• P-Patch 50th Anniversary Celebration Invitation. September 9, 2023. 3-6pm. Magnuson P-Patch.
    Celebrations,  Events,  Featured Story

    50th Anniversary Celebration

    Join us at Magnuson Park P-Patch September 9, 2023, 3-6pm We will be celebrating the P-Patch Program’s 50th Anniversary on Saturday September 9 from 3-6 PM at Magnuson Park P-Patch! The event is free and open to all. Come enjoy snacks, live music, and children’s garden activities, to celebrate this vibrant legacy and flourishing community. Officially started in 1973, the City of Seattle’s P-Patch Community Gardening Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long with events, stories, celebrations, improvement projects and more. Map of Magnuson Park https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/p-patch-gardening/about-the-program/50th-anniversary

  • Documents,  Featured Story

    The 2023 Seattle Giving Gardener’s Handbook is here!

    Big thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to coordinate, organize, compile these resources, and write this document for all to enjoy. To view the new handbook online: https://www.sggn.org/giving-garden-handbook/ Or click here to go straight to the Google doc!

  • Events,  Featured Story,  Growing & Giving in the Community

    Annual Seed Distribution Gathering!

    The Seattle Giving Garden Network invites all giving gardeners to its annual Seed Distribution Gathering. We have hundreds of seed packets that include vegetables, herbs and flowers to be collected for planting in giving gardens around the city. When? Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:30 am Where? Montlake Community Center, 1618 East Calhoun Street, Seattle 98112 There will be a short program of speakers at 11:00 am, and opportunities to meet other giving gardeners who are involved in providing nutritious, healthy produce for our neighbors who cannot afford to purchase organic foods. We will supply tools that are donated by P-Patches that have extras to give away. The Gathering is an opportunity for giving gardeners…

  • Featured Story,  Growing Tips

    A Giving Gardeners Plea: Dealing with Club Root (aka slime mold)

    A Giving Gardener (who volunteers at several gardens) wanted to alert everyone to the challenge of club root. The gardener sent the pictures which we’ve uploaded and also shared research and experience with us. Susceptible crops include but are not limited to: rapeseed, mustards, brassicas, broccolis, the –chois, turnips, radishes, cauliflower, kale … We also asked the broader community what they have tried in their gardens, and what was helpful. Here’s pictures of infected and healthy roots, the Giving Gardener’s comments about the problem and some solutions that’ve been considered — and some advice from other gardeners in the community : Clubroot; Fungus Pasmodiophora Brassiecae, alias Clubfoot Clubfoot is a…

  • Featured Story,  SGGN Sprouts

    SGGN Sprouts – Learn about our greenhouses!

    Each February, community volunteers refresh their seed-sowing skills and begin planting lettuces, kales, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetable varieties that grow well in Seattle. As successions of seeds are sown in the greenhouses, winter blankets of burlap and leaves are removed from Giving Gardens in the city’s P-Patches. Starts continue to leave the greenhouse through late May and are distributed to waiting Giving Gardens across Seattle. The seedlings help extend the growing season and increase harvests, allowing more produce to be donated to food banks, shelters, and meal programs. Vegetable varieties are tailored to food bank requests and ensure that different cultural communities receive familiar and favorite foods. We…