Good Eats at the Interbay P-Patch Annual Fundraiser Dinner on 9/6

Don’t miss out on the BIG Interbay 40th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, September 6 at 6 pm in the garden!

This year’s dinner will be Pulled Pork (straight up or in a bun),  Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Pies, and Cookies. The P-Patch will provide lemonade and iced tea.

We will open the time capsule and make a new one. Help support your P-Patch and celebrate 40 years of great community gardening. It will be loads of delicious fun. Be there!

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 12 (prices include service fee) and will be available until September 1 from Brown Paper Tickets at: The Interbay P-Patch is located at 2451 15th Ave W.

The Interbay P-Patch is one of the 89 gardens in our P-Patch Community Gardening Program. Now celebrating its 41st year, the P-Patch Program is the largest community garden program outside of New York City and serves more than 6000 gardeners.

Save September 21 for the Grand Cajun Yesler Swamp Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

All are invited to the Grand Cajun Yesler Swamp Ribbon-Cutting Celebration on Sunday, September 21. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street). At this FREE celebration, there will be guided swamp walks and music by the Folichon Cajun Band, along with jambalaya and watermelon to enjoy. There will also be a short program to recognize those who made the Yesler Swamp Trail possible. Donations will be accepted to help finish the trail.

The Yesler Swamp Trail recently received a Neighborhood Matching Fund award of $63,645 to construct an additional 200’ of boardwalk and complete the restoration of Yesler Swamp.

Join Us for the Upbeat on Jackson Community Concert Series Starting this Sunday

The Low Income Housing Institute and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods are pleased to announce the Upbeat on Jackson Community Concert Series at Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 S. Jackson St.

 Starting Sunday August 17 and continuing monthly for a year, Upbeat on Jackson will bring music back to the historic Jackson Street Corridor where such jazz legends as Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson got their start. All concerts feature talented musicians and are free and open to the public.

The series kicks off at 4pm with country, rock, and soul singer Mary McBride, who notably performed on the soundtrack and on-screen of the Academy Award winning movie Brokeback Mountain, and has worked with Elton John. McBride show is part of her popular Home Tour, which brings live concerts to supportive-housing communities, long-term health care centers for veterans, homeless shelters, senior apartments, and homes for people with mental and physical disabilities. The audiences served by the Home Tour reflect the city’s diverse populations and include families with children, recent immigrants, seniors, veterans and the disabled. The Wall Street Journal describes The Home Tour as: “a way of highlighting how communities can be nurtured, whether by sharing shelter, stories or live music,” and The Washington Post describes the tour as “extraordinary.”

In keeping with this community spirit, McBride will be joined on stage by local musicians and residents. This show will feature performances by host site Ernestine Anderson Place resident pianist Michael Dare, saxophonist Tony Mack, who lives at LIHI’s Glen Apartments, and special guest Sofia Smith, a gifted jazz singer and recent high school grad who will be entering college in the fall.

Upcoming shows:

Sat Sept 20: Septimus Wheedles’ II — Serious 80’s Funk

Sat Oct. 18: Orville Johnson & Friends – Acoustic Guitar Magic

For more information please contact Aaron Long at: or call (206) 957-8069. For information on The Home Tour:

Interbay P-Patch Annual Lavender U-Pick Sale This Weekend and Next

The Interbay P-Patch Annual Lavender U-pick Sale kicks off this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There are more than 14 varieties to cut — for culinary uses, bouquets, potpourri and more. Many beautiful shades of purple!

Prices are $4 for a small bundle; $6 for a large. Scissors will be provided for cutting and ribbon for tying up bundles. There will also be other related lavender products, including wands, wreaths, sachets, culinary lavender and lavender cookies. Pick some lavender and then tour the beautiful Interbay P-Patch!

Saturday and Sunday, July 5 & 6 and the following weekend too, Saturday and Sunday, July 12 & 13. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. all days.

The Interbay P-Patch is located at 2451 15th Avenue W., Seattle (15th and Wheeler, south of the Ballard Bridge and Interbay Golf Course). This P-Patch is part of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program.

For questions, contact: Becky Blackstock, 206-999-9677,

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider The Sterling Apartments for landmark nomination

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of The Sterling Apartments (323 Bellevue Avenue East) at its meeting on Wednesday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by August 19 at 3:00 p.m.:
Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the landmark nomination is available for public review at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave E (206-684-4715), and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website,, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”