Meadowbrook Community Garden and Orchard

In partnership with Sustainable NE Seattle, Seattle Parks and City Fruit, MC2 has supported the building of the Meadowbrook Annual Garden (2012) at Meadowbrook Park. It is located west of the tennis courts and Nathan Hale High School.  MC2 also helps facilitate the expansion, maintenance and improvement of the Meadowbrook Orchard which borders NE 105th.

Most funding for both projects come from the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council. All construction, maintenance and care at both sites is provided by volunteers. Portions of past, present and future harvests from both sites are donated to the Community Shelter Meal when available. Cooking classes at the Meadowbrook Community Center are also beneficiaries of this community effort.

If you would like to be involved in any way, email Terry at ml.outreach@comcast.net

Meadowbrook Creek

MC2 partners with Seattle Parks to facilitate care, upkeep and improvement of Meadowbrook Creek located directly behind the Meadowbrook Community Center.  The creek empties into the Thornton Creek, running parallel to the community center’s parking lot before dumping into the larger creek tributary.  Eventually Thornton Creek accesses Lake Washington at Matthews Beach/Seattle Parks.

Beginning in 2004, local provider Ryther Child Center’s Outdoor Leadership Program spent summers improving creek trails at Meadowbrook. New spall, gravel and trail timbers were installed to improve safe navigation.  Local and out of state college groups also have provided yearly volunteer time to this community trail. Urban Cross Trek has also spent yearly visits offering their time and effort. MC2 advocated, organized and help facilitate yearly visits.