Garden Volunteers

Master Gardeners Participate in the Festival of Fruit at Carkeek Park
Master Gardener Clinic table at the Orchard Festival 2017

The Carkeek Master Gardener Demonstration Gardeners participated in the Festival of Fruit, September 16th from 10am-2pm, at Carkeek Park with a MG clinic table, children’s activities and live honey bees.

Master Gardeners Mary Ann Kae, Jane Johnson, and Kathy Pendras, with visitors.

Children’s Activity presented by Mary Ann Kae, beekeeper; both children and adults were fascinated with this display and presentation.

Master Gardener Clinic table, with Mary Vincent and Kathy Pendras, greeting visitors.
Master Gardeners Participate in Earth Day at Carkeek Park
Pictured here are Kathy Pendras, Anne Seidel, Drexie Malone, and Ann Swiatkiewicz.
Pictured here are Kathy Pendras, Anne Seidel, Drexie Malone, and Ann Swiatkiewicz.

The Carkeek Master Gardener Demonstration Gardeners participated in Earth Day, April 23, at Carkeek Park, with a MG Clinic Table, Children’s Activity- Roots and Shoots, and Garden Tours. We joined other Carkeek Park volunteers for the Earth presentations of a Piper’s Orchard project, a Forest Restoration project, and a Salmon release that evening.

The event covered 4 hours- 11:00-3:00 on a beautiful sunny day.

Carkeek Gardens at the Master Gardener Volunteer Fair
Drexie Malone and Kathy Pendras, Master Gardner Volunteer Fair; March 2016
Drexie Malone and Kathy Pendras, Master Gardner Volunteer Fair; March 2016

This month, March 2016, Carkeek Gardens were represented for the first time at the Master Gardener Volunteer Fair. After each training class, new intern Master Gardeners are recruited to work their 45 hours/year at various demonstration gardens throughout the city and county; there are more than a dozen volunteer gardens or areas.

The Carkeek Gardens have been a recognized MG demonstration garden for less than one year (July, 2015) and the Garden Stewards were happy to respond to the invitation to present the Gardens to the new class this year.

Drexie Malone and Kathy Pendras were stationed at the display table as many interns approached to sign our volunteer sheet. We showed many native plants that were in bloom already this year, and used display boards to show the extent of the Gardens.

From 17 sign-up names, we have actually scheduled 2 MG interns to work with us this spring!


For more information or to volunteer:
Lead Gardner: Deborah Phare | 206.979.1476 | DPhare@msn.com
Master Gardner: Drexie Malone | 206.550.5406 | Drexie.Malone@comcast.net