Ready to grow? Two ways to get freebies for your garden in West Seattle this weekend

It’s grow time for gardens – from apartment container gardens to house-yard gardens the size of mini-farms, and everything inbetween. This weekend, two giveaways you should know about:

SATURDAY – FREE PLANT STARTS FOR GIVING GARDENS: If you can grow vegetables to donate, this one on Saturday is for you:

Calling all home gardeners who would like to grow and share with their community.

Pick up free plants to grow and harvest for local food programs! Get starts this Saturday, April 20th, 11 am to 1 pm at The Heron’s Nest, 4818 Puget Way SW. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers at Heron’s Nest, these plants are ready for your garden! The plants available will be:

Pac choi
Mustard Greens
Swiss chard
Lettuce varieties

As an added bonus, Heron’s Nest is offering free compost. Bring buckets and help yourself to the uncovered portion of the pile.


SUNDAY – FREE SEEDS: The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s seed giveaway is set for this Sunday at the Farmers’ Market:

The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle will be giving away vegetable and flower seeds at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market on Sunday, April 21st. Seeds will be distributed from 10 am to 1 pm at the Kiwanis booth, located between Easy Street and Cupcake Royale. There are a limited number of packages, so packages will be given away on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Kiwanis Seed Project hopes to encourage growing vegetables at home and teaching children how food gets to the table. Chairperson Jay Potratz has received seed donations from West Seattle Nursery and Page’s Seeds. Seeds can be used in classroom instruction too. Please contact Denis Sapiro at 206-601-4136 with any questions.

3 Replies to "Ready to grow? Two ways to get freebies for your garden in West Seattle this weekend"

  • Andee April 16, 2024 (4:51 pm)

    Thanks to Giving Gardens & Heron’s Nest, last year I picked up some starter lettuce and kale plants to try growing from my first time. I had NO idea what I was doing, but everyone was so encouraging and helpful and I actually grew an abundance of beautiful lettuce and kale for my 1st time! What I loved about this organization is they encouraged me to donate my bounty to a food bank which I did. But it’s perfectly ok to keep for yourself. This was amazing & rewarding and I encourage all of you to go pick up your starter vegetables! I just planted a vegetable garden last week because I love it so much❤️

  • Hannah April 16, 2024 (6:37 pm)

    The West Seattle Timebank is also hosting a seed and plant swap at the Delridge Library this Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30. Details here (also in the blog calendar!)No need to be a Timebank member to participate. Bringing seeds or plants is encouraged, but I know I am bringing a lot more than I want to take home. 

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