Who will care for the garden?

YMCA staff will oversee the garden maintenance, which will mainly be done by youth enrolled in the YMCA's afterschool and summer programming.

To reduce maintenance, drip irrigation will help reduce the amount of labor involved in watering the plans, and the gravel surrounding the raised garden beds will reduce the weeds germinating in the soil of the raised beds. 

Snohomish Conservation District will provide technical assistance and guidance when needed.

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1. Who will benefit from the food grown in the garden?
2. Who will care for the garden?
3. What components are necessary for a healthy garden?
4. Where did the garden's raised beds come from?
5. How do the garden's rain barrels work?
6. How does the garden's irrigation system work?
7. What can be grown in the garden?
8. How long do certain crops take to grow?
9. What is "overwintering" and why is it important?
10. Where can I learn more about the YMCA Community Food Garden?
11. What is the Lawns to Lettuce Program?
12. How can I learn more about the Lawns to Lettuce Program?
13. What do I need to consider if I want to start a community food garden?