“Growing Organic Communities” at the Lake City Farmers Market September 13

Growing Organic Communities is hosting an  event during the Lake City Farmer’s Market on Thursday, September 13 to reach out and engage community members and share information on what is happening in the area, as well as find out more about what the community is interested in. The focus is to have a fun atmosphere with food and games, as well as market bucks to hand out to shoppers who stop by to share their ideas. The project was awarded $450 from the Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks program.

Kudos to P-Patch gardeners at the Jackson Park P-Patch Community Garden!

This letter was sent to the Jackson Park P-Patch Community Garden P-Patchers thanking them for embracing and engaging with fellow gardeners with intellectual disabilities. It’s a great example of how community gardens are about neighbors connecting and engaging with each other to build community.

A thank-you to all of the gardeners at the Jackson Park P-Patch from raised bed number1 (nearest the shed). As many of you may know, raised bed #1 is tended by L. Turner Associates staff members and the older adults with intellectual disabilities we serve. We would like to thank all of the gardeners for making us feel at home at the garden. The older adults who have life-long disabilities love our raised bed and the food it produces. With 1-1 help from our staff these older adults enjoy planting, watering, and eating the fruit and veggies we grow. The most fun we have is just enjoying the gardens, watching others garden, and every time a gardener stops to say “hi,” waves hello, or gives us a smile, it makes our day. You see, our goal is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate in the community in which they live. We use gardening as a way to integrate our program participants into the life of their neighborhood. So, your neighbors thank all of the Jackson Park P-Patch gardeners for being such good neighbors.

Lisa Turner
L.Turner Associates, Inc.

 

Neighborhood Matching Fund supports neighbors preparing for disaster

On July 14, Lake City residents hosted an amazingly successful “Safety Saturday Festival” for the diverse population of residents and businesses on 33rd Avenue NE, 125th to 127th. Several city departments were on hand to help with the preparedness effort, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Emergency Management, Seattle Public Library, and Seattle Police Department, along with the Seattle Neighborhood Group and the Lake City Community Council.  Residents learned how to prepare and respond before, during, and after a disaster. This project has been supported by the Small Sparks Fund.  The organizers are already excited about trying to develop an emergency preparedness HUB as a next step, and hope to apply for another Neighborhood Matching Fund. Congratulations to Ellie Rhoads and the Small Sparks steering committee!

Today’s hours for Neighborhood Service Centers

Here is a list of Neighborhood Service Centers that serve as Payment and Information Service sites and today’s hours of operation due to weather conditions:

Lake City: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Ballard: Open – 9:00-5:00
Open for lunch

University: Closed

Central: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Southeast: Open – 9:00 – 5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Delridge: Open until 3:30 p.m.

West Seattle: Closed

Neighborhood Service Centers are open today

Below are the  Neighborhood Service Centers’ hours of operation for today, Monday, Nov. 22.  All centers are open, however, most NSCs will be closing for lunch with the exception of two locations.
Lake City:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

Ballard:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

University:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00

Central:
9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Open for lunch

Southeast:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Open for lunch

West Seattle:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Closed  for lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

Delridge:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00 pm