High Point Juneau Community Garden and Market Garden

Address: 32nd Ave SW & SW Juneau St


  • Seattle Housing Authority tenants

About The P-Patch

Number Of Plots: 18
Established: 1999
Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Wait Time: 6-12 months

High Point Juneau Community Garden and Market Garden

High Point Farm stands will open for the season on Wednesday, July 10th. The farm stand is open every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm until October 9, 2013. Gardeners living in the High Point neighborhoods grow, harvest and market their fresh produce. It does not get any fresher or more local!

Seattle Market Gardens is a program developed with the community by the City of Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust. Please contact Michelle K. Jones at 206. 372-6593 or Julie Bryan at 206-257-8257 for more information.

Seattle Market Gardens also has a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Participants receive subscriptions of vegetables that they pick up weekly at one of the gardens or at a designated location in North Seattle. Subscription plans range from $15.00 to $25.00 per week. For more information, please contact Michelle K. Jones at 206-372-6593.

This summer, participate in the third annual Garden-based Food and Nutrition Fair held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 2116 E. Union in central Seattle. The date and time are to be announced. This event focuses on health, nutrition and wellness.  One highlight is the sharing of different recipes which incorporate vegetables from the NewHolly and High Point gardens. It is an opportunity for veggie lovers from assorted neighborhoods to come together to engage in activities, learn, eat and have fun! For more information regarding the Garden-based Food and Nutrition Fair, contact Michelle K. Jones at 206. 372-6593.

Garden History

Mr. Hien Nguyen was a colonel in the South Vietnamese Army.  During the American War, as the Vietnamese people know it, he met Colin Powell.  Mr. Hien is always quick to point out that he outranked the former General during those years.  In the garden, Mr. Hien is a natural leader.  He always gets the names and numbers of community members who happen to come by the garden and are interested in securing a garden plot.  He reprimands youth that charge through the gardens and helps gardeners with less free time by watering their plots.  Mr. Hien was one of the main community organizers and garden construction volunteers when the garden was built.  He is part of the High Point Garden Advisors and is a member of the High Point Market Garden.

The development of the Juneau community garden added 23 new plots to the High Point community and was the impetus for the development of the High Point Market Garden.  Chinese mustard and garlic are the favorite plants in this garden.  Most of the gardeners are from Vietnam or Cambodia.