Category Archives: Growing & Giving in the Community

Tomatoes are a challenge in the PNW — we’ll provide starts, you grow them

SGGN will have tomato starts ready for the giving gardens, kitchen gardens, and food banks approximately mid-May, 2018. Despite the cold April weather, we have lots of starts, and lots of varieties including slicers (beefsteak, Money Maker, Siletz) cherry tomatoes: (red and yellow) paste and pasta varieties (San Marzano varieties).

For those who’d like some tutoring before taking on the responsibility for new tomato starts, here’s one class:
Growing Vegetables including Tomatoes, Sunday, April 22nd – 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Magnolia Garden Center. In this class, owner Chuck Flaharty will go over planting and fertilizing vegetables with a special emphasis on Tomato growing in our area, including best practices for success and the best varieties to choose for the best harvest.

If you’re planning on attending the Center would like an RSVP to:

Magnolia Garden Center
3213 W Smith St, Seattle, Washington 98199
(206) 284-1161

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. ” 
For additional information contact:  
Charlene Hsia, Food System Support Program Assistant
PH: 206.694.6830 |
Solid Ground, 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708