The community learning garden at the Good Shepherd Center has been a place to learn, grow and connect since the early 1980s. This garden features a solar greenhouse, a rain garden, worm bins and a variety of demonstration compost systems. There are many perennial plantings including Pacific Northwest native plants, cordon and espalier-style fruit trees, blue elderberry, cane berries, herbs and flowers. The annual vegetable beds provide a space for learning about year-round organic vegetable gardening techniques and strategies for building healthy soil.
This garden is on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people. It is stewarded by community volunteers, students and Tilth Alliance gardeners. Much of the food grown in the garden is donated to the nearby FamilyWorks Food Bank. Our focus is on encouraging vibrant garden ecosystems, relationships, and joy in growing and sharing food.
Volunteer at Good Shepherd Center
Volunteering is a great to get involved with Tilth Alliance! During weekly work parties, small groups of volunteers help to prepare and maintain annual and perennial garden beds, tend to fruit trees, harvest produce, weed and mulch this special community learning garden in Wallingford, adjacent to Meridian Playground.
4646 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle 98103