By Paul Candler, Public Relations Chair, Kiwanis Club of Clover Park
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park began planting a variety of vegetable starts, and the food bank raised garden plots at the Lakewood Community Garden. Last year 1,100 pounds of fresh vegetables raised at the food bank plots were donated to the Lakewood FISH Food Bank. The goal for this year is to increase the amount donated to 1,500 pounds. To help achieve this goal, one raised garden has been planted with potatoes. Other vegetables planted include tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, broccoli, kale, and the always popular zucchini.
There are still 4′ X 8′ garden plots available for community members to rent. There is a $20 yearly rental fee for each plot. This is a great opportunity to begin a fun, economical, and nutritious gardening adventure. Garden tools and water are available. The Lakewood Community Garden is located in back of the former Lakewood Police Station just off 112th Street. Lakewood First Baptist Church now owns that property and donated a portion to the City of Lakewood for a community garden. Plot registration is handled by the City of Lakewood Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Dennis Higashiyama at 253-983-7887.
Running and maintaining the Community Garden is just one of many fun things that Clover Park Kiwanis does. We, at Kiwanis, direct our service towards community and youth. We are always looking for individuals who want to serve. Lakewood’s youth and community are always in need of help. Come down to the Ram Restaurant at 10019 59th Ave SW, Lakewood any Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 PM and see what Kiwanis is all about. Lunch is provided for first-timers.
For membership details email Gary Aleshire, Members Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also email Mike Darrah, President email@example.com.
We’ll see you on Tuesday.