P-Patch Community Gardens continue to grow in Seattle
New gardens under development
Community is requested to suggest new sites
April 15, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA) - With the $2 million boost the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ P-Patch Community Gardening Program received from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, new P-Patch gardens are being built throughout Seattle. Seven new P-Patches have opened in the past year, four of which are levy-funded, creating spaces for 100 families. And another eight P-Patches are planned or under construction, serving another 100 families and will be ready for the next growing season. So thanks to you, P-Patch community gardening continues to grow in Seattle!
The second round of levy-funded projects will be identified this fall, and from now until then, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods welcomes community suggestions for potential new garden spots. These projects will focus on publicly-owned land in priority areas, which are areas presently underserved by the program, have high density, have relatively high percentages of under-represented populations, or are called out in the Levy. If you know of a potential site that might be a good fit, submit your idea at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/levyComment.htm .
Like all P-Patch community gardens, these projects will be public resources that build and sustain community as they are imagined, built, and cared for into the future. Your good suggestions are a key first step.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods.
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