COMMUNITY GARDENING PROGRAM
THE INTEREST LIST WORKS
To sign up for a P-Patch garden plot, click here. You should also review the P-Patch Assignment Guidelines. Interest lists are only one tool staff use to assign open spaces.
- Individuals are placed on the requested list/s by date of first request.
- Individuals must be City of Seattle residents. Exceptions are made for those non-Seattle residents who live near gardens on the edge of the city limits; however, City of Seattle residents have priority. No exceptions are made for gardens located on Department of Parks and Recreation property.
- Individuals may request to be placed on up to two (2) P-Patch interest lists, listing them in order of preference.
- Individuals on interest lists are contacted every fall for continued interest. If a potential P-Patch gardener does not reply, they will be removed from the interest lists. Once removed, gardeners have one year to request reinstatement at their original date.
- Individuals will only be assigned space at one P-Patch.
- Plots cannot automatically be transferred to co-gardeners. To become the assigned gardener, a co-gardener must have gardened long enough that they would have been assigned a plot had they been on the interest list.
While you’re waiting for a P-Patch community garden plot:
With the huge and growing interest in gardening and urban agriculture, you will have to wait awhile before getting a community garden plot. Some of the following websites may help get you gardening sooner:
- Urban Garden Share http://www.urbangardenshare.org/ and Urban Land Army http://www.urbanlandarmy.com/ click on Land Link. These two web sites try to connect those who have spare land with those who want to garden
- Office of Sustainability & Environment-Food http://www.seattle.gov/environment/food.htm lists activities related to area food system.
- Urban Farm Hub. This local websites compiles an amazing amount of urban agriculture related news. http://www.urbanfarmhub.org
- Community Harvest of Southeast Seattle: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Harvest-of-Southwest-Seattle/134168669989208
- Solid Ground- Lettuce Link (an innovative food and gardening program growing and giving since 1988) creates access to fresh, nutritious and organic produce, seeds, and gardening information for families with lower incomes
in Seattle. To learn more and get involved at http://www.solid-ground.org/Programs/Nutrition/Lettuce/Pages/default.aspx
- Solid Ground-Seattle Community Farm located in Southeast Seattle they have created a partnership with the community to strengthen food security in this area of Seattle. To join in visit their website at http://www.solid-ground.org/programs/nutrition/communityfarm/Pages/default.aspx
- Seattle Parks & Recreation/Seattle Tilth/Friends of Atlantic City Nursery-Rainer Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands-join them on Facebook to see how to get involved. Other Links: Seattle Parks & Recreation or Seattle Tilth
- Alleycat Acres an urban farm collective- "transforms vacant spaces to create a network of sustainable urban farms that reconnect people to food while helping to increase food security on a community level." To Learn more visit their website at http://www.alleycat-acres.org/
- City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to help residential tree owners grow healthy fruit, to harvest and use what they can, and to share what they don’t need. To get involved visit their website at http://cityfruit.org/
- Spring into Bed http://www.springintobed.org/ is a grass-roots, city wide, garden building event and fundraiser - building, strengthening and celebrating the City’s flourishing community food systems
- Garden your planting strip: Seattle Department of Transportation does allow gardening on planting strips with a simple permit. Click here for more information.
- Beacon Food Forest: Community members on Beacon Hill are working to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. They are looking for Beacon Hill community members, local institutions and city wide volunteers to join together, build and grow a Food Forest. You can join in by going here.
- UW Farm: The Farm is a registered student organization and always welcomes help and community involvement, for more information check out their website and join their blog: http://blogs.uw.edu/uwfarms/
- Clean Greens: Clean Greens is a small nonprofit organization, owned and operated by residents of Seattle's Central District. We are committed to growing and delivering clean and healthy produce for everyone at reasonable prices. They are looking for volunteers to work on the farm and the market. If you or anyone you know are interested in volunteering with us, please e-mail Lottie Cross at email@example.com.