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Bitter Lake

2 Years Behind Us, Many More Ahead!

“Bitter Lake P Patch provides us with lots of adventures and opportunities to learn about gardening. We gain insights from our neighboring gardeners, our plants, our soil, even our weeds, but most of all, we learned that there is nothing so thrilling, as gathering, eating, and giving away the vegetables we grow.

carrots and onion harvest

Many volunteer hours are put in annually and several P-Patchers had an expansive learning experience - the Bitter Lake P-Patch Great Pumpkin Experiment. An area was fenced in, the pumpkin seeds were planted, and then tenderly cared for by fellow gardeners. The pumpkin did not grow so giant, but did get giant enough to get “oohs” and “awes” from preschoolers and after school program students. We thank Gloria for donating a section of her plot for this endeavor.

Even though this was only our second summer at Bitter Lake P-Patch, it is clear we have become an operable garden”.

work party volunteers

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The best way to stay up to date about the Bitter Lake P-Patch is by joining the community-run e-mail list.

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Also be sure to join the Interest List to make sure we know you're interested in this P-Patch and to receive periodic email updates from the P-Patch program.


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From Downtown:

  1. I-5 North
  2. Exit 175 (NE 145th Street)
  3. Left onto 5th Ave NE
  4. Left on NE 145th Street
  5. Left at Linden Ave N


N 143rd & Linden Ave N (Map)


Size: 15,000 sq'
Established: 2013
Number of plots: 29
Plot Size: 100 & 200 sq'
Average wait: new
Ownership of land: Seattle Public Utilities


Parks & Green Spaces Levy Funding

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358, 28, 5
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