Just got an announcement from the city Department of Neighborhoods that it’s “welcoming suggestions … for possible future P-Patch sites in the West Seattle area.” Click ahead for the criteria, and to see how to send in your suggestion(s):
Full text of the city announcement:
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ P-Patch Community Gardening Program is welcoming suggestions from the community for possible future P-Patch sites in the West Seattle area. If you know of a potential site that might be a good fit, please submit your idea at
What constitutes a “good site,” you ask? A good site is:
* Publicly owned (or easily leasable at low or no cost)
* Mostly flat and sunny
* At least 5,000 square feet
Recently, Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, which includes $2 million for new P-Patch community gardens. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods wants to use this money in order to serve areas that are getting denser, have relatively high percentages of under-represented populations and are currently underserved by the P-Patch Community Gardening Program, as well as areas that are specifically called for in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy. West Seattle has been identified as one of these areas.
To see a map of all the priority areas, go to
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help improve Seattle through its P-Patch Community Gardening Program by providing gardens which supply food and encourage community. In 2009 alone, gardeners contributed more than 18,500 hours (equivalent to 9 full time workers) and donated more than 12.4 tons of food to Seattle food banks and feeding programs.
Like all P-Patch community gardens, these levy-funded projects will be public resources that build and sustain community as they are imagined, built and cared for into the future. Suggestions from the community for locations are the first step.
For further questions, please contact Laura Raymond at Laura.Raymond@seattle.gov or (206) 615-1781.
The city already has some new P-Patch sites in the works around the peninsula, including the 34th SW/Barton parcel behind the biodiesel-fuel station.