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CHS Pics | Volunteers build community garden for Capitol Hill seniors

IMG_8044IMG_8075The Just Garden project has excellent timing. On a gorgeous day sandwiched between a few weeks of rain and another bout of gray approaching, the Seattle Tilth-powered group set about work Thursday outside Capitol Hill’s Reunion House, a low-income senior housing community on 10th Ave E just off Broadway.

Volunteers created a set of garden boxes and started the process of setting the planting cycle in motion.

Organizers say the Reunion House garden will yield $250 of fresh produce for the senior residents to enjoy on a weekly basis.

Seattle Tilth also reminds the rest of us that it’s time to get to work in whatever patch of land we might have access to — Compost Days should help make your garden a productive one:

To support these community gardens and thank residents for diverting 350,000 tons of food scraps, yard debris and food soiled paper by composting at curbside, Seattle Public Utilities, King County, Cedar Grove and Waste Management are teaming on Compost Days. Starting on March 15 – April 15, residents can get deep discounts on compost. And this year, Compost Days will host an inaugural Big Garden Give, a community compost drive to provide FREE compost to more than 150 gardens that feed the hungry.

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