Category Archives: Volunteering

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

Three Greenhouses

The Ballard Sprouts, South Park’s Providence Regina House Food Bank, and a small back yard greenhouse grew more than ten thousand starts for Seattle’s Giving Gardens. 2017 should be a very good year.

Tomatoes ready for planting

Thank you to all of the volunteers who planted, nurtured, transplanted and transported these wonderful plants.

Thank You Whole Foods (Interbay)

IMG_2999 We so appreciated Whole Foods’ support of the first annual Tomato Taste Off! This event says “Thank You!” to the volunteers who helped us grow more than 13,000 veggie starts for the Giving Gardens and food bank clients in 2015. (We hear a rumor that Whole Foods also provided some seeds for our 2016 Spring Giving Garden event. Outstanding!) Whole Foods logo