NWYS We Grow Garden
Northwest Youth Services took their successful We Grow program to the next level with a larger garden. The program, "build skills like communication, problem-solving, teamwork, responsibility, and customer service, as well as sustainable gardening practices and healthy eating." The City of Bellingham provided a no-cost lease on an otherwise tricky piece of land with no street frontage or vehicle access. We developed a master plan to lay out the garden for current needs and future growth. The garden features fencing, water spigots, pick-up truck access for occasional deliveries, a public front to the garden with a vegetable stand, seating, herb planting and an announcment board. The original plan located future greenhouse space, orchard trees, entry trellis, education and gathering area, and tool storage.
The garden is being installed in phases with all volunteer labor and materials.
This project was completed while working with The Philbin Group Landscape Architecture.