sponsors + partners
It’s great to see how our support network is growing! We’d like to recognize the continued support of our returning donors too. Burien Press continues to donate their coffee grounds to us. McKinstry Construction donates building supplies for raised beds and other projects. The Burien Parks Department brings us wood chips for our paths. Our friends at NAIOP donated soil and Burien Bark donated leaf mulch. We’d like to thank our new donors. Troy at Restoring Eden Nursery, in SeaTac, donated over a dozen plants and trees to add to our edible landscaping. Dwayne’s Produce donated a bunch of vegetable starts to us, and, of course, our board members have all donated time and resources to grow the garden. A $10K grant from the Port of Seattle is also helping us build our garden and community. Materials donations for the year were valued at over $6,000.
New Start High School
The summer gardening internship started in 2015 and the nearly 30 high school students began construction on the garden as part of the YouthWorks program using almost entirely donated materials. Since then the program and the garden have continued expanded to include a functioning community garden, a hummingbird garden, and a growing network of volunteers. Contact to find out how you can support our mission.
Our third season as a garden brought lots of exciting changes. We became a nonprofit! Under the fiscal sponsorship of the Weed Warriors, we became a 501c3 nonprofit. This means we can better accept donations and we have begun work on a website to facilitate sharing information and receiving donations online.
White Center Food Bank
The majority of the food produced at the Shark Garden goes to the White Center Food Bank. With volunteers planting, watering, tending, harvesting, and delivering it all we were able to donate more than 1,300 pounds to the food bank in 2017. Our growing relationship with the White Center Food Bank lead to the creation of a food pantry for students at the New Start High School campus.