Fremont-Whirled Peas: 3935 Woodland Park Ave N in the Fremont Neighborhood.In a remarkable model of community-building, neighbors come together to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers in the 80+ P-Patch Gardens across Seattle.
The sites are managed by volunteer coordinators and leadership teams who take on the tasks of providing vision and overall responsibility, maintaining infrastructure, developing plans and work parties, and enlisting the support of gardeners and the surrounding neighborhood. City P-Patch staff oversee and support the gardens by providing organizational structure, skills, materials, resources, and countless hours of time for the P-Patch system as a whole.
P-Patch Land and the P-Patch Trust’s Role
The 80+ gardens that make up Seattle’s P-Patch Program are located on city, county, state, and other public and private lands. The Program maintains ongoing agreements with the landowners and agencies involved, but most P-Patches are located on land that cannot be considered permanent gardening sites. When there is an opportunity to secure the land on which existing gardens are located, or to develop new permanent sites, the P-Patch Trust offers support, advocacy and the legal framework for securing the land. Because the Trust is a land conservancy, it can ensure the site will be permanently dedicated to community gardening.
Our Gardens in Trust
The P-Patch Trust has acquired land at six sites to increase and preserve access to community gardening space for Seattle residents: