Join your neighbors and take a tour of some of the city’s 73 P-Patches. Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods and its P-Patch Community Gardening staff will lead six tours of five gardens each.
The two-hour Northwest tour meets at the Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center, 8515 Greenwood Ave. N., at 1 p.m. on Oct. 23. Pile into a city van and check out the following P-Patches: Good Shepherd, Fremont, Hazel Heights, Greg’s Garden, and Ballard.
Tours are free, but reservations are required because space is limited. You can register online or call (206)386-4123.
These gardens are gathering places where neighbors can strengthen networks and steward—plan, plant and maintain—a piece of open space together. Much of the produce harvested is donated to local food banks and feeding programs. In 2009 alone, gardeners contributed over 18,500 hours and donated about 12.4 tons of food.