Help us celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program

As many of you know, the P-Patch Community Gardening Program turns 45 this year! We’d like you to help us celebrate this anniversary by sharing your love for the P-Patch program on social media.

We could go on and on about the successes of this program and why we think it is vital and amazing. But, the story of the P-Patch really should be told by YOU, the gardeners and community members that cultivate, care for, and bring these places to life!

How You Can Participate

Tell us why you love the P-Patch program or share your favorite memory from your garden! Here is how:

  • Post a short video on social media (tagging the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and using #ppatch45)
  • Take a photo and share it along with a written post on social media (tagging the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and using #ppatch45)
  • Email your photo, video, and/or written story to Sam.Read@seattle.gov and we will share it for you.

Feel free to be as creative as you want!

If you have questions, want to talk over an idea, or need help sharing your story, please feel free to contact us.

And, don’t forget to tag us. Here is where you can find the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods on social:

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High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open this week

Gardeners offer fresh, affordable organic produce!

For organic produce look no further than the High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands opening for the season beginning on Friday. The farm stands offer produce picked fresh from the P-Patch Market Gardens and grown by low-income residents of the High Point and NewHolly Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) neighborhoods.

FARM STANDS

High Point Farm Stand 
32nd SW and SW Juneau Street
open Wednesdays 4-7pm from July 11 – October 3

NewHolly Farm Stand 
S. Holly Park Dr. between 40th S and Rockery Drive S
open Fridays 4-7pm from July 6 – September 28

 

Both farm stands accept EBT cards and participate in Fresh Bucks which doubles consumers’ SNAP dollars when they choose to spend them on fresh fruits and vegetables. Come see the gardens, meet the farmers, and enjoy their fresh produce.

 

The High Point Farm Stand will again host ROAR, the mobile farm stand that sells produce to neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food.

 


 

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program to support low-income gardeners and their neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through farm stand enterprises. To learn more, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/p-patch-community-gardening/market-gardens.

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Join our P-Patch Community Gardening Program – plots still available in select neighborhoods

Are you looking to garden but don’t have the yard space to build your own? Join our P-Patch Community Gardening Program!

We still have plots available in several of our P-Patches throughout the city!

With your own P-Patch plot, you can grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family while also supporting your community and learning gardening techniques from your neighbors.

Most plots are 100 square feet and cost $43.00 annually. Plot fee assistance is also available to help reduce or eliminate the cost of your annual fee.

Gardens that have available plots are listed below. When selecting a garden, we recommend that you either live within walking distance or can access an easy commute to the garden in order to make maintaining your space as easy as possible.

 

AVAILABLE PLOTS

Central Seattle

  • Judkins (1111 24th Avenue S) – Accessible, raised bed only

 

Northeast Seattle

  • Burke-Gilman Gardens (Sand Point Way NE & NE 52nd)
  • Jackson Park (13049 10th Ave NE)
  • Magnuson (7400 Sand Point Way NE)
  • Picardo Farm (25th Ave. NE and NE 82nd St.)
  • University Heights (5031 University Way NE)

 

Southeast Seattle

  • Angel Morgan (3956 S. Morgan St.)
  • Beacon Bluff (1201 15th Ave S)
  • Colman P-Patch (1716 32nd South)
  • Courtland Place (3600 36th Ave S)
  • Estelle Street (3400 Rainier Ave S)
  • Hillman City (4613 S Lucile St.) – Accessible, raised beds available
  • John C. Little (37th Ave South and South Willow)
  • NewHolly Youth & Family (32nd Ave S & S Brighton St.)
  • Oxbow (Corson Ave South and South Warsaw St.)
  • RV Snoqualmie Senior P-Patch (2917 S Snoqualmie St.)
  • University District P-Patch (4009 8th Ave NE)

 

For information and how to sign up, call 206-684-0264, or visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch.

