New Welcome Sign

The following is courtesy the estimable Cindy Krueger The Ballard P Patch has a lovely new graphic addition to our garden. Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, in collaboration with garden members and the city designed and produced this sign which was recently added to the welcome kiosk. In addition to the Gaelic garden blessing, it includes a mention of the role […]

read more

Black (Coffee) Magic

Some words on compost, from Roy! Ballard P-Patch has the best darn composting system in Seattle.  Credit goes to those folks who ask for grounds when they order their lattes.  Coffee byproducts mixed with leaves and straw plus your finely chopped up greens – that’s what makes our compost A1! For those interested, check out the following link describing lab […]

read more

Realignment Plotting

Hello again P-Patchers, At this year’s garden kickoff meeting, Shawn presented the current plans for re-shaping our garden. The slides (download via link below) present, in brief, the logic behind undertaking these changes, as well as what gardeners should do this season to ensure that plans stay on track. The realignment will affect all gardeners, so please stay informed, observe […]

read more

New Website Feature!

Howdy P-Patchers! A new garden season is nearly upon us, and that means more than just seed catalogues and turning covercrop. Today (March 15, 2014) is the annual garden kickoff meeting from 3-6pm at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church. Among the items on the agenda will be the introduction of new website features, including a mechanism for submitting your volunteer hours […]

read more

A Seed Library in Seattle

It’s happening! A group of Seattle-King County gardeners and seed savers have organized a seed library in Seattle! What’s a seed library? Melany Vorass Herrera, author of the The Front Yard Forager tells us that a seed library offers a simple means of preserving, diversifying and sharing seeds. When you’re ready to plant something new in your garden, borrow seeds […]

read more

One Day Until Art in the Garden….Meet Photographer Larry Snyder and Caitlin And Judith Dundon, Two of Our Featured Artisans

Fotoitaliana is the stock photography collection of Larry Snyder. Each image has a story, one he’s happy to share with anyone that will listen. Seattle artist Caitlin Dundon is known for her trademark handwritten script and colorful mixed media paintings. She is a professional calligrapher and instructor in both mixed media collage and pointed pen calligraphy. Dundon’s art has been […]

read more

Two Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Debbie Abbott, One of Our Featured Artisans

Debbie Abbott’s Favour Design handbags come from a deep passion for working with fabrics, textures, and printed materials. Creating a handbag is a form of relaxation for Debbie, right up there with gardening!  Each of Debbie’s bags is individually hand cut, and carefully crafted, often using one of a kind specialty fabrics, buttons and trims. Come see Debbie and her unique handbags at […]

read more

Three Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet “Friends of North Beach Park”, Neighbors of the Ballard P-Patch

“Friends of North Beach Park” come together on 4th Saturdays to restore North Beach Park and Nature Area. We have had great success so far. Stop by our table at the “Art in the Garden” event Saturday, August 10th to say hi and join the fun!

read more

Eight Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Diana Cronin, One of Our Featured Artists

Lately Diana has been thinking about why she makes pottery and the only answer she has is her real need to create. If Diana weren’t a potter she would probably be a chef or an architect, some kind of work that involves piecing multiple ingredients together and that requires a balance of art and science. She loves ceramics because it […]

read more

Nine Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Heather Davidson, One of Our Featured Artists

Heather’s work is drawn by hand and all the images are  original designs, almost all inspired by nature. It can be difficult to create an image that works on such a small scale yet is detailed enough to be interesting. Heather knows it’s right when the finished piece gives her a sense of balance and peace. Come see Heather and […]

read more