Category Archives: Giving Garden

May 18-20 Tomatoes (and last plant distribution of the year)

Confirmed: we’ll distribute tomatoes May 18-20, 2018 at the Ballard greenhouse location. We planted the seeds and this year they ALL sprouted: so please come and get them for their new homes. Some summer lettuces also remain. There’ll be a few boxes to use to take them to your giving garden, but it’s best to bring your own. And this will also be a good time to bring back those 4 inch square pots. (Preferably clean).

Tomatoes ready for planting

2018 Sprouts ready April 6 for Giving Gardeners

To all the Giving Gardeners: plant starts are ready for pickup at the Ballard Greenhouse starting Friday April 6th at 9am and continuing until Sunday April 8th at 6pm. If you need to know where this is please ask! (We will not post the address on this public site.)

There are 5 plants per pot. Take what you can grow and donate to food banks or food programs. Only take the pots, leave the trays. It is best to bring a box to transport your pots. Please return the pots and labels back for our reuse.

Please be sure to fill in the pickup sheet in the plastic box with a count of how many pots you are taking of each type.


Here’s what we have:
Pac Choi
Nash Green Kale
Lacinato Kale
Ruby Red chard
Rainbow Chard
Fordhook Chard
Optima Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce

There’ll be another give away for the plants that need warmer weather in May. This will include tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. There will be both bean sprouts and bean seeds available at this time.

Seed Distribution for Giving Gardeners February 10 2018

at the Spring Gather. The Spring Gather will be near the Immaculate P Patch on Capital Hill in a room in the Lake Washington Girls Middle School. We are grateful that the Middle School has made space available for this event.

Address: 810 18th Avenue
Date and Time: Saturday, Feb 10th, 2018: 10 AM to Noon

We will have seeds for giving gardeners available for pickup at that time. There will not be another distribution of seeds until the Starts are distributed by the Sprouts program in Ballard (most likely some time in early April until May.) If you are responsible for a Giving Garden but cannot attend the Saturday Spring Gather yourself, please send someone else to pick up the seeds.

If you do plan to attend the Spring Gather an RSVP to would be very helpful.
If you have four inch pots and their trays to return or to pass along, you may bring them to this event. (It’s nice if they’re relatively clean and without slugs, snails, and spiders.) Thank you and Happy Gardening