Haller Lake P-Patch 11th Annual Open Garden Celebration

Join us Sunday, August 11 from 11 am – 3 pm at the Haller Lake P-Patch Community Garden, 13045 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, just south of the Haller Lake United Methodist Church. Get a tour of the garden, learn about organic gardening, enjoy refreshments, and go on a garden search! All are invited to join us in celebrating the 16th year of Organic community gardening at HLPP. We hope to see you there!

 

Bitter Lake P-Patch work party this Saturday…can you dig it?

Come help dig garden beds at the new Bitter Lake P-Patch this Saturday, September 29 from 10 to 5 p.m.  Here’s the rest of the scoop:

WHERE: The Bitterlake P-Patch, N 143rd & Linden Ave N (Map)

WHAT TO BRING: Work gloves, strong hoes (we really need hoes – they work very well for this hard soil) and shovels, hard rakes, soft rakes, garden digging forks. 

WHAT ELSE TO BRING: Food to share, WATER, hat, sunblock. 

Please contact Angela Fava <favaangela@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping out.

Congratulations to the Rainier Beach and Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake Neighborhoods!

Great news: the Rainier Beach and Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake neighborhood plan updates are done! Last month we held the final community meetings in the update process. Approximately 40 people attended the Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake meeting and 110 people attend the Rainier Beach meeting. Deputy Mayor Smith, Councilmember Burgess, DPD Director Diane Sugimura and DON Director Bernie Matsuno attended the Rainier Beach meeting and provided opening remarks.

We made a significant transition during the March meetings. The community is now leading the effort to shape the future of their neighborhood; the City will play a supportive role. We are excited that 19 Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake community members signed up for at least one of the three Action Teams: create a town center on Linden; improve safe walking and biking; and build community. In Rainier Beach, 64 people signed up to participate on Action Teams! Their teams will work on: a place for everyone; lifelong learning; growing food to develop healthy industry; and a beautiful safe place.

We are grateful to the community members who demonstrated their commitment to their neighborhood by helping us update the neighborhood plans.  Thank you for being willing to roll up your sleeves and get the work done!

Linden Place holds first National Night Out August 2

Come join your neighbors for this fun-filled Night out Against Crime event.  There will be food and games for the kids, and a chance to learn more and give feedback on the Neighborhood Plan Update going on in the community.  Click here for more information and here to read the press release.

Volunteers Build Barton Street and Bitter Lake P-Patches from Scratch

Barton Street P-Patch, located on the corner of 34th Ave SW & SW Barton, and the Bitter Lake P-Patch, located N 143rd & Linden Ave N, had their inaugural work parties last weekend. Barton’s fence was nearly built, the stake was secured, the major paths were cut and the sod was moved, and the berms have a layer of sod. Bitter Lake is working on transplanting Alaska Cedars within their garden so their contractor can come in and begin the major garden excavations. For both gardens a lot more work still needs to get done and they rely heavily on volunteers throughout their community.

Both gardens’ community members are excited to get their gardening space built. Barton is holding another work party on Saturday May 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Bitter Lake is continuing their work parties starting on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in gardening or who wants to get involved with their neighborhood events is invited!

Two Meetings for Neighborhood Plan Updates in March

We are updating the neighborhood plans in Rainier Beach and in Broadview/BitterLake/Haller Lake! It’s time to take a fresh look at those neighborhood plans. In the late 1990s, people worked together to create these plans, which are the communities’ plans to guide growth and change. Things have changed since 1999 when the plans were developed.

Is Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake or Rainier Beach your neighborhood? Then we want to hear from you. Come tell us what’s important to keep, what’s missing, and what needs attention. Together, let’s make these neighborhoods even better.

Be part of the conversation! There will be a series of community meetings to hear your suggestions on how to achieve your community’s vision. You will have the opportunity to help identify—and prioritize—goals and action steps for your neighborhood plan. The plan identifies actions that the community and the City should take to make your neighborhood a better place. You are the experts and your ideas will direct the work to update this important plan over the next year.

Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake…
…What’s Your Message?

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:00 a.m. – Noon: Community Meeting
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Open House

Broadview-Thomson K-8 School (Cafeteria)
13052 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle

Planning Outreach Liaisons and interpreters will be available for the following:

Español, Jesus Rodriguez
(425) 923-0904
Youth, Erica Bush (518) 779-9772
Seniors & People Living w/Disability
Pam Carter (206) 992-4851
Renters, David Kelley
(360) 286-9905

 

Rainier Beach…Make Your Voice Heard!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
9:00 a.m. – Noon: Community Meeting
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Open House 

South Shore K-8 School
4800 S. Henderson Street Seattle, WA 98118

Interpretation by Planning Outreach Liaisons will be available for the following:

Amharic: Ethiopia Alemneh 
(206) 234-6830
Laotian, Ratana Phoulaiat
(206) 331-8759
Afan Oromo, Issa Ulo
(206) 501-7880
Luqadda Soomaaliga, Nafiso Samatar (206) 778-9755 Ilokano / Tagalog, Sefie Cabiao
(206) 721-3935
Español, Jesus Rodriguez
(425) 923-0904
Hmong , Hua Thao (425) 345-7423

  

Can’t come to the meetings?Learn more, sign up for e-mail alerts, and fill out a survey at: www.seattle.gov/dpd/Neighborhood_Planning/. Don’t miss out on future meetings: notification will be by email. 

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. To request information, interpretation, ADA accommodations, or to sign up for childcare (please notify us), contact:

Kerry Wade
(206) 733-9091
kerry.wade@seattle.gov