Celebrate a growing sense of community

  • Written by Molbak's

 When it comes to building a strong community, it’s all about taking the time to get to know your neighbors. Spending time in the garden is a wonderful place to start.

Gardening gets you out into the fresh air where you can connect with nature and the people around you. Ask your neighbor about a beautiful plant you’ve been admiring. Compare notes on what veggie varieties are thriving. Gather tips and share plants back and forth over the garden fence. A common interest in gardening is all you need to break the ice and turn acquaintances into friends.

At Molbak’s, we’re proud and honored to have been part of creating so many beautiful gardens in our area — but also for creating special programs and unique opportunities throughout the year to help bring our garden community together. Here are just a few examples:  

Sharing the bounty. If you grow your own fruits and veggies, you know that often your crops yield more than you can eat. That’s why we created the Share Your Harvest program. With Share Your Harvest, you can drop off your just-picked fruits and vegetables at Molbak’s during harvest time and we’ll donate them to Hopelink. In our first four years, we’ve donated nearly 4,500 pounds of fresh produce to help feed the hungry in our area. This year, you can drop off your Share Your Harvest donations any Saturday from August 17 to September 28, and share part of your healthy harvest with those in need. Please visit for more detailed information.

Sharing inspiration. For the past 14 years, Molbak’s has sponsored the Woodinville Garden Club Tour of Gardens. This fun-filled event spotlights some of our area’s most gorgeous gardens — and the talented green thumbs behind them. The proceeds help fund ongoing civic programs and special projects in the community.

Sharing ideas. Throughout the year, Molbak’s offers free classes and seminars on everything from canning to cocktail making, pruning to attracting birds. It’s a wonderful way to join with friends and learn a new way to make the most of your garden and the beauty and bounty it provides.

Sharing fun: Want to get the children outdoors more? We’ve created a monthly email series that delivers great ideas, timely activities and tips on how to involve kids in the garden. This free series runs March through October and is created in partnership with our friends at Seattle Tilth. You can sign up at*

Sharing traditions. When autumn leaves start to fall, Molbak’s will head into a season of family-friendly traditions. It starts with our annual free fall play. This year’s production? Little Red Riding Hood. “My, what big fun we have,” and we look forward to sharing it with you!

For a list of upcoming events, classes and more, visit

*Must be a Molbak’s Rewards member to participate. Not a member? No problem, membership is free. Visit for more info.

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