Solstice

Address: 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW

Features

  • Giving Garden(s)

About The P-Patch

Number Of Plots: 34
Established: 2003
Size: 13,000 sq. ft.
Wait Time: 1-2 years

History of the Solstice P-Patch

The Morgan Community Association (MOCA) received a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and many donations from community members to design and build the Solstice P-Patch. A landscape architect drew up the plans with community input and a contractor shaped the terraced garden beds using landscaping blocks for the retaining walls. MOCA members, future gardeners, and other volunteers hand built the walls for the garden plots. Solstice P-Patch is on Lincoln Park property and includes a hiking trail through the gardens leading up the hill to Solstice Park, West Seattle.

Gardening began in 2003. Gardeners later went on to build a compost bin, tool shed, perennial garden, raspberry patch, blueberry patch, rhubarb patch, and an extensive orchard of apples, plums, pears, and grape arbors. A garden bench and entry herb garden were funded by a grant from the West Seattle Garden Tour.

Seven of our gardens are used as giving gardens. We supply the West Seattle Food Bank with over 1,200 pounds of food per year.

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.