Posted by Gary O'Rielly on Jan 16, 2023
Our guest speaker for Friday, January 13th was Terry Bockovich who spoke about the Down to Earh program she is involved with at this time. According to Terry there are 1,094 community gardens in the state since the beginning of the Eagle Ridge Community Garden. Working on a transition program at Mt. Pilchuck with new growing space and with the Lake Stevens Community Resource Center. Partnering with Steve Allen, who will be adding murals to each of the projects. Currently trying to raise money for his projects.
Eagle Ridge has access to water and tools on a year-around basis. Working with 1,000 volunteers each year through "Plant a Row" programs. There are 78 beds at Eagle Ridge according to Terry. Terry is working with other groups including the Snohomish County Conservation District and East/West Food Rescue. Terry is in schools a lot this time of the year and at Highland Elementary in the 5th Grade Class every Thursday. There are seed libraries through the Everett Library and likely at the Lake Stevens Library soon.