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This guide and the links below will help beginners start gardening, and experienced gardeners learn more. You can grow healthy food for your family, share the learning with children and neighbors, and have fun growing!
Want a printed copy of the guide? Contact the experts at the Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224 (language interpretation available) or at Garden Hotline for answers to all your yard and garden questions and printed copies of this and other guides.
Natural Yard Care (pdf)
Healthy Soil (pdf)
Composting Yard & Food Waste at Home (pdf)
Choosing the Right Plants (pdf)
Smart Watering (pdf)
Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control (pdf)
Ecologically Sound Lawn Care (pdf)
P-Patch Program - Department of Neighborhoods program that provides garden spaces for residents. Learn about community gardening, sharing garden space and harvests, and more.
Department of Planning and Development - Land use rules now allow larger urban gardens, more livestock animals, and selling food grown in the City.
Department of Transportation - Rules allow gardening in street-side planting strips.
Parks & Recreation Department - Provides learning and growing opportunities. Search their site under keywords “food, garden”.
The City of Seattle’s Food Access website links City and citizen efforts.
Tilth Alliance - Classes, demonstration gardens, and volunteer opportunities
Master Gardeners - Washington State University Extension
Lettuce Link - gardening and food sharing help for low-income residents
UrbanFarmHub.org - Urban agriculture news and resources for the Northwest