A sincere and appreciative thank you goes to all who shopped the online sale that resulted in the club’s donation to Hopelink’s Greatest Need Fund Covid-19. The Woodinville Garden Club gave Hopelink a check for $ 16,244.00. We donated 100% of the sale revenue to Hopelink’s “Greatest Need Fund Covid-19.”
As we have done every spring for past 20 years, our members started and nurtured the seedlings and starts in the greenhouse in January. Then with Covid-19 rapidly spreading in our community, we decided to organize an online sale. We sold nearly everything the first day. Members personally delivered plants to local Woodinville homes and set up a safe pick-up “curbside” by shoppers living further out. Leftover tomato seedlings were potted and shared with the Woodinville Food Bank, the Maltby Food Bank and the Bothell Senior Center Food Pantry.
Our members want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our wonderful supporters without whom our sale and donation would not have been possible. A huge thanks also to the overwhelming generosity of the Woodinville family who for many years has welcomed the garden club to use their beautiful greenhouse. Many thanks to The Wooden Cross Church in Woodinville who graciously approved curbside pickup to take place in their parking lot.
The plants are now growing in gardens in Woodinville, Bothell, Renton, Everett, Bellevue, Monroe and Seattle. For the past 35 years, the Woodinville Garden Club has made contributions to our community and globally because of your remarkable support. We look forward to seeing you next year when the plant sale will return to beautiful Chateau Ste. Michele in May and highly anticipated Tour of Gardens resumes in July 2021.