The beloved Ballard P-Patch, which has been under the threat of development for more than a year, has announced an award a $250,000 grant from the City of Seattle to bolster their efforts of acquiring and preserving the property. The ultimate aim would be to convert the property to a conservation easement, securing it as garden space in perpetuity.
Per a press release from ballardppatch.org: “We are thrilled to announce that with the support of our District 36 Legislators, Representatives Gael Tarleton, Noel Frame and Senator Reuven Carlyle, the Ballard P-Patch will receive a $250,000 Community Projects Grant in 2021.
This grant is our first public grant award. We are thankful to our community for creating the proposal, appearing at legislative town halls, and writing to their local representatives to support this application. Your support made this happen!
Additionally, a warm thanks to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church for their ongoing support of the Ballard P-Patch. Our Redeemer’s created this garden in 1976 and has strongly supported its mission for 44 years. They recently created and posted a lovely banner at the garden, urging support for our campaign to Save the Ballard P-Patch.”
With the cancellation of so many public events, including fundraisers, the Ballard P-Patch needs your individual support now more than ever. If you would like to pledge your support, please do so here. If you’d like to connect with the organization about a donation, don’t hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.