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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 ]

Reimagine Seattle: John Wesley Sargent

Reimagining Seattle by John Wesley Sargent I am proudly a native Texan turned New Yorker (2011-1018) who moved to Seattle in the summer of 2018. What right do I have to reimagine this city? There are architects, engineers, city planners, designers, politicians, business leaders, activists, and community organizers with far… [ Keep reading ]

Help Feed Your Neighbors

For food banks and organizations that provide food access and meal services, the holiday season is always a busy time of year. With the number of people experiencing hunger and food security rising dramatically due to the pandemic, the services of these organizations are more vital than ever this year…. [ 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 ]

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 ]

Hey Neighbor: Meet Lisa Uemoto

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Hey Neighbor! series introduces you to the people behind the scenes working to build, strengthen, and engage the communities of Seattle. Meet Lisa Uemoto Lisa Uemoto has been a P-Patch Community Garden Coordinator with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods since 2015. She emigrated with her family from… [ Keep reading ]

Hey Neighbor: Meet Sandy Pernitz

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Hey Neighbor! series introduces you to the people behind the scenes working to build, strengthen, and engage the communities of Seattle. Meet Sandy Pernitz! Sandy Pernitz has been working on the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program team for the past 20 years. She graduated from Huxley School… [ Keep reading ]