The Corner Chronicle
Chimacum, Washington, Wednesday September 19, 2018
Sun Greets New Community Garden
May 28th, 2011 by Katy McCoy

Post #15 by Wendie Dyson

The Chimacum Corner Community Herb Garden is off and running to a great start.  The sun and neighbors came out for a successful kick-off community planting day on April 30th.  Beautiful herbs are now planted in four beds of rich soil thanks to Midori Farm, donations from Henery’s Garden Center and Roger Short’s Magical Soil, and volunteer preparations by Sarah Fairbanks, Barbara Smith, and Dan Anderson.

In early May, we received a $500 grant from Master Gardeners to support the educational aspect of the garden.  Michelle Shoeman, a gardener and staff person at the Corner  Farmstand, has volunteered to organize an end-of-year field trip to the garden for Chimacum’s third, fourth and fifth graders.  She’s working with Sally Pfaff, a teacher at Chimacum Elementary School, who hopes this event will kick off future gardening projects that she and her colleagues aim to get started at the school this fall.

Join us for our next community planting day on Thursday morning, June 30th when we’ll be seeding summer cover crop in the remaining portion of the herb beds.  Come fall, we’ll have another garden party in which we’ll turn the cover crop into the soil, divide the growing herb plants, and plant them throughout the rest of the beds.

Stay connected to what’s happening this summer and watch the garden grow into a vibrant community gathering space by joining us on Facebook.  If you have ideas for classes you’d like to offer at the garden or may be interested in joining the garden team, please contact Wendie Dyson, Project Director, at 360-379-4718 or

Photo of Supplies for Chimacum Community Garden

Donated supplies laid out for planting of Chimacum Corner's new Community Herb Garden

Photo of Chey and Malcolm Planting Herbs

Malcolm and Chey plant herbs in newly prepared beds

Photo of Rio and Rob Shoveling Dirt

John, Rio, Rob, and Michelle shoveling Roger Short's Miracle Dirt

Photo of Barbara giving planting instructions

Master gardener, Barbara, showing how to prepare herb plant for planting

2 Responses

  1. So fabulous to see dreams turned into reality!