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New Emergency Hubs at P-Patch Gardens Underway

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Office of Emergency Management received a $35,000 Community Resilience Award from FEMA to establish community hubs at P-Patch community gardens that serve as gathering places in an emergency. The funds supported volunteer training, translations and emergency hub kits at 12 southeast Seattle gardens with five gardens


NewHolly and Columbia City Featured in Tour for National League of Cities Conference

[caption id="attachment_3897" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: R Frestadt[/caption] More than 50 people attending the National League of Cities Conference had the opportunity to visit neighborhoods in Southeast Seattle when we hosted a mobile workshop on community engagement. Hailing from big cities to small, the attendees learned about DoN programs, but also got


Congrats to Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People

Seattle Magazine just posted their list of the most influential people of 2013. We want to call-out and congratulate Lauren England of the West Seattle Bee Garden, Sarah Bergmann of the Pollinator Pathway, Bob Redmond of the Urban Bee Company, and Corky Luster of the Ballard Bee Company - all have worked


Growing Urban Farms in Seattle: Application Now Available

Seattle Farms is a city of Seattle pilot project to use land owned by the city for commercial food production.  The goals of Seattle Farms are to address the need for more opportunities to grow and sell food in the city of Seattle and to establish high-quality urban agriculture sites within the


Freeway Estates Community Orchard Final Design Review Friday, November 15

Come to see the result of a merger of ideas from two public meetings, hard work by the architectural/permaculture team, the Design Steering Committee and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). All are welcome to say yea or nay! Friday, November 15 7:00 -9:00pm at the Hearthstone Retirement Facility 6720 E Green


The Beginning of our P-Patch Program

This article by Knute Berger shares the story of our P-Patch Community Gardening Program. As the largest municipally-managed community gardening program west of New York City, P-Patch is celebrating its 40th Year. Read this Crosscut article to learn about our start and celebrate these 40 years of P-Patch with us. Thank you,


Volunteers help Beacon Food Forest take shape

More than 100 volunteers showed up to get their hands dirty this past weekend at the Beacon Food Forest.  Click here to view photos of the day.


Last chance to visit New Holly and High Point Farm Stands

This week will be your last chance of the season to visit High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands. High Point Farm Stand’s last day is on Wednesday and the NewHolly Farm Stand’s last day is this Friday.  The hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. So come on down, visit


Community Gardening World Descends on Seattle

In August, more than 300 people interested in community gardening and urban agriculture attended the 2013 annual meeting of the American Community Gardening Association. “Cultivating Community, Harvesting Health: Community Gardens to Urban Farms,” was the theme that drew gardeners, planners, government workers, organizers and academics from all over the country and Canada. 


Autumn Apple Pressing Garden Party!

Join us on Saturday, September 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Greg’s Garden P-Patch, 14th Ave NW and 54th St. (behind the Safeway on Market St.) Explore the garden and meet your neighbors! cider from an old fashioned press * homemade treats * activities for kids $5 suggested donation (to benefit the garden)