César Chávez Demonstration Garden

Cesar Chaves Demo Garden

César Chávez Demonstration Garden

The César Chávez Demonstration Garden was established on the El Centro de la Raza Beacon Hill property on the west side of the historic building in the 1970s. The garden is maintained by volunteers through the King County Master Gardener Program, a branch of the Washington State University Extension Program.

Master Gardeners provide a wide range of free advice and services to the community including Ask a Master Gardener sessions on open garden days: the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10am – 1pm and every Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30pm (May – October) and pop-up plant sales and give-aways. They also provide diagnostic assistance for gardeners who are having problems with their soil or plants. This includes free lab work, if necessary, to determine the advice to be given.

Food harvested from the garden is provided to the on-site Free Pantry and to the El Centro de la Raza Food Bank. Master Gardeners also host various workshops and hands-on planting and educational gardening experiences for the students in the on-site early learning programs and after school program.

Using the on-site greenhouse, Master Gardeners grow marigolds for the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ofrenda exhibit and event each year. Come check out the garden and follow @CesarChavezGarden on Instagram to learn about other special events!