750 pots of tomato starts
Sprouts ready to distribute to Giving gardens (usually by the end of April)
Your greenhouse could grow vegetable starts for giving gardens and kitchen programs
A South Seattle greenhouse lent to volunteers growing sprouts for giving gardens.
Ballard Sprouts volunteers grow 10000 starts for giving gardens.
A happy gardener with her compost donated by Whole Foods Market.
Allie Welsch (left) and Amanda Sprouk (right) fill buckets with compost donated by Whole Foods Market
Information about Seattle Giving Gardens
Guests select from seeds donated by Whole Foods and Irish Eyes
Nina Botis, Lettuce Link Program Intern, gives Krystle seeds for Delridge P-Patch
Lori Conzatti, Calista and guest
Guests at the Spring kick-off gather enjoy dinner provided by Whole Foods
Guests at the gathering
Guests at the gathering
Joyce Moty, GROW
Kenya Y. Fredie, Seattle P- Patch Program
Sam Osborne, a local food bank manager described positive ways giving garden donations improve the nutrition of those who use the food banks.
What’s a giving garden? It’s a place where people grow food to help those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Seattle has dozens of giving gardens – 64+ are located in city P-Patches. In 2013, 45 of those gardens donated a combined total of 29,067 pounds of fresh, organic, GMO-free produce to food banks, meal programs and shelters. Adding Marra Farm’s 17,168 pounds and the Seattle Community Farm‘s 6,226 pounds, that’s a grand total of 52,461 pounds representing a total of 104,922 servings worth approximately $132,201.
Seattle’s Giving Garden Network is a remarkable volunteer operation: volunteers of all ages manage greenhouses, sow seeds, distribute starts to the various gardens, plant the gardens, weed, water and tend them throughout the season, harvest the produce, and deliver the food to where it is needed.
We want this website to:
– Shine a light on the wonderful work being done by these dedicated, hard-working people
– Help giving gardeners across the city connect with each other and with their communities
– Provide resources and answers to questions
– Make it easy for other interested volunteers to find a way to participate
So have fun browsing around and please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause. Enjoy the photos, check out the FAQs, and if you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to submit it!