Category Archives: p-patch

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

2017’s STARTS seeded by Sprouts volunteers

Volunteers have seeded lettuce, chard, tomatoes, peppers, kale and Asian greens for distribution to Seattle Giving Gardeners. Later there’ll be summer squash and cucumbers. When will these be ready to distribute? It depends upon the weather: our greenhouses are passive greenhouses but cozy, even on our snowy days. We’ll send a notice through the city of Seattle’s listserve when they’re ready. Hint: perhaps late March or early April for the cooler weather crops; May for warmer weather crops. And THANK YOU to the volunteers who make this happen every Spring.

GROW provides fiscal sponsorship for SGGN

GROWGROW (formerly the P-patch trust) has served as a fiscal sponsor for SGGN. We are so grateful for this help. (Accounting n’ stuff isn’t our strongest suit: we’re gardeners at heart. So GROW’s help has been very welcome.) Want to know more about them? Start with the Seattle Foundation’s review. Want to donate? Funds should be sent to the P Patch Trust. Tools should be sent to your closest P Patch, community, or faith-based garden.

You can learn much, much more about the p-patch program (including how to apply for a p-patch) (and there’s also wonderful resources for those who want to garden organically, save seeds, plan a planting and harvest schedule.) And so we also say a loud THANK YOU to the City of Seattle for its desire to connect us all. (Do visit and join the email listserves.)