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Architects and Garden Designers Needed for Community Gardens
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Seeks Landscape Architects to Design P-Patch Community Garden

March 10, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA)The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program is building a Roster of Landscape Architects/Garden Designers to provide garden design services for new and expanded P-Patch Community Gardens. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy has provided funding for additional garden sites to be located in Ballard, Queen Anne, Rainier Valley, and West Seattle neighborhoods; sites are to be completed by Fall of 2012.

Designers are expected to plan, facilitate, and document a community input process by visiting community meetings, planning workshops, working with bi-lingual and youth focused outreach, and preparing concepts for the city to review. From there, they will present designs to the community, draft construction plans, and propose a project schedule and budget to impliment the plans. Garden designs and plans will emphasize simplicity and high quality infrastructure and materials that are easy for community volunteers to maintain into the future.

For the Levy-funded P-Patch Community Garden Projects, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will directly select Garden Design/Landscape Architect consultants from the special P-Patch Community Garden Design/Landscape Architect Professionals Roster via an informal solicitation process. Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBE) are strongly encouraged to participate. For additional details on design expectations, applicant requirements, and how to apply, please visit our web site.

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