Grow your cake and eat it, too: The Ravenna Community Garden turns ONE this weekend


This weekend, the Ravenna Community Garden (NE 68th Street and 21st Avenue NE) is celebrating its first birthday.

Everyone is invited to the festivities, which start at 2PM today (Saturday, May 14).

Carrot cake will be served. Natch.

Should you be interested in bringing along a present or two to the party (or any other time), the garden organizers have a list of equipment they could use (used items are welcomed; wrapping is optional):

  • Tools: Shovels (large and small; pointed are best), Rakes (garden and leaf), Digging forks, Hand trowels, Pruners, Garden gloves (kids and adults), Wheelbarrow (1 large and 1 small), Hori Hori
  • Plants: Herbs (thyme, tarragon, lavender, sage), Perennial Flowers (Echinacea, Monarda), Rhubarb, Artichoke plants, Annual flower plants

If partying with plants is not your thing, no worries: There’s a WORK party on from 10AM to 4PM. Plants will be planted, a tool shed will be built, and a kiosk for garden and community center news will be constructed.