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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 ]

High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open July 10

Seattle Housing Authority resident farmers offer fresh, affordable organic produce For organic produce look no further than the High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands opening for the season on Wednesday, July 10. The farm stands offer produce picked fresh from the P-Patch Market Gardens by resident gardeners of the High… [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch community garden plots available in select neighborhoods

Would you like to have a plot in one of Seattle’s fabulous P-Patch community gardens? Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family? Would you like to learn great gardening techniques from your gardening neighbors? If so, we have P-Patch plots available for a small… [ Keep reading ]

Robyn Greenfield joins P-Patch Community Gardening team

Robyn Greenfield is a recent addition to our P-Patch Community Gardening team. She is currently serving as a temporary community garden coordinator, supporting P-Patch gardens in the central area and North Seattle with training and resources. Get to know a little bit about her below: Where did you grow up?… [ Keep reading ]