Our P-Patch community gardens not only provide space for people to grow their own food but also provide space to grow food that is shared with those in need.
In 2017, P-Patch gardeners donated 63,511 pounds of fresh organic produce to 20 food banks, meal programs, housing programs, and homeless encampments throughout Seattle. These food donations came from our Giving Garden program, which is comprised of P-Patch plots specifically dedicated to growing food for donation. Individual gardeners also supplement these donations with food from their own individual plots. This year, over one-third of the total food donations came from individual P-Patch plots.
The P-Patch Giving Garden program has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, growing from 32 gardens in 2014 to 61 gardens in 2017. These gardens are stewarded by P-Patch garden volunteers who also handle the delivery of fresh produce over the growing season.
We would like to extend an enormous thank you to our P-Patch gardeners that generously donated their time, labor, and produce to help their neighbors who are struggling to feed themselves and their families!
You can find more information about the P-Patch Giving Garden program on our website.