We like to call the Ballard P-Patch our secret garden. Nestled a short distance off of NW 85th St and 25th NW., one really has to search to find our P-Patch. But once you do you will find a garden lush in beauty and strong in spirit. Founded in 1979, the Ballard P-Patch is one of the oldest in the Seattle P-Patch program. We take pride in a strong sense of community. This spring we completed our Enabled Garden project where others with mobility challenges can now actively garden and with the installation of a permeable hardscape, makes it so much easier to navigate between the beds. We also give back to our community with our Growing for Giving program. Throughout the entire gardening season a team of dedicated folks raise produce solely for the Ballard Food Bank. When you visit our garden be sure to look for the signs of our Giving Garden. You will see plots of beets, carrots, collards, peas, beans and much more. This year we hope to raise over 1500 lbs. of fresh, organic produce for the clients at the Ballard Food Bank.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 12th Annual “Art in the Garden Event” held on August 4th. It was truly an amazing time with talented artists, live music, a pie and silent auction, a bake sale, sign painting and paper marbling. And thank you for supporting our not-for-profit community garden. Your generous donations and support help us to give back to our community by improving the Enabled Gardens and growing produce for the Ballard Food Bank and more. We hope to see you next year, until then have a wonderful summer.
We invite you to visit our Ballard P-Patch community garden anytime, whether it is spring, summer or fall you will always see something growing and even take home a few new ideas for your own garden at our Learning Garden located next to our tool & garden shed.
Have a wonderful day, happy gardening and remember the most important word in Community Gardening is community.