Longfellow Creek P-Patch gets TLC from Troop 282 & friends

May 25, 2014 at 11:56 am | In Gardening, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

A community garden badly in need of TLC got it thanks to West Seattle Boy Scouts; now, it’s your turn to show some love. Julie Nugent-Carney shares the photos and this report:

(Last) weekend, Troop 282 restored the Longfellow Creek Community Garden/P-Patch, which had been vandalized and fallen into disrepair. This was organized and led by my son (Jacob Carney) as part of his Eagle Project.

There were more than 40 volunteers, and 800 pounds of garbage was hauled away. They spread a dump truck’s worth of new bark on all the paths and installed a new sign. We’re hoping people will take notice and start using the P-Patch again to discourage the vandals.

The garden is at 2500 SW Thistle, just east of where the creek borders the Chief Sealth International High School parking lot.


  1. Thanks for all the hard work, Jacob and Crew!



    Comment by miws — 1:03 pm May 25, 2014 #

  2. That’s wonderful! Thank you!!

    Comment by heather — 2:36 pm May 25, 2014 #

  3. Jacob, our eyes just about blew out of our heads when we saw what you accomplished. Our P-Patch never looked this good after our work parties staffed by all adults- you put us to shame! The transformation looks like the sort of thing you would see on on a TV show called Garden Makeovers. We are impressed with the work that you and your team accomplished, and the fact that you were able to manage 40 worker bees, some as young as 8 years old. You transformed so much space that was an unusable eye sore into something the community can be excited and proud to use. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You’re a P-Patch legend.

    Comment by Denise and Mike — 3:12 pm May 25, 2014 #

  4. This is a great story – thank you for all your hard work!

    Comment by Raincity — 6:36 pm May 25, 2014 #

  5. Awesome!
    Thank you Troop 282!

    Comment by Mike D. — 6:29 am May 27, 2014 #

  6. Great Job 282!

    Comment by Diane — 8:05 am May 27, 2014 #

  7. Great job scouts!

    Comment by BT — 10:33 am May 28, 2014 #

  8. Wonderful! I just noticed this the other day.

    The name of the Watershed being proudly displayed is much better than the garbage that was there before.

    Comment by Douglas Fir — 4:23 pm May 29, 2014 #

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