About the Federal Way Community Gardens
2008, the Federal Way Senior Center Community
Garden was just a dream in Michael Stanley's
head. Mr. Stanley, a retired project manager
from Boeing saw an opportunity to create
something beautiful for the community that, at
the same time, would provide organic nourishment
to citizens with a need.
Inspired by gardens he had seen in England, Mr.
Stanley set about creating a plan for a
community garden like no other. He spent
countless hours recruiting volunteers and
drumming up financial support long before the
ground was broken.
the spring of 2009, the garden was a beehive of
activity (literally, if you've seen the photos
in that section of this website!) as the vision
became a reality. Under Mr. Stanley's
leadership, and with him working side by side
with them, a countless number of volunteers
partnered with him to create the garden.
addition to the creation of the actual garden
itself, friendships were forged, school children
spent time with senior citizens, and the
community came together to build something
Mr. Stanley's vision included using the garden
as an educational tool where the community can
come and learn the principles of organic gardens
that will help them find success in their own
gardens. Like a pebble dropped in a pond, the
vision of the garden will continue to move
outward touching the lives of all who come into
contact with it.
Today, the garden feeds citizens
in need and continues to grow into something of
which the community can be proud.
Catch The Bug
Help the Foundation AND
have a fun time with your friends! Our Third Annual Catch the Bug
Celebration will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Federal Way
Senior Citizen Community Garden at 4016 S 352nd Street in Auburn, WA 98001.
Tickets to the event are $25 per person or $40 per couple.
More details and registration information will be coming
soon, but if you’d like to register now or sponsor a table, please
contact us for more
information. We hope to see you there!
Here are some
great links to other community garden sites!