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Capitol Hill celebrates "Unpaving Paradise" P-Patch groundbreaking
Community is invited to tomorrow's event

April 16, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA) - Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites you to celebrate Earth Day this year by saying goodbye to another parking lot and hello to Capitol Hill's newest P-Patch community garden, "Unpaving Paradise." Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m., marks the celebration when the Unpaving Paradise Committee breaks ground at the corner of E. John St. and Summit Ave E.

At the event, attendees will enjoy light refreshments and entertainment by community members, including hula-hooping, dancing, and poi spinning. To give the lot one last face lift, all are invited to decorate the vacant concrete canvas made possible with chalk and spray paint provided by the Unpaving Paradise Committee.

The new P-patch is supported by $150,000 from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy funding dedicated to P-Patch Community Garden development. To hear more about the progress at Unpaving Paradise, visit

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods' P-Patch Community Gardening Program provides garden plots for over 2,000 residents in the greater Seattle area, as well as initiatives in market gardening, youth gardening, and community food security. While demand for P-Patch community gardening space continues to grow, the P-Patch program is taking great steps to expand upon the current locations and add new gardens, thanks to $2 million from the 2008 Levy.

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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