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Free emergency preparedness training offered at Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens

Free training on emergency preparedness will be offered at six Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens beginning in September. The training will cover basic preparedness, how to stay safe in an earthquake, using the P-Patch as a Community Emergency Hub, and a review of supplies that will be stored at the P-Patch. Thirteen Southeast Seattle P-Patch […]


Neighbors transform the Charlestown Hillclimb with help from two DON Funding Sources

The Charlestown Hillclimb connects Rainier Valley and the Mt. Baker neighborhood.  As a result of residents’ vision and persistence, a muddy path through head-high blackberry bushes is well on its way to becoming a pedestrian-friendly, landscaped green space. The Seattle Department of Transportation installed the stairway, and a $25,000 award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching […]


Join us at the Community Tea at the Ethiopian Community Center

Join us for tea and learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund program, as well as funding programs in the Department of Information Technology and the Office of Arts and Culture.  Click here for more information.


1st Annual All City Barbershop Chat

Neighboring barbers will provide free basic haricuts to fathers and their son(s).  This project will also provide food, entertainment, guest speakers and a facilitator to provoke and engage in an open discussion to address the issues of strengthening the relationship between a father and son.  We encourage male mentors and father figures to bring your […]


Rainier Valley Post Reports on P-Patches and Urban Gardening in Southeast Seattle

P-patches and urban gardening take root in Southeast Seattle, as illustrated in this Rainier Valley Post article.


Info to help you stay safe in this winter weather

Visit our homepage and to get tools and information about the winter storm:


P-Patch Community Gardening Program, SPU and Seattle Tilth hold composting class for immigrant gardeners

On a dark day in late October, teachers and gardeners gathered for an introductory composting clinic at the newly redeveloped NewHolly Youth and Family P-Patch community garden.  Nine gardeners, representing three different languages (Somali, Tigrinya, & Oromo) came from within NewHolly, but also from Rainier Vista and Yesler Terrace. Gardeners constructed the first compost bin […]


New P-Patch coming to Rainier View!

Don’t miss your chance to give input on this new P-Patch!  Click here for more information.


Seattle Community Farm helps those in need

The Seattle Community Farm at Rainier Vista was recently featured in this Q13Fox video.  The farm offers a unique program which allows people to work a few hours to earn their pay in fresh vegetables.


Seattle Community Farm Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday

Join Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin, Solid Ground, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Rainier Vista neighbors and community volunteers for the grand opening of the Seattle Community Farm, a partnership project of Solid Ground, Seattle Housing Authority, and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening program. WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2011; 12 noon – 3 p.m. […]