NE Seattle P-Patch Tour
       
     
 Cob tool shed at Maple Leaf P-Patch
       
     
  Roosevelt P-Patch, coffee sack ground cover.
       
     
  Sometimes NO fences make good neighbors! Open plots next to Roosevelt P-Patch help build community.
       
     
  Ravenna P-Patch is on city right-of-way, and has public foot traffic, so...
       
     
  ..."No Nibbling" signs necessary.
       
     
 At Ravenna, I got to meet Pam, a Twitter pal, who gave us the presentation on the site.  Later, when I tweeted this pic, she noted the garden gets its share of kitties. I asked if they're a help (catching vermin) or nuisance (seeing garden as big litterbox) and she replied "In the spring when I plant peas, I have to put chicken wire over the area to prevent cat bathroom issues." (But she noted, she likes having them there!)
       
     
 Last stop was Picardo. The "P" in P-Patch stands for Picardo, the first Seattle community garden. It's huge! And they have a very tidy tool shed.
       
     
  Picardo has a compostable toilet & "Humanure Census." "Thank you for your input" works on two levels.
       
     
 From the P-Patch website: "The gardens also provide a way to give back to the community: gardeners contributed over 18,500 hours in 2009 (equivalent to 9 full time workers) and show their concern for the value of organic vegetables and community by supplying fresh produce to Seattle food banks and feeding programs. In 2009 alone, P-Patch gardeners donated 12.4 tons (25,000 pounds) of food."  Note - the next photo is of a naked woman garden art sculpture, kinda NSFW-ish.
       
     
  Picardo's fertility goddess sculpture.
       
     
 The tour wrapped up with cider and cake made for us by one of the Dept of Neighborhood staffers.  For more information on the P-Patch program, click  here .
       
     
NE Seattle P-Patch Tour
       
     
NE Seattle P-Patch Tour

October 16, 2010: The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods runs our local p-patch program, and in 2010, they offered tours of various neighborhood p-patches.

 Cob tool shed at Maple Leaf P-Patch
       
     

Cob tool shed at Maple Leaf P-Patch

  Roosevelt P-Patch, coffee sack ground cover.
       
     

Roosevelt P-Patch, coffee sack ground cover.

  Sometimes NO fences make good neighbors! Open plots next to Roosevelt P-Patch help build community.
       
     

Sometimes NO fences make good neighbors! Open plots next to Roosevelt P-Patch help build community.

  Ravenna P-Patch is on city right-of-way, and has public foot traffic, so...
       
     

Ravenna P-Patch is on city right-of-way, and has public foot traffic, so...

  ..."No Nibbling" signs necessary.
       
     

..."No Nibbling" signs necessary.

 At Ravenna, I got to meet Pam, a Twitter pal, who gave us the presentation on the site.  Later, when I tweeted this pic, she noted the garden gets its share of kitties. I asked if they're a help (catching vermin) or nuisance (seeing garden as big litterbox) and she replied "In the spring when I plant peas, I have to put chicken wire over the area to prevent cat bathroom issues." (But she noted, she likes having them there!)
       
     

At Ravenna, I got to meet Pam, a Twitter pal, who gave us the presentation on the site.

Later, when I tweeted this pic, she noted the garden gets its share of kitties. I asked if they're a help (catching vermin) or nuisance (seeing garden as big litterbox) and she replied "In the spring when I plant peas, I have to put chicken wire over the area to prevent cat bathroom issues." (But she noted, she likes having them there!)

 Last stop was Picardo. The "P" in P-Patch stands for Picardo, the first Seattle community garden. It's huge! And they have a very tidy tool shed.
       
     

Last stop was Picardo. The "P" in P-Patch stands for Picardo, the first Seattle community garden. It's huge! And they have a very tidy tool shed.

  Picardo has a compostable toilet & "Humanure Census." "Thank you for your input" works on two levels.
       
     

Picardo has a compostable toilet & "Humanure Census." "Thank you for your input" works on two levels.

 From the P-Patch website: "The gardens also provide a way to give back to the community: gardeners contributed over 18,500 hours in 2009 (equivalent to 9 full time workers) and show their concern for the value of organic vegetables and community by supplying fresh produce to Seattle food banks and feeding programs. In 2009 alone, P-Patch gardeners donated 12.4 tons (25,000 pounds) of food."  Note - the next photo is of a naked woman garden art sculpture, kinda NSFW-ish.
       
     

From the P-Patch website: "The gardens also provide a way to give back to the community: gardeners contributed over 18,500 hours in 2009 (equivalent to 9 full time workers) and show their concern for the value of organic vegetables and community by supplying fresh produce to Seattle food banks and feeding programs. In 2009 alone, P-Patch gardeners donated 12.4 tons (25,000 pounds) of food."

Note - the next photo is of a naked woman garden art sculpture, kinda NSFW-ish.

  Picardo's fertility goddess sculpture.
       
     

Picardo's fertility goddess sculpture.

 The tour wrapped up with cider and cake made for us by one of the Dept of Neighborhood staffers.  For more information on the P-Patch program, click  here .
       
     

The tour wrapped up with cider and cake made for us by one of the Dept of Neighborhood staffers.

For more information on the P-Patch program, click here.