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Oak Harbor community garden wall takes shape

by JANIS REID,  Whidbey News-Times Staff Reporter 
Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00AM

Levi Lemas, nearly 3, helps his dad and brother build a straw- bale cob windbreak to protect the Imagine Permaculture Food Forest on Bayview Drive in Oak Harbor.

— Image Credit: Photo By Janis Reid / Whidbey News-Times


A motley crew of Oak Harbor residents spent Saturday afternoon covered in mud, erecting a wall that will protect a new community garden from northern winds this winter.


“This is the fun part,” said Michael Zylinsky, one of the garden’s creators.


The Imagine Permaculture Food Forest, a self-sustaining urban garden on Bayshore Drive, started in January and has bloomed into a cornucopia of flowers, vegetables and other sustainable plants. Its purpose is to provide a place where anyone on the island can find fresh food.


Read More at: Whidbey Island Times

Community garden project takes root

Netsah Zylinsky, left, and Christine Pace discuss plans of the Imagine Permaculture Food Forest on Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor in February.

— Image Credit: Ron Newberry

by RON NEWBERRY,  Whidbey News-Times Staff Reporter 
Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

In its present state, the land appears to be nothing more than a barren field dotted with freshly planted trees, small mounds of dirt and a wall covered in plastic.


Netsah Zylinsky looks deeper into the landscape and the future and sees something altogether different.

“I hope we can feed many, many people,” she said.


Since the first shovel of dirt was raised in January, work parties have gathered nearly every Saturday on an empty parcel of land on Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor to work on a massive community garden project designed to help feed those on Whidbey Island in need.

Read more at: Whidbey News Times

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