Community rally for Ballard P-Patch on Sunday

A group of Ballard P-Patch supporters will be at Bergen Place Park on Sunday to raise awareness and gain support for their efforts to save the community garden from being sold to developers.

The 43-year-old garden is on private land — the landowner has leased the space for $1 per year to the P-Patch since it started. But now, the landowner is ready to sell, and unless the gardeners can come up with $1.8 million to purchase the half-acre property, the land will be turned into four single-family homes.

“This community rally is an opportunity to celebrate the garden, energize supporters, gather petition signatures, raise awareness, distribute yard signs and garner more public support,” the organizers write on their event website.

In addition to their online fundraiser and ongoing events, the group is reaching out to businesses and civic leaders, exploring options for grants and public funding. Sunday will be the group’s first community rally in support of the P-Patch.

“Hold a sign, chant a cheer, elicit a honk from a passing supporter and help energize the community and garner support to Save Ballard P-Patch!”

They’ll be meeting Sunday morning at 11am at Bergen Place Park, and will be out until 2pm. All are welcome to participate.


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

I just go to the grocery store, it’s much more environmentally friendly due to “economics of scale”.

Paintking
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Paintking

Bingo!

Paintking
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Paintking

This is comic relief. Another Edith moment for a few urban farmers is all I see. Is this THE hill they want to die on? Southern Oregon grows roughly 5% of the worlds cranberries. What % of vegetables is this dinky patch producing? In comparison to the property taxes/land value what’s the true cost of these beans etc? Safeway is right around the corner people. Please find a better more sustainable cause.

Truth
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Truth

So you come to a neighborhood blog, multiple times a day, to protest about how everything is terrible and everyone is wrong, despite constantly demonstrating how your grasp on reality is abysmal at best.

But some people are rallying for something they are deeply passionate about and all you can is mock them?

No seriously, seek help.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Yup, he’s a complete POS.

Paintkong
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Paintkong

Completely agree. He’s now evaluating a treasured community garden based on the % of the world’s vegetables it’s producing. Truth is right, turn off Fox News and seek help immediately.

Dr.Clipper
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Dr.Clipper

You new Ballard people are a trip ha ha…. Poor Ballard loosing the culture and tradition of nieborhood life ….

Paintkong
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Paintkong

Yes, the opinions of someone who has never even set foot in the state of Washington are certainly valuable.

ThirdGenBallardGrad
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ThirdGenBallardGrad

I didn’t actually think it was possible to be against saving a neighborhood green space but commenters on here once again find a way. Is one plot of land that matters to the community going to pull so much out of the tax base that it will cause harm to the city? Have you ever actually tried enjoying what a garden gives you that a grocery store can’t. This isn’t about mass production or economics, its about having a part of the neighborhood that brings people together and provides a green space in a sea of ugly new builds.

Maybe try visiting the place before deeming it unworthy of someones efforts and find something else to do other than derive joy out of seeing our neighborhood destroyed.

Paintkong
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Paintkong

Exactly. Well said. Thank you!

Mary Jean Grean
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Mary Jean Grean

Come to the rally at Bergen Place on Sunday from 11 to 1.