Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has released an update on the progress of new P-Patch community garden development funded by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. The Community Update can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/levy. htm. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy set aside $2 million for development of four or more community gardens on city-owned property. Not only have four projects been completed, but there are 11 additional projects under way. Together, these 15 gardens are adding space for 225 new households to garden.
The goal of the levy-funded work is to increase access to community gardening opportunities for Seattle residents. New projects are strategically selected to serve neighborhoods and communities previously underserved by the P-Patch Community Gardening Program.
The P-Patch Community Gardening Program, in conjunction with the nonprofit P-Patch Trust, oversees 73 p-patches throughout the city. To learn more, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatchor call (206) 684.0264.