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Emergency Planning Grants Awarded to 15 Community Groups

In partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is funding 15 community groups throughout the City in support of Community Emergency Hubs and the creation or updating of their own Hub-in-a-Box. Funding this year prioritized new, first-time hubs where ones do not currently exist.

A Hub-in-a-Box contains the essential materials and supplies a community would need in case of a disaster where help from the City or others is delayed or disrupted. They must be contained within a durable and secured storage box that is in a publicly accessible location.

Congratulations to the following organizations on their grant awards:

  • Ballard P-Patch (Ballard)
  • Braeburn Condos (Capitol Hill)
  • Daejeon Park Emergency Hub Committee (Central District)
  • Haller Lake Community Club (Haller Lake)
  • Hillman City P-Patch (Hillman City)
  • Magnuson Park Emergency Community Hub (Northeast Seattle)
  • MIQA Be Prepared (Magnolia)
  • Peace Lutheran Church (West Seattle)
  • Pigeon Point Emergency Communications Hub (Pigeon Point)
  • Rainier Vista Neighbors Prepared (Rainier Vista)
  • Seniors V Team Foundation (International District)
  • SNAP Garfield North (Central District)
  • John United Lutheran Church Hub (Phinney Ridge)
  • Volunteer Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Capitol Hill)
  • Windermere North Sand Point HUB (Northeast Seattle)

 


 

 

What is a Community Emergency Hub?

  • Hubs serve as a central gathering place among neighbors in homes, apartments, condominiums, P-Patches, parks, or other community gathering spots, after a disaster to help each other.
  • They are organized and managed by local neighbors and serve to connect and help people when City and other resources are overwhelmed.
  • Hubs are a way to collect, coordinate and provide information on local situations, needs, and resources.
  • Emergency hubs also are a great way to encourage emergency preparedness in your neighborhood, or to connect with others and receive training on emergency preparedness.

If you want to learn more about Community Emergency Hubs and what local Hub Captains are doing in their own neighborhoods, visit seattle.gov/hubs.

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P-Patch Community Garden plots available in select neighborhoods

Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family while also supporting your community and learning gardening techniques from your neighbors? Now’s your chance!

We have P-Patch plots available in several of our community gardens throughout the City! Most plots are 100 square feet and cost $43.00 annually. Plot fee assistance is also available to help reduce or eliminate the cost of your annual fee.

Gardeners grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers in their individual plots and participate in communal volunteer projects. Each year, every gardener is required to donate eight hours to communal volunteer projects in the garden. As a P-Patch gardener, you also have the opportunity to participate in the Giving Gardens program, that donates fresh produce to local food banks and meal programs. Last year, our P-Patchers donated over 63,000 pounds to Seattle’s emergency food system.

Check out the gardens with available plots below.  We recommend that people live within walking distance to their garden or other easy commute, to make maintaining your space as easy as possible!

Central Seattle

  • Judkins (1111 24th Avenue S) – Accessible, raised bed only

Northeast Seattle

  • Burke-Gilman Gardens (Sand Point Way NE & NE 52nd)
  • Jackson Park (13049 10th Ave NE)
  • Magnuson (7400 Sand Point Way NE)
  • Picardo Farm (25th Ave. NE and NE 82nd St.)

Southeast Seattle

  • Angel Morgan (3956 S. Morgan St.)
  • Colman P-Patch (1716 32nd South)
  • Courtland Place (3600 36th Ave S)
  • Estelle Street (3400 Rainier Ave S)
  • Hillman City (4613 S Lucile St.) – Accessible, raised beds available
  • John C. Little (37th Ave South and South Willow)
  • NewHolly Youth & Family (32nd Ave S & S Brighton St.)
  • Oxbow (Corson Ave South and South Warsaw St.)
  • RV Snoqualmie Senior P-Patch (2917 S Snoqualmie St.)
  • University District P-Patch (4009 8th Ave NE)

For information and how to sign up, call 206-617-1787, or visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch.

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