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The Fox Island Community Garden

Fox Island Community Garden

Contact: Claudia Gustafson
(253) 549-2581
883 9th Ave FI, Fox Island, WA 98333

The Fox Island Community Garden is located just up the hill from the Fox Island Community Center on land owned by the Fox Island Mutual Water Association. It currently houses 12 garden plots, and an expansion project is under way.

The Fox Island Community Garden

The mission of the Community Garden shall be:

bulletTo cultivate gardens organically to produce healthy plants and food for consumption, to foster community among garden members and to act as a model for the greater community
bulletTo learn and share knowledge of best practices in gardening, including organic gardening and to open memberís eyes to new possibilities in gardening
bulletTo provide produce for families in need whenever possible
 


Ian attaches the deer screen to a fence post, putting the finishing touches on his Eagle Scout service project.
Scouts from Fox Island's Troop 27, led by Eagle Scout candidate Ian Nation, recently built a new deer fence to expand the footprint of the Fox Island Community Garden.

The expansion adds an additional 45' x 70' plot to the popular garden, which provides gardening space for Island residents who do not have sufficient space in their own yards for gardening.

The expansion project includes a new 1600 square foot garden plot to the East of the existing garden.  Work included erecting a deer fence around the new garden plots, and trimming sod around the edge of the new space. 


Eagle Candidate Ian Nation, reviewing the site of the garden expansion, prior to work beginning.


The completed expansion of the new garden plot, with 8' tall deer fencing.

Find out more about Fox Island's Boy Scout Troop 27

Troop 27 Eagle Scout Builds Raised Beds


Colin Rivera, Troop 27's twelfth Eagle Scout, passed his board of review on August 12, 2013.  He is the first Scout in Troop 27 to complete his Eagle Scout requirements in 2013. 

His Eagle Scout project consisted of building raised bed garden boxes for the Fox Island Community Garden.

On August 12, 2013, Colin Gregory Rivera became the 12th Eagle Scout in Fox Island Troop 27's short history.

For Rivera's Eagle Service project, he collaborated with members of the Fox Island Community Garden, formerly known as the "Fox Island Pea Patch", where he constructed six new raised bed planter boxes. The Garden is used by Fox Islanders with limited gardening space, to grow vegetables, fruits and berries, and to help provide Island residents with an enhanced, sustainable gardening space to grow nutritious organic food for their family meals. 

A portion of the vegetables grown there were provided to area food banks.  He completed his project in the Spring of 2013, just in time for the planting season. Claudia Gustafson of the Gardening group, commented that the boxes were warmly received by the gardeners, and produced a bumper crop of produce in the summer months of 2013.  Special thanks to Ace Hardware and Pro-Build of Gig Harbor, for donating a portion of the materials for the project.

 

Several months later, the fruits of Colin's labors are enjoyed by Fox Island's community gardeners!

 

Find out more about Fox Island's Boy Scout Troop 27

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