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P-Patch Community Gardens

New Holly Rockery Community Garden and Market Garden

Open For Business-Farmstand

New Holly Farm stands will open for the season on Friday, July 12th. The farm stand is open every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm until October 11, 2013. Gardeners living in the High Point neighborhoods grow, harvest and market their fresh produce. It does not get any fresher or more local!

farmstand produce

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.

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Garden History

The New Holly Most Abandoned Garden CSA  grows incredible tasty fresh organic produce.  The garden was originally located in Lower Holly Park and was relocated to New Holly in 2002 as part of a federal housing project redevelopment grant. The size of this CSA garden is approximately 16,380 square feet and it has assigned plots to eight active gardeners. Most gardeners are from Southeast Asian. They are living in New Holly low-income housing. They were very productive to involve with the CSA program. Ngeth Ton is one of those gardeners. He helped to build the garden, bamboo fences, a storage shed, green house, and made garden art.  These gardeners enjoy working in their garden and plant a variety of produce for their family and to sell. They are very happy to harvest their produce once a week for the customers. This garden had rewarded the gardeners by improving their communication skills, meeting new people in the community, making extra income, and eating fresh produce. The gardeners have shared with each other their experience growing vegetables.  This has created unity to build a strong CSA in their community. They grow a variety of produce over the season to serve their many subscribers such as lettuce, onions, bock choy, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, chard, cucumbers, peas, green beans, salad mix, and more. 

Directions

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From Downtown:

  1. I-5 South
  2. Take exit 161 for Albro Pl toward Swift Ave
  3. Turn left at S Albro Pl
  4. Turn right at Swift Ave S
  5. Slight right to stay on Swift Ave S
  6. Continue onto S Myrtle St
  7. Turn right at S Holly Park Dr
  8. Follow S. Holly Park Dr. to 40th Ave. S
  9. The garden is between S. Rockery Dr. and 40th Ave S
  10. 40th Ave S & S Holly Park Dr

 
Address

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S. Holly Park Dr. between 40th Ave. S. and Rockery Dr. S.

Farmstand: S Holly Park Drive and 40th Ave S in southeast Seattle (2 blocks SW of the Othello light-rail station).  Find it on the map here:    http://tinyurl.com/newhollyfarmstand  

Details

Size: 23,000 square feet
Established: 2005
Number of plots: 19 in community garden area
Plot Size:
Average wait: less than 1 year
Ownership of land: Seattle Housing Authority

Features

Market Garden
Farmstand
Priority given to Seattle Housing Residents

Bus Routes

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