Introducing the new faces of Miller CC Garden

June 1, 2012 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Yesterday’s meeting was very productive. We talked about the goals for the garden this summer and beyond, and there is a lot coming up to be excited about. We also started the Great Dandelion Weeding and thinned some of the seedlings coming up.

Today, June 1, marks an important transition for the garden. Elizabeth, the volunteer manager since the garden was a twinkle in the Parks Department’s eye last year, is moving to be an intern on a series of farms in northern California. Her departure opens up the opportunity for a new crew to step up and take Miller CC Garden to the next level this growing season.

We’re proud to introduce the new volunteer management team, from left: Sophia, Dana, and Alex:

Sophia has been a master volunteer since the garden’s inception last year, and thanks to her diligence we now have two compost bins on-site. Her continued support will be invaluable to the evolution of the garden, and she has a suprise project up her sleeve that will enhance the space and bring more community members in.

Dana recently relocated to Seattle from North Carolina. She has experience farming in a warm Southern climate and is looking forward to learning about how we grow in the comparatively cool PNW. She is excited to work with youth programs in the garden and will help design some better signage and a flyer to advertise the garden.

Alex studied food security and works for an environmental non-profit dedicated to preserving natural resources. Alex is looking forward to building community through the garden, and hopes to create a more solid plan for the future of the garden, including crop rotation and a more effective communications system to coordinate everyone involved.

Get ready for a summer of homegrown goods, garden art projects, and – fingers crossed – lots of SUNNY work parties.


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