Coming Soon: New Online Process for P-Patch Gardeners

P-Patch GardenerWe have exciting news to share about our P-Patch Community Gardening Program. Since last spring, our P-Patch staff has been working on the creation of an online database and application process for gardeners. While the new process will create efficiencies for staff and for the city, this improvement to the operation of the P-Patch program will provide more ease for plot renewals and assistance to gardeners and volunteers. It will also be able to handle online registration and credit card payments.

Our plan is to launch this new system in December. For those of you who are P-Patch gardeners, you have received a letter describing the timeline for renewals. More information will come on how to use the new system. And for those of you without internet access, our staff will help you via the mail or on the phone.

Lastly, for people who are on our Interest List, your information will be transferred to the new system, and for those of you who aren’t on our Interest List and want to be, visit

Join Bradner P-Patch for the Jerusalem Artichoke Harvest and Art Hanging Event

You are invited to Bradner Gardens P-Patch for the Jerusalem Artichoke Harvest and Art Hanging Event. It will be held this Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m. The Jerusalem Artichoke project is about making community crops more accessible by connecting community to recipes with art. The artist-initiator of the project is Isobel Davis who also is a gardener at Bradner Gardens P-Patch.

At the event:

  • Help harvest chokes for the Rainier Valley Food Bank
  • Share information including recipes, cultivation, nutritional information with tasting opportunities
  • Meet the artist and view installation of art on the fence next to the sunchoke bed

For questions contact Isobel Davis 206-300-2362

Bradner Gardens P-Patch is located at 1730 Bradner Pl S in Seattle.

All are Invited to the Lincoln Park P-Patch Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival

Lincoln Park Pumpkin FestivalAll are invited to Solstice Park Hill for the annual Lincoln Park Fall Pumpkin Festival this Saturday, October 18. There will be organically grown pumpkins, herbs, baked goods, and crafts.

The address is 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW behind the tennis courts. Come and join us the P-Patch gardeners in celebrating a bountiful growing season

High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands Open for Business

Farm Stand OpeningThe High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands offer fresh organic produce picked right from the P-Patch market gardens. Grown by low-income gardeners, the produce that is fresh right now is spinach, carrots, leafy vegetables, new onions, peas, turnips, and radishes, to name a few.

The farm stands’ hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • High Point Farm Stand (32nd Ave. SW and SW Juneau Street) open Wednesdays from July 9 to September 24.
  • NewHolly Farm Stand (S. Holly Park Dr. between 40th Ave. S. and Rockery Dr. S.) open Fridays from July 11 to September 26.

Both farm stands accept EBT cards and participate in Fresh Bucks which doubles consumers’ first $10 spent on the card. Come see the garden, meet the farmers, and enjoy their fresh produce.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with Seattle Housing Authority and GROW to support low-income gardeners and their neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn more, visit


Join MOHAI P-Patch Walking Tour this Saturday

Belltown P-PatchIn celebration of the P-Patch Program’s 41st anniversary, MOHAI is sponsoring an educational walk this Saturday.  The walk begins at the UpGarden at Seattle Center, and meanders down to the Belltown P-Patch and back. Along the way you will learn about the growing techniques in these two very different, very special gardens, and talk about their inception and the overall history of the program.  The walk will include a look at large and small efforts to transform our urban landscape, with a little history and some unique sites thrown in.

The tour has a small fee, which supports MOHAI’s efforts to connect Seattle people to its history. Pre-registration is required. Here’s a link:


West Seattle Garden Tour, supporting Barton Street P-Patch, Sunday, July 20

West Seattle Garden TourThe West Seattle Garden Tour celebrates the Art of Gardening’s 20th Anniversary this year.  This milestone garden tour, showcasing nine spectacular NW residential gardens in West Seattle, will take place on Sunday, July 20th  2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Tour and help support the Barton Street garden, one of the recipients of this year’s tour proceeds.  This year’s tour will also feature the spectacular garden of world famous photographer Art Wolfe, who will be available to sign books and art materials.

2014 WSGT Guest Lecturer

The WSGT is pleased to present Susie Egan as our 2014 Guest Lecturer.  Susie will speak to our garden enthusiasts at 12:00pm, July 20th at the Kenney Retirement Center in West Seattle.


The West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT) is an annual fund raising event benefitting a variety of local non-profit organizations.  As an annual tradition since 1995, WSGT is proud to donate net proceeds to Seattle-based community gardens and other non-profit organizations that promote horticulture, educational or artistic endeavors.  WSGT is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

2014 Ticket Outlets

Ticket books are $18 each (per person) and can be purchased at the following locations: Admiral Metropolitan Market 2320 42nd Ave SW West Seattle; 206/937-0551 Brown Paper Tickets (online)

Swanson’s Nursery 9701 15th Ave NW Seattle; 206/782-2543

True Value Hardware 4747 44th Ave SW Seattle; 206/932-0450

Village Green Perennial Nursery 10223 26th Ave SW West Seattle; 206/767-7735 Wells Medina Nursery 8300 NE 24th Medina; 425/454-1853 West Seattle Nursery 5275 California Ave SW West Seattle; 206/935-9276

 For more information, contact Clay Swidler; 2014 WSGT PR Chair. (206) 669-4653

email inquiries to:

PO Box 16712 Seattle, WA  98116

Beacon Bluff P-Patch Community Gathering Sunday, July 20

Beacon Bluff P-PatchCome join your neighbors  at the Beacon Bluff P-Patch for the 3rd annual Community Gathering on Sunday. July 20 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Beacon Bluff is located between 14th & 15th Avenues S at Massachusetts.  There will be light refreshments, tours of the garden, and you can join in a little singalong!

Free Plants! Sunday, June 22 at Howell Collective Garden

Howell Garden Free Plant posterHere’s your chance to fill some of those empty spots in your garden! Gardeners from Howell Collective Garden, Hypha (a Seattle plant community project), and youth from Lambert House are hosting a free seedling giveaway at Howell Garden Sunday, June 22. The giveaway will also include educational demonstrations, storytelling, ethnobotany, and art. Supported in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.