26th Giving Garden season kicks off tomorrow at Interbay P-Patch

gardenThe folks at the Interbay P-Patch Garden (2451 15th Ave W) are ready to kick off their 26th Food Bank gardening season this Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The garden is run entirely by volunteers and donates its produce to local organizations including Ballard Food Bank.

The team is looking for volunteers who are ready to do some weeding, planting and harvesting. “Early bird work crews have already turned under the cover crop and planted pea starts, and now it’s time for some weeding, some more planting and the traditional first kale harvest,” writes volunteer gardener Monica Diaz.

After the gardening volunteers will have the opportunity to feast on hot soup and delicious bread with their new found gardening friends.

garden2“The Dow Jones may be doing well, but there are still plenty of people who need food assistance in Seattle. Without Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, they would have no access to fresh, organic produce,” writes Diaz.

Every year the Interbay P-Patch donates about 4,000 pounds of veggies to local organizations such as Ballard Food Bank, Mary’s Place and St. Martin’s on Westlake. Over half of that produce is grown in the food bank beds by volunteers.

The Interbay P-Patch is one of many Giving Gardens throughout Seattle that provide a combined donation of about 50,000 pounds of organic produce every year.

All are welcome to attend the season kick off on Tuesday, just meet at the Interbay P-Patch Garden at 5:30 p.m.

If you want to find out more information about volunteering email interbayfoodbank@hotmail.com or check out their Facebook page here.

Photos courtesy of Interbay P-Patch Garden.

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