catalyst park

A demonstration and food bank garden serving the community

Master Gardeners Foundation of Mason County

WSU Extension Office

303 North 4th Street

Shelton, WA 98584

360.427.9670, ext 688

Catalyst Food Bank Garden

Something wonderful is happening at 8th and Harvard in Shelton.  

A lot is happening at 8th and Harvard. It’s a busy place, and we’d love it if you came to visit.

Visiting Catalyst Food Bank Garden

Catalyst Demonstration Garden is open from April to October. If you would like to visit, Master Gardeners are there on Tuesdays from 9 am to noon. We are located at 8th and Harvard in Shelton. To arrange a group visit, call or email the WSU Extension Office (see contact information above).  COVID restrictions may still be in place.

Garden Exhibits

Within the food bank garden we have a Learning Garden with educational garden exhibits. 


We’re happy to share information on any of these exhibits with you. 

Nursery Garden

With Covid happening in 2020, we were unable to sell our natives and perennials in our plant sale.  We decided to hold them over at the Catalyst Park site.  Several members got together and moved plants from the lower garden to the upper garden and also collected plants from members.  The idea of possibly creating a nursery garden materialized.  We are currently working out plans and details as our current inventory has been troughed in with lots of manual labor hoping to be sold in an upcoming sale.

Plants were sorted into groups, given plant tags, cleaned up and soil added when necessary.  Temporary homes were found in some of the community garden beds.  Our hope once COVID restrictions are lifted is to expand, open to the public and demonstrate and educate around native and perennial gardening.  Stay tuned!