Volunteers build community at 21 Acres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

21 Acres is celebrating five years as an educational center in the Sammamish Valley and the organization is dedicating a year of activities to say “thank you” and show their gratitude to the community.

When reflecting upon the past five years, what do 21 Acres personnel deem the most integral part of their organization? It’s the volunteers sharing their time, talents and laughter that have been the key to their success.

comcastteamDo you recognize anyone in this photo of Comcast Family and Friends volunteers from the early days at 21 Acres? In celebration of it’s 5th year as an educational center, 21 Acres is inviting all volunteers, past and present, to attend the April 22nd Earth Day event to honor their contributions and accomplishments. Help us to spread the word and share with your family and friends.“It’s time to say thank you to all the volunteers,” says founder and president, Gretchen Garth. “All of the staff appreciate the work and collaboration with our volunteers as we find ourselves learning alongside each other as we tackle projects. We’ve built a dynamic educational program with the help of the community.”

In acknowledgement of the thousands of hours of contributions, 21 Acres invites all volunteers, past and present, to share in this celebratory year. On Saturday, April 22nd, in conjunction with the “Bee Sweet to the Earth” Earth Day event, volunteers are invited to visit and relish in their accomplishments.

From planting, weeding and harvesting on the farm, to assisting with kitchen preparations or with an event, to conducting crop and soil research, to leading a tour, to marketing and technology, volunteers have helped build the broader 21 Acres community with their insight and knowledge. 

“We’ve hosted groups from local colleges, area businesses and service organizations,” said Garth, “as well as individuals who care about contributing to their community. The Boy Scouts alone have committed hundreds of hours and built numerous Eagle Scout projects on campus.”

Have you been a volunteer at 21 Acres? Do you know someone who has? The 21 Acres team wants to acknowledge the contributions and celebrate the accomplishments of all volunteers at the April 22nd event, and throughout the year. (And, if you’re a Boy Scout or Eagle Scout who has been a volunteer at 21 Acres, join us at the base of our campus flagpole at 1 p.m. for a special recognition ceremony.) Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your information and to let them know you plan to attend. Please encourage others to do the same.

21 Acres inspires action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat and live sustainably. The campus is located at 13701 NE 171st Street in Woodinville; open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Follow 21 Acres on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for updates on celebration activities. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 425-481-1500. 


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