Author Archives: Dianne

Seattle area p-patchers and food banks — a conversation

SGGN recently learned of an event at Solid Ground. Charlene Hsia said:
“I work as a Food System Support Program Assistant at Solid Ground, supporting the work of Seattle food banks. Our Seattle Food Committee is meeting with local growers on December 12th, 2017 from 2PM – 5PM, at Solid Ground. 1501 North 45th Street.
 
We want to partner to increase farm to food bank work in and around the city of Seattle. Come to discuss new partnerships and sourcing opportunities, and other avenues for collaboration. This conversation will inform a larger farm to food bank conference, tentatively scheduled for February 2018.
 
I believe Giving Garden Leads from the P Patch Community Gardens would benefit from participating in this conversation, and would provide strong insight into the farm to food bank work needed in the region. Click here to tell us you’re coming. ” 
To RSVP:
For additional information contact:  
Charlene Hsia, Food System Support Program Assistant
PH: 206.694.6830 | www.solid-ground.org
Solid Ground, 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708

SHOULD I pick those squash?

If you were growing summer squash: you know the season is over and that it’s time to be thinking about pulling those vines and composting them. My own winter squash, however, still have nice looking fruit and some decent looking leaves. When to harvest, and how to ensure long shelf life for the food bank clients? Fortunately, Territorial’s blog just had some good information (and pictures). Happy harvesting.

Free Seed Saving Class at UW Botanic Gardens

A Guide to Seed Saving
Monday, June 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm
UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Devon Peña, a professor of anthropology, ethnic studies and environmental studies at the UW will be leading an enlightening class on the importance of seed-saving and why it matters now, more than ever.  Cost: Free
RSVP Online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (urbhort@uw.edu)