Greenwood

Address: 343 NW 88th St

Features

  • Accessible Raised Beds
  • Orchard

About The P-Patch

Number Of Plots: 32
Established: 1997
Size: 3,200 sq. ft.
Wait Time: 2+ years

Greenwood P-Patch
(submitted by a Greenwood P-Patch community gardener)

Greenwood P-Patch, between 3rd and 6th Aves NW on NW 88th St, was constructed on a 50 foot lot previously owned by homeowners on its western boundary. It was built in the summer of 1997 and completed near the end of July. It is situated on a piece of land which once was a rose and fruit garden and, so, came ready equipped with pear, apple, two kinds of cherry trees. We even had a pie made with cherries from our tree at one of our work parties.

Beneath the two trees closest to NW 88th St, we planted many herbs for the gardeners to share. The process of building the Greenwood P-Patch included demolition of an old concrete walk. The broken pieces of concrete forming the paving pieces for a new walk from the front fence to the street. Excavation and installation of an underground watering system with stand pipes and faucets was next, followed by installation of the 2"x12" boards to form the boxes for our raised beds, and dumping and spreading new soil within these boxes. A trellis and a garden shed were constructed at each end of the plot.

All the Greenwood P-Patch gardeners participated in most of the many work parties necessary to accomplish all of this. We are all are very proud of the results. It is hard for us to imagine a more satisfying and delightful way to use the small amount of time required for each of us to appropriately maintain each gardener's plot. Everyone is welcome to come and see the beautiful results of all our hard work!


Get Involved!

If you are interested in designing, building, or gardening in this P-Patch or another P-Patch, find out more about the P-Patch sign-up process here. To sign up as a P-Patch participant, call 206-684-0264, email p-patch.don@seattle.gov, or sign up online.