Opportunities for Children and Youth
Step1: Make sure your youth organization meets plot priority requirements.
Your group must:
- be an organization, community member, or school that services children and youth (ages up to 24) or has a youth component.
- be willing to follow all P-Patch Rules and Code of Conduct
Step 2: Sign up for a garden
Make sure to note that you are a youth group and applying for priority.
Step 3: Attend our youth gardening workshop
Our annual workshop is filled with helpful tips on how to best utilize your youth garden space.
For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Kenya Fredie.
Often the Giving Garden plot (a plot dedicated to growing food for donation) is in need of assistance. Contact the local site leader and see if your group could assist on a regular basis or as a one-time experience.
Each garden has a designated volunteer who offers tours. The tour could be followed by using the garden's common area to conduct an activity, such as planting container seedlings, worm/insect discovery, or garden scavenger hunt.
The gardens use a variety of composting techniques. Check out the composting facilities to go along with your lesson plans. If there is a need for a worm composting container, your group could adopt that project with the permission of the garden's site leaders.
Volunteer in Communal Spaces
Connect with the P-Patch's site leaders to help with small projects on-site which could range from painting a mural on a shed, weeding, planting in communal areas, or harvesting.
- King County Education
- Seattle Tilth Youth Gardening Programs
- Solid Ground-Apple Corps
- Edible School Yard
- Washington Green Schools
- Seattle Youth Garden Works
- Readers to Eaters
- Magnuson Nature Programs
- Green Plate Special
- Ground UP
- Rainier Valley Eats
- Seattle Park Teens
- National Gardening Association-Kids Gardening
- Spoons Across America
- The Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) is a university-community partnership that engages K-16+
- Two Angry Moms
- Education with the Environment
- My First Garden
- Food Studies Institute
- 101 Nature Related things to do in the Fall
- Urban Sprouts School Garden
- California School Garden Network
- Detroit Black Food Security Network
Contact Youth Gardening
For more ideas on how to get involved or to contact a garden's site leadership, call the P-Patch Program Office.