Our COVID-19 Response

Farmer Frog Blog

Our COVID-19 Protocol

By Farmer Frog

As our updated COVID-19 protocol, we follow the instructions of our health department.

For the time being, all of our locations are closed to the public. We are working hard planting and growing food and need volunteer help. We require that everyone interested in volunteering first contact us. Our gates are locked and we only let people in with appointments.

Garden Warrior Jonathan

By Zsofia Pasztor
Garden Warrior Jonathan

Congratulations to Jonathan — pictured with an enormous turnip — on being selected as a Garden Warrior. “Farmer Jon” (as you’ll hear students lovingly refer to him) is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School. He is an outstanding garden steward and the Getchell garden’s biggest proponent. Having worked in the garden for almost two years now, he takes complete ownership and actually says the garden is his and holds fellow students and volunteers to very high standards of respectful participation. He is there every week and comes on his own time to water and make sure “his strawberries” are watered. He has even started growing a bit of food at home.

Rain Gardens Galore!

By Stacy Aleksich

Swamp Creek Map

from “North Creek and Swamp Creek Watershed Guidebook” by Snohomish County Public Works as seen on the Little Swamp Creek website (link)

Last year, Farmer Frog received a contract working with Earth Corps and the Sno-King Watershed Council to install rain gardens in the Swamp Creek watershed. The map shows the watershed area which originates near Paine Field (South Everett) and extends southeast under the freeway, toward Brier, eventually draining into Lake Washington.

If the term “rain garden” is new to you, a rain garden is a depression created in your landscape to allow rainwater from your roof or driveway to slowly soak into the ground instead of running off into the nearest stream or Puget Sound. Native soils are removed and replaced with a special blend of soil and then mulched with wood chips. , then mulched. Rain gardens are then planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance native perennial plants, which can withstand drought and wet root conditions.