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Seattle P-Patches Donate 33,438 Pounds of Produce to Local Food Banks

As food insecurity tightened its grip on Seattle communities in 2023, P-Patch Giving Gardens eased the pain by donating 33,438 pounds of fresh produce to food banks, despite an unusually hot and dry summer. Here’s a snapshot of how much organic and pesticide-free produce our resilient volunteers delivered to food… [ 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 ]

More than 17 tons of food donated by P-Patch gardeners in 2018

Did you know that P-Patch Community Gardens not only provide space for people to grow their own food but also grow food to share with food banks and feeding programs across the city? In 2018, P-Patch gardeners donated 34,163 pounds (more than 17 tons) of fresh organic produce to more… [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch Gardeners Donate 40,000 Pounds to Seattle Food Banks and Meal Programs

Last year our P-Patch gardeners’ “green thumbs” grew 40,145 pounds of fresh organic produce for Seattle food banks and meal programs. These food donations came from 36 P-Patch “giving gardens,” which are P-Patch plots dedicated to growing food for donation. In addition, at least 20% of the total food donations… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for the 7th Annual Blues for Food Fest, August 31

Note: Most P-Patch community gardens have a giving garden, a space where gardeners grow food for donation to food banks and feeding programs. These plots are supported by Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, the host and beneficiary of this event. Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the seventh annual… [ Keep reading ]

Growing and Giving: A Gratifying Experience

Editor’s note: Our P-Patch gardens have “giving gardens,”  plots where  gardeners grow food for food banks and feeding programs with the help of Solid Ground’s Lettuce Link program. Last year, gardeners donated more than 26,000 pounds of produce. This story of an extraordinary gardener was shared with us by Lettuce… [ Keep reading ]

Gardening With Ciscoe at UpGarden P-Patch!

Saturday’s Gardening With Ciscoe show was taped at UpGarden P-Patch community garden. It showed the great features of the P-Patch and mentioned the giving garden, which are P-Patch plots dedicated to growing food for local food bank and feeding programs. In fact, Ciscoe donated a few plants for the UpGarden… [ Keep reading ]

P-patchers kick-off opening of Giving Gardens

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and nearly 30 Interbay P-Patch gardeners, along with representatives from Lettuce Link, Ballard Food Bank, and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, celebrated the kickoff of the Interbay P-Patch Giving Garden and of all the giving gardens at the P-Patches throughout the city. Last year P-Patch gardeners at Interbay… [ Keep reading ]

Interbay P-Patch Giving Garden supplies area food banks with fresh produce

At the Interbay P-Patch Giving Garden on 15th West, gardeners have already harvested 100 pounds of fresh organic lettuces, leeks and overwintered potatoes.  This Giving Garden, a partnership of Interbay gardeners, interested community members, and Solid Ground’s Lettuce Link Program is well on its way toward reaching last year’s total… [ Keep reading ]