In an effort to heighten awareness towards combating childhood obesity, the Seattle Junior League partnered Seattle Tilth at their Good Shepherd Garden in Wallingford on a blustery fall afternoon. Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to garden organically and conserve natural resources. They teach adults and kids how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources. Their vision is to transform the NW region into the organic gardening capital of the world. Their philosophy is simple – teach the children about healthy eating and lifestyles so they can pass on what they learned to mom and dad at home.
During the service shift, Junior League members were able to compost leaves, scatter mulch, harvest lavender, fortify worm habitats, and help put the gardens “to bed for winter” at Seattle Tilth’s the adult learning center. Members got to bring their children and were excited to be able to partake in a variety of activities. Since most that attended were true gardeners at heart, all were thrilled at the educational lecture on composting we received by an industry expert. As an added bonus, we were all invited to take home bouquets of fresh lavender.
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