Nuts and bolts

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:32pm
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Veggie lovers, unite: Finally, there’s a special tour for all the veg heads out there, the Whidbey Island Nourishes Vegetable Garden Tour, a new event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring 10 South Whidbey vegetable gardens.

It’s a fundraiser for Whidbey Island Nourishes of Langley, also known as WIN, an organization that provides meals for children on days school isn’t in session throughout the year.

Buy tickets for $15 at Cultus Bay Nursery, Bayview Farm &Garden, Moonraker Books and Rob Schouten Gallery. Ages 17 and younger can attend free.

Afterward, attend a 5 p.m. picnic and auction with live music and dancing. Tickets for the evening event are $75 or $125 for a couple and include admission to the tour.

See the tour poster at or, for information about WIN, Call 360-730-2749 for more information.

Great Garden Awards: Each year, members of Mill Creek’s arts and beautification board tour the city to find residents who have put exceptional time and effort into the appearance of their properties. Board members take pictures of noteworthy yards and vote for winners.

This year’s Great Garden Award honorees represent neighborhoods throughout the city. Each winner receives a keepsake, a sign placed in their yard for the month of August and recognition by the City Council.

Winners of the 2009 awards are: Michael Bjorn, Cottonwood; Howard Wellman, Huckleberry; Steven and Deborah Brandt, River Crossing; Terry Woods, The Highlands; Patrick Mulhall, Chatham Park; Robert Vanleuven, Vine Maple; Robert and Kathleen Williams, Appletree North; Timothy and Tracee Shelton, Woodfern; Aaron and Heather Jacobo, Parkside; James and Wendy Hardt, Evergreen; David Chaddock and Sun Cha Pak, Laurel; and Gregory and Jill Thomas, Sunrise.

Contact Kim Mason-Hatt at or 425-745-1891 to learn more about the program.

Sarah Jackson: 425-339-3037,

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