Olalla Site - The first of many.
A group of South Kitsap Master Gardeners and Friends broke ground for the South Kitsap Garden in Olalla in April of 2009 on land provided by Charlotte and Ray Garrido.
The land lay fallow for many years, and was over grown in blackberries, orchard grass, and many other opportunistic weeds. The garden area was cleared, fortified by deer netting and bunny fencing; soil improved, and tended by Master Gardener volunteers. The Garden was destined to grow over 2900 pounds of produce for local Food Banks.
The Master Gardeners successfully experimented in raising crops under row cover during the winter. As we progress through the Seasons, this Giving Garden continues to grow a bounty of food and goodwill.
The garden is located on Olalla Valley Road at 10671 Olalla Vly Rd Olalla, WA 98359 - Click here for driving directions.
Please be aware that this garden is being tended by Master Gardeners only, at this time. At least two people must be working together at all times. If you want to work at a time different than the ones listed on the Work Schedule page, please contact Ray to see if he can work with you. For all other questions, please contact Mary-Cathern Edwards at her email or at 360 871-3006.
We need donations of tools, supplies or $ to support the garden.
Click here for our Wish List
2009 - 2011 Total donated 7785.5 lbs.
Here are before and after pictures that we'll keep updated. Click on a picture to see a larger view.
Thanks to the generousity of the Kitsap County Master Gardener Foundation
and the following local businesses that helped with the purchase of garden supplies and hardware.
The work schedule has moved to here.