Category Archives: SGGN Sprouts

SGGN Sprouts is composed of our two greenhouses whose growers generously plant and tend starts for our giving gardens. Located in Wallingford and Ballard, our greenhouses operate February through July.

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.

Spring Giving Garden Gather Feb 24

Join Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, P-Patch and Lettuce Link for our 2016 Giving Gardener Gathering! We would love to have representatives from all of the Giving Gardens in the area coming together for this gathering! This night will be an opportunity to:

· Meet with folks from P-Patch, Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, and Lettuce Link. Learn where to turn for seeds, starts, and more!
· Build community with other Giving Gardeners in the area. Share your strengths and tips with others, or reach out for advice.
· Talk with Seattle’s Giving Garden Network about receiving starts for 2016.
· Receive seeds for the new year.
· Eat and celebrate success of 2015 and the start of a new season!

Before ordering seeds: Please consider talking with your local foodbank. We encourage you to grow larger quantities of fewer varieties of vegetables for more impact at your local food bank/meal program.

To RSVP and to order seeds for the next season, please fill out this form:

If you are having trouble accessing this form, you can also send Kathleen Penna at Solid Ground an email or call to RSVP (please let me know how many people will be attending, and any dietary restrictions you may have).

And we thank Whole Foods for its ongoing support of this gather.

Return empty pots!

2016 Final Veggie Starts Distribution May 21-22

WOW – 2016 is shaping up to also be a warm spring and that the plants are ready for you to plant.


Plants will be available at the Ballard Greenhouse: 5805 32nd Ave NW. on racks beside the garage on NW 59th St. This street is west of 32nd Ave NW.


Ballard Greenhouse (see map)
5805 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

There is a sheet for you to record your garden, the number of pots and type of plants you took and any other info you would like us to have.

Return empty pots!

REMEMBER – there are multiple plants in each pot. Take ONLY what you can reasonably plant, care for and harvest.