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39,000 lbs. of Food Donated by P-Patch Gardeners

Last year our P-Patch gardeners’ “green thumbs” grew 39,377 pounds of fresh organic produce for Seattle food banks and meal programs. These food donations came from the 52 P-Patch “giving gardens,” which are P-Patch plots dedicated to growing food for donation. In addition, a percentage of the total food donations… [ Keep reading ]

Funds Available for Spring Clean Neighborhood Activities

If your neighborhood is participating in Spring Clean, Seattle Public Utilities’ annual clean-up campaign, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your activities. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1,000 to help enhance your… [ Keep reading ]

Workshops Available for Applicants to Large Projects Fund

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund is hosting four more workshops for those interested in applying to its Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund awards matching funds of up to $100,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the workshops is required in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Kicks off Education Summit Community Conversations

This spring, Mayor Ed Murray is bringing together families, teachers, school leaders, school district leadership, and our community partners to develop a shared vision for ensuring equity and excellence for each Seattle student. The Mayor’s Education Summit will be held on April 30 at Garfield High School. Before the summit,… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Garifuna Culture at this Community Dialogue – A Neighborhood Matching Fund Project

On Saturday, March 5, the Garinagu Houngua Planning Committee will host a free public workshop about Garifuna culture from both a contemporary and historical perspective. The workshop will be held at Casa Latina at 317 17th Ave S beginning at 4 p.m. The workshop will feature a panel of experts… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Exchange in Queen Anne for Landmark Status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Exchange (1529 4th Ave W) on Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4060). The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Projects Fund Workshop Tomorrow, February 23 at Miller Community Center

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting five workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $100,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the six… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers Needed to Advise on First Hill Development Plans

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on the Standing Advisory Committees at Harborview AND Virginia Mason Medical Centers. The role of each committee is to provide feedback on projects planned and under development by the institution to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master… [ Keep reading ]

Join Mayor Murray for State of the City Address on February 16

Join Mayor Murray for Seattle’s Annual State of the City address. It will be held in Seattle Council Chambers at 2 p.m. on February 16. The address will highlight the City’s 2015 accomplishments and will take a look forward to the year ahead. Seattle Channel will stream the speech live…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray Seeks Members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Ed Murray is looking for three new members to serve on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the positions of historian/architectural historian, Pioneer Square retail business owner, and a member-at-large. Individuals who have an architectural or engineering background with an interest in historic preservation, and/or individuals who are familiar… [ Keep reading ]