P-Patch Community Gardening

Be a part of a growing community of gardeners throughout the city who enjoy organic urban agriculture at community-stewarded open spaces through the P-Patch Community Gardening program.


The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch community gardening program will raise plot fees for the 2019-2020 biennium. Seattle Municipal Code Section 3.35.060 authorizes the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to adjust base P-Patch plot fees every two years in response to 1) inflation approximately in proportion to the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) All Urban Consumers, and 2) program operational cost increases of up to 5%.  

Plot fees include an application fee and a permit fee. For 2019-2020, the application fee will rise from $29.00 to $32.00 and the permit fee for 100 square feet of gardening space will increase from $14.00 to $15.00.  The 2019-2020 increase is based on a cumulative CPI increase of 5.3% for the two most recent years for which data is available (2016-2017) and operational cost increases of at least 5% over the same two-year period.    

Written comments regarding the content of the draft Director's Rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2018, to Kenya Fredie at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124, or by email to kenya.fredie@seattle.gov.

View the draft Director's Rule.