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Cambodian refugee, Kimli Sieng, utilizes P-Patch community garden to grow herbs that remind her of home

Kimli Sieng, Hoa Mai Gardens What is your ethnicity and how long have you been in the U.S. I am from Cambodia, and I am a refugee. I was in five refugee camps including refugee camp Khao I Dang, one in Thailand, and another in the Philippines. I stayed in… [ Keep reading ]

Gardening with family at the Leo Street P-Patch reminds Edenkeo Duangprasert of childhood in Laos

Edenkeo, Leo Street P-Patch What is your ethnicity and how long have you been in the U.S.? I come from a small land-locked country in Southeast Asia called Laos. I am first-generation and the only person in my family to reside in the United States. I left home about 10… [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch gardener, Rocel, shares her family heritage of farming and the importance of garlic in Filipino cuisine

Rocel, Rainier Vista Sunrise Garden What is your ethnicity and generation in the United States? I am Filipino American. We migrated here. I only have one brother left back home right now. My parents and my two sisters are here, and a lot of relatives-aunties and uncles are all here. It’s… [ Keep reading ]

Ravenna community gardener Pam Okano stays connected to her culture by growing her own fresh vegetables

What is your ethnicity and generation in the United States? “I am Japanese American, I am Sansei- my grandparents came to this country. I grew up on Bainbridge Island.” How long have you/your family been gardening at your P-Patch? “I started gardening at Ravenna in 1982, the year after it opened…. [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch Site Coordinator Milton Tam discusses his eclectic taste and love of heirloom tomatoes

What is your ethnicity and generation in the United States? “I am third-generation Chinese American. My family is from Southern China so they speak Cantonese. Actually, my grandmother was born in Hawaii, which at the time was a territory considered part of the United States, so my family has been… [ Keep reading ]

Community gardener Ling Zhang shares her love of growing food and family ties

What is your ethnicity and generation in the United States? “I am Chinese, born in Beijing. Very typical, we had tall buildings filled with apartments. My family had a two-bedroom condo, and we grew little plants in pots on the balcony. I came to U.S. for grad school in Minnesota… [ Keep reading ]

Young BIPOC Community Members Envision Food Security Solutions through Racial Justice Fellowship

Over the summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Urban Food Systems partnered with the Seattle Public Library to co-create BLOOM (Beginning Leadership for Organizing and Orchard Management), a college level, food and racial justice fellowship designed to create space for young adults to imagine solutions to food security challenges occurring during… [ Keep reading ]

Hillman City P-Patch honors refugee, friend, and cultivator of community, Rangkham Praseurt

Rangkham Praseurt loved to spread beauty and joy in the world. As a gardener at the Hillman City P-Patch, she gained a reputation as the matriarch of the community garden. From volunteering in the food bank plots to sharing food and flowers with other gardeners, Rangkham always found a way… [ Keep reading ]

Community gardeners growing a more sustainable future

Seattle’s P-Patch Gardens have served as community hubs for more than four decades. They have brought people together to grow food, explore cultures and customs, share ideas, and build supportive communities across the City. These communities have been invaluable in helping our City deal with the impacts of COVID-19. From… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Nate Moxley, our new Community Garden Coordinator

Nate Moxley joined our P-Patch Community Gardening team in January. Actually, he “re-joined” the team, having previously worked for the P-Patch program from 2009 – 2013. Nate is one of our P-Patch Community Garden Coordinators, working in collaboration with gardeners to coordinate 16 of our 89 community gardens throughout the… [ Keep reading ]