The Federal Way Community Gardens are composed
of varying gardens and you can read about them
below. Be sure to also visit
our Media page; it has newspaper articles
and video clips about many of the gardens.
Federal Way Senior Center
This is our original garden,
located at 4016 South
352nd Street in Auburn, WA. It is also currently
largest garden; you can read all
about its beginning here.
The harvest from this garden supports the senior
center food pantry, senior citizens on low
income, and the Meals on Wheels program.
Truman Community Garden
Based out of Truman High School in Federal Way,
this garden broke ground on September 22, 2010
and occupies a 10,000-square-foot parcel near
Interstate 5 at South 317th Street in Federal
from here support the
Federal Way Community Caregivers Network to
provide produce for the community suppers for
the homeless in the city.
The Truman Garden has received
recognition from the Federal Way School Board
for the development of a Science and Gardening
project in cooperation with our organization and
broke ground in
early 2011. To see a
slideshow of the groundbreaking, click here.
The garden was
planted in May and will feature a giving
planted their garden in May, 2011, with the
entire student population having a hand in the
creation! It will feature
a giving component to help in the community.
Nautilus Elementary School
Nautilus' garden is also underway. This school
garden will also feature
is up and running! Look for construction to
begin soon on a garden on
their property near 21st SW and
SW 340th. In fact, right now YOU
can make a difference in our
community to the Light of Christ Community
Garden by buying a brick to assist with the
costs. You will be able to create your own
message and choose from selected graphics for
your brick(s), which will be displayed in the
center walkway of the garden.
To read more about the project, click here for
drawing of the Light of Christ Community Garden is shown below, along
with its architect, Tim Werfelmann. It is going to be
For more information on the Light of Christ
Community Garden, click here.
Community Gardens Facts
We had 474
volunteer hours logged in May, 2011.
In the summer of
2011, the Senior Center and Truman Gardens will produce
approximately 15,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables.
Food from those
two gardens goes
to the Federal Way Community Caregivers Network, where it is
distributed to cooks preparing suppers at Steel Lake
Presbyterian Church, Calvary Lutheran Church
and the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Produce is also
distributed to the senior center food pantry, the senior housing
apartments and the Meals-on-Wheels program.
Our gardens are
Benefits of a Community Garden
the quality of life for people in the
a catalyst for neighbor-hood and
Stimulates social interaction
family food budgets
opportunity for recreation, exercise,
therapy, and education
and economic development
city heat from streets
and parking lots
opportunities for inter-generational and