As schools return to their rhythms and garden lessons commence, we thank and applaud our summer garden care volunteers – our Garden Angels! Having signed up at the end of spring, Garden Angels cared for gardens all summer – weeding, harvesting, and keeping plants alive during some long hot days!

The responsibility and resourcefulness supplied by Garden Angels are gifts to our entire community. Neighbors, teachers, parents, grandparents and guardians, Garden Angels gave generously of their time – and some volunteered at more than one school garden (see our Garden Angel 2017 Honor Roll, below!).

Many of our Garden Angels enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer with their kids. Alex Casey and his daughter Jillian (pictured) had a great time volunteering at Cordata Elementary School Garden. Alex was able to teach Jillian how to care for the garden and harvest responsibly. Observing plants and pollinators together, they added sweet memories to stores of knowledge!

Alex and Jillian were not the only ones enjoying the Cordata school garden: kids with YMCA teachers during the day gathered there to read and relax. Please join us in extending a hearty thanks to ALL of our Garden Angels – over 100! – who, like Alex and Jillian, stewarded these valued community resources over the summer!


Garden Angel 2017 Honor Roll

Ch̩ Acord РParkview

Cara Anderson – Silver Beach

Daniel Anderson – Assumption

Sam Ashlock – Geneva

Jessica Ask, with Haley, Ashley & Parker – Roosevelt & Whatcom

Marca Babcock – Parkview

Antoinette Baxter – Alderwood

Anna Blick – Columbia

Beth Bloom – Roosevelt

Amanda Blue – Silver Beach

Heidi Bode – Lowell

Team Brashears – Geneva

Hope Bright – Carl Cozier

Tiffany Brooks – Parkview

Lisa Buckley – Columbia

Tracey Burke – Geneva

Coralie Burr – Silver Beach

Jessie Burton – Happy Valley

Diane Button – Alderwood

Alex Casey & Jillian – Cordata

Jenn Cassie – Happy Valley

Amy Chaloupka – Parkview

Stephanie Childs – Cascadia

Pippin Christiansen – Lowell & Kulshan

Stefanie (Neale) Cilinceon – Roosevelt

Christina Clark – Carl Cozier

Keri Clark – Parkview

Virginia Cleaveland – Whatcom

Kali Colwell – Happy Valley

Nicky Cook-Desler – Happy Valley

Kirsten Cox – Cascadia

Amy Dearborn – Roosevelt

Jamie Desmul – Geneva

Robyn Deter – Geneva

Kathy Dew – Kulshan

Sarah Dickinson & Kaleb – Happy Valley

Adrya Dubel – Cordata

Renee Elder – Kulshan

Sarah Engel – Cordata

Lindsey Escher – Columbia

Kim Evans – Happy Valley

Dana Ferrier – Kulshan

Jennifer Gaer – Kulshan

Morgan Glenn – Carl Cozier

Danielle Goodwin – Cordata

Anne Granberg – Roosevelt

Sherry Haynes – Birchwood

Tara And Family Heinrichs – Cascadia

Shannon Jacoby – Cascadia

Staci Johnson – Assumption

Brooke Jones – Lowell

Kaslo & Laurie Jordan – Cascadia

A.K. – Columbia

Dawn Kennedy – Alderwood

Christina Kulhanek – Carl Cozier & Kulsan

Song Lantzy – Kulshan

Juliana Larson – Cascadia

Sara Larsen-Cooper – Silver Beach

Laura Lawyer – Silver Beach

Erin Leedom – Lowell

Nofoaga & Peter Lewis – Carl Cozier

Lynette Machinski – Assumption

Heather Manning – Geneva

Carolina Mathews – Kulshan

Nate Melanson – Columbia

Julie Mellick – Carl Cozier

Erika Miller – Whatcom

Amy Munson – Cascadia

Erin Norman – Lowell

Daniele O’Connell – Sunnyland

Yelena Odushkin – Silver Beach

Jasmine Olivas – Alderwood

Tim Omelia – Alderwood

Elizabeth Page – Lowell

Josh Parrish – Parkview

Julie Peterson – Parkview

Jessica Poste – Geneva

Danielle Price – Carl Cozier

Colleen Prinster – Kulshan

Renee Ragsdale – Parkview

Faye Rasmussen – Geneva

Amy Rehmert – Cascadia

Emily Revard – Cordata

Sarah Rose – Alderwood

Barbara Roxas – Lowell

Christa Russell – Roosevelt

William Schenken – Happy Valley

Erin Shaffer – Silver Beach

Maggie Spinelli – Roosevelt

Miel Steel – Geneva

Sharece Steinkamp – Cordata

Kate Stevenson – Carl Cozier

Crispin Stutzman – Parkview

Amy Vergillo – Columbia

Eli Vignali – Sunnyland

Silje Watson – Lowell

Justine Waymire – Parkview

Towhee Wean – Columbia

Lindsay Wells – Columbia

Jason Wilhelm – Carl Cozier

Renee Wilgress – Columbia

Laura W Willkie – Roosevelt

Angel Yasuda-Defeo – Assumption

Family Zaugg – Cascadia

Hooray for Garden Angel Kaleb!