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8/31/2011  
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New P-Patch coming to Rainier View
Community invited to design the community garden

August 31, 2011 (Seattle, WA) The empty lot on the corner of South Leo and Beacon Avenue S is on track to be more than a space for weeds. It is slated to be the next home of a P-Patch community garden. The garden will serve as a place for neighbors to build community and grow fresh organic produce.

The community is invited to determine the look and feel of the new community garden. A landscape architect will lead a series of meetings at Rainier Beach Library (9125 Rainier Avenue South) from 6 8 p.m. The meetings will be held on Thursday, September 15; Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, October 13. Food and children's activities will be provided.

This project is funded through the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy which provided $2 million to develop new community gardens. The original promise of four new gardens has more than tripled due to community leverage and creative management of resources.

For more information about the meetings or the site, contact Nate Moxley at nate.moxley@seattle.gov or 206-733-9586.

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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle's neighborhoods.

The P-Patch Community Gardening Program, in conjunction with the nonprofit P-Patch Trust, oversees 75 P-Patches located throughout the city. These gardens are gathering places where Seattle neighbors strengthen community connections and stewardplan, plant, and maintaina piece of open space for everyone to enjoy.


 
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