from the Northwest Christian High School spent 120 hours of service in the St. Mark Community Garden on Wednesday April 24th.   Great thanks to Michaela Winkley from the Thurston County Food Bank for directing this group to our garden. There is always a tremendous amount of…

Reading and Gardens

Those involved with the St Mark Community Garden, Mountain View Elementary School, and the Thurston County Food Bank hosted author Katherine Pryor on Sept 21 to celebrate Food Literacy Month. Featured events included a reading of the book “Zora’s Zucchini”, a visit to the pumpkin patch in the St Mark Garden, and a picnic of…

St. Mark Community Garden Potato Harvest

Saturday September 15th was the annual potato harvest at the St. Mark Community Garden. This year we planted a new potato variety, Red Lasoda, hoping to have a better harvest – and we did!!   The potatoes were large and beautiful and we harvested about 1500 pounds. We also harvested 500 pounds of pumpkins. Two…

St. Mark Community Garden News

The 2017 Gardening season is almost over and the garden has been  absolutely beautiful this summer.  We got a late start with a wet, soggy spring, and many of us volunteer gardeners did not have very high hopes for a great garden.  We had to replant our peas, spinach, beets, and lettuce, and planted the…

St. Mark Community Garden Potato Harvest

Please join us Saturday September 17th at 0900 for our 5th annual Potato Harvest.   In a few short hours we can harvest over a ton of potatoes if many people join us.  It is a really fun day – especially for the kids as they play “treasure hunt” as they find the potatoes.  Kids…