Ballard has been identified by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods as a potentially good neighborhood to grow the P-Patch Community Gardening Program and they’re looking for location suggestions.
Greg’s Garden P-Patch on 14th Ave NW.
Back in 2008, voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy which allocates $2 million to expand the P-Patch program. “The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods wants to use this money in order to serve areas that are getting denser, have relatively high percentages of under-represented populations and are currently underserved by the P-Patch Community Gardening Program, as well as areas that are specifically called for in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy,” a release from the Department of Neighborhoods states. Ballard fits the criteria.
According to the Department of Neighborhoods, a good site is:
Publicly owned (or easily leasable at low or no cost) Mostly flat and sunny At least 5,000 square feet
If you know of a potential location in the Ballard area that might be a good fit, you can submit your idea here.