Happening now: Sustainable West Seattle and friends build ‘Presto Garden’ to help White Center Food Bank

May 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm | In Sustainable West Seattle, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(First two photos courtesy SWS)
Thanks to Kate Kaemerle from Sustainable West Seattle for sharing updates from the “Presto Garden” project that’s now moved on to the planting stage at Westcrest Park P-Patch in Highland Park. It was just a couple of hours ago that volunteers were putting down compost, as shown in an earlier photo from Kate:

And a few hours before that, we caught up with Kate and Bill Reiswig getting ready at the West Seattle Tool Library:

(Photo by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Food grown organically and sustainably in the garden will be donated to the White Center Food Bank. Read more about the project on the SWS website; if you haven’t been by yet, head for 8th/Henderson; they’re scheduled to continue till 5, and the more help they have, the more they can get done.

ADDED: We went back around 4:40 pm to see something close to the “after” photo:

Now – it’s time to grow!

5 Comments

  1. Thank you to all of the volunteers.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 6:44 pm May 18, 2013 #

  2. What a day. In just 4 hours these dirty knees and dirty handed folks put in a full garden from a barren spot. Watch it grow now. A lot was learned about no til, permaculture style gardening. The White Center Food Bank will add to it’s local organic produce selection.

    Comment by alkistu — 7:21 pm May 18, 2013 #

  3. The volunteers made it happen today! Thanks to everyone who showed up to plant the garden to provide fresh fruit & vegetables for the White Center Food Bank.

    Comment by Kate K — 7:40 pm May 18, 2013 #

  4. That was very fun and productive. Thanks Westcrest P-Patch, thanks White Center food bank, thanks SWS!

    Comment by Bill R — 10:34 pm May 19, 2013 #

  5. Fantastic meeting all of you and working together. Community, this is what it is about. A “Big Thank You” from the White Center Food Bank

    Comment by Jun Tay — 9:22 am May 20, 2013 #

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