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Archive for December, 2012

Winter Gardening Wishes, plus a great gardening resource

When I first came to Seattle,  I quickly found a community with Seattle Tilth Association. At that time Binda Colebrook’s Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest was not quite a book and was typed on a manual typewriter and  printed up by hand.   Now in its 5th Edition, this book holds information that is valuable […]


Deadline extended for submission to serve on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD)

The deadline for submission of a cover letter and resume for one of two Mayoral appointee seats on the ISRD Board has been extended through Jan. 4th. We are seeking individuals who are architects and who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/International District. If you know of interested and qualified […]


Mayor McGinn announces more city investment in our P-Patches and urban agriculture

On December 18, Mayor McGinn announced the creation of additional space for community gardening and urban agriculture in the city. Approximately 185 P-Patch community garden plots will be developed or made available, along with 14,500 square feet of land dedicated to large tract gardening.


New Date and Location for Think Outside the Car Celebration!

The new date for the Think Outside the Car celebration is Tuesday, January 15.  Location is J & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW.  Come celebrate this Neighborhood Matching Fund supported project!   Click here for more information.


Save the Date! 2013 Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 9

Celebrate Seattle’s 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 9, 2013. Neighbor Appreciation Day is the traditional day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Visit our website at to find resources and ways to help you celebrate […]


City Fruit harvests 18,414 lbs for nonprofit organizations

City Fruit, a recipient of a Neighborhood Matching Fund, harvested 18,414 pounds of edible fruit for 32 organizations serving low-income residents. Read more here.


Neighborhood News, our department’s newsletter is back!

The November issue has stories about the P-Patch Harvest Banquet, Phinney Neighborhood Center getting a new entry (with help from the Neighborhood Matching Fund), important dates and deadlines and more!  To read the newsletter, click here. And to subscribe for future issues, sign-up here.  


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods awards $2 million for neighborhood projects

The Neighborhood Matching Fund awardees applied to either the Large Projects Fund (for projects up to $100,000) or the Small and Simple Projects Fund (for projects up to $20,000). The cash awards go to neighborhood groups committed to fostering and building a better community. In total, the awards range from $5,593 to $100,000, and communities have pledged to match the city’s $1.9 million contribution with resources valued at nearly $3.4 million.