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Help build a Children’s Garden in your neighborhood this weekend!

Join your neighbors to build a new Children’s Learning Garden on a previously unused piece of Seattle Parks property, between the tennis courts and ballfields at Rainier Beach Playfield.   As a nice side benefit, the garden activity has apparently drawn attention to the long-neglected tennis courts at the playfield, which were being pressure-washed and refurbished today!

The garden is in close proximity to South Shore PreK-8 (a brand new building opening next month), Dunlap Elementary, South Lake High School, Rainier Beach High School, KidsCo daycare, and Rainier Beach Community Center, so will be used by a wide variety of local children to learn about math, science, healthy eating and environmental stewardship.  

Grab your gloves and join a work party Thursday 8/27 – Saturday 8/29 from 9:00 – 5:00 or Sunday 8/30 from 9:00 – 1:00.  Today, volunteers removed sod and dug (and dug and dug), so the base is  ready to spread 20 tons of gravel and 10 yards of mulch, build six raised beds from concrete blocks, then fill the beds with 20 yards of compost.  Park in the Rainier Beach Community Center, then walk to the garden using the service road between Rainier Beach Community Center and South Lake High School.  Kids are welcome to help!   Any questions about volunteering, contact Jodi Newton at 206-303-6610 or [email protected].

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