To the editor:
I, Kate Matthews, am a junior at Bainbridge High School and an Ambassador Girl Scout, working to complete my Girl Scout Gold Award by helping to install two gardens at two properties of Housing Resources Board’s. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn by completing a community-based, sustainable project of 80 or more hours. The goals of the project are to provide residents the opportunity to grow their own food, promote healthy eating, and engage community members with each other.
Islanders are invited to roll up our sleeves, construct garden beds, and dig into the dirt. Please consider joining me, the residents, and your Island neighbors in installing these gardens, this Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels, wheelbarrows, work gloves, and drills.
Donations are also needed and welcomed. Currently Shorts Family Farm is donating their “Magical Soil.” Bainbridge Island Rotary has awarded $450.50. Ace hardware and Bay Hay & Feed have donated materials to the project as well. Islanders are giving plant starts. More funding though is needed to purchase cedar lumber for the beds.
Monetary donations are welcome and can be donated sent to HRB at 250 Madrona Way NE, #110B, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Importantly, please note “Garden Project” on the memo line of the check. The project is also in need of additional plant starts and small hand tools.
Questions about the project locations and/or donations needed can be emailed to Jeanette Hill at Jeanette@housingresourcesboard.org.
Ambassador Girl Scout