P-Patch Community Gardening

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON) P-Patch Community Gardening Program will raise plot fees for the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024, the application fee will rise from $34.00 to $36.00 and the permit fee for 100 square feet of gardening space will increase from $16.00 to $17.00.  The 2023-2024 increase is based solely on a cumulative CPI increase of 6.64% for the two most recent years for which data is available (2020-2021). With inflation rates reaching 40-year highs in 2022 and impacting the economic health of thousands of Seattle households, DON has elected to not apply an operational cost adjustment for the 2023-2024 biennium.  The P-Patch Program also remains committed to providing plot fee assistance to all gardeners in need.
Written comments regarding the content of the draft Director’s Rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2022, to Kenya.Fredie at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124, or by email to kenya.fredie@seattle.gov.


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.