West Crest Garden
About The P-Patch
West Crest Garden is a new P-Patch that will be developed in conjunction with the redevelopment of Westcrest Park. Funding is being provided through the Parks & Green Spaces Levy. Construction is set to begin this summer.
The West Crest P-Patch has begun working towards the 2013 gardening season! The community is coming together around some of the final tasks, preparing the P-Patch to be ready for its new gardeners. If you are interested in being involved in the project, please join the community at any of their upcoming work parties.
Saturday, March 23rd - Work Party from 10 am -2 pm
If you would like to join the Interest List to register for a garden plot, see below for more information.
Be sure to join the Interest List to let us know you're interested in this garden and to receive periodic email updates.
Getting a Garden Plot
New garden plots are assigned based on involvement. While the City provides support, new gardens are built by the community. Neighbors come together to envision, design, and eventually construct a unique garden that meets their needs and reflects their neighborhood identity. Thus, community commitment through volunteering is the primary factor in assigning plots in a new garden.
In 2009 the City of Seattle began work on covering the West Seattle Reservoir as part of an ongoing effort to secure Seattle's water supply. As with many of Seattle's reservoir projects, the city added an additional 20 acres of green space. To take advantage of this new space Westcrest Park is getting a substantial makeover, with design and construction funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Space Levy. The new design creates some garden space and P-Patch is currently ramping up to develop a new P-Patch at Westcrest in the coming year in conjunction with the larger Westcrest redevelopment project.
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE P-PATCH COMMUNITY GARDENING PROGRAM CONTACT:
Laura Raymond, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Laura.Raymond@seattle.gov 206-615-1787