On Thanksgiving the Trapper’s Cabin was destroyed by fire and two of the made were stolen from .
“There has been a lot of mischief taking place on these acres of open land,” said Knox in an email to Patch. “It is a tragedy and I hope whoever is this disturbed [person] will be caught.”
Anyone with information regarding the theft or arson should contact King County Sheriffs, 206-296-5020.
The Heritage Garden is located near along the Sammamish River Trail and on land provided by . It was developed by the to display crops pioneers in the Woodinville area grew, and give an idea as to the farming techniques these pioneers used. The garden’s design is based on the text from the 1867 Grange Manual. It describes the symbolic linkage between the seasons, plants and tools used by all of the laborers and tillers of the earth. Boulders engraved with words like faith and charity and descriptions of tools like the plow and the harrow are scattered throughout the garden.
An information plate reads, “The Sammamish Valley Heritage Agricultural Garden’s design is based on the 1867 Grange manual, describing the profound and inspirational connections between agriculture and humanity.”
Alex Kegel, a student in the International Baccalaureate program at Ingelmoor High School and a member of Troop 573 at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, organized and helped build five wooden benches to be used around the fire pit at the garden. The project involved 24 teenagers and 12 adults and a two-day work party.