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The Magnuson Community Garden needs your vote

Posted by Mike on June 16th, 2011

City of Seattle

Any number of websites are stumping for the Magnuson Community Garden’s bid to win one of five $4,000 grants from DeLoach Vineyards, an organic winemaker.

“Magnuson Garden is  locked in a three-way tie with Los Angeles and San Francisco gardens for the final two awards.  They need your vote!” says the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

“Our grant request will support a much needed expansion to our ADA accessible raised bed and add interpretive signs to improve visitor use and experience,” according to the gardens’ own city website.

And this, from the blog at the Magnuson Children’s Garden, which asks: “Please Vote For Us!”

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the 4-acre Magnuson Community Garden, which contains the fabulous and fun Children’s Garden, a bird-filled Native Plant Border, Demonstration Orchard with over 40 fruit trees, a Tranquil Garden for horticulture therapy, and a Native Plant Nursery that grows plants for restoration projects all over the city.

The Community Garden was largely built and is maintained by volunteers from the community. It also contains one of the largest P-Patches in King County, which donates more than 4,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks each year, and an outdoor amphitheater that provides a picturesque setting for free summer concerts, Shakespeare-in-the-park performances, and other special events.

The King County Master Gardener Foundation gives instruction on how to vote, which it says can be done daily until the end of July. (It also says Magnuson has gathered over 2,700 votes.  “But, so have our two closest competitors.”)

To vote, go here and find the Magnuson garden (second from the left on the top row).  It takes less than a minute.



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