Haller Lake P-Patch 12th Annual Open Garden Celebration

Join us on Sunday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haller Lake P-Patch Community Garden, 13045 1st Ave NE, Seattle.

Get a tour of the garden, learn about organic gardening, enjoy some refreshments and go on a garden search!

 

High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands Open for Business

The High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands offer fresh organic produce picked right from the P-Patch market gardens. Grown by low-income gardeners, the produce that is fresh right now is spinach, carrots, leafy vegetables, new onions, peas, turnips, and radishes, to name a few.

The farm stands’ hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • High Point Farm Stand (32nd Ave. SW and SW Juneau Street) open Wednesdays from July 9 to September 24.
  • NewHolly Farm Stand (S. Holly Park Dr. between 40th Ave. S. and Rockery Dr. S.) open Fridays from July 11 to September 26.

Both farm stands accept EBT cards and participate in Fresh Bucks which doubles consumers’ first $10 spent on the card. Come see the garden, meet the farmers, and enjoy their fresh produce.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with Seattle Housing Authority and GROW to support low-income gardeners and their neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn more, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens/.

 

Join MOHAI P-Patch Walking Tour this Saturday

In celebration of the P-Patch Program’s 41st anniversary, MOHAI is sponsoring an educational walk this Saturday.  The walk begins at the UpGarden at Seattle Center, and meanders down to the Belltown P-Patch and back. Along the way you will learn about the growing techniques in these two very different, very special gardens, and talk about their inception and the overall history of the program.  The walk will include a look at large and small efforts to transform our urban landscape, with a little history and some unique sites thrown in.

The tour has a small fee, which supports MOHAI’s efforts to connect Seattle people to its history. Pre-registration is required. Here’s a link:

http://www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/920/-/neighborhood-history-tours-40-years-of-p-patch-from-uptown-to-belltown

 

West Seattle Garden Tour, supporting Barton Street P-Patch, Sunday, July 20

The West Seattle Garden Tour celebrates the Art of Gardening’s 20th Anniversary this year.  This milestone garden tour, showcasing nine spectacular NW residential gardens in West Seattle, will take place on Sunday, July 20th  2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Tour and help support the Barton Street garden, one of the recipients of this year’s tour proceeds.  This year’s tour will also feature the spectacular garden of world famous photographer Art Wolfe, who will be available to sign books and art materials.

2014 WSGT Guest Lecturer

The WSGT is pleased to present Susie Egan as our 2014 Guest Lecturer.  Susie will speak to our garden enthusiasts at 12:00pm, July 20th at the Kenney Retirement Center in West Seattle.

 

The West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT) is an annual fund raising event benefitting a variety of local non-profit organizations.  As an annual tradition since 1995, WSGT is proud to donate net proceeds to Seattle-based community gardens and other non-profit organizations that promote horticulture, educational or artistic endeavors.  WSGT is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

2014 Ticket Outlets

Ticket books are $18 each (per person) and can be purchased at the following locations: Admiral Metropolitan Market 2320 42nd Ave SW West Seattle; 206/937-0551 Brown Paper Tickets (online)

Swanson’s Nursery 9701 15th Ave NW Seattle; 206/782-2543

True Value Hardware 4747 44th Ave SW Seattle; 206/932-0450

Village Green Perennial Nursery 10223 26th Ave SW West Seattle; 206/767-7735 Wells Medina Nursery 8300 NE 24th Medina; 425/454-1853 West Seattle Nursery 5275 California Ave SW West Seattle; 206/935-9276

 For more information, contact Clay Swidler; 2014 WSGT PR Chair. (206) 669-4653

email inquiries to: westseattlegardentour@yahoo.com

PO Box 16712 Seattle, WA  98116

Beacon Bluff P-Patch Community Gathering Sunday, July 20

Come join your neighbors  at the Beacon Bluff P-Patch for the 3rd annual Community Gathering on Sunday. July 20 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Beacon Bluff is located between 14th & 15th Avenues S at Massachusetts.  There will be light refreshments, tours of the garden, and you can join in a little singalong!