Followup: First ‘Presto Garden’ harvest, after just one month

June 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm | In Gardening, How to help, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

One month ago, volunteers organized by Sustainable West Seattle planted a “Presto Garden” to grow food for those in need (WSB coverage here). Today – the first harvest! The photo and update are from SWS’s Stu Hennessey:

The “Presto Garden” was created at a four hour work party a little more than 4 weeks ago as a final to a community forum series presented by Sustainable West Seattle. The garden was built at the Westcrest P-Patch and is a designated food bank garden for the White Center Food Bank. The forum series focused on gardening with a permaculture technique referred to as lasagna gardening. The different layers of the garden foundation were built up from the existing ground and were layered much like compost layering, green brown, green brown. You can see the results.

The first Harvest today 6/20 netted 15 pounds of lettuce and spinach to the White Center Food Bank.

5 Comments

  1. We will have another harvest on Monday around noon.

    Comment by alkistu — 7:04 pm June 20, 2013 #

  2. That was quick! Thanks to everyone who installed and care for the Presto Garden.

    Last I checked, West Crest P-Patch still had a few more garden plots for anyone interested :)

    Comment by Kate K — 8:19 pm June 20, 2013 #

  3. Delivered by bicycle?

    Comment by Yardvark — 9:52 am June 21, 2013 #

  4. Wow! Great work!!

    Comment by i'mcoveredinbees — 1:35 pm June 21, 2013 #

  5. Yay SWS! Caring for the earth and people!

    Comment by Christy — 1:54 pm June 21, 2013 #

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