CG Committee

In 2001, the all-volunteer Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee was formed to guide the creation of the garden.  In the years since, committee volunteers have continued to guide its development, maintenance, and public education.  Each year, we work together to host free monthly stewardship events and classes for the public from spring to fall, manage the garden plants and infrastructure, and plan fun new garden features!

We welcome you add your ideas and energy to the committee too! The Children’s Garden Committee promotes diversity, equity and inclusion, and considers all interested candidates age 18 and older.  We also love having members who have children or grandchildren that they’d like to bring with them to garden events too!

Using the motto, “Many hands make light work”, the committee’s leadership is shared by all members.

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Lois Hanson
  • MG Garden Leader Team Representative and Magnuson Community Garden Board Representative: Lois Hanson
  • Food Gardening Co-Leaders: Carol Laurier and Shannon Poll
  • Design Team Co-leaders: Carol Laurier and Shannon Poll
  • Garden Monitoring Team Leader: Shannon Poll
  • Treasurer: Sarah Winkowski
  • Social Media Leader: Claire Carbary
  • Worm Bin Co-Leaders: Claire Carbary and Jessica Souyoultzis
  • Bee House Co-Leaders: Jessica Souyoultzis and Mostafa Mokhtari
  • Tool Manager: Bridget Sachse
  • Refreshments Leader: Bridget Sachse
  • Irrigation System Leader: Mostafa Mokhtari
  • Newsletter editor/Communications Leader: Emily Bishton (a co-leader is needed asap)
  • Education Leader: (co-leaders are needed)
  • Webmaster: Emily Bishton (transitioning to Claire Carbary in fall 2023)

For more information, send us an email at  Thanks!

To read the bios of existing Children’s Garden Committee members, click on this link!