Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 people in the United States.
In 2012, Seattle’s Giving Garden Network grew and donated a total of 52,948 pounds of GMO-free, organic produce to feed the hungry.
2012 donations represent 105,896 servings valued at $112,000.
Food grown in giving gardens goes to Seattle food banks, shelters and meal programs.
Giving gardens receive no government funding and are run entirely by volunteers.
Volunteers also grow plant starts for the giving gardens and distribute the produce to where it is needed.
Proceeds from Blues for Food Fest support Seattle’s Giving Garden Network.
64 P-Patches have giving gardens. Find one near you and see how you can help!
None of this could be done without volunteer hands.
Please support Seattle’s Giving Gardens.
Thank you to Tino Tran for taking these great photos of our Interbay P-Patch Giving Garden Kick-Off! (http://phototino.com/)
What’s a giving garden? It’s a place where people grow fruits and vegetables to help feed the hungry. Seattle has dozens of giving gardens – 64 of them are located in P-Patches – and in 2012, they donated a combined total of 52,948 pounds of fresh, organic, GMO-free produce to food banks, meal programs and shelters. That represents a total of 105,896 servings worth approximately $111,720.
Seattle’s Giving Garden Network is a remarkable volunteer operation: volunteers of all ages build greenhouses, sow seeds, distribute starts to the various gardens, plant the gardens, weed, water and tend them throughout the season, harvest the produce, and deliver the food to where it is needed. Invaluable assistance and coordination is provided by Lettuce Link.
We want this website to:
- Shine a light on the wonderful work being done by these dedicated, hard-working people
- Help giving gardeners across the city connect with each other and with their communities
- Provide resources and answers to questions
- Make it easy for other interested volunteers to find a way to participate
So have fun browsing around and please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause. Enjoy the photos, check out the FAQs, and if you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to submit it!