Other Opportunities to Garden

Many people want to get their hands in the soil quickly, so watch the following groups for opportunities while you wait for a P-Patch plot.

  • Urban Garden Share and Urban Land Army (click on Land Link). These two organizations connect those who have spare land with those who want to garden.
  • Office of Sustainability & Environment-Food lists activities related to area food systems.
  • Urban Farm Hub compiles an amazing amount of urban agriculture-related news.
  • Solid Ground- Lettuce Link (an innovative food and gardening program growing and giving since 1988) creates access to fresh, nutritious, and organic produce, seeds, and gardening information for families with lower incomes in Seattle.
  • Solid Ground-Seattle Community Farm located in Southeast Seattle is a partnership with the community to strengthen food security in this area of Seattle.
  • Rainer Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands to see how to get involved.
  • Alleycat Acres is an urban farm collective that "transforms vacant spaces to create a network of sustainable urban farms that reconnect people to food while helping to increase food security on a community level."
  • City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to help residential fruit tree owners grow healthy fruit to harvest and use what they can, and to share what they don't need.
  • Garden your planting strip: Seattle Department of Transportation allows gardening on planting strips with a simple permit. Click here for more information.
  • Beacon Food Forest: Community members on Beacon Hill are working to design, plant, and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires the community to gather together, grow its own food, and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. They are looking for Beacon Hill community members, local institutions and citywide volunteers to participate.
  • UW Farm: The Farm is a registered student organization and always welcomes help and community involvement.
  • Clean Greens is a small nonprofit organization, owned and operated by residents of Seattle's Central District. They grow and deliver clean and healthy produce at reasonable prices. They are looking for volunteers to work on the farm and the market. Contact Lottie Cross at cleangreensfarmandmarket@gmail.com.