February 1Last day for returning gardeners to register February 4 First day for new gardeners to apply April 10 Start up garden meeting at Jackson Community Garden 5:30 pm April 11 New gardeners may begin gardening May 1Gardens must be started to avoid being assigned to others
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the community garden work?
The Henry M. Jackson Community Garden is open to City of Everett residents for individual use. The gardens are a community driven effort. Staff will coordinate with a group of dedicated volunteer gardeners to develop and manage the program. Volunteer hours are required by all gardeners.
What are the plot sizes and related fees?
10ft X 13ft ground level plots - $39 per season
5ft X 5ft raised beds for low mobility residents only - $29 per season
What if I can’t afford to pay for a plot?
Scholarships are available to those who might not be able to participate because of financial constraints.
What can I grow?
Any vegetables, small fruits, flowers or herbs you choose. Just remember if something grows fast and spreads you must contain it. No trees, shrubs or invasive plants are allowed, including those listed on the Washington State Noxious Weed list, marijuana or opium poppies.
Can I sell what I grow?
No. The sale of what you grow is not permitted. We encourage the donation of extra produce to the food bank
How much volunteer time is required each season?
To participate each gardener needs to contribute a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer time to the program. Tending to your designated garden plot is not applied to your 4 hour minimum. A few work parties will be scheduled during spring and fall to provide opportunities to meet the 4 hour commitment.
If you do not actively work your garden, and the weeds are invading the common areas or their seeds are in danger of spreading to other gardens, you will be asked to take care of the situation. If you do not, or violate other garden rules, your gardening privileges may be revoked without a refund
Volunteers are welcome!
Volunteers are needed to assist with garden oversight, contacting gardeners for work parties, tracking volunteer hours, keeping an extra eye on the communal garden areas etc. Please contact the Recreation Office at 425-257-8300 ext. 2 if you are interested.